ZZ Top kicks off limited engagement this weekend at The Venetian Las Vegas

This weekend, ZZ TOP kicked off their limited engagement to two sold-out audiences Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas . The rock icons received a standing ovation as soon as they took the stage each night, and treated their fans to some of their most iconic hits, including "Waitin’ for the Bus" "Jesus Just Left Chicago."

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Fashion show focused on HIV prevention for Las Vegas youth

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is hosting a free event Friday aimed at fighting HIV with fashion — and 17,000 expired condoms. Condom Couture, which is helmed by the center’s HIV outreach coordinator, Channing Carney-Filmore, is a means to spotlight National Youth HIV Awareness Day.

Designers from across the valley have created looks using 17,000 condoms donated from ONE Condom to help create a dialog around protection and safe sex. A panel of judges, including X107.5’s Sylvia Alvarado and Q100.5 host Natalia Hernandez, will choose the winner based on originality, style and difficulty of design.

Condom Couture is focused on raising HIV awareness among youth, as one in five new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. affect young people ages 13 to 24, Carney-Filmore said. And in Nevada, she said there is an upward trend of HIV infections in those ages 25 to 34.

The event is another way the center is continuing that education in a fun, interactive way. Intermission will include additional educational presentations, like how to properly put on a condom. It begins at 6 p.m. at the center, located at 401 S. Maryland Parkway.

“It’s important to know how it’s transmitted,” Carney-Filmore says. “There’s a huge stigma around HIV, and if we start having an open dialogue — there’s a lot of misinformation out there. It’s important to have this discussion because we can help improve the quality of life for other people.”

Carney-Filmore spends three days a week doing risk-reduction counseling, testing, working with clients, providing outreach and leading support groups for those living with HIV and AIDS. In 2015, 8,894 people were reported to be living with HIV in Las Vegas, according to aidsvu.org.

Typically, she begins with the basics: How you contract HIV, how to protect yourself, the history of HIV and AIDS and more.

“[AIDS] used to be a death sentence and now people are living long, healthy lives because of medication and resources,” Carney-Filmore says. “If we have newly HIV-positive individuals, we let them know you will live a long healthy life as long as you’re taking medication.”

The center also has a Spanish-speaking support group and is a wealth of knowledge on other resources, like the Ryan White HIV-AIDS program, which is aimed toward low-income clients and people without insurance. The program provides comprehensive care and support services for people with HIV and can also provide assistance with medication, housing, food and other necessities.

April is also STD Awareness month. There were more than 12,500 reports of chlamydia in Clark County in 2017, as well as 4,592 cases of gonorrhea and 966 cases of early syphilis, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

The Southern Nevada Health District and AIDS Healthcare Foundation have partnered to bring mobile testing units to the Street Teens at 5599 S. Pecos Road from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 25, testing units will be at the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth at 4981 Shirley Street.

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Trump Golf Club Sign Splashed With Red Paint

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Red paint was splashed across the sign outside President Donald Trump’s golf club near his Florida estate.

Images posted online by The Palm Beach Post show a worker cleaning red paint Sunday morning from the stone sign at the entrance to the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Therese Barbera said the U.S. Secret Service was investigating.

Secret Service spokesman Joseph Casey referred questions to the sheriff’s office.

Images posted online by ABC News early Sunday showed large splotches of red paint obscuring some of the letters on the polished stone surface.

The golf club is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Trump attended Easter services at a nearby Episcopal church.

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Podcast: Columbine Survivor Shares His Take on Gun Control

Patrick Neville, a Colorado state legislator, spoke to The daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano about why he thinks it’s problematic to have schools be gun-free zones. Ginny shares that interview with us. Plus: we look at Obama’s latest claim about his the scandals in his tenure, and the first transgender recruit joins the military.

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Alleged school shooter reportedly wants to plead guilty to avoid execution

Nikolas Cruz on a closed-circuit television screen during a bond hearing at the Broward County Courthouse.

He doesn’t want to die.

The Florida school shooting suspect says he’ll plead guilty — so long as prosecutors promise not to seek the death penalty, according to a report.

Lawyers for Nikolas Cruz — who faces 17 counts of premeditated murder for shooting up his former high school Wednesday — told a local ABC affiliate about their proposed bargain Friday.

The state hasn’t said whether it will accept the deal, Local News 10 reports.

Cruz has confessed to police that he deliberately gunned down the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, authorities say.

But he also claims “demon” voices told him to do it, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

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Vegas sports books not so lucky with Eagles’ Super Bowl win

Lady Luck was most certainly not the side of Las Vegas sports books during the Super Bowl as some reported six- and seven-figure losses in part due to a seemingly deep-pocketed mystery bettor and the many records set during the game, which allowed gamblers to cash in on proposition bets.

