LAS VEGAS—More people visit this glittering entertainment mecca every month than live here year-round. There are 34% more hotel rooms than in New York City, far outpacing any other market in the country.
To say tourism is the lifeblood of the local economy here is an epic understatement: Leisure and hospitality accounted for nearly a third of regional employment in 2015, compared with a national average of about 11%, according to consulting firm Applied Analysis.
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A federal judge has resolved an issue raised by defense attorneys for the killer sentenced to death earlier this month by a federal jury in Boston.
The judge allowed prosecutors and lawyers for Gary Lee Sampson to view a letter that a juror tried to include with the sentencing verdicts and decided that the letter had no impact on the verdicts.
The forewoman, who discovered the letter between pages of the verdict form she was asked to send to the judge, gives her account of finding the mysterious letter and deciding what to do about it.
A Furtive, Folded Letter Appears
It was near noon on Monday, Jan. 9. The jury had reached its verdicts. The jurors had signed their names to the 30-page verdict form, and the forewoman, Tara Delmonico, was preparing to seal the envelope to bring to the
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