LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is being fined $9.5 million by federal and state regulators for not taking steps to prevent money laundering in the casino. A Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokeswoman said in a statement that the Las Vegas Strip casino has since improved its methods to prevent and detect money laundering.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — LSD guru Timothy Leary died nearly 20 years ago, but some of his remains apparently made a trip to the Burning Man counter-culture festival in Nevada's desert. Long-time friend and actress Susan Sarandon says she brought some of Leary's ashes with her to be burned as part of last week's celebration 100 miles north of Reno. The former Harvard professor urged people to alter their consciousness with psychedelic drugs during the 1960s.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The owner of a home in Sun Valley suffered minor burns after his garage caught on fire. The homeowner whose name was not released was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor burns to his leg and face. Crews extinguished the flames before they spread to the house. No one else was hurt. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Who is postponing the first four dates on its 50th-anniversary tour as Roger Daltrey recovers from an "unspecified virus." A representative for the veteran band said "The Who Hits 50!" tour will not kick off Sept. 14 in San Diego. Also being postponed: shows scheduled for Sept. 16 in Anaheim, California; Sept. 19 in Las Vegas; and Sept. 21 in Los Angeles. New dates weren't announced.