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Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots

Oct. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday. The Anti-Defamation League also...

District attorney: Cops justified in killing of Reno gunman

Oct. 4, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno police officer was justified when he fatally shot a gunman who held a woman hostage and fired nearly 50 shots from an eighth-floor condominium overlooking the downtown casino district nearly two years ago, the district attorney said in a final report made public Friday about the...

Payouts for Vegas victims a 'cold, mathematical calculation'

Oct. 4, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They may have been united by a love for country music, but the people gunned down two years ago at a Las Vegas concert will not be seen as equals when up to $800 million is paid out from a legal settlement. The administrator overseeing the process will have the icy task of calculating the...

MGM Resorts commits up to $800M to victims of Vegas shooting

Oct. 3, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas Strip hotel, MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday. The...

The Latest: Attorneys say MGM deal settles most lawsuits

Oct. 3, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a legal settlement over the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Three attorneys for 4,400 people with claims against MGM Resorts International over the Las Vegas shooting acknowledge a few other lawsuits are out there. But a chief...

Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

Oct. 2, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are determined to prevent that from happening. Ten...

Loved ones honor 58 who died in 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting

Oct. 2, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A reading of victims' names at the time bullets flew two years ago marked the end on Tuesday of the second anniversary of a shooting that killed 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. "Those lives were senselessly taken," Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman told a hushed...

The Latest: Mournful mayor brings shooting memorial to end

Oct. 2, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A mournful mayor, the lighting of candles, a tolling bell and a reading of the names of the dead ended the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's...

Las Vegas massacre anniversary sparks debate on gun control

Oct. 1, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the federal government and states have tightened some gun regulations. But advocates say they're frustrated that more hasn't been done since 58 people died at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip, and that mass...

Today in History

Oct. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2019. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, leaving 58 people dead and...