News from first 5 la A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Dec 22, 2014, 12:40 ET

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers Debuts at Wynn Las Vegas

 Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 20 inside the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The vibrant...

Dec 19, 2014, 18:42 ET

3 Reasons Why Convenience Stores Reign Supreme Despite Online Shopping Revolution

With online technology making it easier for retailers to connect directly to consumers through their computers and phones, specialized online...

Dec 19, 2014, 08:30 ET

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre Welcomes New Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC) is thrilled to welcome board certified plastic surgeon Ervin Wheeler, MD, FACS, to their San Diego plastic...

Dec 19, 2014, 03:31 ET

El Zoo sauvage da la bienvenida a una estrella escandinava de la TV

Milak, una osa polar de 6 años y estrella de los medios sociales y la televisión en su país, además de en otros 74, se ha...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:46 ET
Vegas Breaks Visitor Record of 40 Million (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Convention & ...)

Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 40 Million Visitors

 Las Vegas reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time.  The tourism industry in Southern Nevada...

Dec 16, 2014, 11:11 ET
Ford's Filling Station L.A. LIVE is in the lobby of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and welcomes locals and business travelers with sustainable, regional cuisine and a new cocktail program. Chef and restaurateur Ben Ford developed the concept. For reservations, call 1-213-765-8630.

Ford's Filling Station Restaurant Debuts At JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

 The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE has announced the opening of Ford's Filling Station L.A. LIVE, a concept from chef and restaurateur Ben...

Dec 14, 2014, 01:13 ET
Miami Couple Wins #IdoRedo Wedding Ceremony in Las Vegas on 12.13.14

Miami Couple Says "I Do" to a Wedding Redo in Las Vegas on Luckiest Day of the Year

Kristyn and Jason Wilczek of Miami found luck in Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2014 or 12.13.14, the last sequential date of the 21st century. The couple...

Dec 11, 2014, 16:51 ET
The newly renovated Gold Tower rooms feature an upgraded look with all new furnishings in a rich brown and gold color palette and modern design elements. Rooms are available with one king bed or two double beds.

$15 Million Renovation Completed at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Click to Tweet: .@GoldenNuggetLV completes $15 million Gold Tower renovation. Rooms are now available starting at $89...

Dec 11, 2014, 10:51 ET
Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Mesa/La Jolla appoints Christian Paulsen as the new general manager of the hotel in Sorrento Valley. For information, visit or call 1-858-558-9600.

Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Mesa/La Jolla Welcomes New General Manager

 Hospitality industry leader Marriott International proudly appoints Christian Paulsen as the new general manager of the Courtyard San Diego...

Dec 09, 2014, 13:36 ET

Creating a Kinetic Convenience Store Experience

 Though it may not seem like it at first glance, the convenience store business is a highly competitive one. Store ownership can be a rewarding...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:11 ET
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa invites travelers to celebrate New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with a special package featuring breakfast for two at Ceres, deluxe accommodations and live entertainment. For information, visit or call 1-702-869-7777.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa Encourages Revelers With Special New Year's Deal, Celebrations

 Whether reflecting on the year's end or embracing a new beginning, travelers can celebrate New Year's Eve and Day in style with exciting...

Dec 09, 2014, 08:00 ET
La Scolca, present the new web site to celebrate his 95 Anniversary

La Scolca Celebrates 95th Anniversary With a New Website Launch

Today, Tuesday December the 9th, La Scolca celebrates its 95th anniversary with the online presentation of its new...

Dec 08, 2014, 15:56 ET

The Economic Club of Las Vegas Hosts Nationally Recognized Economists To Discuss the National and Global Outlook at December 16 Event

 The Economic Club of Las Vegas will bring three of the leading national and international economists to Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 16,...

Dec 08, 2014, 06:00 ET
Las Vegas Launches Latest "What Happens Here, Stays Here" Commercial

Las Vegas Expands "What Happens Here, Stays Here" Fall Campaign With Launch Of "Transformation"

Las Vegas launches the latest "What Happens Here, Stays Here" commercial today, titled "Transformation."  The 30-second spot makes its debut,...

Dec 05, 2014, 08:30 ET

Las Vegas Surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi Calls for Medical Tourism Education After Cosmetic Surgery Patient Dies in Thailand

 Dr. Samir Pancholi, current president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and medical tourism expert, calls the recent death of a...

Dec 04, 2014, 19:05 ET
2014 L'Oreal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science

L'Oréal-UNESCO pour les femmes et la science 2014

 20 jeunes chercheuses françaises ont reçu une bourse remise par Jean-Paul Agon, PDG de L'Oréal, pour soutenir leur...

Dec 03, 2014, 06:00 ET
View of Las Vegas ringing in 2014 from Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Las Vegas Rings In 2015 With Dazzling New Year's Eve Extravaganzas

 Las Vegas is the ultimate destination to bring in the New Year with stellar experiences across the Strip and beyond. The destination will host...

Dec 02, 2014, 19:29 ET
A lucky Las Vegas local, who asked not be identified by name, walked away with a $14 million jackpot from a Megabucks slot machine at Rampart Casino. The casino is on the grounds of the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The Vegas resident plans to donate the winnings to his church. For information, visit or call 1-702-869-7777.

$14 Million Reasons To Visit The Casino At JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

 A lucky Las Vegas local has hit the jackpot of a lifetime at the Rampart Casino in the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Within five...

Dec 02, 2014, 08:00 ET

La Quinta Holdings Inc. Announces Board Appointment

 La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) today announced that Mit Shah has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. "Mr. Shah has been an extremely...

Dec 01, 2014, 16:47 ET

CVS Decision to Drop Tobacco Products Creates New Opportunity for Convenience Stores

 It's been a little over a month since CVS drugstores have finished dropping cigarettes and other tobacco products from its stores, but it...