A look at stories making world headlines today.
Photos have emerged of two of the 23 rifles found inside Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room Stephen Paddock killed at least 59 people and injured 527 when he opened fire on concertgoers Sunday A SWAT Team blew open the door to Las Vegas suite he was using as
Footage shows the shocking moment a group of people cower during shooting At one point a person asks: ‘When will it stop?’ amid desperate howls of fear Someone off-camera then tells her repeatedly: ‘They’re going to make it stop’ A video has emerged showing desperate music fans hiding under a stage as Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on the Route 91 Harvest country festival.
Dozens of stories of heroism have emerged amid the mass shooting in Las Vegas Arizona firefighter Kurt Fowler was shot in the leg shielding his wife from gunfire Jonathan Smith saved around thirty people before he was shot in the neck Mike Cronk stopped his friend from bleeding to death
Spare me your ‘thoughts.’ Spare me your ‘prayers.’ Spare me your ‘warmest condolences.’ Spare me your ‘deep concern’. Spare me your ‘kudos to the emergency services.’ Spare me your ‘shock and horror.’ In fact, just spare me all the usual cliché-d, meaningless bulls**t that erupts across America whenever the country suffers yet another mass shooting.
Police investigating Stephen Paddock’s murder spree in Las Vegas on Monday face a perplexing question: What drove this seemingly ordinary ex-accountant to kill 59 people and injure 527 more? With no criminal convictions – or even parking tickets – to his name, no history of mental illness and no clear political or religious affiliations, Paddock seems like an ordinary, quietly prosperous real estate speculator.
Los Angeles police department apologized Monday for saying Tom Petty died Singer was found unconscious in full cardiac arrest at home on Sunday night He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, where tests found no brain function Petty was removed from life support but at last report was clinging to life The Los Angeles Police Department has apologized for prematurely reporting the death of singer Tom Petty.
At least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured in the shooting that started late Sunday night. Police believe he killed himself, ending the massacre. Police searched the gunman’s home in nearby Mesquite, Nevada, where they found at least 19 firearms, explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and some electronic devices.
Large crowds of people gathered in the city center, angered by the harsh treatment meted out by Spanish national police who tried to prevent the banned vote from taking place. Shops were closed, universities halted classes and transport companies ran reduced services as supporters of Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain attempted to maintain the momentum from Sunday’s vote.
The singer was found unconscious in his Malibu home on Sunday night, authorities said. Petty was transported to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was reportedly placed on life support. With his nasally voice and chiming guitar, Petty and his longtime band, the Heartbreakers, churned out an instantly recognizable brand of sturdy, heartland rock that made them a classic-radio staple for decades.
The three scientists “made decisive contributions to the LIGO detector,” an observatory instrument that detects the waves. The strongest gravitational waves are produced by catastrophic events, such as colliding black holes. Gravitational waves are “ripples” in the fabric of space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the universe, according to California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
But the concert was violently interrupted when a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured. The shooting has once again reignited the debate around gun rights in the US. Here’s how America’s gun culture compares to the rest of the world.
The figure, disclosed by Facebook for the first time on Monday, underscores how effective Russian meddling on social media could be with even a minimal investment. The ad buyers spent just $100,000 over two years to target 10 million people, according to figures Facebook has provided about the ad buys.
The purchase of the 900-year-old bowl, which was fashioned during theSong dynasty, sets a new auction record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby’s said. An anonymous buyer placed the winning bid of 294 million Hong Kong dollars ($38 million), clinching the piece after a 20-minute bidding war in Hong Kong.
Ancient chimpanzees genetically passed oral herpes (herpes simplex 1, or HSV-1) to the earliest humans millions of years ago when our lineage split. And we almost missed out on catching that other scourge, genital herpes (HSV-2) — almost. Unlike HSV-1, HSV-2 didn’t make the leap to early humans on its own.
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday expressed doubt that deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history will prompt America to act on gun reform. “I think it’s up to America what gun laws they put in place,” she told ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.”
Trevor Noah has lived in America for only two years but he’s witnessed news coverage of so many mass shootings that he can now predict the country’s response. “We’re shocked; we’re sad; thoughts and prayers; and then almost on cue people are going to come out and say, ‘Whatever you do, when speaking about the shootings, don’t talk about guns,'” the “Daily Show” host said on Monday’s broadcast.
Former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly said Monday that the massacre in Las Vegas hours earlier – the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history – was “the price of freedom.” “Once again, the big downside of American freedom is on gruesome display,” he wrote in a blog post titled “Mass Murder In America.”
The music world is mourning yet another tragedy on Monday after news surfaced that legendary singer Tom Petty died following a brief hospitalization. The “Free Fallin'” performer was found unconscious and in “full cardiac arrest” on Sunday night, according to TMZ, and was rushed to the hospital where he was taken off life support Monday.
If you’re a heavy WhatsApp user, get ready for its emoji to look a little different. Emojipedia says the latest Android beta of the popular messaging app shows a tweaked set of emoji for the first time. Until now, WhatsApp was always using Apple’s set of emoji.
A man’s seemingly chivalrous gesture is heating up discussion on Chinese social media. Pictures of the man wearing his girlfriend’s pink heels started circulating on Weibo, after a user named Xie posted them. Xie told the local papers [link in Chinese] that they were at a hospital, and the girlfriend was waiting to see the doctor.
Exactly a year since it was first released, Facebook’s “lite” version of its Messenger app is now available for users in countries such as the U.S. and UK. Before this, the Android app was mainly available in about 100 developing markets, but now appears to be more broadly downloadable in countries including Singapore, where it wasn’t previously offered.
General Motors already rolled out an all-electric car in the past year. By 2023, it plans to sell at least 20 vehicles running on only electric power. The announcement Monday comes after Volvo, Ford, Toyota, Audi, and other companies committed to electric futures as well.