News and Headlines 10/2/2017

Prayers for the Vegas shooting victims and all involved. A sad day and way to start the week today in America. “Deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.”

Las Vegas shooting: Timeline of events

“A gunman turned a Las Vegas concert into a killing field Sunday night, murdering at least 50 people and injuring more than 400 others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history. 

People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival during a shooting, Sunday, in Las Vegas (David Becker/Getty Images)

The suspect, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nevada. Police initially sought a womanbelieved to be Paddock’s roommate, Marilou Danley, as a “person of interest.” Detectives later made contact with her, and “do not believe she is involved with the shooting on The Strip.” More here.> Las Vegas shooting: At least 50 dead, more than 400 injured in massacre

“Iraq War veteran Colin Donohue was in the thick of the gunfire last night at a Las Vegas country music festival and said “words can’t describe” the horror.

Around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, a gunman opened fire on approximately 22,000 people from the 32nd story of a hotel, killing 50 and injuring more than 400.” Fox News Insider Video here.> Army Veteran: Las Vegas Shooting Worse Than Iraq Skirmishes

From BREITBART , A good documentation of the time line and updates. “A gunman reportedly opened fire on a country music concert outside the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday evening.” More here.> Mass Shooting Outside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay; 50+ Dead, 406 Sent to Hospital

President Trump’s delivers remarks on Las Vegas shooting: ‘Act of pure evil’

“White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday said now was not the time for a debate on gun control, but rather that today was “a day of reflection, a day of mourning” for the victims in Sunday’s deadly Las Vegas shooting.” More here.> White House says now not the time for gun debate

“Thousands of country music fans ran for cover as a gunman fired on them from a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. A mass shooting that is now the deadliest in modern US history.” LAS VEGAS SHOOTING HORRIFYING FOOTAGE CAUGHT ON CAMERA

“CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night. 

“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families,” a CBS spokeswoman told Fox News.” More here.> CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy because country music fans ‘often are Republican’

“A gun control organization is already using the Las Vegas shooting to solicit donations by asking contributors to “honor the victims” of the shooting with a donation.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the legal arm of the Brady Campaign, asked their supporters to make a donation “to honor” the 58 people killed at the Las Vegas country music festival.” More here.> Gun Control Org Soliciting Donations ‘To Honor’ Las Vegas Victims

“White House press secretary Sarah Sanders praised the heroic acts of attendees of a country music festival in Las Vegas where 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured in a mass shooting Sunday night, including one Tennessee man who was killed protecting his young wife.

Sonny Melton, 29, of Big Sandy, Tenn., was shot and killed at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. He attended the three-day festival with his wife, Heather Melton.

“One man, 29-year-old Sonny Melton, had traveled from Tennessee to Las Vegas for the concert with his wife Heather,” Sanders said at Monday’s White House press briefing. “When the bullets began raining down, Sonny shielded her from danger, selflessly giving up his life to save hers. They had been married for just over a year.” More here.> White House praises man who saved his wife during the Las Vegas shooting: ‘Ultimate expression of love’

In Other News:

HOUSTON – “Investigators say a 27-year-old Houston man is accused of decapitating his mother and wounding his father in a stabbing attack.

Harris County court records show Kyriakos Savvas Georghiou is being held without bond Monday on charges of murder and aggravated assault of a family member in the Friday night attack.

Houston police say the suspect came out of the home carrying two knives and surrendered to officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call.” More here.> Houston man accused of decapitating mother, stabbing father


“The suspect accused of stabbing a police officer before crashing a speeding U-Haul van into a crowd of people in Edmonton, Canada, had come to the country from Somalia trying to claim refugee status, police revealed.

Officers took the 30-year-old suspect into custody and he apparently acted alone, Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said. Officers said pending charges included terrorism and five counts of attempted murder, but they did not reveal his name.

An Islamic State flag was found in the car that hit the officer, according to Knecht.” More here.> Suspect in Canada terror attack is Somali refugee, police say

“Canadian authorities have named the suspect in the Edmonton terror attack as Somali refugee Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, a known extremist investigated by police in 2015.” More here.> Video of Canada Terror Attack Emerges; Suspect Named as Somali Refugee on Police Watch List


“Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton says he will not participate in a moment of silence on the House floor after 50 people were killed in Las Vegas and more than 400 others were sent to area hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.” More here.> Seth Moulton, continuing protest over gun control, will not participate in moment of silence

“Journalists and lawmakers took to Twitter in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history to lambaste others’ offers of thoughts and prayers.” More here.> Politicians And Journalists Lambaste ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Sentiments

“After the mass shooting in Las Vegas last night, it’s time to invoke the 72-hour rule for shootings and terrorist attacks. The rule is: offer immediate sympathy and aid for the victims and their families, but shut up about the political implications, and for crying out loud stop trying to score partisan points for at least 72 hours afterward.” More here.> Don’t Be These People Breaking The 72-Hour Rule For Sensitivity About The Las Vegas Shooting

“Federal Election Commission officials have fined a federal contractor on Thursday for donating $200,000 to a Hillary Clinton super PAC, setting a historic precedent.

Federal contractors are prohibited from donating to political groups under the federal laws.

A Massachusetts-based company, Suffolk Construction, was fined $34,000 for making two $100,000 donations in 2015 to a pro-Clinton Priorities USA Action group while having a million-dollar government contract.” More here.> Federal contractor fined for illegally donating $200,000 to pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC