In America’s macabre recent history of mass shootings, it has become something of a cliche: the loner who moved silently in his community, never getting too close to neighbors or revealing his hand. Stephen Paddock, the gunman behind the deadliest such attack in modern US history who murdered 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday, joins that chilling roll call of reclusive killers. Neighbors in Mesquite, a fast-growing casino town on Nevada’s border with Arizona, described their shock Tuesday at discovering the evil lurking within their close-knit locale of fewer than 20,000.
The mayor of San Juan mayor has said she hopes Donald Trump will “stop spouting out comments that are hurtful to the people of Puerto Rico”. “It doesn’t make you feel good,” Carmen Yulin Cruz told CNN, responding to the President’s controversial comments during his visit to the hurricane-ravaged island. Along with saying Puerto Rico had “thrown our budget a little out of whack”, Mr Trump also claimed officials should be “proud” only 16 people had died as the result of Hurricane Maria, unlike in catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina.
Families of some of the 59 people who lost their lives in the mass shooting in Las Vegas have paid tribute to their loved ones, praising devoted dads, “spectacular” teachers and “kind-hearted” husbands. Heather Melton’s husband grabbed her and ran with her until she was safe, even as he was shot in the back. Sonny Melton would later be the first victim officially named.
Ushpizin (guests) in the Sukkah and the divine attributes.
Donald Trump’s predecessor is better known for enjoying a good game of basketball, but the President showed off his free-throw form while handing out aide in Puerto Rico. Mr Trump was visiting a crowded Calvary Chapel when he started handing out the aide. Then he tossed paper towel rolls to some of the fans in the back, just like he was shooting hoops.