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20 Dead and 100s Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said.  Las Vegas Police Department said the suspected gunman was believed to be a local and was on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. Police responded to the scene, engaged him and he is now dead. Officials said they did not believe there were any more shooters.. ...Read Full Story

Puerto Rico Under Flash Flood Watch While Awaiting Supplies and Assistance

Puerto Rico is under a flash flood watch as the ongoing wait for food and supplies continues in the US island after Hurricane Maria hit more than a week ago.  Heavy rain is expected through the weekend, which “will aggravate the ongoing recovery and relief efforts,” the National Weather Service said.  Federal officials say aid has been delivered across the island, however millions of residents are still without electricity, water or gas.. ...Read Full Story

Trump’s Inaugural Committee to Donate $3 Million to Hurricane Relief

After coming under fire for a delay in donating its remaining funds to charity, President Trump’s inaugural committee plans to give $3 million to three organizations involved in hurricane rescue efforts, officials said on Tuesday.  Chairman of the private Presidential Inaugural Committee, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., said the money will be divided equally among three groups — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical group.. ...Read Full Story

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Heading To Puerto Rico

As officials got a clearer picture of the destruction Hurricane Maria wrought in Puerto Rico, federal and military aid increased with the news that the hospital ship USNS Comfort would be deployed.  In addition, The US Air Force is also sending additional aircraft to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to help in relief and aid missions.. ...Read Full Story

Demonstrators Protest At Cardinals/Cubs Game in St. Louis

About 300 demonstrators gathered peacefully outside a St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs game in St. Louis, to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect.  Various demonstrations have been ongoing since Sept. 15, when Jason Stockley was ruled not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.. ...Read Full Story

China Urges North Korea and The United States To Stop War Of Words

On Tuesday, China urged North Korea and the United States to stop their escalating war of words and sit down for talks on cooling the recent spike in tensions.  Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang reinforce his country’s position that all sides should avoid provoking each other following the exchange of threats between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.. ...Read Full Story

Hurricane Maria Strengthening As it Heads Towards the Caribbean

Puerto Rico is making preparations in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Maria, projected to make direct landfall this Wednesday. Maria is currently a Category 2 storm, and hurricane warnings have been issued for the islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Lucia and Martinique. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Antigua and Barbuda.. ...Read Full Story