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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday for bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square waving flags and chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader declared that the peninsula would be welcomed as an "equal subject" of Russia.
Gambling regulators are probing claims by a man who claims a Las Vegas casino should not have let him amass a $500,000 debt because he was heavily drunk, officials said Friday. Mark Johnston is suing the Downtown Grand hotel and casino -- insisting he should not be liable as rules in Nevada ban casinos from allowing "persons who are visibly intoxicated to participate in gaming activity." The Nevada Gaming Control Board is probing this matter. "The Board takes these allegations seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation," Karl Bennison, head of the Board's Enforcement Division, told AFP.