Vegas security guard’s disappearance baffles media, massacre timeline changes again

Campos was booked for five interviews Thursday night, all of which were mysteriously canceled. As of Friday, his whereabouts are reportedly unknown.

ABC News journalist Stephanie Wash, who was present to interview Campos on Thursday night, tweeted that the guard had left before their interview.

“We were in a room & we came out & he was gone,” Wash tweeted late on Thursday, quoting David Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, which represents Campos.

Wash later tweeted that Campos’ whereabouts were “unknown.”

Campos was also scheduled to appear on Fox News, but Sean Hannity confirmed that Campos had “canceled.”

When investigative reporter Laura Loomer went to Campos’ house after it was reported that he canceled his interview with Hannity, she filmed a Periscope of a woman at the door, who told her that she was not allowed to talk.

“We can’t talk about stuff right now,” she said. “Sorry, I can’t talk right now.”

Loomer was met with armed security officers, who told her to leave the property.

“What I want to know is: who is preventing the family from talking? We have confirmation right now that there is a gag order on the family of Jesus Campos. If Jesus Campos is truly a hero, there is no reason he or his family wouldn’t be allowed to talk about what he saw and what he did,” Loomer said, according to Got News.

The reporter was also banned from attending a press conference held by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

At the press conference, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revised the timeline of events for the October 1 shooting for the second time.

Initially, police said that Campos arrived at Paddock’s door while the shooting was underway and diverted some of the gunfire away from concertgoers.

Campos was dispatched to the 32nd floor after a door alarm alerted the security team to an open door near Paddock’s suite. When he went to investigate, he came under fire and was struck in the leg. He retreated and notified his dispatcher about the shooter.

The police changed their timeline last week when Lombardo announced that Campos had arrived six minutes before Paddock began firing into the crowd, leading many to question why police waited so long to respond.

On Thursday, MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, released a statement to “correct some of the misinformation that has been reported.”

“We know that shots were being fired at the festival lot at the same time as, or within 40 seconds after, the time Jesus Campos first reported that shots were fired over the radio,” MGM said in a statement obtained by the Washington Post. “Metro officers were together with armed Mandalay Bay security officers in the building when Campos first reported that shots were fired over the radio.”

On Friday, Lombardo said that he was “very well aware of the MGM statement” and said that he was “not in conflict with their statement.”

Lombardo said that the time he provided was not inaccurate, but the “circumstances associated with it is inaccurate.” He said that the time came from a “human entry” in a security log.

In their statement, MGM said that the 21:59 time offered by Lombardo was inaccurate because it was “derived from a Mandalay Bay report manually created after the fact without the benefit of information we now have.”

Through their investigation, police have determined that Campos encountered a “barricaded door, adjacent to the suspect’s door at approximately 21:59.”

In order to reach the 32nd floor, Campos was required to descend to another level to make it to the door to which he was originally dispatched. After reaching the door, Campos was shot “in close proximity” to 22:05, Lombardo said.

The police still claim that Paddock began firing into the crowd at 22:05.

Lombardo said that the current timeline was confirmed through records from a call that Campos made on his cell phone after he was shot. He also said that police confirmed the timeline through security logs, Officer Campos himself, the LVMPD dispatch, interviews, body-worn cameras, hotel cameras, and private cameras.

“So the timeline associated to both of those sources have been verified,” Lombardo said.

“22:05, the number that was provided earlier in reference to the majority of fire, upon our community we still stand by that time and that was done by the combination of sources that I listed for you earlier,” Lombardo added.

The sheriff said officers arrived at Paddock’s suite at 22:17, around 12 minutes after the shooting began. He said that Paddock fired on the crowd for 10 minutes, and by the time police had arrived, the firing had ceased.

Lombardo added that investigators have spent “a great deal” of their time “preoccupied” on the timeline. He denied that there was any “conspiracy” between the FBI, LVMPD and MGM, adding that no one was “attempting to hide anything in reference to this investigation.”

“The dynamics and the size of this investigation requires us to go through voluminous amounts of information in order to draw an accurate picture. My attempt, like I stated earlier, is to give you that information, as I know it, unverified, to calm the public, not to establish a legal case,” Lombardo said, refusing to take questions from reporters.

