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Note in Las Vegas shooter's room contained distance calculations to festival crowd

Note in Las Vegas shooter's room contained distance calculations to festival crowd

He said he felt it was unlikely Paddock could have pulled off the elaborate plan alone, though investigators have no idea who may have helped him. Despite pursuing more than 1,000 leads, authorities still have not discovered a motive behind the October 1 mass shooting, which has become the deadliest in recent US history.


Vegas Shooter May Have Scouted Fenway Park

Vegas Shooter May Have Scouted Fenway Park

The hotel overlooks Grant Park where the Lollapalooza festival is held each year and is attended by hundreds of thousands of people. He booked a second room for an August 3 arrival. According to some reports, the shooter had a similar view over the event crowd to the one he had in Las Vegas. Lombardo said Paddock had 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle, along with fertilizer that can be used to make explosives and 50 pounds of Tannerite, an explosive substance.


Mike Pence leaves Indianapolis Colts game after players kneel during national anthem

Mike Pence leaves Indianapolis Colts game after players kneel during national anthem

Pence's decision to leave Sunday's game came several weeks after President Donald Trump called for NFL owners to fire players who knelt during the national anthem. Colts players wore T-shirts drawing attention to equality and justice and stood with their arms locked during the anthem. At least 15 players from the 49ers did so.


State Fire Marshal recognizes National Fire Prevention Week in IL

State Fire Marshal recognizes National Fire Prevention Week in IL

In keeping with the theme of the week, seconds can mean the difference between safely escaping or lives ending in tragedy, Fire Marshal Ken Tyree said. "If there is a fire, we want people to know what to do, where to go and then go to a safe place outside", he said. In a news release on September 27, Lorraine Carli with the NFPA wrote that modern home construction, with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, contributes to an increased rate at which home fires burn.



Nate downgraded to tropical storm as it lashes US

Fortner expects two to three inches of rain in the Charlotte area Sunday. Nate triggered hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge warnings across a number of the Gulf states. But heavy rain and flash flooding will still be a concern as the storm roars ashore and moves inland, said ABC News meteorologist Daniel Manzo. At least 12 people were killed by the storm in Nicaragua, nine in Costa Rica, two in Honduras and two in El Salvador.


Hurricane Nate weakens to a tropical storm, makes U.S. landfall twice

Hurricane Nate weakens to a tropical storm, makes U.S. landfall twice

Through Monday, Nate is expected to produce two to four inches (5 - 10 cm) more rain in eastern Yucatan and western Cuba and three to six inches (8 - 15 inches) in the United States central Gulf Coast. Nate triggered hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge warnings through a swath of the Gulf states, as residents braced for the third hurricane to hit the USA mainland in six weeks.