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Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump
- October 06, 2017

As she introduced legislation to ban " bump stocks " like those used by the Las Vegas shooter, Sen. At least one Republican senator, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said outright he was prepared to vote to ban bump stocks. Ryan told reporters Thursday that he didn't know what a bump stock was until this week. "Everything that we've brought forward doesn't cut the mustard with the Republican majority", he said. (more...)
Trump leaves reporters hanging about comment at military event Trump leaves reporters hanging about comment at military event
- October 06, 2017

The cryptic message comes as the President is deciding whether to "decertify" the Iranian nuclear deal and amid heightened tensions between the US and North Korea . A handful of Special Forces soldiers were reportedly conducting a joint US-Nigerien patrol when they were attacked by 50 combatants believed to an ISIS-affiliate. (more...)
Trump calls Vegas shooter 'demented man' Trump calls Vegas shooter 'demented man'
- October 06, 2017

Trump spoke hours after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Vegas Strip casino opened fire on people at an outdoor country music festival below. "I'm honored to be here today at the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in the company of heroes", the president said. (more...)
Warren requests funding for Puerto Rico Warren requests funding for Puerto Rico
- October 06, 2017

The administration's critics said the early response was not fast enough or on a scale that could help the island's 3.4 million American citizens. "So our commitment to make changes in government to make sure it's a more effective economy, to put things into the private sector's hands so that they can develop it, is still there", he said. (more...)
Iggy Azalea Sued By American Express Over Her Fancy Spending! Iggy Azalea Sued By American Express Over Her Fancy Spending!
- October 06, 2017

Australia-born rapper Iggy Azalea faces a lawsuit for failing to pay almost $300,000 worth of credit card debt. The lawsuit was filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court with a claim that the singer has also gone $250k (£191k) over her card limit. (more...)
Vettel quickest as rain lashes Suzuka practice Vettel quickest as rain lashes Suzuka practice
- October 06, 2017

After a lengthy delay, the Mercedes driver was quickest in the afternoon practice with a lap of 1 minute, 48.719 seconds, .799 seconds ahead of Force India rival Esteban Ocon. Ocon's team-mate Sergio Perez finished third quickest while Williams drivers of Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll were fourth and fifth fastest respectively. (more...)
Study reveals honey contains pesticides that pose health risk to humans Study reveals honey contains pesticides that pose health risk to humans
- October 06, 2017

It damages their brain, affecting their ability to learn and remember. For the study , the European samples were collected largely before this ban took effect, Connolly said. The United Nations warned in 2016 that 40 per cent of invertebrate pollinators - particularly bees and butterflies - risk global extinction. "[The] average concentration [found in the honey] lies within the bioactive range, causing deficits in learning, behaviour, and colony performance". (more...)
Vegas killer's girlfriend says he left her in the dark Vegas killer's girlfriend says he left her in the dark
- October 06, 2017

Meanwhile, investigators are taking a harder look at the shooter's girlfriend and what she might have known about the attack at a country music festival, with the sheriff naming her a "person of interest" and saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation is bringing her back to the US on Wednesday for questioning. (more...)
House approves 2018 budget outline, takes first step for tax reform House approves 2018 budget outline, takes first step for tax reform
- October 06, 2017

He hasn't commented specifically on the potential entitlement cuts that his party appears to be exploring as part of tax reform. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, said to the media following the announcement. There are a number of hoops for Republican lawmakers to get through to pass the tax reform package - not the least of which is actually writing the tax bill. (more...)
Gun shop owners react to potential bump stock ban Gun shop owners react to potential bump stock ban
- October 06, 2017

This comes as top Republicans in Congress appear open to the idea of a federal law banning the devices. The store's owner, Kellie Weeks, said several distributors were out of stock when she called them seeking supplies. This year, the Republican majorities in Congress have been pushing measures to expand gun rights. "I'm a Second Amendment man", said Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama. (more...)
United States and South Korea Agree to Ammend Trade Deal United States and South Korea Agree to Ammend Trade Deal
- October 06, 2017