He added that some of the information that he gave reporters on Friday might also change.

Lombardo also updated the number of victims injured in the shooting to 546. Of those victims, he said 501 have been discharged, meaning they were treated for their wounds and subsequently left the hospital. There are still 45 victims currently hospitalized.

The number of fatalities still stands at 59, including Paddock, Lombardo said, but added that this figure may rise.

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US diplomat summoned over Russian flag removal from seized diplomatic properties

Speaking to Sputnik radio in Crimea, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the American charge d’affaires had been summoned to account for the seized diplomatic property.

“I am sure that we will raise the issue not only of the return of the flag, but also of the return of our property,” said Zakharova.

“I can say you for sure that the protest has been lodged to the US side taking into consideration absolutely inadmissible actions. The US charge d’affaires in Russia was summoned and he has received a note of protest.”

Russian flags had been removed from former consular buildings in San Francisco as well as a trade mission in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, which had previously been shut by US authorities. The Russian mission to the US described the move as “extremely unfriendly” while on Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone that the flag’s removal was “unacceptable.”

In response, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a press briefing on Thursday that the flags had been “respectfully lowered,” are being “safely stored” and will be returned “at their [Russia’s] convenience.”

The dispute over the flags is the latest episode in an ongoing diplomatic row between Moscow and Washington, which started with the expulsion of 35 Russian embassy staff by outgoing President Barack Obama in late December 2016, as well as the closure of two diplomatic compounds in Washington, DC, and Maryland.

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Though no retaliatory action was immediately taken, this summer the Trump administration slapped Russia with a fresh round of sanctions, prompting Moscow to force Washington to reduce its personnel in Russia by 700 staff. This move leveled the number of Russian and American diplomatic staff in each other’s countries.

The Trump administration then, citing a “spirit of parity,” took more hostile action in early in September, shutting the Russian Consulate-General in San Francisco as well as the trade missions in Washington and New York.

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Final frontier fidgeting: Astronauts perform spinner tricks in space (VIDEO)

“A fidget spinner in space!”

The description of the YouTube video, uploaded by NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Friday, kind of says it all.

“How long does it spin? I’m not sure,” astronaut Randy Bresnik said, “but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion!” 

Along with Bresnik, fellow astronauts Joseph Acaba, Paolo Nespoli and Mark T. Vande Hei play with the NASA-branded fidget spinner in the minute-long video. Fidgeting and space technology don’t usually go together, but no harm was done in passing a little bit of time orbiting Earth.

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“Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the whole thing spins as a unit,” Bresnik explained in the video description.

Maybe the video will get more kids to look up, if just for a moment, while they’re spinning their fidget spinners.

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5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico – USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has struck the southern coast of Mexico, some 7.8km (4.8 miles) from San Dionisio del Mar. The quake had a depth of 59.5km, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It comes less than a month after Mexico was hit by a destructive 7.1 magnitude quake which killed at least 337 people. In early September, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck the country, killing at least 98 people and producing more than 5,400 aftershocks. Mexico sits atop five tectonic plates, the movement of which making it one of the most seismically-active countries in the world.

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Iran blamed for 'cyber attack' on Parliament

A brute force cyber attack on Parliament that compromised MPs’ email accounts was carried out by Iran, it has emerged.

Blackmail fears were raised when hackers tried to break into the system used by MPs, peers and staff by searching for weak passwords.

Around 90 of the 9,000 email accounts were undermined in the “sustained and determined” attack in June.

Russia faced accusations it was behind the attack but investigators have traced the source of the hit to the Tehran regime, according to The Times.

The House of Commons said it did not comment on security matters.

A National Cyber Security Centre spokesman said: “It would be inappropriate to comment further while enquiries are ongoing.”

The revelations come as Britain tried to keep the Iran nuclear deal on track after Donald Trump’s refusal to back it.

The US president accused Tehran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 agreement and believes the international community is being naive in its dealings with the regime.

Theresa May joined Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron to issue a statement insisting preserving the pact was “in our shared national security interest” and calling for Washington to “consider the implications” of taking action that undermine it.


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Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints: Prediction, preview, pick to win



KICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. TV: FOX, Dan Hellie, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (field reporter).

