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FBI Shares What Inspired the Vegas Shooter

Stephen Paddock wanted infamy and mass destruction

(Newser) - A high-stakes gambler who rained down a hail of gunfire, killing 58 people from his high-rise casino suite in Las Vegas, wanted infamy and mass destruction, the FBI told the AP Tuesday, but took whatever motive might stretch beyond that to his grave. "It wasn't about MGM, Mandalay... More »

Unnamed Donor: Here's $62K, Destroy Vegas Shooter's Guns

Anonymous businessman wants money to be split among deceased victims' families

(Newser) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock left behind 50 or so firearms in the wake of the mass shooting that killed nearly five dozen people in October 2017, but what happened to those guns? If an anonymous donor—identified as a "San Francisco software executive" by the New York ... More »

To Get Rid of Bump Stocks, DOJ Redefines Them

They'll be reclassified as 'machine guns'

(Newser) - Bump stocks can turn a semiautomatic weapon into a firearm that shoots at nearly the speed of a machine gun, and a "machine gun" is what the devices will be considered going forward. NPR reports the Trump administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the attachments, a move facilitated... More »

'Deliberate Act of Compassion' a Year After Vegas Shooting

Casinos dimmed their lights amid somber tributes

(Newser) - The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history . The names of the slain were recited before a silent... More »

Comfort Dog Helped Family Heal After Vegas. Then, a Shooting

'He was such a blessing'

(Newser) - A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun. Lona and Joseph Johnson... More »

Country Singer at Vegas Show Faults NRA

Eric Church: Nevada massacre 'wrecked' him, NRA lobbying ensures continued gun violence

(Newser) - For Eric Church, the year he left his 30s was rough. "Forty sucked," he said of his birthday last spring, which was followed by a life-threatening blood clot in his chest, emergency surgery to get rid of it, and then, a few months later, the massacre in Las... More »

'No Liability': MGM Sues Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Company says it can't legally be held responsible for the massacre

(Newser) - MGM Resorts is suing more than 1,000 victims of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas, claiming it has "no liability of any kind." The company—which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel from which Stephen Paddock opened fire, as well as the targeted venue of the Route... More »

Vegas Hairdresser Recalls Disturbing Talk of Paddock

Client with that name spoke of how easy it would be to shoot at a concert on Vegas Strip

(Newser) - A hairstylist said in documents released by police Wednesday that a client named Paddock spoke in the months before the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history that a Las Vegas Strip concert venue was susceptible to attack, reports the AP . The Police Department released about 2,100 pages of... More »

Housekeeper: Paddock Acted Strangely Days Before Shooting

She says he wouldn't stop staring at her

(Newser) - Days before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Stephen Paddock's odd behavior disturbed a housekeeper at the Mandalay Bay hotel. The housekeeper, whose account was among 1,200 pages of witness statements released by Las Vegas police Wednesday, says that when she cleaned his... More »

Footage From Vegas Massacre Out: 'Breach, Breach, Breach'

About 160 minutes of video released

(Newser) - Las Vegas police have released body cam footage from officers who stormed gunman Stephen Paddock's Mandalay Bay hotel suite on Oct. 1. The videos are graphic, a word used by Sheriff Joe Lombardo Tuesday in describing the release of what the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports is a total of... More »

New Video of Vegas Shooter Shows 'True Mark of Sociopath'

Surveillance video shows Stephen Paddock eating sushi, tipping hotel staff

(Newser) - New surveillance video of Stephen Paddock in the days before he killed 58 people from his hotel room window in Las Vegas shows nothing out of the ordinary, and that's what troubles Randy Sutton. "A guy who can order lunch knowing that he's going to kill people... More »

Caesars Changes Policy on 'Do Not Disturb' Rooms

All will be checked daily

(Newser) - One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment told the AP Friday it also is considering giving panic buttons to its employees to enable them... More »

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 »

Man Who Sold Ammo to Las Vegas Shooter Charged

Douglas Haig charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets

(Newser) - An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history was charged Friday with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets, the AP reports. Unfired armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the attack on Oct. 1 contained... More »

2nd 'Person of Interest' Named in Vegas Shooting Investigation

'I'm the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock'

(Newser) - Another "person of interest" authorities wanted to talk to after the Las Vegas mass shooting was identified Tuesday when his name was accidentally left unredacted in case records released to the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The October document named Douglas Haig as somebody "who may have conspired with Stephen... More »

Sheriff Goes 'Against Normal Protocols' on Vegas Massacre

Releases preliminary report, photos of scene

(Newser) - "I am going against normal protocols," said Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo Friday in his first public comments in two months on the Oct. 1 massacre in his city. They came as police released an 81-page preliminary investigative report along with photos of the scene—an atypical move... More »

More Questions After FBI Releases Vegas Shooting Files

Still no hint at Stephen Paddock's motive

(Newser) - The FBI unsealed 315 pages of search warrant affidavits related to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history on Friday, the AP reports. But the documents still don't answer the big question: Why did Stephen Paddock kill 58 people and wound more than 500 others from his Las... More »

Man Survives Vegas Bloodbath Only to Die on Nevada Highway

Roy McClellan was killed in a hit-and-run just weeks after shooting

(Newser) - "I don't understand why he wasn't taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way," Denise McClellan tells CNN of her husband, Roy, who survived the Las Vegas massacre on Oct. 1 only to succumb to another tragedy. Roy McClellan was killed... More »

Vegas Shooter's Use of Service Elevator May Cost Hotel

Victims and families say Mandalay Bay shouldn't have given access to Stephen Paddock

(Newser) - The biggest lawsuit to date in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas has been filed in California on behalf of 450 people who were injured or at least present when Stephen Paddock opened fire. The lawsuit was actually just one of five filed in California on Monday,... More »

Vegas Marathon Goes Ahead Under Tight Security

Runners spoke of defiance, strength after mass shooting

(Newser) - Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the mass shooting. The city posted snipers and used a helicopter to watch for danger as tens of thousands participated in the race. Many wore T-shirts... More »

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