In response to the announcement, an official at Seoul's unification ministry told Yonhap news agency: " North Korea must not infringe upon property rights of South Korean companies". "It seems South Korea took a step back", said Heo Yoon, a professor at Sogang University's graduate school of worldwide studies in Seoul. North Korea is subject to a multiple layers of worldwide sanctions over its pursuit of nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
German tourist, 30, dies after being stabbed in suspected road rage attack German tourist, 30, dies after being stabbed in suspected road rage attack
- October 06, 2017

The dispute ended in the pedestrian being stabbed in the abdomen and back multiple times and the auto fleeing the scene. A Queensland Police spokeswoman said investigations were continuing. QAS medical director Stephen Rashford said the man suffered critical injuries and had to be resuscitated. There's no road crossing at the scene of the killing and police are investigating if the German man and friend were walking over the road when the argument began. (more...)
Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, aims for New Orleans Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, aims for New Orleans
- October 06, 2017

Some good news once the storm moves inland is the beneficial rain it could bring to the interior eastern USA next week, potentially easing abnormally dry and building drought conditions in some spots, AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rathbun said. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter may have had help, plan to target Lollapalooza also Las Vegas shooter may have had help, plan to target Lollapalooza also
- October 06, 2017

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said earlier this week that the City has conducted six drills to prepare for an attack like the one that occurred in Las Vegas . Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said on Wednesday that Paddock rented a room at the Ogden hotel overlooking an alternative music festival held in Las Vegas in late September. (more...)
Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school
- October 06, 2017

The principal took the decision to evacuate over 200 students and teachers from the building and call the emergency services. Hazmat crews were called to investigate, and took readings twice. The suspicious aroma that brought about this disruption and distress? The strong scent from a pumpkin spice air freshener caused the evacuation of a Baltimore high school Thursday when students got a whiff of the mysterious fragrance and became ill. (more...)
Arunachal Pradesh: IAF chopper crashes, 7 military personnel killed Arunachal Pradesh: IAF chopper crashes, 7 military personnel killed
- October 06, 2017

Five Indian Air Force (IAF) crew members and two personnel of the Indian army were killed in the crash, a spokesman told AFP. The Indian Air Force has ordered a Court of Inquiry into the crash in order to ascertain the cause. The mutilated bodies of inmates Wing Commander Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Flight Lieutenant Pramod Kumar Singh and Sergeant Rajendra Yashwant Gujjar were recovered along with the wreckage of the chopper three days later. (more...)
Republicans Open To Banning Bump Stocks Republicans Open To Banning Bump Stocks
- October 06, 2017

A troll over at Breitbart - this time, their "Second Amendment columnist" - wrote up a handy little shitpost for anyone thinking about supporting Senator Diane Feinstein's common-sense proposal for a ban on bump-stock devices, the legal gun modification that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into one capable of firing 400-800 rounds per minute and which a mass shooter is suspected of using to kill 59 people in Las Vegas . (more...)
Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury
- October 06, 2017

Gunderson was adamant that he would stand for his president. "Hi Thomas. How are you?" "Don't get up", she says as he struggles to rise. "I'm okay", Gunderson replies, ignoring her request to sit down. The man said in the Facebook post "I will stand to show my president the respect he deserves!" Several social media users commended Gunderson for his patriotism. (more...)
Las Vegas gunman Las Vegas gunman "sick" and "demented"
- October 06, 2017

Unlike his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, who used mass shootings to call for stricter gun control measures, President Trump made no mention of firearms restrictions Monday. Trump met privately with people injured in Sunday's shooting, which killed dozens and injured hundreds at a local concert. On Las Vegas Boulevard, beverage sales manager Robyn Rafail left a bouquet of flowers at a makeshift memorial near the site of the killings. (more...)
Two Texas Republicans in Congress open door to Two Texas Republicans in Congress open door to "bump stock" ban
- October 06, 2017

Semi-automatic weapons used by the Las Vegas shooter were reportedly equipped with bump stocks - devices that can rapidly increase the rate of fire, similar to that of fully automatic weapons , and have quickly become the focus of the gun control debate. (more...)