SERIES HISTORY: 25th regular-season meeting. Lions lead series, 12-11-1. Detroit has won the past three, including a 28-13 victory in New Orleans last December. New Orleans is 8-5 in home games, which includes a 13-12 loss at the Alamodome in San Antonio in 2005 when the Saints were displaced because of Hurricane Katrina. The first meeting in New Orleans was memorable because Tom Dempsey kicked a then-NFL-record 63-yard field goal on the final play to give New Orleans a 19-17 victory at Tulane Stadium. New Orleans won the only playoff meeting, 45-28, in a wild-card game at the Superdome during the 2011 season.

KEYS TO THE GAME: Matthew Stafford won’t be 100 percent because of the ankle injury he suffered against the Panthers, so the Lions will have to take some pressure off him with a good running game and better pass protection.

The Saints are averaging almost three sacks a game and have Cameron Jordan wreaking havoc off the left end spot. Stafford has had big games against the Saints in the past, but the Lions might try to get Ameer Abdullah going early.

On defense, the Lions need to get back to their turnover-forcing ways, but that won’t be easy against a Saints team that has yet to lose a fumble or throw an interception.

This game could turn into a shootout between Drew Brees and Stafford, though Detroit is uncharacteristically ranked 29th in total offense and 23rd in passing offense. New Orleans would like to be balanced on offense, but it likely will be up to Brees to set the tone through the air.

The Saints’ defense, which had four sacks against Miami two weeks ago, will try to duplicate that kind of pressure against Stafford.


–Lions WR Golden Tate vs. Saints S Kenny Vaccaro. Third wide receiver Kenny Golladay is on track to return this week, which means Tate will play primarily out of the slot in three-receiver sets. The Saints roll with three safeties in their nickel package often, which means Tate will see plenty of Vaccaro. With a team-high 29 catches for 267 yards, Tate is the Lions’ go-to receiver.

–Saints WR Michael Thomas vs. Lions CB Darius Slay. Slay had his worst game of the season last week against Kelvin Benjamin, and while Thomas might be a better receiver overall, this matchup should be more up Slay’s alley. The 6-5 Benjamin gave the 6-foot Slay fits with his big frame. Thomas is two inches shorter and 30 pounds lighter than Benjamin. Slay has had a good season, and his performance will be key to a victory against the Saints.



–Out: LB Paul Worrilow (knee)

–Questionable: DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), G T.J. Lang (back), QB Matthew Stafford (ankle), T Rick Wagner (shoulder), RB Dwayne Washington (quadricep)


–Questionable: T Terron Armstead (shoulder), G Andrus Peat (hip), WR Willie Snead (hamstring)

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Lions TE Darren Fells. It’s about time Fells started getting respect as the Lions’ No. 1 tight end. The Lions have opened all five games this year in two-tight-end sets, but Fells has played more snaps than Eric Ebron (and been more effective) the last two weeks. He has just eight catches for 75 yards, but Fells scored two touchdowns in last week’s loss to the Carolina Panthers and he’s an invaluable part of the offense as a pass and run blocker.

FAST FACTS: Lions QB Matthew Stafford passed for 229 yards with two TDs and no interceptions last week. In the past five meetings (including playoffs), he has 1,682 passing yards, 11 TDs and five interceptions. He has 1,399 passing yards, 11 TDs and no interceptions in his past seven games vs. NFC South. … Detroit RB Ameer Abdullah has 315 scrimmage yards and two TDs in his past three road games. … Detroit DE Ezekiel Ansah had a sack in Week 5 and has five sacks and a forced fumble in his past four road games. … Saints QB Drew Brees has 1,367 passing yards, 12 TDs and four interceptions in four career home meetings. He has 300 passing yards in all six career meetings. In the past 11 home games, he has 3,876 passing yards (352.4 per game), 28 TDs and seven interceptions. … Saints RB Mark Ingram has four TDs in his past four games at home. … Saints DE Cameron Jordan aims for his third game in a row with a sack. He has 40.5 sacks since 2013, tied for fourth most in NFC.

PREDICTION: The injury wheel of fortune hit the Lions this week with the loss of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (biceps) for the season. In a close game like this one figures to be, going without your best interior D-lineman can make a difference. That will help the Saints make it three in a row.

OUR PICK: Saints, 27-21.

