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October 6, 2017 4:02 AM Las Vegas Shooter's Life Comes Into Focus, But Not His Motive

A broken window is seen at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Wednesday along the Las Vegas Strip. Investigators still don't understand why the shooter carried out his rampage. Investigators in Las Vegas are sifting through evidence they've gathered from the homes of the man who sprayed a concert crowd with gunfire. They've begun to interview his girlfriend 29

October 3, 2017 4:39 PM The Frightening Enigma of the Las Vegas Shooter

The absence of any known ideological or personal motivation behind Sunday night’s massacre makes the terror of an already random act of violence even deeper. Even before the victims are counted and the blood dried after mass shootings, the public, press, and politicians all begin searching to understand what drove the perpetrators. This is important 5

October 2, 2017 11:05 PM Lone gunman kills 59, injures hundreds, in Las Vegas concert attack

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A retiree armed with multiple assault rifles strafed an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself. The barrage of gunfire from the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd 14

October 2, 2017 8:17 PM Lawmakers: Give Florida schools leeway to take in displaced Puerto Ricans

As Florida communities prepare to take in Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria, five lawmakers are asking the state’s top education official to grant flexibility to public schools so they can accommodate additional students in the coming months. In a letter to state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart on Monday, the lawmakers formally asked the state 6

October 2, 2017 6:26 PM Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Suspect, Was a Gambler, a Cipher, a ‘Lone Wolf’

The gunman who checked into a Las Vegas hotel and massacred dozens of concertgoers with a vicious deluge of bullets late Sunday lived in a quiet retirement community in Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, where he and his companion drew little attention to themselves, relatives and neighbors said. The gunman, identified as Stephen 2

October 2, 2017 2:08 PM Stephen Paddock named as Las Vegas gunman suspect

Police have named Stephen Paddock as the suspected gunman who killed at least 50 people and hospitalised more than 400 others at a Las Vegas concert. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite, Nevada, sprayed bullets at music-lovers as a gig by country singer Jason Aldean was ending on Sunday night, said officers. The suspect opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor 9

September 15, 2017 1:20 AM Hurricane Irma: Three-quarters of one Florida county still without power

Widespread destruction in the Florida Keys Children clean a dirty mattress from a flooded home in Immokalee, Florida, on Thursday, September 14. Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. On September 14, President Donald Trump, Vice President 144

September 12, 2017 11:01 AM Millions without power in Florida as deadly Irma ploughs north

Millions of Florida residents were without power Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma spun northwest into the US mainland, drenching the region and causing rivers to overflow. Most of the Sunshine State however appeared to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage despite dire early warnings. But Irma's overall death toll jumped to at least 40 after 21

September 12, 2017 10:01 AM Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children. In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction projects. And in 1957, Hurricane Audrey's storm surges crashed 29

September 12, 2017 7:26 AM Irma Live Updates: ‘I Just Hope Everyone Survived’

“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Monday after completing a flyover of the islands. • Over the next two days, Irma is expected to push into Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. • At least 42 people have died as a result of the storm, including at least eight in the continental United States, according to The Associated 19