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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 »

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Speak Out in Wake of Vegas Shooting

Country stars call for 'common sense' gun control

(Newser) - In the wake of last months deadly shooting in Las Vegas, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are speaking out in favor of gun control—an unusual move for country stars, USA Today reports. “Look, I’m a bird hunter," McGraw tells Billboard . “However, there is some common... More »

Las Vegas Shooter Was Losing Money, Sheriff Says

'I think that might have been a determining factor on what he was determined to do'

(Newser) - What pushed Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people and wound more than 500 others last month? It's still not clear, but in a new interview with Vegas' 8 News Now , Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says that while the 64-year-old was "status-driven based on how... More »

Maker Resumes Bump Stock Sales Month After Shooting

Fate of legislation aiming to ban or regulate devices is unclear

(Newser) - Despite a bipartisan cry to review or ban bump stocks in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, in which the rapid-fire devices were used in the slaughter of 58 people, no legislation regarding bump stocks has advanced past the proposal stage in Congress. And though a popular maker of... More »

Couple That Escaped Las Vegas Massacre Dies in Car Crash

Tragedy strikes just two weeks after a miraculous escape

(Newser) - A married couple who survived the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people died just weeks later in a car crash not far from their home in Murietta, Calif. Dennis Carver and his wife, Lorraine, were at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas when... More »

Vegas Gunman Shot Self in Head, but His Brain Is 'Usable'

'Usable' for the purpose of examination by a neuropathologist, that is

(Newser) - Dr. Hannes Vogel will be slicing up Stephen Paddock's brain next week—but he doubts he will find anything that could explain why he massacred 58 people. Vogel, director of neuropathology at Stanford University Medical Center tells the New York Times that he will "leave no stone unturned"... More »

Why Investigators Got No Clues From Vegas Shooter's Laptop

The hard drive is missing

(Newser) - Investigators had hoped a laptop found in the Las Vegas hotel room from which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded 500 more would shed light on his motive. But there was a problem: the hard drive was missing. ABC News reports investigators believe Paddock removed the hard drive before... More »

Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested

Police believe Bruce Paddock possesses child porn

(Newser) - One brother of the Las Vegas shooter is in police custody himself, suspected of possessing child pornography, the AP reports. Bruce Paddock, 58, was arrested Wednesday while he was awaiting surgery for spinal stenosis at a Los Angeles assisted-living facility, NBC News reports. Bruce Paddock told news outlets after the... More »

In Nod to Gun Owners, GOPer Has Prize for One 'Lucky Winner'

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams is giving away a bump stock

(Newser) - Less than three weeks after Stephen Paddock used bump stocks in his massacre of 58 people in Las Vegas, a Republican running for governor in Georgia wants to give one away for free. In a statement , Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams says he'll give "a free bump stock... More »

Security Guard Reveals How Vegas Shooter Discovered Him

Jesus Campos says door closed loudly, then came 'rapid fire'

(Newser) - It was the sound of a door closing loudly behind Jesus Campos that likely alerted Stephen Paddock to the security guard’s presence on Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor minutes before he opened fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd below. Days after canceling a series of media appearances, Campos... More »

Vegas Security Guard Lies Low, Sets Off Media Frenzy

Jesus Campos was shot in the leg by Stephen Paddock

(Newser) - He's the man everybody wants to speak with in regard to the Las Vegas shooting, but security guard Jesus Campos is apparently not interested. If Campos hoped this would deflect attention, it seems to be having the opposite effect. With headlines declaring that he has "vanished,"—... More »

Vegas Shooting Victim Wakes Up

Tina Frost had been in coma since being shot in head in mass shooting

(Newser) - A Maryland native who has been in a coma since being injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has woken up and taken her first steps, reports the AP . According to a GoFundMe page set up for Tina Frost, the 27-year-old on Friday took three steps... More »

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