What to know about gun control and safety for the 2018 midterm elections

Pennsylvania 10/14/18, 06:46

By StaffWhat’s at stakeAttention to gun-related issues has heightened since the last time Pennsylvania and New Jersey voters sent anyone to Congress, the result of several high-profile mass shootings since the November 2016 elections: 26 killed in Sutherland Springs, Texas; 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, ...

Special FBI team helping probe deadly South Carolina attack

U.S. 10/05/18, 23:21

A special FBI team that investigated the slayings five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last year is helping local authorities gather evidence in what's described as an ambush attack that killed one South Carolina law enforcement officer and wounded six others."This ...

Panel rejects MGM’s request to centralize shooting lawsuits

U.S. 10/03/18, 15:36

A panel of federal judges on Wednesday denied a request from casino operator MGM Resorts International to centralize 13 lawsuits stemming from last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas.The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in a written order said centralizing the cases would not be convenient for the parties and ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/02/18, 05:45

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONINGThe truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.2. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAITFrom ...

Dimmed lights, somber tributes on Vegas shooting anniversary

U.S. 10/02/18, 05:22

The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history.Megan Murphy, right in hat, embraces Cara Knoedler as Kenneth Wright wipes ...

Update: Sunrise remembrance for Vegas shooting victims

U.S. 10/01/18, 09:24

The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local):6:10 a.m.Sunrise is brightening the horizon over Las Vegas, where survivors, victims' family members, first-responders and elected officials are gathering to mark ...

Explains: Where things stand in Vegas shooting aftermath

U.S. 10/01/18, 01:37

Las Vegas is marking the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Fifty-eight people died, 413 were wounded and police say at least 456 were injured fleeing bullets that a gambler-turned-gunman rained down late Oct. 1, 2017, from the Mandalay Bay casino-resort into an outdoor concert crowd on ...

‘Tragedy of grand scale’: Events mark date of Vegas shooting

U.S. 10/01/18, 01:24

It's been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a scheduled speaker at a sunrise ceremony in Las Vegas is calling it a tragedy of grand scale.Mynda Smith's sister was one of 58 people killed when a gunman in a high-rise hotel rained gunfire into ...

Las Vegas reflects and moves forward 1 year after shooting

Business 09/30/18, 11:51

On the anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas looks forward even as the victims are mourned and remembered.The city is marking the occasion with a string of events, including a dimming of the Strip's glittering marquee lights. The Oct. 1, 2017, shooting left 58 ...

Vegas shooting survivors describe year of change, challenges

U.S. 09/29/18, 14:58

The Las Vegas massacre claimed 58 lives , making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Hundreds more were shot, many of them surviving after a mad dash through a sea of chaos, flying bullets and bodies. Others had to be carried out and would be dead themselves ...

Las Vegas shooting survivor, wife learning to live with fear

U.S. 09/29/18, 14:43

Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington's Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn't about to shoot her.Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses.In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass ...

Vegas garden gives families, shooting victims place to mourn

U.S. 09/29/18, 12:13

A garden in downtown Las Vegas is home to photos, ribbons, cowboy boots and many other items placed in memory of the 58 people who were killed almost a year ago in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The garden created by volunteers has given survivors and families of ...

For Route 91 survivors, ‘Country Strong’ means community

Entertainment 09/28/18, 02:34

They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristband, while many others can be spotted at concerts wearing shirts that say "survivor." They fly flags from their RVs ...

Living with fear: Vegas shooting survivor, wife march on

U.S. 09/27/18, 02:25

Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington's Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn't about to shoot her. Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass ...

Las Vegas shooting survivors embrace life despite challenges

California 09/27/18, 02:14

The Las Vegas massacre claimed 58 lives, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Hundreds more were shot, many of them surviving after a mad dash through a sea of chaos, flying bullets and bodies. Others had to be carried out and would be dead themselves had ...

Bump stocks: What’s changed since Las Vegas shootings

U.S. 09/26/18, 13:07

The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire.The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And ...

: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Florida 09/26/18, 03:01

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members ...

: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Florida 09/26/18, 03:01

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated after the Valentine's ...

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