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Police: Man shoots and kills woman, suspect on the loose

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said they're searching for a man who shot a woman in the head early Saturday morning.

The man allegedly walked up to the woman and shot and killed here around 5:23 a.m. at Industrial Road and Circus Circus Drive, according to officers.

Police said the area was closed for hours as homicide detectives investigated.

Metro hasn't released any details as to why it happened. The victim's identity will be released later by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates.

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Mirage set the Strip standard 25 years ago

LAS VEGAS -- More than two decades ago, Las Vegas launched its first "mega-resort" and it forever changed the face of the Las Vegas Strip. 

The Mirage marketed itself as fantasy and looked different than other casinos, where the emphasis was totally on gaming. Some believed the Mirage was doomed to fail. Critics of the property said it was "overbuilt" and would never make the money needed to be successful.

Prior to the Mirage, the majority of Strip resort revenue came from the casinos.

Bill Cosby show at Treasure Island canceled

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with comedian Bill Cosby to cancel his upcoming performance there amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations.

The cancellation was announced Friday, a day after a Florida woman came forward to say Cosby drugged and raped her after a Las Vegas show in 1976. She's the fourth woman in recent weeks to make similar allegations.

Treasure Island spokeswoman Michelle Knoll said "it wasn't a good time" for the Nov. 28 performance. She added that ticketholders will be given refunds.

Other companies have recently distanced themselves from the comedian, including Netflix and NBC.

Cosby's lawyer has said the charges are false and outlandish.

Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.

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Wynn official disputes investigation claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws.

Weaver issued a statement Thursday after The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources reported multiple agencies including the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service and Drug Enforcement Administration were investigating the company.

A spokeswoman in the U.S. Attorney's Las Vegas office declined to comment.

The report references an IRS letter sent to a Wynn attorney asking for personal details about the casino's high-rollers between 2011 and 2013 and the company's policies to prevent money laundering.

Weaver says an agency's request for information in no way implies wrongdoing.

He says the company is not aware of being under any investigation and is in constant dialogue with regulators on a variety of matters.

Jay Leno cancels gig at Las Vegas firearms trade show

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Comedian and television talk show host Jay Leno has canceled a scheduled appearance at a large firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip.

Dick Guttman, a publicist for the former NBC "Tonight Show" host, said Leno made the decision after learning that a group representing victims of gun violence was gathering petition signatures urging him not to attend.

Guttman said Thursday that Leno didn't understand the show is hosted by a lobbying group for gun owners and manufacturers.

Newtown Action Alliance leader Po Murray says Leno told her he thought the National Shooting Sports Foundation was a sporting group.

The foundation says it advocates firearms safety and Second Amendment rights. It expressed disappointed that Leno won't perform at its show in January at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment officials say an early proposal to restructure company finances would have converted its debt-heavy division into a real estate investment trust.

Executives with the casino giant revealed plans Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing after a creditor walked away from behind-the-scenes negotiations to restructure Caesars' debt.

The Las Vegas-based company says it continues to make proposals to remaining creditors.

The earlier plan called for turning debt-heavy Caesars Entertainment Operating Company into a trust with two companies -- one to own properties and one to rent and manage them.

The SEC statement says creditors owed first would have gotten close-to if not all of what they were owed.

Those next in line would have received a minimal amount unless they voted together to endorse the company plan.