Vegas gunman had device turning weapon into automatic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two "bump-stocks" that could have converted semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic ones, officials said.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO and SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

US senator seeks cyber info from voting machine makers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator wants to know how well the country's top six voting machine manufactures protect themselves against cyberattacks, a move that comes just weeks after federal authorities notified 21 states that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 presidential election

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK and JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press

Tom Petty a rock classicist from the beginning

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the leather jacket and sneer Tom Petty wore on the cover of his 1976 debut, many people assumed he was one of those cheeky punks bent on tearing down the walls of rock 'n' roll.

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  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , Associated Press

Nobel prize cites finding of ripples in fabric of universe

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe — the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe.

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  • Written by By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON , Associated Press

Trump to Puerto Rico: 'They have to give us more help'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that local officials in Puerto Rico "have to give us more help" in responding to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, a defiant response to criticism that federal recovery efforts have been sluggish.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press