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Las Vegas casinos focus on protecting profits, not spotting threats, experts say

In the shadow of the worst mass shooting in modern history, Las Vegas is hosting the world’s largest gaming convention with nearly 150 panels. But of the handful of speakers slated to address security concerns at the Global Gaming Expo this week, nearly all are focused on protecting casinos from dangers such as cyber threats, frivolous lawsuits and scams.

 
Drug given to Paddock calms some, provokes others, experts say

Diazepam, the anti-anxiety medicine prescribed for Las Vegas gunman less than four months before the mass shooting, has a deserved reputation as a Jekyll-and-Hyde drug, calming some and causing others to become more aggressive.

Las Vegas police officer hailed as hero after Strip shooting

Casey Clarkson, a 32-year-old Las Vegas police officer who was injured at the Route 91 country music festival, was seated Wednesday next to first lady Melania Trump at a news conference inside police headquarters.

 
First Route 91 emergency responders recount triage

Before the 32nd-floor window of Mandalay Bay was obliterated, the night hadn’t been particularly eventful for Glen Simpson, an emergency medical responder. That was before 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired an automatic-style rifle into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers Sunday.

The inevitable moment Las Vegas dreaded

We knew the day would come. It was inevitable. But most of us thought the horror wreaked Sunday would come from overseas, not some gambling geezer living in a retirement community in Mesquite.

Titus, Democrats introduce bill to ban sale of bump stocks

As President Donald Trump met with the victims and heroes of Sunday’s mass shooting, Rep. Dina Titus “personally delivered” to White House staff a letter inviting him to meet with the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, a group established by the Democratic Caucus after the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

 
Las Vegas Strip shooter targeted aviation fuel tanks, source says

Las Vegas Strip mass murderer Stephen Paddock used his Mandalay Bay hotel room to spray massive aviation fuel tanks with bullets Sunday night, a knowledgeable source told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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