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Las Vegas Shooting:

What we know:

  • What’s happened: At least 20 people were killed in a shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip during a music festival on Sunday night. Witnesses said shots were being fired from an elevated hotel position. More than 100 people were wounded.
  • What we know about the suspect: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said one suspect has been killed; they don’t believe there are any other shooters. Police said they are also seeking a woman they named as Marilou Danley, described as a companion of the suspect.
  • What we know about the victims: Off-duty police officers are among the dead, according to LVMPD Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Their identities have not been released. Two police officers are also being treated for injuries — one officer is in critical condition and the other has minor injuries.

Puerto Rico Public Schools May Not Reopen For Weeks:

Twelve days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, officials said only 5% of the island has electricity and its schools are not close to reopening.

Julia Kelleher, Puerto Rico’s secretary of education, told CNN on Sunday that some public schools might not resume classes until October 16 because of storm damage, though decisions will be made on a regional basis.
There are 1,113 public schools and a student population of 350,000 on the island but only 400 schools have been assessed for damage, she said.

Two Women Accused Of Murdering Kim Jong Nam Plead Not Guilty:

Two young women pleaded not guilty in a Malaysian court Monday morning charged with the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam.

In one of the most audacious assassinations of the 21st century, Kim was poisoned with VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February on his way back to his home in the Chinese territory of Macau.
Security footage showed the two women, 25-year-old Indonesian Siti Aisyah, and 29-year-old Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong, walking up behind Kim and rubbing their hands on his face.
Malaysian authorities claim the pair were trained by North Korean agents to swab Kim’s face with the nerve agent.

‘SNL’ Hammers President Trump Over Puerto Rico Response:

Saturday Night Live” didn’t waste any time going after President Donald Trump and the comments he made on Saturday regarding hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

The 43rd season premiere of the NBC sketch series opened with Alec Baldwin’s Trump speaking on the phone with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who was played by Melissa Villaseñor.

“I know things are, as the locals say, Despacito,” Baldwin’s Trump said over the phone. “FEMA takes a few days unless you join FEMA Prime.”

The fake Trump then reminded Villaseñor’s Cruz that Puerto Rico is “an island in the water. The ocean water. Big ocean. With fishies and bubbles and turtles that bite.”

“Sir, we just need help, please,” Cruz said before Trump hung up on he

O.J. Simpson Out Of Nevada Prison After 9 Years, Plans To Stay In Vegas:

O.J. Simpson is beginning post-prison life in the city where he committed the crime that saw him locked up.

After serving nine years for a Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery, he left prison early Sunday to start a new chapter as a parolee.
Simpson’s parole plan was agreed upon at Lovelock Correctional Center prior to his release, Nevada’s Division of Parole and Probation said.
“Mr. Simpson submitted a parole release plan for a residence in Las Vegas, Nevada. The plan was investigated and approved by the Division of Parole and Probation,” it said.
The center did not provide more specifics of Simpson’s release plan, saying it was up to Simpson, his family and his attorney as to whether they wanted such information shared.

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