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Retailers pull bump stocks from websites, shelves after Las Vegas shooting


With the national debate on gun control in high gear after the tragedy, the spotlight quickly shifted to the so-called bump stock . Democratic US Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill on Wednesday that would outlaw bump stocks and other devices that, as she put it, "easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns". Read More »

Donald Trump hails 'amazing' massacre victims and doctors during Las Vegas visit


Authorities said 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured from a crowd of thousands gathered to watch an outdoor country music festival. As for the investigation into the shooting, he said: "Yeah, they're learning a lot more". "In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness", he said. "In the darkest moments, what shines most brightly is the goodness that shines in the hearts of people", Trump said. Read More »

Texas Republican sees 'no reason' for bump stocks, open to ban


Thus, assassin of Las Vegas on Sunday evening had fired thousands of shots into crowd at a Countrymusikfestival and killed 58 people . Phil Keith, a former Knoxville police chief, said most stores will not sell bump stocks because they have to notify the ATF if they were to sell one. Read More »

How long will PM tell 'lies', asks Raj Thackeray


He also warned the Railways to evict all hawkers from its premises in the next 15 days or his party would "take action". Mr Thackeray, who was accompanied by his family, met railway general managers and demanded that they evict hawkers to decongest foot overbridges and the station area. Read More »

Dharmendra urges States to slash Value-Added Tax on Petrol, Diesel


Union oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan had recently stated that retail fuel prices were set to ease out, following which the Centre asked state governments to cut Value-Added Tax on petrol and diesel to ease rates. The Centre had raised excise duty by Rs 11.77 per litre on petrol and Rs 13.47 a litre on diesel between November 2014 and January 2016 to take away gains arising from plummeting global oil rates. Read More »

Cardinal George Pell returns to court on historical sex offence charges

But a report by payrolls processor ADP showed private employers in the United States added 135,000 jobs last month, exceeding expectations despite the impact of hurricanes. Friday's hearing is set to be an administrative one, when his defence team and prosecutors discuss with the magistrate a committal hearing. Cardinal George Pell has arrived at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court for a brief hearing as he fights historical sexual offence allegations. Read More »

Nick Xenophon Announces He'll Quit The Senate To Stand At SA Election


He'll also be leading the SA-BEST team in, according to Xenophon, more than a dozen seats. " South Australian politics has been reduced to a triumph of low expectations - where just keeping the lights on over the next summer will be presented by the government as a major achievement to be lauded and applauded". Read More »

TMZ: Las Vegas Gunman Booked Rooms Overlooking Lollapalooza

Both rooms were booked through August 6, the last day of the Lollapalooza , which drew around 400,000 to Grant Park. As for the media reports , TMZ cited anonymous sources in saying Paddock reserved rooms on that side of the Blackstone Hotel overlooking Lollapalooza's grounds. Read More »

Time Is Running Out for Dreamers to Renew Their DACA Paperwork


Undocumented students rallied on the University of MI campus to raise awareness of their needs ahead of the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Lindsey Graham, the bipartisan Dream Act would give undocumented people brought to the USA a pathway to citizenship if they meet certain conditions. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: NRA backs regulation over rapid fire devices


A man who sold the Las Vegas gunman several guns over the past year is recalling the now chilling moments he spent with the mass murderer. Democratic senator from California Dianne Feinstein has long called for bump stocks to be outlawed, and proposed a similar ban on October 4. Read More »

California becomes 'sanctuary state' as Gov. Brown defies Trump administration


Some law enforcement officials say the impact of the sanctuary measure likely will be minimal because it bans immigration enforcement activities that few agencies participate in. "California's local law enforcement can not be commandeered by the Trump administration and used to tear families apart, undermine our public safety and wreck our economy", De Leon said. Read More »

Gujarat riots: High Court rejects Zakia Jafri's plea against PM Modi


However the magisterial court made the mistake of assuming that it can not order a fresh investigation. Ehsan Jafri was among 68 people who were killed at the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad , when a mob attacked the society on February 28, 2002, a day after burning of Sabarmati Express near Godhra killing 59 kar sevaks and leading to state-wide riots that killed about 1000 persons. Read More »

Stevan Ridley: Minnesota Vikings sign veteran RB


The Vikings had shown some interest in Ridley during free agency in 2015, and worked him out among a group of running backs on Tuesday. Ridley spent this preseason with the Denver Broncos before being released September 2. Ridley has 2,914 yards and 22 touchdowns on 688 career carries. In four preseason games, he carried 38 times for 109 yards for a 2.9 average. The 28-year-old veteran is set to enter his seventh season after previous stints with the New England Patriots , New York Jets ... Read More »

Fired Construction Worker Kills Foreman, Self at Job Site


Everybody was yelling, 'Someone got shot, '" Ed Capaldo, 37, a worker on the site said. Authorities say the incident stemmed from a workplace issue in which the shooter had a dispute with the foreman and had been fired. "Kids, wife and now they have no father, no husband", Pagan said. A spokeswoman for the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters union said in a statement to News 4, "Our hearts are heavy upon hearing the news of the tragic event that occurred this morning ... Read More »

Republicans' 20-Week Abortion Ban Might Get a Senate Vote


Under the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a doctor who performed an abortion after 20 weeks could face up to 5 years in prison but women seeking abortions would not be penalized under the bill. "According to The New York Times, the House's letter to lawmakers stated that, "'recent advancements" show "the physical structures necessary to experience pain' are developed 20 weeks after fertilization". Read More »

Taylor Swift Sent Flowers to Police Officer Injured in Las Vegas Shooting


One of their off-duty officers was shot and injured while attending the festival. The photo is of one of the "smaller arrangements" that the singer sent over. T.Swift was one of the many celebrities who posted their emotional reaction to the shooting on social media yesterday. Sunday's massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Read More »

Turkey will 'soon' close borders with Iraqi Kurdistan - Erdogan


Opinion: Why do secessionist movements rarely gather worldwide support? Even though China formalized a strategic partnership with Iraq in 2015 and was the leading investor in Iraq's oil industry after the withdrawal of USA troops in 2011, Beijing has also maintained a close economic relationship with Iraqi Kurdistan. Read More »

Northern Ireland 1 Germany 3


Jerome Boateng was brought into the Germany line-up for the first time since that game too, while Manchester City's Leroy Sane , Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Liverpool's Emre Can were all only among the substitutes. The hosts were living off scraps and rarely able to get out of their half but they were presented with a glorious chance to reduce the deficit five minutes before half-time. Read More »

Vegas gunman's girlfriend taken in for questioning


Marilou Danley had earlier returned to the U.S., where she was met by investigators looking for clues as to why he carried out his deadly shooting spree. "He sent her away so that he can plan what he is planning without interruptions". He took his own life before police broke into his hotel room, where they found 23 guns and 12 " bump stock " devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon . Read More »

New bill passed on late term abortions


Mark Sanford, R-S.C. Congressional Republicans on Wednesday kicked off debate on House and Senate budget plans that promise slashing cuts to social programs - but whose real goal is to grease the skids for a sweeping overhaul of the USA tax code that would add up to $1.5 trillion to the nation's spiraling debt. Read More »