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Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

Nov. 13, 2018 3:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift last week in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has quit. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in a statement Tuesday the unidentified controller...

Halak shuts down Golden Knights in Bruins' 4-1 win

Nov. 11, 2018 10:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — After a rough couple of seasons, Jaroslav Halak is at the top of his game again. Halak stopped 37 shots to help the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night. "We've seen it from Day 1," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said of Halak, who signed with the Bruins in...

Military veterans, 2 friends, bar workers killed in shooting

Nov. 10, 2018 4:43 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college graduate...

Officials probe why Las Vegas airport controller went silent

Nov. 9, 2018 11:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. "No safety events occurred during this incident," the...

Official: Shooter debated sanity online during bar massacre

Nov. 9, 2018 10:56 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said Friday. Also, one of the possibilities...

Man survives Vegas massacre, dies in hometown mass shooting

Nov. 9, 2018 6:49 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tel Orfanos lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history only to lose his life in another one less than 10 minutes from his home barely a year later, a tragic coincidence that has devastated his friends and family. The 27-year-old Navy veteran was among at...

The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

Nov. 8, 2018 11:17 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani Merrill...

A year apart, some country music fans face 2 mass shootings

Nov. 8, 2018 11:02 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Borderline Bar and Grill in California had become a safe haven for dozens of survivors of last year's massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, a place where they gathered for line dancing and drinks. They found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene Wednesday night,...

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in rampage at California bar

Nov. 8, 2018 10:22 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatized by mass...

Ex-casino mogul Wynn sues to stop sexual misconduct report

Nov. 8, 2018 7:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has filed a lawsuit to stop the public release of an investigative report involving alleged sexual misconduct. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's probe began in January. It was spurred by media reports...