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(...)

Video poker machines in the casino of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas,. Gambling on high stakes video poker machines was a defining aspect in the life of Stephen Paddock. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

The video poker machines that Stephen Paddock liked were the ones that did not draw attention. They had few look-at-me flashing lights or listen-to-me(...)

Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award during the 74th Golden Globes. Photograph: EPA/HFPA

US president-elect Donald Trump dismissed Meryl Streep as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actor, in a speech at the Golden Globes awa(...)