modern U.S. history

LAS VEGAS | Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn’t raise suspicions

LAS VEGAS — In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report released Friday. With those revelations, police announced they were … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn’t raise suspicions

LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Jailed man claims Paddock ranted before shooting

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the release by Las Vegas police of witness statements and officer reports in the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A man who says he met Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock less than a month before the Oct. 1 … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Jailed man claims Paddock ranted before shooting

ATLANTA  | Oliver North set to become the next NRA president

ATLANTA — Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, a popular speaker before the National Rifle Association, is poised to become the group’s next president, bringing star power at a time it’s pushing back against momentum for gun control in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and one of the deadliest … Continue reading ATLANTA  | Oliver North set to become the next NRA president

Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry

LAS VEGAS /March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Her friend, 20-year-old Quinton Robbins, was among the 58 people killed Oct. 1 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. By the holidays, just weeks … Continue reading Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry

Rauner, Pritzker win primaries in Illinois governor’s race

CHICAGO /March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The race for Illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who’ve already sunk more than $120 million of their own money into the contest, putting it on pace to become the costliest such campaign in U.S. history. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a wealthy former private equity … Continue reading Rauner, Pritzker win primaries in Illinois governor’s race