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Nine years of litigation between a Hong Kong businessman and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is drawing to a close.
Attorneys began closing arguments Thursday in the dispute between Las Vegas Sands and a fixer who says he helped the casino giant win a license in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.
The lead attorney for Richard Suen is arguing in a Las Vegas courtroom that Sands owes $328 million.
Sands attorneys say Suen is owed nothing because he failed to hand-deliver the license. Instead, Sands won it through a competitive process.
It's the second time this fight has played out. A jury decided in Suen's favor in 2008, but the Nevada Supreme Court overturned the verdict.
Suen filed the lawsuit in 2004 after failing to reach an agreement with Sands.
A tentative trial date has been set for an Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a Massachusetts baby.
Aisling (ASH'-ling) Brady McCarthy has pleaded not guilty in the January death of Rehma Sabir (REM'-uh suh-BEHR'). The Cambridge, Mass., girl was hospitalized on her first birthday with severe head injuries and died two days later.
An April 7, 2014, trial date was set during a hearing Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court. The date is subject to change.
McCarthy's lawyer has said the baby returned home malnourished after traveling overseas with her parents, including to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and London.
Immigration officials say McCarthy is living in the United States illegally after entering in 2002 from Ireland under a tourist program that allowed a 90-day stay.
Cleveland police say the two brothers of the man accused of keeping women captive in his house have been released from custody.
Police announced on Thursday afternoon that 54-year-old Pedro Castro and 50-year-old Onil Castro had been released from jail. Police didn't release any more information, and the men's whereabouts were not immediately known.
They were arrested Monday with 52-year-old Ariel Castro, who is being held on $8 million bond on charges rape and the kidnappings of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, as well as Berry's child born in captivity. The brothers were not charged in that case.
Pedro Castro pleaded no contest to an unrelated open-container charge in court Monday. Two unrelated misdemeanor charges against Onil Castro were dropped.
The younger sister of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings has undergone a "milestone" 11th operation on her left leg, which she lost below the knee, her family said in a statement Thursday.
The surgery performed Wednesday on 7-year-old Jane Richard at Boston Children's Hospital closed the wound and will allow for the eventual fitting of a prosthesis. "If things go well, Jane could be ready to transition to the rehabilitation stage of her recovery in the next few weeks," the family said.
Jane still faces additional surgeries.
Her 8-year-old brother, Martin, was one of three people killed in the April 15 explosions at the marathon finish line. The entire family was within feet of the second blast.
The bombing suspects, one of whom died in a shootout with police, are also thought to be responsible for the shooting death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer.
In addition to all of the surgeries, Jane also has had to fight off infections and other complications. She was unable to communicate with her parents and doctors for two weeks and did not know at first that her brother was dead.
"There are not words to describe how hard sharing this heartbreaking news was on all of us," the family said.
Another son, Henry, 11, who was uninjured, has returned to school.
Their parents, Bill and Denise Richard of the city's Dorchester neighborhood, were also injured in the explosions but were released after a week in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Denise Richard still has not recovered sight in one eye. Bill Richard is healing from shrapnel wounds and burns, but he has not yet completely recovered from hearing loss.
"It will be several months before we know what, if any improvement Denise or Bill will experience," they said.
The family also acknowledged the strength they draw from the support they have received in the weeks since the bombings.
"The outpouring of support from friends, family and total strangers has been incredible, and it is uplifting to our family in this most painful and difficult time. Well-wishes reach us, and they help more than anyone can know," they said.
Authorities in eastern Kansas said Thursday they have arrested a 27-year-old suspect in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found at a farm, and that a fourth victim -- an 18-month-old girl -- is presumed dead.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeffrey Richards said at a news conference that the suspect is being held at the Franklin County jail on a first-degree murder charge, but he has yet to be formally charged. Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting said the suspect does not have an attorney.
Richards declined to discuss a possible motive for the deaths, but said the investigation remains active.
"Any lead that is coming in we are going to continue to follow up on that lead," the sheriff said. "Just because we have one person in custody doesn't mean we are going to stop. I believe the victims deserve that, and I believe everyone here is going to demand that."
He said the suspect was located in Emporia, about 50 miles southwest of the Ottawa area farm where the bodies were discovered, but did not say when he was found or what led police to him.
Emporia police on Tuesday also found the car that 21-year-old Kaylie Bailey, of Olathe, and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey, were last seen in before they were reported missing last week.
Kaylie Bailey's body was found Monday at the farm west of Ottawa, where she had gone to drop her daughter off for the day with her friend, 30-year-old Andrew Stout. Friends who had gone to check on Stout found Bailey's body under a tarp in the garage and called police, who then found the bodies of Stout and 31-year-old Steven E. White, who also lived at the home.
Richards said he could not release what caused their deaths because the investigation is ongoing. He said Lana Bailey is now "presumed" dead, although her body has not been found.
"Information developed overnight indicates that Lana is presumed to be a victim of homicide," Richards said. "Finding Lana is a top priority for our investigators. We will exhaust every lead and follow up every tip until we bring her home."
The sheriff said law enforcement work on the case "has not stopped with this arrest, but has intensified."
He said the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children joined the investigation Thursday, and FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said that agency was also sending staff to Franklin County to help with the probe, which also includes several local and state law enforcement departments.
Kaylie Bailey's grandmother, Wilma Pettijohn, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the family had been "kind of preparing for the last day or two" for the news that Kaylie Bailey was among the three killed at the farm. But she said the family had been holding out hope the baby would be found alive.
"Everything in the house reminds us of her," Pettijohn said. "It's just a lot of pain between here and OK."
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found at a rural farm home in eastern Kansas, authorities said Thursday.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeffrey Richards said at a news conference that the 18-month-old daughter of one of the victims is "presumed dead" although her body has not been found.
The bodies of Kaylie Bailey, Andrew Stout and Steven White were discovered at the farmhouse in Ottawa earlier this week. Authorities have not provided a cause of death.
The suspect was located in Emporia, about 50 miles southwest of Ottawa, Richards said. He is being held at the Franklin County jail on a first-degree murder charge but has yet to be formally charged, according to Richards and Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting. The suspect does not have an attorney.
The first body was found in the farm's garage Monday by friends of Stout's, who investigated the property after not hearing from Stout for several days. They called police after finding Bailey's body in the garage under a tarp. Authorities then launched a full search and found the other two bodies. Bailey's daughter, Lana, was nowhere to be found.
Cadaver dogs searched the vast rural property on Tuesday, but recovered no other bodies