Sep 24, 2011, 10:48 p.m.

Biker brawl turns to shooting at Nevada casino, 1 dead

SPARKS, Nev (Reuters) - A shooting that erupted during a brawl between rival motorcycle clubs at a high-rise Nevada casino killed a Hells Angels chapter leader and wounded two other motorcycle enthusiasts, police said on Saturday. Police said the brawl erupted between armed members of the Hells Angels and Vagos motorcycle clubs shortly before midnight on Friday at John Ascuaga's Nugget hotel and casino in the northern Nevada city of Sparks.

Cherokees vote for chief as freedmen issue settled

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Cherokee Indians, including African-American tribal citizens who nearly lost their right to vote, cast ballots on Saturday in elections for principal chief of the nation's second largest Native American tribe. The black Cherokees, known as freedmen because they are descendants of slaves once owned by wealthy Indians, were reinstated as tribal members earlier this week following pressure from the U.S. federal government.

FBI says $2.1 million reward paid to "Whitey" Bulger tipsters

BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI has paid a $2.1 million reward to tipsters who provided information leading to the June arrests of former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend, who were captured after 16 years on the run together. The reward money was paid to more than one individual, according to an FBI statement released on Friday. It did not identify the recipients.

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