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Las Vegas woman says demons ordered her to drown her 3-year-old son in a bathtub

A Nevada woman told police that demons ordered her to drown her 3-year-old son in a bathtub. Christine Allen, 30, of Las Vegas, has been charged with one count of open murder in the boy’s death. Allen told police that she was depressed as she lay in bed Saturday while…

Las Vegas woman sexually assaulted by court officer, then arrested for reporting it

Several managers and employees of the Clark County Family Court in Las Vegas are under investigation in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on a woman in court and a subsequent cover-up. According to Las Vegas CBS Channel 8, a court marshal assaulted the woman, then arrested her in…

Mike Tyson trades punches for punchlines in stage show

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Fighting legend Mike Tyson hit the red carpet on Saturday as he swapped the boxing ring for the cabaret stage, in a revealing one-man show about his rollercoaster life. The 45-year-old pulls few punches in recounting his highs — the fame and fortune he earned as…

Las Vegas bets on desert water pipeline as Nevada drinks itself dry

There was a time during the cold war when the Pentagon wanted to bury hundreds of nuclear missiles in the vast emptiness of Nevada, in case the United States came under attack from the Soviet Union. In a 21st-century version of an existential struggle in the desert, the city of…

Trump to endorse Gingrich: reports

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Donald Trump will make a “major announcement” Thursday about the US presidential race, according to his aides, as media reports said he will endorse Newt Gingrich. The real estate tycoon and reality TV star, who flirted with running for the presidency himself last year, will speak…

Obama admits mistakes ‘every hour’

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday he second-guesses himself all the time and makes frequent mistakes but that experience had made him a better leader. Obama defended his economic policies vigorously in an interview with ABC News and argued that America would have been much worse…

Crash chopper with Indian newlyweds ‘was off course’

LOS ANGELES — A helicopter carrying four tourists including a young Indian newlywed couple crashed in a ravine near Las Vegas after veering off course, an initial investigation said Tuesday. The pilot and all passengers died last Wednesday when the chopper they were taking to see the Hoover Dam, a…

Turns out that Americans are in fact coffee drinkers

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Today’s news in wingnut failure is double the fun. A lot of us in netroots land were annoyed yet again at wingnut leechiness when it was revealed that the teabaggers were going to have a big convention….in Las…

Video: the ‘turn or burn’ sideshow on the Vegas Strip

A little taste of Las Vegas at night (I’m here for Blogworld). Kate and I were outside the Bellagio and Paris Las Vegas hotels (watching the spectacular water show at the former), and passed this sad sack street preacher. The fundie freaks warning folks about the wages of sin turn…

Don’t think of a lion

Shhhhhh! While everyone else is cursin’ and swearin’ and having a good old time at Netroots %$#@ing Nation, I think I’ll just slip in here quietly and tell a Jamie Story. Below the fold, of course. Yeah, I know I said I’d be back and posting more often. But it’s…

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