2017-10-05: News Headlines

Business InsiderLawmakers are zeroing in on 'bump stock' devices after the Las Vegas shooting — here's how they work 2017-10-05After the Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers and gun control advocates have turned their focus toward a little-known but powerful device known as the bump stock.

snopes.comLas Vegas Shooter Died in 2013? 2017-10-04A bizarre conspiracy theory holding that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock died in 2013 was based on a different individual's obituary.

New York TimesDecades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein 2017-10-05Keywords: | New York Times | Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein | New York Times | Harvey Weinstein, whose films helped define American culture, apologized for behavior that he said "has caused a lot of pain." Credit Jean Baptiste LaCroix/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey … | Is Harvey Weinstein Done in Hollywood?

The HillSenate panel advances budget, a key step for tax reform 2017-10-05Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock died in 2013. | This 2013 obituary for Stephen Gorham Paddock is real. However, it has nothing to do with the mass shooting in Las Vegas. | Unsurprisingly, there are a few holes in this theory. | In fact, the viral obituary noted that the deceased's father was also named Stephen Paddock. The Las Vegas shooter's father, on the other hand, was named Benjamin. | Got a tip or a rumor? Contact us here.

PoliticoNSA contractors back in spotlight after reported Russian theft 2017-10-05The Kremlin's spies reportedly uncovered the secret cyber weapons on a personal laptop running software made by Kaspersky Lab.

Los Angeles TimesCalifornia becomes 'sanctuary state' in rebuke of Trump immigration policy 2017-10-05Jazmine Ulloa |: California's new sanctuary state law has been hailed as part of a broader effort by majority Democrats in the California Legislature to shield more than 2.3 million immigrants living illegally in the state.

ESPNRon Rivera: Cam Newton 'made a mistake' by laughing at reporter 2017-10-05Panthers coach Ron Rivera addressed Cam Newton laughing at and making light of a female reporter's question, saying Thursday that the quarterback made a mistake.

The HillBlackburn announces bid for Tennessee Senate seat 2017-10-05Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will run for Senate in 2018, making her the likely front-runner to fill the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Bob Corker.

VarietyNetflix Stock Hits All-Time High After Company Hikes US Subscription Fees 2017-10-05The Tennessean broke the news of Blackburn's expected announcement on Thursday, less than an hour after Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced he'd skip the race. | In her three-minute announcement video, first published by The Tennessean, Blackburn moves to establish herself as the most conservative candidate in a primary race likely to be decided by the party's right flank. | "Too many Senate Republicans act like Democrats or worse."

The VergeGoogle Home Max vs. HomePod and Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: battle of the smart speakers 2017-10-05On Wednesday, Google unveiled two new versions of the Google Home speakers: the Mini, which is priced to compete with the Amazon Echo Dot, and the Max, which is positioned at the luxury end…

MediaiteJim Acosta To WH: Does Trump Value the First Amendment As Much as the Second Amendment? 2017-10-05Keywords: | Mediaite | Jim Acosta To WH: Does Trump Value the First Amendment As Much as the Second Amendment? | Mediaite | President Donald Trump raised a lot of eyebrows with an early morning tweet suggesting that the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate media outlets he deems to be "Fake News!" Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News …

The HillDOJ argues travel ban case before Supreme Court is now moot 2017-10-05The Department of Justice (DOJ) is urging the Supreme Court to throw out the lower court rulings that blocked President Trump's 90-day travel ban and rule that the case is now moot.

New York TimesCatalonia Separatism Revives a Long-Dormant Spanish Nationalism 2017-10-05Keywords: | New York Times | Catalonia Separatism Revives a Long-Dormant Spanish Nationalism | New York Times | Demonstrators rallied in Madrid last week in favor of Spanish unity and against Catalonia's push for separation. Credit Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images. MADRID — For years, people considered him a right-wing extremist for wearing the Spanish…

NewsweekNorth Korea Nuclear Missiles: How Many People Will Die if Kim Jong Un Fires? 2017-10-05New analysis uses North Korea's estimated capabilities to calculate the amount of casualties that would result from a nuclear attack.

Ars TechnicaReturn of the algorithm monster: YouTube auto-promoted conspiracy theory videos 2017-10-05Pentagon officials have long warned about the human cost of a war in the Korean peninsula, but a new report details the different scenarios and related damage of a North Korean nuclear strike on its neighbors Japan and South Korea. | Analysis published on the North Korea monitoring group 38 North, a project of the U.S.

Business InsiderTrump's ex-wife claims he offered her an ambassadorship when he became president 2017-10-05Ivana Trump, the president's first wife, says she speaks with him weekly and that he offered her the US ambassadorship to the Czech Republic.

NPRFor DACA Teachers, Uncertainty Lingers On The Last Day To Renew 2017-10-05As the last renewal for DACA sets in, teachers in the program worry about their futures and the possibility of having to leave their students.

PoliticoWhite House on Tillerson: 'The president can't undercut his own Cabinet' 2017-10-05At her press briefing Thursday, Sanders also said the president was not upset that Tillerson had not outright denied calling Trump a moron.

EW.comRyan Gosling and Harrison Ford's Blade Runner 2049 bromance, in their own words 2017-10-05Keywords: | EW.com | Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford's Blade Runner 2049 bromance, in their own words | EW.com | With Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters this weekend, fans will finally get to see the highly acclaimed sci-fi sequel for themselves. But the film doesn't just have stunning visuals (that our critic calls "the elevation of mainstream moviemaking…"

New York TimesSaudi King Seeks Warmer Ties With Russia, a Historic Foe 2017-10-05Keywords: | New York Times | Saudi King Seeks Warmer Ties With Russia, a Historic Foe | New York Times | President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia with King Salman of Saudi Arabia at the Kremlin on Thursday. Credit Yuri Kadobnov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia warmly welcomed King Salman of Saudi …

ABC NewsReporter's Notebook: The Puerto Rican spirit is battered, but not broken after Maria 2017-10-05At her press briefing Thursday, Sanders also said the president was not upset that Tillerson had not outright denied calling Trump a moron.

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