–Bucky Dent

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Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans: Prediction, preview, pick to win



KICKOFF: Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, Nissan Stadium. TV: ESPN, Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (field reporter).

SERIES HISTORY: 45th regular-season meeting. Colts lead series, 31-13. Indianapolis has won 16 of the previous 17 meetings, including the last 11. The Colts’ last loss occurred on Oct. 30, 2011, as Tennessee posted a 27-10 home victory. The Colts have registered wins in their last five trips to Nashville, including a 34-26 victory on Oct. 23, 2016, and are 11-4 at the Coliseum/LP/Nissan Stadium. Indianapolis and Tennessee have both been members of the AFC South since the start of the 2002 season. The Colts have swept the home-and-home series 10 times. Tennessee has recorded one series sweep (2002).

KEYS TO THE GAME: Indianapolis has to be able to establish a consistent running game. The Colts want to set the tempo and keep Tennessee’s high-octane offense off the field for as long as possible. The Colts need to play smart offensively and stay away from ill-timed penalties, scoring touchdowns instead of field goals.

Defensively, Indianapolis has to be able to control the Titans’ mobile quarterback, Marcus Mariota. They need to keep him in the pocket and not allow him to create plays on the outside or with his legs. That was a major issue two weeks ago in the loss to Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in Seattle. The Colts’ improved run defense will also be severely tested by Tennessee.

The Titans have to hope they can get Mariota back on the field. The extra day might give Mariota’s injured hamstring enough time to heal to allow him to play. Without Mariota, the Titans’ offense ground to a halt against the Dolphins.

Even against a porous Colts defense, the Titans will have to find ways to move the football better than they did in Miami. The key to that might be to use more toss sweeps and counters instead of pounding up the middle with DeMarco Murray, which did not work last week. The Titans also have to find some threat of the pass, even if Matt Cassel is under center again.


–Colts QB Jacoby Brissett vs. Titans pass defense. Brissett has completed nearly 61 percent of his passes for 997 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also has thrown three interceptions, two in overtime games. Brissett is a mobile quarterback who can move the chains with his legs (he has three rushing TDs). Tennessee comes into the game ranked 24th in the league in pass defense and 18th against the run.

–Titans TE Delanie Walker vs. Colts S Malik Hooker. Walker is a seasoned veteran and the Titans’ best pass catcher, even after 12 years in the NFL. Hooker, a rookie, could wind up matched against Walker for at least part of the day, which could be an advantage for the Titans.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Colts CB Rashaan Melvin. He may have bounced around the NFL a bit since entering the league, but Melvin seems to have found a home in the Indianapolis secondary. The former Northern Illinois standout has proven to be a steadying influence. He played well as a spot starter in 2016, especially later in the season. Melvin has carried that play into this year. His two interceptions are second on the team to rookie S Malik Hooker. Melvin also is fourth on the team with 24 tackles and has a team-leading eight passes broken up.

FAST FACTS: Colts RB Frank Gore had 121 scrimmage yards (71 receiving) in the last meeting. He has four rushing TDs in his past three games at Tennessee. … Colts WR T.Y. Hilton had seven catches for 177 yards last week and has gone over 150 yards in two of his past three games. He has 230 yards and two TD catches in the past two meetings and has a TD catch in four of the past six vs. the division. … Colts rookie S Malik Hooker is tied for second in the NFL with three interceptions. … Colts K Adam Vinatieri converted all four field-goal tries, including the winning 51-yarder in OT, last week. He has 24 winning FGs in the final minute of the fourth quarter or OT and 10 OT winners, both the most in NFL history. His 2,411 points are third in NFL history. … Titans QB Marcus Mariota has averaged 296.3 passing yards, with six TDs and two interceptions, in the past three meetings. He has thrown at least two TD passes in four straight AFC South games. … Titans RB DeMarco Murray aims for his fourth straight meeting with a TD. He has 264 scrimmage yards and three TDs in the past three meetings. … Titans LB Derrick Morgan has three sacks in past two meetings. He has six sacks in the past seven vs. the division. … Titans LB Erik Walden had 23 sacks in four seasons with Indy (2013-16).

PREDICTION: These are two of the league’s three worst scoring defenses, surrendering a combined 60 points per game. But neither team has been scoring well. Mariota could fix that for the home team and end the 11-game losing streak.

