New York - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn PASPA:

Las Vegas, Nevada - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter has nominated KCLV-TV Channel 2, the city’s award-winning government-access channel, for two Regional Emmy Awards.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Clark County Commissioners today expressed their strong opposition to proposed federal legislation that would restart the licensing process for the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.

Trenton, New Jersey - The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jersey and Virginia. Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey made the announcement.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Clark County will host a spring government surplus auction at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier's Park. 

Seattle, Washington - David D. Delay, 52, of Lynnwood, Washington, was sentenced today in a U.S. District Court in Seattle to 33 years in prison for his predatory and exploitive scheme to recruit young women and teens to prostitution for his own enrichment, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes of the Western District of Washington, and Special Agent in Charge Jay S. Tabb, Jr. of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office. Delay was also ordered to pay $76,700 in restitution to his victims, plus additional costs for counseling and medical care.

Dallas, Texas - For 50+ years, the putter shaft has not changed; historically it has been a simple steel pipe. Yet head designs for putters have evolved and gotten dramatically heavier.  This has resulted in shafts that are not stable or strong enough to keep these heavier, advanced putter heads from oscillating, twisting and turning. In fact, the strongest part of the putter shaft is under the hands, where it does the least good; the weakest part is near the club head.  Why would any golfer trust their putter to an inadequate steel shaft if they had a better option? After all, golfers use their putter almost twice as much as any other club.

Washington, DC - Three marketers who allegedly sold phony debt relief services, including fake loans, have agreed to be banned from selling debt relief, credit repair and financial products and services, to be banned from telemarketing, and to turn over assets worth approximately $35 million dollars, under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida.

Miami, Florida - A Miami, Florida man was sentenced to 97 months in prison today for his role in an approximately $10 million health care fraud scheme involving a now-defunct home health clinic and two sham physical rehabilitation clinics located in Miami. 

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Plastics are excellent insulators, meaning they can efficiently trap heat — a quality that can be an advantage in something like a coffee cup sleeve. But this insulating property is less desirable in products such as plastic casings for laptops and mobile phones, which can overheat, in part because the coverings trap the heat that the devices produce.