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Driver 'drove off' after Las Vegas accident

Peter Boffelli from the Las Vegas police department Credit: RTV

The driver who hit pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip drove off after the accident, according the Las Vegas police.

The accident occurred when a woman drove "up onto the sidewalk", Peter Boffelli from the Las Vegas police department told a news conference

Asked if the woman had driven off after the accident he said, "from what we understand, yes she did drive off", but he added that she had since been detained and was being tested for alcohol and drugs.


Las Vegas police report 'major accident' near Miss Universe pageant hotel

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Las Vegas police have said they are responding to a "major accident" near the casino where the Miss Universe pageant was held.

Reports suggested a car ran into a crowd of pedestrians outside the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

The number of those injured was unclear, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper said it could be as many as 27 people.


Ben Affleck in casino blackjack ban for 'being too good'

Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck was banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino because he was "too good," a source close to the 41-year-old Good Will Hunting star said.

Ben Affleck was banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino because he was 'too good,' a source said. Credit: Reuters

Affleck was on a short break in the city with his wife Jennifer Garner when he was stopped earlier this week by security guards at the Hard Rock Casino.

They told him he had to stop playing blackjack because "you are too good," the source said.

He was told he could play other games at the casino.

Celebrity news website TMZ reported Affleck had been banned for life from the casino for counting cards, a legal gambling strategy of using probability to predict the next hand.

Fitness wristband monitors heartbeat and calorie intake

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.

A visitor to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tried on a Lifeband Touch Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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.

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