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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. McNeese State Cowboys Game Preview

After a 55-7 victory over Florida Atlantic, the Huskers are ready to take on the Cowboys of McNeese State. While Nebraska has a game under its belt so far, this weekend’s matchup is the season opener for the Cowboys. The two programs have only ever met once before in 2002. Show More Summary

Revel Casino Begins Closing Process In Atlantic City

Revel Casino began closing its doors in Atlantic City Monday, becoming the second of three casinos in the city to close in a two-week span. The Showboat Casino Hotel closed its doors Sunday and Trump Plaza Closes September 16. Revel opened just two years ago with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City’s gambling industry. Show More Summary

Atlantic City's Revel Casino Set to Close

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It's the most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling: the $2.4-billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel Monday. The casino itself will shut early Tuesday morning. Revel...Show More Summary

Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a drone-based delivery system that... Read More

Obama Economy Forces Another US Business to Bite The Dust

The Obama economy has claimed another hotel in the soon-to-be ghost town known as Atlantic City, New Jersey. The billion-dollar Revel Casino Hotel i s following along the lines of several other casinos, including the Trump Plaza andShow More Summary

Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors

10 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.

Glitzy Atlantic City casino begins shutdown

Revel Casino Hotel opened just two years ago with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market

Will Republicans Shut Down Government Again?

Molly Ball, The Atlantic: House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month. The last government shutdown, almost a year ago, was no fun for anyone. Republicans in the House and Senate demanded that legislation to fund the government simultaneously defund Obamacare; Democrats refused to go along. Show More Summary

10 Labor Day Reads

Enjoy your last day off before the new school year starts tomorrow. No worries, we have you covered with these Labor Day My themed morning reads: • Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From (The Atlantic) • People Are Quitting Their Jobs. That’s Good News. (Fiscal Times) • Boomer Wealth Dented by Mortgages Poses U.S. Risk...Read More

Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work is all about our moods?

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Procrastination Doom Loop—Delaying hard work is all about your mood. An excerpt: When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m. So, predictably, by the time it was...Show More Summary

Atlantic City to close 2 casinos, lose 5,000 jobs in 3 days

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend. The Showboat is closing Sunday, followed by Revel’s two-day closure Monday and Tuesday.

Open Thread: Your Superfood Is Killing California

James Hamblin, at The Atlantic, because there is no choice without consequences…: This week another large study added to the body of known cardio- vascular benefits of eating almonds. Every ounce eaten daily was associated with a 3.5 percent decreased risk of heart disease ten years later. Almonds are already known to help with weight [Read more...]

The NJ Casino Windfall Is Dead. Long Live Atlantic City! - Part VI

"How to win at the board game Monopoly: While luck is a factor in winning Monopoly, fortune can be fickle... You need to bankrupt all of your opponents before they can do the same to you... Finish off struggling players... Play dirty." - WikiHowThe iconic monopoly game has likely been instructive to casino operators. Show More Summary

CA State Senate Approves Law Limiting Drone Use by Police

The Atlantic reports that the California State Senate, in an effort to protect the privacy of citizens, has passed legislation that forces police to secure warrants for surveillance before they use drones. If there are exigent circumstances, police will not need a warrant. Show More Summary

Is There a Cure for Oil Spills?

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill was the third-largest in the history of the world. About 210 million gallons of oil spewed into the Atlantic Ocean over 87 days, permanently transforming the shoreline of the southeastern United States, destroying subsistence fishing as a viable regional occupation, and...

Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City

The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shutting down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk. Its owner, Caesars Entertainment, is closing...

Lupica: Roger Goodell's mea culpa

Roger Goodell suspended Ray Rice, seen dragging the unconscious woman who is now his wife out of an elevator in Atlantic City last February, for two games.

Bittersweet weekend in Atlantic City as Showboat Casino set to close

It's a bittersweet holiday weekend in Atlantic City. While many are spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the boardwalk and the beach, thousands are facing the prospect of unemployment.

Ameer Abdullah vs. FAU: Final Stat Line, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

A Heisman Trophy can't be won in the opening game of the season, but Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah did about as much as a Heisman contender could possibly do to strengthen his campaign against Florida Atlantic. The senior running back rushed...Show More Summary

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