Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern U.S. History Leaves 50-Plus Dead, Hundreds Wounded

More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more injured following a mass shooting during a concert by country music singer Jason Aldean last night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The gunman, who has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired hundreds of bullets into the Las Vegas Strip crowd from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel before taking his own life. Police later discovered a hoard of weapons in the room, including 10 rifles.

The rampage is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Please visit CNN here for continuing coverage of this story.

Eight Dead in Texas Shooting

CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports that eight people are dead, including the suspect, following a shooting at a Plano, Texas home Sunday evening.

According to police, the suspect was shot dead after a law enforcement officer heard gunshots from outside the home, causing him to enter the house. The officer observed several victims before engaging the suspect.

Two other victims were wounded in the shooting.

Please visit the above link to read more.

Missing: Christina Cooper

The Niagara Regional Police Service today posted the following:

The Niagara Regional Police Service are looking for assistance in locating a missing person. Christina Cooper, 46 years of age was last seen leaving a residence on Desson Avenue in Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 20th at 11:00am.

Cooper is described as female, white, 5’2, slim build, 120 pounds with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue t-shirt, blue shorts and flip flops.

Family and friends are concerned for the welfare of Cooper.

Please contact the Niagara Regional Police Service if you have any information about Christina Cooper’s location.

Police: Remains Identified as 17-Year-Old Missouri Woman Missing Since 2007

Bones discovered last April in a rural area of Missouri have been identified as those of 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky, who vanished in May 2007.

Kopetsky’s skull was found in a wooded area near Belton the day after a mushroom hunter discovered the remains of another missing young Missouri woman, Jessica Runions. Both women have been linked to 27-year-old Kylr Yust, who pleaded not guilty to burning Runions’ car in September 2016. Yust has not been formally charged in either death.

I spoke with Kara Kopetsky’s mother, Rhonda Beckford, about her disappearance last year. That interview is available here.

Please visit CBSNews.com at this link to read more.

13 Dead, Over 130 Injured in Barcelona Terror Attack (Updated)

Thirteen people are dead and over 130 more injured following a terror attack yesterday in Barcelona, Spain, reports CBSNews.com.

A van barrelling down Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district was responsible for the carnage that unfolded on the busy pedestrian street. While the driver of the vehicle remains on the run, two suspects connected to the attack have reportedly been arrested.

Spanish police said late Thursday that they have killed several people in Cambrils in a second alleged terror attempt.

According to police, the van attack is connected to an explosion that occurred south of Barcelona Wednesday night in which one person was killed and several more injured.

Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Please visit the above link to read more.

(Update: The Daily Beast reports that the suspected driver of the van in the Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub, was shot and killed by police on Monday.  Abouyaaqoub was reportedly wearing an apparent bomb belt at the time of the shooting)

Press Release: Message From the Friends of Roger Stone

Friends, I need your help!

Roger Stone has been relentlessly denigrated by the false statements and innuendo of the Washington elite and the liberal media by falsely charging that he colluded with the Russian state to elect President Donald Trump. Liberal Democrat members of Congress have continued to accuse him of being a traitor without any facts to substantiate their outrageous claims. To date, neither the House or Senate Intelligence Committees have agreed to allow Roger to testify in public to clear his name.

Then, to pile on Roger, former members of the Obama administration filed a baseless and defamatory federal lawsuit (download PDF) against Roger and the Trump for President campaign accusing them of conspiring with Russian operatives to publish the information allegedly hacked from the DNC on WikiLeaks.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Fighting back against all of these attacks is expensive. Roger has no choice but to take on the legal expense of fighting both of these efforts to smear him. Roger and his family need your help to punch back. Please donate to the effort to clear Roger’s name and prove all those who are still crying over the election of our President wrong.

We’re under attack and need your help!

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