Tag: Las Vegas

Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery

Photo: White House 01 NOV 17 14:02 ET By Dan Merica and Tal Kopan, CNN (CNN) —┬áPresident Donald Trump, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US. “I am, today, starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Trump said, seated next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program, diversity...

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Exclusive: Concert Attendee recalls Las Vegas Shooting

  The mass shooting in Las Vegas has left 59 people dead and over 500 injured. Authorities are continuing to investigate the case in what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. “Everything was so chill like really relaxed you know” says Melissa Sauceda, who was attending the Jason Aldean concert when the shooting happened. “I just hear fire, at first I thought it was fireworks but then I saw people like the masses run out of the event and you see people falling you see everyone running and I’m freaking out.” Sauceda was leaving...

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Two valley men convicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Two valley men were convicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, on Friday, a jury took nine hours to convict 36-year-old, Mission resident, Luis Antonio Rodriguez, and 36-year-old, Rogelio Ramos of Pharr of committing wire fraud. A third defendant — 31-year old, Guadalupe Artemio Gomez of Mission — entered a guilty plea before the trial and testified against the pair. An investigation revealed that Gomez, Rodriguez and Ramos preyed upon people who did not qualify for traditional home financing. The trio used down payments submitted by their clients on personal...

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Nevada coalition seeks unprecedented insulin refund law

BY ALISON NOON CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Aiming to rein in soaring prescription drug prices, an unlikely Nevada coalition is trying to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose how they set insulin prices – and issue refunds to diabetics or their insurance companies if annual price hikes surpass inflation. Las Vegas casino owners have banded together with their employees’ unions of cooks, servers and other resort workers to support the unprecedented legislation in their effort to control their own medical insurance costs. The bill expected to face its first vote in early May would attempt to cap how much...

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Ballot could add legal recreational marijuana to Las Vegas’ list of vices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana. A proposal on the Nov. 8 state ballot would legalize pot, and entrepreneurs hope its passage could someday allow the drug at Las Vegas’ glamorous nightclubs and perhaps provide the framework for a future Amsterdam-style cannabis district. "I really think this would be the third-largest market in the country," said Derek Peterson, whose company operates marijuana dispensaries called Blum....

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