Who was Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock?

Who was Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock?

Posted October 03, 2017 09:48:56 Photo: Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a retired property manager who liked gambling and cruises. (AP: Eric Paddock) Stephen Paddock appeared to be settling into a quiet life two years ago when the wealthy 64-year-old apartment manager and high-stakes gambler bought a home in a rural Nevada retirement community, an hour’s drive from his beloved Las Vegas casinos. Those who knew him say there was no indication he was capable of holing up in a room on the 32nd floor of one of those casinos,…

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Google, Facebook spread false information after shooting

Google, Facebook spread false information after shooting

In the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, people turned to Facebook and Google, looking for news about what happened and, in some cases, updates about their friends and loved ones in the area. What they were presented with, in some cases, was misinformation. Perhaps the most egregious strain of misinformation took hold after far-right trolls gathered on 4chan, a forum in which individuals are permitted to post almost anything anonymously, and, through some amateur online sleuthing, misidentified the shooter. The false claim spread quickly on the Internet. The…

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Camp Nou game 'worst of my life,' says Pique

Camp Nou game 'worst of my life,' says Pique

Amid violent crackdowns at the polls, Catalans vote to split from Spain People attend a protest in Barcelona on Monday, October 2, a day after hundreds were injured in a police crackdown during Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. The Catalan government claimed victory early Monday, after pushing forward with the vote despite Spain’s Constitutional Court declaring it illegal. Amid violent crackdowns at the polls, Catalans vote to split from Spain Catalan President Carles Puigdemont shakes hands with workers of the government of Catalonia before a meeting at the Palau Generalitat in…

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The portable science kit entrepreneur

The portable science kit entrepreneur

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Toyota closes Australian plant after more than 50 years making cars

Toyota closes Australian plant after more than 50 years making cars

Posted October 03, 2017 06:23:11 Photo: The decision to cease production in Australia was announced by Toyota more than three years ago. (AAP: Joe Castro) Related Story: Holden workers upbeat about future as factory shutdown nears Related Story: Most Victorian car manufacturing workers yet to start job hunt: study The second of Australia’s three big car manufacturers is ceasing production today, as Toyota closes its Altona plant in Melbourne’s west, shedding thousands of jobs. Carmakers exit Australia: Started Australian manufacturing in 1963 Altona production ceased October 3 Began as an…

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