- Here's what happens when a casino closes down
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 09:17 AM
When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes:
- Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days
Associated Press, Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 08:54 AM
A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.
- Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 06:49 AM
President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
- PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 10:23 PM
The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.
- EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 06:46 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency's staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.
- Former Jethro Tull bass player Glenn Cornick dies
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 06:38 PM
Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday.
- USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
Associated Press, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 04:09 AM
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
- Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Thursday - 08/28/2014 - 10:32 PM
WESTFIELD, Mass. — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.
- California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/28/2014 - 07:31 PM
State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
- Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/28/2014 - 05:17 PM
President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U. S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine.
- Syrian charged in plot against troops is now in US
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/28/2014 - 04:45 PM
A Syrian man has been extradited to Arizona to face charges of conspiring to use improvised explosive devices against U. S. forces in Iraq, the FBI said Thursday.
- NFL increases penalties for domestic violence
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/28/2014 - 04:32 PM
NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.