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Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel room

The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, the authorities said Tuesday.

Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting

Rob Ledbetter’s battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead. The 42-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served as a sniper in Iraq immediately began tending to the wounded, one of several heroes to emerge from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

What’s Happening: Vegas gunman had arsenal in hotel, at home

The retired accountant who opened fire on country music concertgoers in Las Vegas had an arsenal of 23 guns in the hotel room he used as a sniper’s perch. Authorities found more guns, ammunition and explosives in a search of his Nevada home.

Once an obscure device, ‘bump stocks’ are in the spotlight

The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly and continuously, as if they were fully automatic weapons, officials said.

Investigators looking for clues to what set off Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS – Investigators trying to figure out why Stephen Paddock gunned down 59 people from his high-rise hotel suite are analyzing his computer and cellphone, looking at casino surveillance footage and seeking to interview his longtime girlfriend. Nearly two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, what set off the 64-year-old high-rolling gambler and retired accountant remained a big question mark Tuesday.

GOP leaders say no action on gun legislation

House Republican leaders called for unity and prayer after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but offered no new legislation to tighten gun laws and said a bill to ease regulations on gun silencers would be shelved indefinitely.

Las Vegas gunman used ‘bump-stock’ device to speed fire

The gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas attached what is called a “bump-stock” to two of his weapons, in effect converting semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic ones. The devices have attracted scrutiny in recent years from authorities.

Horror and heartbreak: Stars react to Las Vegas shooting

Country stars and celebrities took to social media to express their sadness after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival: “I am incredibly saddened by tonight’s events and while I’m thankful that me and all of my band and crew are alive and unharmed, I can’t help but hurt for all the people who weren’t as fortunate and the pain their loved ones must feel. Keep Vegas, these fans, and all of the country music community in your thoughts and prayers, we could sure use it tonight. Thank you.” – Luke Combs, who performed earlier in the night, in a message posted to Instagram. “There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.” Taylor Swift on Twitter.“I am shocked by this horrific display of evil and deeply saddened for the families of the victims of our beautiful city. My heart is crying for Las Vegas,” – Nicolas Cage, who starred in “Leaving Las Vegas,” on Twitter. “I just can’t even fathom what happened in Vegas. My heart is broken. My love and all my prayers go out this morning to every family and friend who suffered loss, and everyone who was there. May God be with you through this tragic time.” – Thomas Rhett on Twitter. “I’m not gonna say anything else other than I’m lucky to be alive. As are many others… and so many people are gone… this is heartbreaking.” – Chris Young on Twitter. “Words can’t begin explain my sadness. My family and I are praying for the victims of this tragedy. Truly heartbroken.” – Luke Bryan on Twitter.“Praying for everyone at (hash)HarvestFestival. There are no words right now that suffice.” – Brad Paisley on Twitter. “We played Route 91 in Vegas the night before last. It was one of my favorite shows and festivals to be on. We were all singing. I’m in shock over this unfair, senseless tragedy and heartbroken for the lives taken too soon.” – Maren Morris on Twitter. “Woke up to such horrible news. We are praying for the victims and their families. May the Lord bring some comfort to them.” – Carrie Underwood on Twitter. “Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas.” – Celine Dion on Twitter. “Stilled and speechless… Our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved and affected.” – Keith Urban on Twitter. “My heart goes out to all of our friends, (at)jasonaldean, our music family and fans in Las Vegas..” – Reba McEntire on Instagram. “My heart hurts… what in the world?! Let’s all show Vegas we have their back in this madness… praying for all the victims and for the country music community… damn this hits close to home… We WILL get through this.” – Brett Eldredge on Twitter. “The band & crew were on the concert grounds and saw people get shot. Some of my crew members were hit with shrapnel, but not injured. We are deeply disturbed by this horrific act of violence and send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. It was a long awful night but we are blessed to be alive and healthy. Hug your loved ones tight.” – Josh Abbott Band on Facebook.