The Latest: Gun shop owner recalls visit by Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):
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Why It Might Be Nearly Impossible to Destroy North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

If the President chooses to launch a nuclear first strike on North Korea, there is no certainty even then that ...
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Marilou Danley, Las Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend: 'He Never Said Anything To Me'

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, said in a statement on Wednesday that she was “devastated” by the tragedy.
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Dianne Feinstein introduces Senate gun control bill to ban bump stocks

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Richard Blumenthal launch their effort to ban the sale and possession of bump stock equipment ...
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Trump visits Las Vegas after attack: 'It’s a very, very sad day for me, personally'

Donald Trump used a politically delicate visit to Las Vegas in the wake of the deadliest mass shootings of modern ...
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Cigna to end OxyContin painkiller coverage, signs contract for alternative

Amid a growing U.S. opioid addiction, health insurer Cigna Corp will stop covering OxyContin, the opioid painkiller sold by Purdue ...
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Why It Might Be Nearly Impossible to Destroy North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

Why It Might Be Nearly Impossible to Destroy North Korea's Nuclear WeaponsIf the President chooses to launch a nuclear first strike on North Korea, there is no certainty even then that the United States will be able to eliminate Pyongyang’s nuclear forces before they can launch a retaliatory second strike. A conventional strike using massed numbers of cruise missiles could eliminate many of Pyongyang’s fixed nuclear facilities—assuming U.S. intelligence is able to determine where those sites are—but a more difficult problem is presented by North Korea’s elusive mobile launchers and super-hardened deeply buried facilities.


Dianne Feinstein introduces Senate gun control bill to ban bump stocks

Dianne Feinstein introduces Senate gun control bill to ban bump stocksSenator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Richard Blumenthal launch their effort to ban the sale and possession of bump stock equipment. Democrats on Wednesday lined up behind a bill that would outlaw the the sale and possession of “bump stocks”, a device the Las Vegas gunman used to retrofit his weapons with rapid-fire capabilities, leaving 59 victims dead and more than 500 injured in just nine minutes.


Trump visits Las Vegas after attack: 'It’s a very, very sad day for me, personally'

Trump visits Las Vegas after attack: 'It’s a very, very sad day for me, personally'Donald Trump used a politically delicate visit to Las Vegas in the wake of the deadliest mass shootings of modern times to praise the courage of victims and police on Wednesday, but flatly refused to engage in a wider discussion about gun violence. Despite a renewal of efforts in Washington to reform the country’s gun laws, the US president declined to answer a question about the country’s problem with gun violence. Also on Wednesday, an attorney for the Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, said Danley had no knowledge of any plans by him to commit a massacre.


Cigna to end OxyContin painkiller coverage, signs contract for alternative

Cigna to end OxyContin painkiller coverage, signs contract for alternativeAmid a growing U.S. opioid addiction, health insurer Cigna Corp will stop covering OxyContin, the opioid painkiller sold by Purdue Pharma LP, as of Jan. 1 and will instead cover an equivalent with a formulation less vulnerable to abuse, the company said on Wednesday. The insurer has signed a “value-based contract” with Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc for Xtampza ER, an extended-release oxycodone equivalent that cannot be made more fast-acting through cutting or crushing. Under the contract, Collegium will reduce the cost of the medication for many of Cigna’s benefit plans.


Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto RicoUS President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress for a bumper $29 billion package of emergency relief after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. According to a White House letter, Trump asked for a package that includes $12.77 billion in disaster relief and a $16 billion bailout to keep a critical flood insurance program running. The call for more money comes after Trump visited the US island on Tuesday.