Things you should know today: 10/6/17


‘It was almost automatic’: Off-duty cops saved Vegas victims

Denis Poroy
Chula Vista police officer Fred Rowbotham stands next to his motorcycle Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Chula Vista, Calif. Rowbotham was injured at the Las Vegas shooting while attending the concert with his wife and friends. The Sunday night crowd of about 20,000 country music fans happened to include many off-duty police and firefighters like Rowbotham, who sprang into the role of first responders when tragedy struck and played an important role in saving lives. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Off-duty officers and those with medical training aided victims of the Vegas shooting and saved lives.


Suddenly, White House and NRA open to (a little) gun control

Rick Bowmer
In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a “bump stock” is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Trump administration and the National Rifle Association have both thrown in their support to regulate “bump stock” devices. This device was used by the Las Vegas shooter and attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to allow continual fire.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump off the mark on Puerto Rico hurricane

Evan Vucci
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet military members on the USS Kearsarge off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Some of President Trump’s recent statements addressing the hurricane in Puerto Rico have not been completely factually accurate and the Associated Press explains why.


Every Cat at 3AM

What every cat owner is familiar with typical cat behavior — a middle of the night rampage through the house.

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