Native Nevadan John L. Smith is a Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist.

BAD HOMBRES?

Six men are on trial for their role in an armed standoff that thwarted federal agents from taking cattle from Cliven Bundy—and it almost cost lives, according to the prosecution.

Strip Legend

You’ve probably never heard of him—and that may be just how he wanted it. How Kirk Kerkorian overcame powerful enemies, became a billionaire, and still waited in line at his own hotels.

THE THRILL IS GONE

The blues legend’s daughters say he was poisoned to death and have accused his longtime manager of elder abuse. Her team says the claims are just a cheap money grab by disgruntled kin.