Latest Las Vegas mass shooting News

Today in History

Nov. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2018. There are 40 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date: In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S....

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

Nov. 13, 2018 1:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in...

Could country's new class cause an upset at the CMA Awards?

Nov. 12, 2018 1:25 PM EST

The Country Music Association Awards tend to be fairly predictable as far as winners go, but could this year be different? Can the new class of country artists upset the longtime favorites on Wednesday? The well-researched music writers of The Associated Press weigh in on predictions. Chris Stapleton is the top...

Airplane banner denounces Jets' partnership with MGM

Nov. 11, 2018 3:21 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets' gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills. The banner trailing the plane Sunday read: "SHAME ON...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

Nov. 11, 2018 3:13 PM EST

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While...

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...

Official: Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online

Nov. 10, 2018 6:01 AM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities trying to make sense of why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar are not publicly discussing what they've learned, but at least one Instagram post he made after beginning the massacre has emerged as an early focus. Social media platforms have...

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...