Gamblers wagered a record $158.6 million on the big game at Nevada’s 198 sports books, over $20.1 million more than in 2017. But the unaudited tallies released Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board showed sports books made a profit of only about $1.2 million on the action, around $9.8 million less than in 2017 and not even close to the $19.7 they cleared in 2014.

Sports books around Las Vegas had selected the New England Patriots over the Philadelphia Eagles to win their second straight Super Bowl. Bookmakers initially posted lines ranging between 5 and 6 1/2 points and the over/under for total points scored in the game at 48.

"The game didn’t quite go exactly the way he had hoped for, but we kind of grinded out a small win on this particular event when you consider all things," said Jay Rood, who heads sports betting operations for MGM Resorts International , where the Patriots were a 4.5 favorite. "When you consider us as an overall hotel-casino company, I think at the end of the day, we are going to be all right. We had thousands of people here enjoying themselves watching the game."

The sports book at the Mirage, owned by MGM Resorts, took a bet for more than $2 million on the Eagles.

The same bettor who took this city’s legal sports books for millions of dollars on the World Series also placed a $500,000 wager on the Eagles at the South Point sports book. The man also placed two bets of $1 million with William Hill, which runs more than 100 sports books in Nevada and has a mobile app.

William Hill on Sunday reported ending the night with a multimillion-dollar loss, with $3.2 million alone to the mystery bettor. The operator said that based on the number of tickets, 54 percent of bettors were correct in choosing the Eagles on the point spread and 75 percent on the money line. Fifty-six percent of tickets were correct on choosing the over for the total points scored in the game, which the operator had at 49.

The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S., the American Gaming Association, estimated that Americans would wager about $4.76 billion on the big game, but only 3 percent or $138.5 million would be done legally at sports books in Nevada.

Across Las Vegas, proposition bets — wagers offered on unique and various cases — left gamblers rejoicing as the game set all kinds of records.

"Well, we are a little disappointed with the bottom line," said Jay Kornegay, the sports book director of the Westgate Las Vegas. "This event is dominated by the general betting public and they always like to bet on things to happen. So, they like to bet the yeses more than the nos. They like to bet the overs more than the unders, and a lot of those come through for them. We had our worst Super Bowl prop results ever."

The sports book paused cashing tickets after midnight and resumed later in the morning. It still had around 100 people in line Monday afternoon waiting to get paid.

One of the proposition bets that hurt the Westgate was whether the game’s MVP Nick Foles would score a touchdown. He did. That bet paid 8-1.

Kornegay said every single one of the players who scored a touchdown had a proposition bet on him.

"Not only did they score a touchdown, but we also had props on whether they would score in the first half," Kornegay said. It was a double whammy for us. "

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Rosen Applauds HUD Grants To Fight Housing Discrimination

Las Vegas neighborhood (photo by: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KXNT) – On Thursday, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for awarding two grants totaling $425,000 to the Silver State Fair Housing Council (SSFHC) in order to fight housing discrimination:

“Housing discrimination is still a disturbing reality that far too many Nevadans face,” said Rosen. “By investing in programs that help raise awareness and education, we can help combat housing discrimination and ensure that hardworking Nevada families receive equal access to housing. I will continue to advocate for Nevada’s fair share of federal funding and for programs that help our most vulnerable communities,” Rosen said.

BACKGROUND: The $425,000 in grants to the SSFHC include a $125,000 grant under the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) and a $300,000 grant under the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI). HUD awards EOI grants to organizations that educated the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal law.

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Dramatic video captures car crashing into 2nd floor dental office

Dramatic video shows the moment a sedan soared into the air and crashed into the second floor of a dental office in Santa Ana, California, leaving several people with minor injuries.

The car was speeding when it hit a raised center median and launched into the air, the Santa Ana Police Department said Sunday.

The car then collided into the building’s second floor and became lodged, police said.

A vehicle that crashed into a building hangs from a second story window in Santa Ana, Calif., Jan. 14, 2018. Two people in the car escaped serious injuries after the car went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a dental office.
A crane is used to remove a vehicle hanging from a second story window after it hit a center divider and went airborne in Santa Ana, Calif., Jan. 14, 2018.

The Orange County Fire Authority said it responded and extinguished the fire. Only minor injuries were reported, police said.

OCFA in Santa Ana of a vehicle that crashed into the building. The fire was quickly extinguished, both victims are out of the vehicle safely with minor injuries. Members from OCFA & LA COUNTY Urban Search & Rescue teams are removing the vehicle from the building. pic.twitter.com/x29WvTkNGk

— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 14, 2018

According to police, the driver admitted to using narcotics. ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported that the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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