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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.
The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California that it has "no liability of any kind" to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Petco is trying to Amazon-proof its business. Time will tell if the strategy really works.
The privately held pet-goods retailer has just opened a new service-focused store that aims to give shoppers something they can't buy online. A pilot location opened this past Friday in San Marcos, California. Called PetCoach, it offers grooming, training, veterinary care, dog walking and more to pet parents, in addition to a limited assortment of products.
The company said it plans to open more of these spaces in the future, using the San Marcos location as a testing ground. Part of this experiment also includes a new membership option.
A raging wildfire in Blythe, California, spun up a waterspout in minutes in footage captured by Chris Mackie on July 15, 2018.
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You don’t have to be awake at work as a Mattress Firm intern.
The mattress store is hiring a “snoozetern” to help the company’s social media team tease product launches and assist customers in selecting the ideal bed, it announced in a news release Tuesday.
The intern, who will be based at Mattress Firm’s headquarters in Houston, will be responsible for testing beds and creating written and video reviews for the store’s website, hosting Facebook Lives to give sleeping tips and generating videos that highlight Houston residents’ sleeping habits.
“We are excited to hire our first ever Snoozetern,” said Scott Thaler, Mattress Firm’s chief marketing officer, in a statement. “It’s not every day that an intern is hired to sleep on the job, but that’s just one of many perks.”
Former President Barack Obama condemned the current state of American politics while not mentioning President Donald Trump by name during a speech to honor the late Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
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A Florida woman is accused of beating her 85-year-old mother to death after learning she wouldn't be receiving an inheritance from her.
After Luisa Perero died from her injuries, police charged her daughter Gabriela Perero, 53, with premeditated murder and aggravated battery on a person over 65. She was denied bond on Monday.
Gabriela Perero told investigators she'd become enraged after learning that her siblings would receive an inheritance and she would not, even though she'd been taking care of their mother, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported
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A group of former wrestlers is suing Ohio State University in federal court, claiming its administrators knew about team doctor Richard Strauss sexually abusing athletes more than 20 years ago and did nothing to stop it, NBC News reported.
The class-action lawsuit alleges Strauss subjected male athletes in 14 sports to "excessive and medically unnecessary fondling, touching, and groping" during routine examinations. That claim echoes what several former wrestlers told NBC News in the past month, after Ohio State announced an investigation into the alleged misconduct of the late doctor.
Ohio State coaches and administrators were allegedly repeatedly informed of Strauss's sexual abuse, including in 1978 and in the mid-90s. Strauss was allegedly allowed to "quietly retire" in 1997 after a hearing on allegations against him.
Ohio State did not immediately respond to requests for comment and has not yet filed a formal response to the complaint.
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You haven't seen a derby like this. Racers in T-Rex costumes took a turn on the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Washington, in a hilarious 10 second sprint caught on cam.
Asked whether he believed U.S. intelligence agencies or Russian President Vladimir Putin on whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump declined to directly respond. Instead, he raised questions about the Russia investigation, including referring to a conspiracy theory that was shot down by his own Justice Department.
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Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars back to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying.
The incident occurred earlier this month in Clayton. Police Chief Kevin Murphy said Monday that an internal review was launched after complaints from the parents of one of the students.
The students, all incoming freshmen at Washington University, a prestigious school that sits at the boundary of St. Louis and Clayton, were walking to a light rail station after a late-night meal at an IHOP restaurant. They were stopped by two officers around 12:30 a.m. July 8. The restaurant manager had told police that a group of young black men left without paying a $62 tab.
Sheriff's deputies in Houston, acting on a tip, arrested a suspected serial killer Tuesday linked to the deaths of three people.
The caller spotted a Nissan Sentra that authorities had earlier said was being driven by Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, wanted in connection to three killings since Friday.
The Harris County sheriff's office was notified and a deputy attempted to stop the Sentra but it sped away, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. The car came to a stop after a chase lasting about 15 minutes and Rodriguez was taken into custody, he said.
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It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet.
That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. Saturn is next with 61.
The astronomers were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system when they spotted the Jupiter moons. They found a dozen small moons. The confirmation of 10 was announced Tuesday; two were confirmed earlier. They're calling one moon an 'oddball' because of its unusual orbit.
Body cam footage released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows an intense pursuit seen from the front seat of a patrol car. Officer William Umana was trying to stop a pair of suspected...
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Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy are pushing a bill that would end the use of so-called “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses in federal court, NBC News reported.
The legislation, titled Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2018, states that those defenses “seek to partially or completely excuse crimes such as murder and assault on the grounds that the sexual orientation or gender identity of the victim is provocation enough for the violent reaction of the defendant.”
The rare defense tactic has already been banned in California and Illinois but is still theoretically usable in federal court. Markey and Kennedy, two Democrats from Massachusetts, aim to change that with the legislation.
“Gay and trans panic legal defenses reflect an irrational fear and bigotry toward the LGBTQ community and corrode the legitimacy of federal prosecutions,” Markey said in a statement. “These defenses must be prohibited to ensure that all Americans are treated with dignity and humanity in our justice system.”
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