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More, bigger wildfires burning western US over last 30 years

Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years. The total area these fires burned increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres a year -- an area the size of Las Vegas, according to the study. Individually, the largest wildfires grew at a rate of 350 acres a year, the new research says.

A Shipping Container Hotel You Can Play Jenga With

At Hive-Inn, rooms can get swapped out and rebranded. Hive-Inn, a new hotel concept by Hong-Kong-based architects at OVA Studio, looks like what might happen if Times Square and Las Vegas had a baby. And that baby grew up and had a baby with the game Jenga. Read Full Story

Flavortown USA: Guy Fieri's Las Vegas Restaurant Officially Opens Today

Human fireball and culinary gremlin Guy Fieri's new Las Vegas restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, officially opens today. Eater Las Vegas reports that "his tattoos play a prominent role in the decor" and "UNLV memorabilia is...

15,000-Word, Seven-Part, One-Year Project Wins Dart Award

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

The Las Vegas Sun is in very good company. The newspaper, as part of Columbia University’s latest Dart Awards, which recognize exemplary reporting on the effects of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events, is one of two 2014 winners, alongside Ira Glass‘ This American Life. Show More Summary

Guy Fieri Wasn’t That Impressed With the Food at Guy’s American Kitchen Either, Apparently

Stand and taquito, my man. Stand and taquito. Guy Fieri's got himself a brand-new restaurant in Las Vegas, where the General Tso's chicken arrives in lollipop form, fried onion rings are served threaded on lead pipe, and there's a separate bar that serves 20 kinds of chilled shots, no ice. Show More Summary

Downtown workers unions show force as contract talks continue

By David Ferrara, Las Vegas Review-Journal In the past few weeks, the Culinary and Bartenders unions have authorized a strike, signed up thousands of workers for strike benefits and even spent hours picketing in front of 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos.

Welcome to Pricey Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend

Finding a hotel is often only one part of your trip. The other half is getting there. And our bro Jaunted does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the travel world. Out in Vegas, VegasChatter is keeping us informed on what's going down in Sin City. Show More Summary

The Most Outrageous Things We Learned About The CEO Of Zappos From His Playboy Interview

Tony Hsieh is the CEO of Zappos, the enormous e-commerce site that focuses on selling shoes with amazing customer service. He's also investing $350 million to revitalize downtown Las Vegas, an effort that includes the construction of the what's now called Downtown Container Park and the encouragement of local startup culture. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Elemental Technologies Now Powering Video Encoding for BBC iPlayer, Integration with Adobe Primetime

LAS VEGAS - Elemental Technologies, the Portland, Oregon-based video encoding software company is powering the "entire BBC iPlayer infrastructure," says CEO Sam Blackman, in this interview with Beet.TV at the NAB Show. For the BBC and other customers, the video encoding happens increasingly in the Amazon "cloud," he explains. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Live Video Streaming Format MPEG Dash Embraced by Akamai, Google, Adobe, Microsoft others

LAS VEGAS - MPEG Dash - the emerging live video format for cross-platform streaming, has picked up considerable traction over the twelve months with the participation of major players including Google's YouTube, Microsoft's Azure, Adobe...Show More Summary

I Agree with Barbara Ehrenreich

(April 16, 2014 04:29 PM, by David Henderson) On a flight home from Las Vegas last night, I found the April 14 issue of Time magazine. I hadn't read it in years. On the last page was a feature called "10 Questions." They were 10 questions to "activist,... (0 COMMENTS)

Deutsche Bank Is Reportedly Trying To Sell A Las Vegas Casino It Owns For More Than $2 Billion (DB)

Wall Street has often been referred to as a casino, but one bank actually owns a Las Vegas casino. Deutsche Bank's portfolio includes the $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which the bank finished building after the developer defaulted...Show More Summary

Josh Duhamel is a Doting Dad in Redbook: Fegie & I Want to See Everything Axl Does

Continuing to bask in new daddy-dom, Josh Duhamel took a moment to sit down and talk to Redbook magazine about his new way of life. The "Las Vegas" star and his wife Fergie welcomed their son eight months ago, and Josh couldn't be happier...Show More Summary

George Brett -- MEETS LORDE ... Before Vegas Concert

We told you it was gonna happen... and last night, right before Lorde's concert in Las Vegas... she finally came face-to-face with George Brett -- the man who inspired "Royals." The two had been trying to meet up for a while... ever since…

Who Wants To Buy A Las Vegas Resort?

As some of you may recall, Deutsche Bank owns a casino1 (and hotel) in Las Vegas called The Cosmopolitan. If it seems out of character2 for the Germans to be proprietors of an establishment whose motto is “Just the right amount of wrong,”...Show More Summary

Lorde Finally Met George Brett

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

We learned last year that Lorde's star-making single "Royals" was inspired by this 1976 photo of George Brett. Worlds re-collided in Las Vegas last night, where Lorde's camp had invited Brett to come hang out before her show. Read more...

Dakota Fanning Sports Teased Hair & Dark New Look for 'Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Project'

Dakota Fanning waits around on set with a crew member as she gets ready to film the Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Project on Monday (April 14) in Las Vegas, Nev. The 20-year-old actress sported teased hair with dark clothing and nail polish for the day of filming – a total different look for her! The film [...]

UFC Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 episode 1 results recap for 'Team Edgar vs Team Penn' on FOX Sports 1

Canada? Brazil? Pfffft. We're heading back to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the latest stateside version of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). And what happens in Vegas, I can assure you, won't stay in Vegas. Find out what I mean right here laterShow More Summary

Where to Learn About B2B Social Media, Influencer Content Marketing, Future of Digital PR & SEO

During the first 3 months of 2014, I’ve had a great opportunity to connect with marketers from London to Las Vegas sharing best practices and learning what’s on the mind of the marketing and PR community. Those experiences have helped me take the temperature of what marketers questions are so I can apply those insights [...]

Nevada GOP abandons pro-life and pro-marriage platform, party embracing ‘inclusion, not exclusion’

by Dustin Siggins LAS VEGAS, NV, April 15, 2014 ( -- The Nevada GOP has conceded the battles on marriage and abortion, voting to remove both issues from the party platform for electoral reasons. At its Saturday convention, Republican Party delegates voted to eliminate support for traditional marriage…

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