A gambler who lost $500,000 (£298,000) in 17 hours at a Las Vegas casino has claimed he should not pay his debt because he was too drunk.
Car makers are all showcasing their latest driverless models in Las Vegas. But will consumers be tempted to let a computer take the wheel?
With an increasing number of us living in to old age and wanting to stay independent, technology has some novel answers to keep us healthy.
LG Electronics has unveiled a fitness wristband to monitor the user's heartbeat, calorie consumption and movement, as well as incoming phone calls and music controls.
The Lifeband Touch measures performance via fitness apps and a touch screen.
It can also be combined with earphones that measure blood flow signals from the inner part of the ear to monitor heart rate and oxygen consumption.
Film director Michael Bay walked out of a major product launch on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas after appearing to be lost for words.
The director of the Transformers films and Pearl Harbour was speaking at the launch of Samsung's new curved TV when he stopped abruptly, saying: "The type is all off, sorry. I'll just wing this".
A Samsung executive then prompted him to ad lib with some questions, but the director apologised and walked off stage.
Michael Bay later explained on his website that he "got so excited to talk" that he skipped a line, causing the autocue to "get lost".
"I guess live shows aren't my thing," he added.
The Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas later today showcasing new technologies in areas as diverse as cars and gaming, smart phones and wearable technology.
The conference website says it is expecting more than 150,000 people to attend from more than 150 countries.
The four-day show is not open to the public and often provides a first glimpse of new products and emerging trends in technology.
A performer with the circus group Cirque du Soleil has died during a performance at the MGM Grand venue in Las Vegas, NBC reports.
Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, was pronounced dead shortly before midnight on Saturday, but the cause of death has yet to be determined.
An audience member told the Las Vegas Sun that the performer fell almost 50 feet from a wire into a pit below the stage, and that he could hear "screaming" and "groaning".
Cirque du Soleil said in a statement that the group was "heartbroken" and that the tragedy was a reminder of "how extraordinary our artists are each and every night".
Sergeant John Sheahan has confirmed that a Black Range Rover sport and a Maserati had stopped at a red light on the Las Vegas strip when the Range Rover opened fire on the Maserati.
Both cars went through the intersection. The Maserati hit a taxi. The driver and passenger of the taxi were killed after the taxi caught fire.
The driver of the Maserati died from gunshot wounds and the passenger was wounded. The Range Rover then fled the scene. Three other vehicles were involved.
Sergeant John Sheahan at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has described the gun fight which lead up to a huge crash which killed three people on a busy junction.
He said a "rolling gun battle" preceded the crash.
At least a further three people were hospitalised, including a passenger from the Maserati.
A tourist who witnessed the aftermath of the crash told KLAS-TV that the burning taxi looked like a fireball.
More people may be hurt, Sergeant Sheahan said.
It is the latest in a series of violent actions on the tourist corridor since the beginning of the year. Two people were critically wounded in a shooting at a parking garage 6th February, and a tourist was stabbed in an elevator at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay ten days later.
Three people were killed and at least three injured in a gun battle between moving vehicles that ultimately crashed at a busy intersection on the Las Vegas Strip, police have said.
A total of five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a taxi that burst into flames and killed two people around 4.30 am local time, at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards, said Sergeant John Sheahan.
People in a Maserati and an SUV were exchanging gunfire before the Maserati hit the taxi, he said.
The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a taxi passenger were killed.
Driverless cars are being displayed at the world's biggest technology show in Las Vegas.
Google has been trailing its driverless cars for over two years but now the likes of Lexus, Audi and Volvo have produced their versions, bringing the technology one step closer to the roads. Lewis Vaughan Jones reports: