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VX used solelyas chemical weapon, court told


An 11-page postmortem report conducted two days after Kim Jong Nam's death has been presented as evidence to the court, but the defense on Monday successfully argued for some elements of the report to be expunged, claiming they represented hear-say and were not admissible as evidence. Read More »

Girlfriend of Stephen Paddock denies knowledge of the attack — Las Vegas shooting


Garzon told San Diego Fox 5 that after he returned to his 31st floor room, he looked out the window and saw a curtain flapping in the wind from a broken window in Paddock's room above. Once there, he wired her thousands of dollars to buy a house for her family. The tank was being drained on Thursday and will be inspected and repaired, according to the Review-Journal. Read More »

Vegas madman's girlfriend told family she has 'clean conscience'


Meanwhile, law enforcement is investigating six media devices left behind by Paddock, and they will be searching is web browsing history. In that sense, I thank him for sparing my sister's life. Of those, 50 remain in a critical condition in hospital. Marilou Danley issued the statement after returning from her native Philippines and being questioned for much of the day by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents still trying to figure out what drove Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people at a ... Read More »

GOP signals willingness to look at gun accessories


The part is selling out as many gun users look to take advantage before lawmakers make a decision on them. "I like to learn how to put them accurately in one spot". The right-wing media and President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway had criticized Obama earlier in the day on CNN for supposedly being lax on bump stocks. Read More »

Trump Tax Plan Is a Rocket for the Rich


Republicans are more positive about the plan's impact. Democrats said the spending cuts called for under the GOP budgets would be damaging. From his seat on the U.S. " Washington's spending habits are completely out of control, with debt totaling more than $60,000 per person", Mast said. Corker's Tillerson take: The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, meanwhile, had kind words for Tillerson and other members of Trump's team. Read More »

Latest bump stocks twist moves us in right direction on gun control


While it might be questionable whether some familiar gun-safety proposals would have stopped this or other specific incidents, the overall impact of America's lax gun laws compared with the rest of the world is harder to dispute. On Thursday , NRA officials agreed that bump stocks, an accessory which allows semi-automatic rifles to operate like fully automatic ones "should be subject to additional regulations ". Read More »

Vegas Gunman Was Prescribed Anti-Anxiety Drug


Almost 500 people were also injured when Paddock, 64, strafed an outdoor concert with gunfire on Sunday night from his 32nd-floor suite of the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. But the sheriff said he didn't know what, if anything, Paddock planned with the explosives. Paddock had recently wired $100,000 to the Philippines, a USA law enforcement source confirmed to CNN . Read More »

US Birth Control Mandate Rolled Back


That opposition has extended to the absurd claim that even filing a form requesting an exemption was religious oppression. Religious-liberty protections are central to American values, the official explained. The American Civil Liberties Union also announced its intentions to sue on Twitter , arguing that employers don't have a right to make health decisions for their employees. Read More »

Puerto Rico Governor: Hurricane Maria Death Toll Doubles To 34


Trump handed out packages of rice, then tossed rolls of paper towels into the crowd like a hoops star arching three-pointers, as some audience members captured the spectacle on their cellphones. Cruz, a Democrat, has not yet formally announced if she is indeed running for governor. "I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs , but whoever it is, you can wave goodbye to that", Trump said in the interview, which aired late Tuesday. Read More »

Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response


Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. Since then, the number of gun deaths a year due to terrorist attacks never went beyond 75. Danley was out of the country at the time of the shooting but authorities hope she can shed light onto Paddock's possible motives. Read More »

GOP: No plan to act soon on easing gun regs


The gun lobby has been deeply critical of new laws in Nevada enforcing the background checks, legislation supported by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg . By the way, we're bringing our budget up this week. "You know, I thought Sandy Hook would". DETROW: It's the flip side for many Democrats today. Read More »

Former housing minister emerges as leader of plot to dethrone PM


But those loyal to the prime minister said it was clear that the rebels lacked the 48 MPs they needed to force a contest under the party rules, and questioned whether they could even muster as many as 30. The Conservatives' former co-chairman told the BBC: "Sometimes when things happen you just have to take responsibility for them and I think that's what should happen here". Read More »

Newsweek retracts story about Vegas shooter's girlfriend


Danley said she had voluntarily flown back to the USA because she knew investigators wanted to talk to her. US law enforcement officials hope that Danley can provide an insight into what led Paddock to carry out his act of massacre. They have not said whether or not there is any connection between the wire transfer and Danley. Authorities said they are still investigating and expect to continue exploring the hotel room and the suspect's house for at least five more days. Read More »

Vegas shooting pressures US Congress for firearms legislation

Twenty children and six adults were killed during the attack on Sandy Hook primary school, while 58 people were shot dead and more than 500 wounded in Las Vegas . The recoil causes the gun to buck back and forth, "bumping" the trigger. Police found 12 rifles used by Las Vegas shooter Paddock had been fitted with bump stocks. Read More »

Getting fully automatic weapons might not be as easy as you think

This session the legislature needs to ban bump-stocks and other devices that turn legal semi-automatic firearms into lethal fully-automatic machine guns. FPSRussia Shirts: Slide Fire Stocks: Twitter: FaceBook: they legal? What is a "bump stock" and how does it work? Just previous year we had, at the time, the largest mass shooting in American history in the ... Read More »

Trump's tax cuts voodoo threatens US economy


In this case, that vision would virtually gut the social safety net and key health programs that serve elderly, disabled, and low-income Americans. "Meanwhile, at a time when the USA already spends more on defense than the next 12 countries combined", the report says, "the Republican budget lays the groundwork for an increase of $91 billion to the Pentagon for Fiscal Year 2018 alone - more than enough to provide free tuition at every public college and university in America". Read More »

Texas manufacturer of 'bump stocks' halts new sales


The stocks have been around for less than a decade. It started selling them back in 2010 after getting approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. To be an automatic weapon, a rifle must be able to fire continuously by having the shooter press the trigger once. Republican U.S. Reps. Ken Buck and Mike Coffman would not say whether they backed restrictions on bump stocks - though neither of them said they were immediately opposed. Read More »

The news conference that told us everything about gun control


Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and author of an assault weapons ban in the mid-1990s, and she spoke about the prospects - or lack thereof - for gun reforms in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. DETROW: It's the flip side for many Democrats today. The Sandy Hook shooting didn't change the gridlock of the gun control debate. In the aftermath of school shooting however, NRA agreed to consider some restrictions on guns. Read More »

NRA calls for more regulation after Vegas shooting


Unsurprisingly, bump stocks have found their way into the hands of regular gun owners - Las Vegas shooting gunman Stephen Paddock used the modification on the rifles he used to murder 58 concertgoers and then himself at a sold-out country-music concert on October 1. Read More »

Trump to 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal


Kicking the decision to Congress will force lawmakers to decide whether to impose fresh sanctions on Iran's nuclear ambitions but doing so will end the nuclear agreement. If the United States does withdraw from the deal, however, it doesn't necessarily mean the deal will be dead. "Nonetheless, we are united in our belief that enforcing the agreement to the fullest extent will provide the United States with more leverage to stop a potential Iranian nuclear weapons program and push back on ... Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting Comes Ahead of House Vote on Gun Silencer Bill


Or after two lawmakers survived assassination attempts. They think their political survival is more important than those 59 people. Remember, even when Democrats had control of the Senate after the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, they still could not pass a bill to ensure every gun purchased in this country underwent a background check. Read More »

Dreamers have Until Today to Re-register for DACA Protection


Immigration advocates spent weeks trying to publicize Thursday's DACA deadline. There may be headwinds, but Republicans and Democrats can still align on shared values and pass legislation. Linsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said. Now 30, and a third-grade Spanish teacher living in San Antonio, she says doesn't remember much of her native land. Read More »

After Las Vegas shooting, NRA calls for legal review of bump stocks


As the FBI investigates the Las Vegas mass shooting, authorities will look at whether the gunman used an accessory that makes semi-automatic guns shoot like fully automatic weapons. It's possible Paddock took the semi-automatic weapons he was known to have bought legally and used special tools to convert them to automatic weapons, Rabadi said. Read More »

How a bump stock modifies a semi-automatic firearm


The organization which holds a powerful sway over members of Congress dismissed some of the initial response from lawmakers who have pressed for more gun control . "None of this makes sense to any of us". "I think that's our right as Americans, but I don't understand the use of this bump stock and that's another reason to have a hearing", Senator John Cornyn, the No 2 Republican in the Senate, told reporters. Read More »

Las Vegas shooter went to one of the city's many shooting ranges


Our original reporting continues below. The deadly shooting out in Las Vegas is likely to re-ignite the gun control debate, an issue residents in ct are all too familiar with. You do not need a permit to buy a rifle, shotgun or handgun, nor do you need to register the weapon, or be licensed to own one . Occasionally they leave a note or a manifesto, but most of the time we have no idea what sets these killers off, because more often than not, they take their own lives when ... Read More »

Google Home Mini is a $49 Take on Amazon's Echo Dot

Both come with Google Assistant integrated and can be operated by your voice. Google Home can be used in US and Canada for making call on any number. Google's Pixel 2 launch event is today, and while the smartphones may be the focus of the show, Google also introduced a few new interesting devices. Read More »

Sonos moves Alexa voice controls into public beta

The Amazon Echo , Tap and Dot may not have the sound quality of a Sonos , but being able to control music by voice is addictive. Sonos, the wireless speaker company, was a pioneer in its category before tech giants like Amazon and Google came along with their own voice-controlled speakers for the home. Read More »