Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

A helicopter drops water on a wind driven wildfire in Orange, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

At least 13 people have died in northern California after what officials are describing as an “unprecedented” wildfire that has already destroyed over(...)

Firefighters assess the scene as a house burns in  the Napa  region of California, the US. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

At least one person has been killed and two seriously injured in fast-spreading wildfires in northern California’s wine country, officials say. CalFi(...)

Republican Party reptile: Steve Bannon wants to inflict as much pain and ugliness on the GOP as he can. Illustration: Ben Wiseman/New York Times
Yes, Steve Bannon should terrify you
  • US
  • October 9, 2017, 01:00

Remember all the talk before Steve Bannon was expectorated from the Trump administration that he’d be a worse menace on the outside than on the inside(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

 Marilou Danley: her  boyfriend carried out a shooting rampage at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday night. Photograph: Reuters

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history was questioned by the FBI (...)

 Marilou Danle is an Australian citizen but was born in the Philippines. Photograph: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police/Reuters

The partner of the Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is being quizzed by police as they attempt to establish his motive for the mass shooting. Marilou(...)

A police officer stands in front of the closed Las Vegas Strip next to the site of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The bitter US debate on gun control erupted again on Tuesday as investigators struggled to comprehend why Stephen Paddock amassed an arsenal of more t(...)

Mandalay Bay shooting: a memorial to the victims at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Photograph: Hilary Swift/New York Times

At least one of the rifles the gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting had in his hotel suite was outfitted with a “bump stock”, a device that would ena(...)