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  • Bob Arum goes the distance for his next big fight

    Whither goest the sport of boxing these days? How about to a country where it was banned in 1959 and not allowed back until 1986? That would be China. This is promoter Bob Arum's grand plan. He has had many over six decades of promoting the sport, and...
  • New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear

    Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
  • Robert B. Reich: The morality brigade

    We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v....
  • For gamblers and investors alike, expected value is the name of the game

    What does casino owner Sheldon Adelson have in common with Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of the giant money management firm Pimco? Many of you will probably say not much. I believe there is something, and it is important. They both understand...
  • Russians hedging their bets on prospects for Syrian peace accord

    Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war. But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
  • The real IRS scandal

    The real IRS scandal
    It's strange how "scandal" gets defined these days in Washington. At the moment, everyone is screaming about the "scandal" of the Internal Revenue Service scrutinizing conservative nonprofits before granting them tax-exempt status. Here are the...
  • Casino owner Sheldon Adelson hit with $70-million verdict

    LAS VEGAS – A Hong Kong businessman hit a $70-million court-awarded jackpot Tuesday when a jury agreed that he had helped the casino empire run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson get a gambling foothold in China. This is the second time in five...
  • O.J. Simpson to testify in bid for new trial

    O.J. Simpson to testify in bid for new trial
    LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson is expected to take the stand Wednesday as he seeks a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years. For two consecutive days, the fallen Hall of Fame running...
  • O.J. Simpson says he didn't know his Las Vegas cohorts had guns

    O.J. Simpson says he didn't know his Las Vegas cohorts had guns
    LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson finally took the stand as the star witness in his bid to receive a new trial on the kidnapping and robbery charges that sent him to prison for up to 33 years. Gently coached in about 2 1/2 hours of testimony Wednesday...
  • More casinos in Florida? Bet on it

    More casinos in Florida? Bet on it
    An old gambling joke says the difference between a prayer in church and a prayer in a casino is that, in a casino, you really mean it. But when it comes to gambling in Florida, the Legislature isn't wasting time on prayers. It's buying the results...
  • Pro-Connie Mack Super PAC launching TV spots`

     
    Fueled largely by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a pro-U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV super PAC called FreedomĀ PACis set to run commercials supporting him and attacking U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Florida TV. The PAC will be running the ads in Tampa and...
  • U.S. casino mogul Adelson gambles on Madrid as site of EuroVegas

     
    U.S. billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has picked Madrid as the site for a massive new casino complex called "EuroVegas." The Spanish capital beats out rival Barcelona as the site of the $21-billion proposed project, which comes laden with...