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Vegas Gunman Autopsy: Bad Teeth, Overweight, No Drugs

No substances in Stephen Paddock's system that would have caused aggressiveness

(Newser) - The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern US history—his body didn't hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior. In fact, it showed he was... More »

Steve Wynn Resigns Amid Sex Misconduct Claims

'I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity'

(Newser) - Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. "In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity," Wynn said in a statement Tuesday. "As I have reflected upon the... More »

Report: Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Had Everyone 'Petrified'

'WSJ' report features allegations of forced sex, harassment against RNC finance chair

(Newser) - A shocking report from the Wall Street Journal emerged Friday, detailing what it says "would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by one of Las Vegas' biggest casino moguls. Based on more than 150 interviews with past and current employees, as well as court records, the Journal... More »

Rumor Helped Lock Her Up for Murder. Now, an Exoneration

Judge clears Kirstin Lobato of homeless man's 2001 murder

(Newser) - Kirstin Lobato will be happier than most to leave 2017 behind. Twice convicted of the brutal murder of a homeless man in Las Vegas, the 35-year-old is expected to start a new chapter when she becomes a free woman for the first time since 2001. A judge granted a request... More »

TSA Agents Find Wild Surprise in Guy's Luggage

It was a dead cougar

(Newser) - Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag, reports the AP . But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that TSA agents... More »

Homeless Man Pulls 2 Kids From Burning Home

Anival Angulo happened by the Las Vegas residence on Friday

(Newser) - Las Vegas firefighters are calling a homeless man a hero for saving two small children from a fire, reports the AP . Fire officials say a 3-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy were trapped in a burning apartment Friday morning after the children's grandfather was cooking food and the stove... More »

Sex Harassment Investigation Prompts Move by Lawmaker

Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen says he won't run for re-election in 2018

(Newser) - Another lawmaker has announced a career shift in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. CNN reports Rep. Ruben Kihuen said Saturday he won't run for re-election in 2018. The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into the Democrat from Nevada on Friday over allegations of sexual harassment from two... More »

A Fire, a Deadbolted Door, and an Incredible Rescue

Anival Angulo pulled baby, 3-year-old out of burning Las Vegas apartment

(Newser) - Las Vegas claims one of the nation's highest rates of homelessness —and one of the city's homeless residents is now being called a hero. KSNV and the Washington Post report that Anival Angulo was walking along a quiet Las Vegas street late Friday morning when he saw... More »

Man Opens Fire From Nevada High-Rise

Gunman shot from building where Paddock once lived

(Newser) - A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise condominium in Nevada onto the streets below Tuesday night, authorities say. No injuries were reported. The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded at the Montage, Reno police... More »

Driverless Bus Crashes 2 Hours After Vegas Launch

It was the other driver's fault, city says

(Newser) - The robots won this one. A driverless shuttle bus was involved in a minor crash with a semi-truck less than two hours after it made its debut on Las Vegas streets Wednesday in front of cameras and celebrities. The human behind the wheel of the truck was at fault, police... More »

Where OJ Simpson Lives, 'Works' Now

He's living in a Vegas mansion, signing autographs: TMZ

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's new digs are a big upgrade from a prison cell. TMZ reports he's currently living in a 5,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion, inside a gated community and next to a golf course. The five-bedroom, 5.5-bath home includes its own private putting green as well, plus... More »

Report: Vegas Gunman Booked Hotel Overlooking Lollapalooza

There's no indication Stephen Paddock checked into Chicago's Blackstone Hotel

(Newser) - An eerie pattern may be emerging regarding the Las Vegas gunman: After police earlier confirmed that Stephen Paddock rented a room through Airbnb at Las Vegas' Ogden hotel, which overlooked the Life Is Beautiful alternative-music festival that took place the weekend prior to the Jason Aldean concert, comes a report... More »

Vegas Victims, Families Upset Over Conspiracy Theory Videos

And YouTube, Facebook, and Google are all helping to spread them

(Newser) - Scrolling through YouTube, one might assume the Las Vegas shooting was carried out by a member of "antifa," or perhaps government agents. That's because dozens of conspiracy theory videos—including one from Alex Jones, viewed more than 1 million times—are being promoted by YouTube in the... More »

Sheriff: Paddock Had 'Secret Life,' Escape Plan

Source says he also targeted jet fuel tanks

(Newser) - Stephen Paddock planned to make a getaway after massacring scores of people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, police say. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday night that the gunman, who killed himself as police closed in, appears to have had an escape plan, though he didn't... More »

Lawmakers Push for Ban on Device Paddock Used

Republicans say they're willing to consider bump stock ban

(Newser) - The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history might actually result in bipartisan progress on gun control—although it involves a device many people hadn't heard of before the Las Vegas massacre. Republicans in the House and Senate say they're willing to consider banning bump stocks, a device... More »

2 Musicians at Vegas Show Voice New Fears

Jason Aldean is afraid to raise kids now; Caleb Keeter changes mind on gun control

(Newser) - The singer who was performing when the shooting began in Las Vegas says he can't comprehend the violence of Sunday night. "Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see," wrote Jason Aldean on Instagram . "This world is becoming... More »

Hunting Down the Gunman: a 72-Minute Timeline

Police were quick to home in on Mandalay Bay

(Newser) - A clearer timeline of the Las Vegas shooting is coming into focus, though exactly what Stephen Paddock was up to during the 72 minutes between the first 911 call and the time officers entered his suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is still taking shape. NBC News reports... More »

For Concertgoers, Hitting the Ground May Have Made Things Worse

Shooter's high vantage point made a difference

(Newser) - One of the many jarring videos to emerge from the Sunday night mass shooting in Las Vegas shows a defiant man standing and taunting the gunman while most of those around him were on the ground or trying to find cover. You can see the video here , but note that... More »

Kimmel: 'Window Into Hell' Opened in My Hometown

He, Sen. Chris Murphy call for stronger gun laws

(Newser) - Sunday night's atrocity in Las Vegas has renewed calls for stronger gun laws—starting with stricter background checks. Sen. Chris Murphy said he's planning to introduce a new bill to strengthen background checks for gun buyers, even though they might not have stopped Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock,... More »

Smoke Alarm Led Police to Vegas Shooter

Gunman's weapons apparently set off the detector in the Mandalay Bay resort

(Newser) - It's a sign of just how much firepower Stephen Paddock had in his Vegas hotel room: Police were able to zero in on him because his weapons set off the room's smoke alarm, reports the Washington Post . Given that the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has more than... More »

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