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    More Than 50 Dead, 200 Injured After Shooting at Outdoor Concert on Las Vegas Strip

    A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino opened fire on an outdoor music festival, killing at least 50 people — including two off-duty police officers — and wounding more than 200, officials said. Country music star Jason Aldean was performing on stage when the shots began ringing out Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Officers confronted the suspect on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the concert and he was killed, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Authorities did not release the suspect's name but said he is a local resident. Multiple sources told NBC News' Pete Williams that the suspect is 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada. Concert-goers reported hearing what they described as automatic gunfire during the shooting. Lombardo said they believe this was a "lone wolf" attack but said they were looking for a roommate of the dead suspect as a person of interest.

    O.J. Simpson Freed; Parole Official Says He'll Live in Vegas

    Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free after nine years for armed robbery arranged the former football and Hollywood star's dead-of-night departure to avoid public scrutiny. It worked. Simpson signed release paperwork and then disappeared into the darkness minutes into the first day he was eligible for release. Through efforts by prison officials to keep the time and place secret, there were no journalists outside the prison gates to capture the moment. Though publicity-prone in the past, Simpson apparently took the advice of people in his inner circle that he avoid the spotlight. He was neither heard from nor seen publicly, except when a person made a video recording of him in a car at a gas station on the way to Las Vegas in which he asked to be left alone. State Division of Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti told The Associated Press that the former football hero and celebrity criminal defendant plans to live at a home in the Las Vegas area for the foreseeable future. Arruti declined for what he said were security and privacy reasons to disclose the exact location of the house.

    Trump on North Korea: “We'll Do What Has to Be Done!”

    President Trump said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump could be undermining efforts to maintain channels of communication or somehow bolstering the diplomat's hand in possible future talks. It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump's tweets, among a series of weekend posts that ranged from hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico to NFL players' allegiance to the national anthem, and at whom they were aimed: Tillerson, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, those pushing for continued diplomacy, those favoring a military response to repeated provocations. Tillerson had acknowledged, after meetings in Beijing with Chinese leaders, that the Trump administration was keeping open direct channels of communications with North Korea and probing the North's willingness to talk. He provided no elaboration about those channels or the substance of any discussions. After he left China, his spokeswoman issued a statement saying that North Korean officials "have shown no indication that they are interested in or are ready for talks regarding denuclearization."

    Man With Knife Kills 2 at French Station, Yells “Allahu Akbar”

    A man with a knife killed two women at the main train station in the French city of Marseille, shouting "Allahu akbar" during an attack that French authorities were working to determine had links to Islamic extremism. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to Marseille to meet with local authorities and troops on the scene, said local police have video that shows a man attacking a woman and running away, then coming back and attacking a second woman. The video shows the same man running toward soldiers who were rushing to Marseille Saint Charles train station. The soldiers fatally shot him and both of the women died of their injuries, Collomb said. Some witnesses reported hearing the assailant shout "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great," Collomb said. He said the attack might have been of a "terrorist" nature, but that authorities could not be sure until the investigation progressed. The Paris prosecutor's office, which oversees all terror cases in France, said it had opened a counterterrorism investigation of the Marseille attack.

    Marilyn Manson Cancels Tour Shows After Stage Prop Injures Him at NYC Show

    Marilyn Manson is canceling several upcoming tour dates after the singer was injured when a large stage prop collapsed onto him during a New York City performance. The singer issued a statement that said his Oct. 2-14 shows will be rescheduled. That means dates in Huntington, New York, and Camden, New Jersey, are affected. Shows in Boston, Toronto, Columbus, Chicago, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Houston will also be rescheduled. Manson, whose 10th album "Heaven Upside Down" comes out Friday, was injured Saturday night toward the end of his set at the Hammerstein Ballroom, ending the concert early. Witnesses said he was performing a cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" when a prop featuring two large pistols collapsed onto him. In one video, he can be seen trying to shield himself with his hands as the prop collapses. He was taken to a hospital and will be recuperating at his home in Los Angeles.

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