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Sources: Vegas killer paid cash for property and privacy – CNN

Thursday, October 05, 2017

By Scott Glover and Ann O’Neill, CNN Updated 12:55 AM ET, Thu October 5, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Mesquite, Nevada (CNN)He seemed so ordinary, just another house-hunting retiree, when he strolled with his girlfriend into the sales office of the Sun City development in late 2014. The agents had just what Stephen Craig Paddock was looking for…

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strains With Trump – New York Times

Thursday, October 05, 2017

But the deliberate, slow-talking oil executive has little personal chemistry with the quick-talking, impulsive Mr. Trump. Mr. Tillerson has avoided expressing his pique to the president. But aides and Trump associates who have been in the room with them said Mr. Tillerson’s body language, eye rolling and terse expressions left little doubt that he disapproves of Mr. Trump’s approach. Mr. Trump, they said, has noticed how Mr. Tillerson slouches in…

Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman’s Girlfriend Said She Didn’t Know He Planned Harm – New York Times

Thursday, October 05, 2017

• The authorities found evidence that the gunman, Stephen Paddock, planned to escape after the shooting and survive, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said at a news conference on Wednesday evening. • The bureau is trying to reconstruct Mr. Paddock’s actions, including finding and interviewing “everyone and anyone who crossed his path in recent weeks,” Andrew G. McCabe, the deputy director of the F.B.I., said…

3 Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in Niger – New York Times

Thursday, October 05, 2017

President Trump was briefed on the deaths of the Green Berets, said the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Details of the late-afternoon ambush were sketchy. Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group were assisting their Nigerien counterparts with counterterrorism training when they came under attack in a remote part of the country. As of late Wednesday, there had been no claims of responsibility. In his first eight months…

Google is using its biggest advantage as a weapon to totally embarrass Apple – Business Insider

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Google Pixel 2 smartphone.Matt Weinberger/Business Insider Hardware, as they say, is hard. Building something complex like a smartphone is tough enough as it is; selling enough of them to overcome the lousy profit margins and high costs of manufacturing only makes it harder. Major companies like Google are not immune to these realities. So when Google launched the first Pixel smartphone last year, it was met with a lot of skepticism: It…

Depression expected to become Tropical Storm Nate, heading toward Nicaragua, Honduras – Miami Herald

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A tropical depression churning across the southern Caribbean could become Tropical Storm Nate on track to hit the Gulf Coast, and possibly Florida, as a hurricane over the weekend. In their 11 p.m. Wednesday advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm is moving over warm waters and encountering light wind shear that could allow quick intensification. Its possible sustained winds could reach near 85 mph in three days, making…

With Las Vegas Shooting Victims, Trump Assumes Role of Consoler in Chief – New York Times

Thursday, October 05, 2017

“This is a rough time,” Mr. Trump told the assembled police officers, some of whom had risked gunfire to direct the concertgoers toward safety. “But if you didn’t get up there so quickly, it could have been worse — a lot worse.” The president referred to the gunman, Stephen Paddock, who killed himself in his hotel room before the police burst in on him, as “a sick, demented man.” He…

Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman said she had no warning about massacre – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this week, said Wednesday that she had no warning about his plans to carry out the massacre. “I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man,” Marilou Danley, Paddock’s girlfriend, said in a statement read by her attorney. “He never said anything to me or took any action that I…

What are the ‘bump stocks’ on the Las Vegas shooter’s guns? – CNN

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Tillerson’s long-simmering frustrations thrust onto public stage – Politico

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

After months of policy and stylistic differences, Trump’s top diplomat denies he nearly resigned from his job serving a president he reportedly called a ‘moron.’ By ELIANA JOHNSON and NAHAL TOOSI 10/04/2017 11:10 AM EDT Updated 10/04/2017 05:55 PM EDT 2017-10-04T05:55-0400 For most of his eight months on the job, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has endured rumors that he might soon quit it. On Wednesday, he finally fought back….

Tropical Storm Nate, expected later today, to hit Gulf Coast as a hurricane – Miami Herald

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A tropical depression churning across the southern Caribbean could become Tropical Storm Nate by late Wednesday, on track to hit the Gulf Coast, and possibly Florida, as a hurricane over the weekend. In their latest advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm is moving over warm waters and encountering light wind shear that could allow quick intensification. It’s possible sustained winds could reach 85 mph in three days, making…

Pixel 2, XL hands-on: Souped-up camera and squeezable sides – CNET

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Google’s two new Pixel phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are ready to square off against the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30.  The smaller-size Pixel 2 has a 5-inch OLED screen, while the larger Pixel XL comes in with a 6-inch display. These two Android Oreo phones are Google’s high-end devices for the leadup into 2018, and so far, we like what we see. In some ways, the…

Las Vegas Shooting: FBI Still Seeking Motive as Gunman’s Girlfriend Returns – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

• Marilou Danley, Mr. Paddock’s girlfriend, returned to the country late Tuesday night, landing at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from the Philippines, officials said. Ms. Danley, who has been described by the sheriff of the Las Vegas police as a “person of interest” in the case, was met by F.B.I. agents, according to a law enforcement official. • Mr. Paddock, a high-stakes gambler, wired thousands of dollars…

Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State, ‘Never Considered Leaving’ the Job – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The extraordinary spectacle of the secretary of state denying plans to resign was the latest rupture in an administration that has been consumed by palace intrigue from the start. Just last week, Tom Price resigned as secretary of health and human services after being publicly scolded by Mr. Trump for his use of chartered flights. Mr. Trump has lost a string of top officials, including a chief of staff, a…

Tropical Storm Nate expected to form and may strike US Gulf Coast as a hurricane Sunday – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

(National Hurricane Center) A festering mass of thunderstorms in the southwestern Caribbean has gradually become better organized and was declared the 16th tropical depression of Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday morning by the National Hurricane Center. The depression is likely to become the season’s 14th named storm, called Nate, very soon. The depression could strengthen substantially over the coming days and make landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast between Louisiana and Florida’s west…

Trump Has ‘No Idea’ If The Las Vegas Shooting Was ISIS, Despite Expert Doubts – Newsweek

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has “no idea” if the Las Vegas shooting was linked to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), appearing to ignore expert and official assertions that there is no indication or evidence that the jihadist faction played a role in the assault. A reporter on board Air Force One asked the president if he believed that the link between ISIS and the deadliest shooting…

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL announced with water resistance, ‘dual-pixel’ camera, and always-on display – The Verge

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Google has announced the second generation of its Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the Pixel 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, the 2 XL has seen some substantial design changes: it’s jumping from a 5.5-inch display up to a 6-inch display, and that display now covers almost the entire face of the phone. It’s not a perfectly edge-to-edge look, but there are just the…

New details emerge about Marilou Danley, girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Marilou Danley, the longtime girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman, returned to the United States Tuesday night and was met at the Los Angeles airport by FBI agents, according to the Associated Press. Authorities are hoping she can shed light on what drove Stephen Paddock to open fire from his casino hotel room Sunday night. He killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 on the Las Vegas Strip before killing himself….

Investigators question girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter seeking to probe mind of shooter – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Authorities investigating the Las Vegas massacre turned Wednesday to the shooter’s girlfriend, hoping for more answers about the gunman and what may have sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Investigators have spent the days since Sunday’s attack — which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more — struggling to explain why 64-year-old Stephen Paddock holed up in a high-rise hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and opened…

Tillerson’s Fury at Trump Required an Intervention From Pence – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House, according to multiple senior administration officials who were aware of the situation at the time. The tensions came to a head around the time President Donald Trump delivered a politicized speech in late July to the Boy Scouts of America, an organization Tillerson once…