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Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea

A man plans to change his not guilty plea in a federal case alleging he illegally manufactured bullets sold to the gunman who carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Las Vegas marks 2 years since mass shooting that killed 58

From a sunrise event to a reading of victims’ names at the time the bullets flew, Las Vegas on Tuesday marked two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern …


Tracing the footsteps of Las Vegas gunman

Details of Stephen Paddock’s gun-buying behavior were included in the more than 700 pages of interview summaries, evidence logs, voluntary statements and other information released this month by the Las …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …


FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Las Vegas massacre investigation closed without motive; acted alone

More than 10 months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police say they are closing their investigation without answering the key question: What drove a gunman to …


Autopsy gives no insight on motive in Vegas mass shooting

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 U.S. history – his body …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter is charged

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was charged Friday with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets, according to court documents obtained …


Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

An Arizona man named in court documents as a “person of interest” during the investigation of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history said Tuesday he had met the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at …


FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes, records say

FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his …


Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who were shot or injured …


Editorial: Don’t assume ‘bump stocks’ will be banned

The NRA has said that it may be necessary to increase regulations for bump stocks and the like. No, we need a ban. Some members of Congress are trying to …


Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent

I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.


A casino regular, quiet but prickly, unleashes a rampage

Last week, Stephen Paddock returned to the Las Vegas Strip, where he spent many hours and thousands of dollars at high-limit video poker machines, and eyed the fun-seekers crowding his …


Amy Goodman: We can have the gun debate

Let’s have the debate. Let’s open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Las Vegas gunman’s ‘secret life’ left girlfriend in the dark

The gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history led a “secret life” that has so far thwarted investigators trying to figure out a motive for the attack, …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Post Falls woman experiences Las Vegas shooting by phone as her mother and uncles took cover

Shaleen Hanson’s mom called at 10:10 p.m. Sunday. She was screaming. The 27-year-old daughter could hear what sounded like gunshots and chaos in the background.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Some automatic weapons, possibly used in Las Vegas shooting, are legal but heavily regulated

The fusillade emanating from the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night sounded to many as if it came from one or more automatic rifles, which fire continuously …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Las Vegas gunman was retired and had no criminal record

Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He owned rental properties, held a private pilot’s license and liked to travel …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

‘I’m going to die’: High-rise gunman kills 59 in Las Vegas

A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse …