Las Vegas

The Russian car with no driver at the wheel

When Russian tech giant Yandex invited me to go for a ride on the actual streets of Las Vegas in its model - a reworked Toyota Prius loaded with sensors and a big computer in the boot - I was expecting to be underwhelmed.

I've seen mini-delivery trucks pootle around at walking speeds on test tracks and I've been in a driverless car with a human very much at the wheel, fingers nervously poised millimetres from the steering wheel "just in case".

And rightly so - when autonomous car tech goes wrong, as Tesla and Uber can both testify, the results can be catastrophic.

Joshua-Klitschko II could be heading for Las Vegas

Joshua retained his IBF crown and gained the WBA and lesser-regarded IBO belts by stopping Klitschko in the 11th round of an epic battle at Wembley Stadium in April.

The champion is awaiting a decision on the second bout from the 41-year-old Ukrainian, who hinted at retirement following just his fifth career defeat in London.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has held discussions with Klitschko's manager Bernd Bonte and feels a Las Vegas bout could be the key to locking the fight in, though Nigeria, Dubai and Cardiff are also in the hosting mix.

Hawaiian Airlines plane diverted over blanket row

A passenger had asked for the wrap because he was cold, and was outraged when he was asked to pay $12 (£9.80).

Police said the man, 66, said he "would like to take someone behind the woodshed for this", which the pilot deemed threatening and then ordered the plane be diverted to Los Angeles.

No crime had been committed, police added.

Two new caps in Fijiana 7s team

Nadi pair Aloesi Nakoci and Vasiti Solikoviti have forced their way into the team following an intense two week training program.

Head coach Iliesa Tanivula said they've focused on improving their defence and decision making in contact in training.

"The two new girls play for Nadi Blazers and they have got on well with the team on and off the field," he said.

"Nakoci comes in to replace Viniana Riwai, [who] unfortunately got injured, in Sydney and this will be an opportunity for her to show why she has been selected.

Britney Spears enjoys night off in Las Vegas by experiencing Thunder From Down Under with her mom

As Britney Spears enjoyed a night off from her Las Vegas residency, the "Toxic" singer traveled to the Excalibur with her close friends for a sexy little show.

Las Vegas crash driver Lakeisha Holloway faces murder charge

People jumped on the car and banged on its windows, but Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, would not stop driving on the sidewalk, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters.

Video appeared to show the crash in front of the Paris and Planet Hollywood casino-hotels was intentional, he said.

Britney Spears teaches a kids' dance class

The pop legend took Hollywood by storm this weekend, carting her niece, Lexie, along for a fun-filled few days of dance class and amusement park rides. Spears' first stop was to teach a dance routine to another lucky group of little girls to Kesha's "Timber" and the '90s freestyle hit, Snap's "Rhythm is a Dancer."

"Watch Lexie pop!" Spears captioned one of the videos, referring to her older brother Bryan's daughter, who can be spotted closer to the wall adorably trying to follow along with the older girls.

Jennifer Lopez excited about upcoming Las Vegas residency

E! News caught up with the singer after her iHeartRadio Music Festival performance in Las Vegas on Saturday, and we had to talk about her upcoming residency at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, obvs.

"I'm super excited about it. I love performing. I really feel like I'm gonna get to create a really special show, a special experience," J.Lo began to tell us.

Britney Spears could extend her Vegas residency into 2016

According to a cluster of pictures doing the rounds on Twitter, Live Nation has let it slip that Britney's planning a new run of shows from January 2 to April 22.

The singer's residency is officially scheduled to run until the end of the year, with Britney herself recently expressing doubt over whether she'll sign up for more shows.

"I haven't made up my mind," she admitted last month.

"I really love doing the show. It's a lot of fun, but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't really know what I want to do."

London-bound plane catches fire on Las Vegas runway

Smoke and ash started pouring out of the plane's left side engine, which had caught fire. Those aboard safely fled down emergency slides and across the tarmac as flames leaped from the British Airways Boeing 777-200 and dark black smoke billowed.