OUR PICK: Titans, 20-13.

Chris Cluff

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New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos: Prediction, preview, pick to win



KICKOFF: Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, Sports Authority Field at Mile High. TV: NBC, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter).

SERIES HISTORY: 12th regular-season meeting. Broncos lead series, 6-5. The Broncos have won the last two meetings by a combined score of 87-29, including a 41-23 thumping at MetLife Stadium in 2013. The Giants are 1-4 against the Broncos in regular-season road games.

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Giants’ offense has no choice but to pick up the pieces after last weekend’s devastating turn of events that claimed four of their five receivers. However, they’re facing a Broncos defense that has very few weaknesses and is coming off a bye week.

With the new receivers — Tavarres King, Ed Eagan and Travis Rudolph — set to get a crash course in chemistry with quarterback Eli Manning, two players who might find themselves with bigger roles are tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison.

Engram is third on the team with 200 yards on 19 receptions. Because of his versatility, don’t be surprised if he lines up more as a receiver. Ellison has six receptions for 50 yards for the Giants, who have underutilized him in the passing game. Regardless, Ellison has shown he can run very sharp routes and has been reliable when the ball has come his way.

The Giants’ defense has been a leaky unit, both against the run and the pass, so it’s important that it try to take the Broncos’ skill players out of rhythm early.

Given the Giants’ injuries at wide receiver and their inability to generate an explosive passing game the last time they had to play without wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., it would seem that the Giants’ only shot at an upset would involve a heavy dose of Engram, an unexpectedly potent ground game against the Broncos’ league-leading run defense and the Broncos self-destructing with turnovers.

That’s why protecting the ball is key to the Broncos’ efforts. They let the San Diego Chargers back into a Week 1 game that should have been a comfortable win because of fourth-quarter giveaways. If the Broncos avoid pitfalls of their own making, they should have enough firepower on both sides of the football to soundly beat the battered Giants.


–Giants RT Bobby Hart vs. Broncos OLB Von Miller. The MVP of Super Bowl 50 probably will spend the majority of his snaps across from Hart, who struggled against the Chargers’ speed rushers last week in his return from an ankle injury. Hart has allowed 13 pressures, including two sacks, according to Pro Football Focus. Miller, meanwhile, has four sacks in his last three games.

–Giants TE Evan Engram vs. Broncos LB Brandon Marshall, S Darian Stewart and S Justin Simmons. With the Giants’ receiving corps decimated by injuries, Engram could represent the Giants’ best threat of an upset. The Giants use the 240-pound Engram in space, and he has the capability to cause mismatches, although he finished last week without a reception. After limiting Chargers tight ends Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry to just 17 yards on two receptions in Week 1, the Broncos have surrendered 228 yards and two touchdowns on 22 receptions to tight ends in the last three games.


NEW YORK GIANTS (New York did not conduct a practice on Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation.)

–Out: LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), DE Romeo Okwara (knee), RB Paul Perkins (ribs), C Weston Richburg (concussion), WR Sterling Shepard (ankle), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle)

–Questionable: S Landon Collins (ankle)


–Out: WR Cody Latimer (knee), QB Paxton Lynch (right shoulder)

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Giants WR Roger Lewis. With Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris and Sterling Shepard all set to miss the game, Lewis suddenly finds himself at the top of the receiver depth chart. The 6-foot, 203-pound Lewis, who has earned a game day uniform every week more for his work on special teams than in the offense, has eight receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown this season. The score came in the second quarter last week after Shepard and Marshall were injured. Lewis’ biggest vice thus far has been his inconsistency. This is a golden opportunity for him to solidify his spot on this team.

FAST FACTS: Giants QB Eli Manning has 1,594 passing yards, 17 TDs and seven INTs in his past six vs. the AFC. In his past two on the road, he has 654 yards, five TDs and two INTs. … Giants rookie TE Evan Engram aims for his fourth straight road game with at least four receptions. He ranks third among NFL rookies with 200 yards and fourth with 19 receptions. … Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two recoveries in his past five AFC road games. … Giants S Landon Collins aims for his fourth game in a row vs. the AFC with at least seven tackles. Since 2016, he is the only player with 150 tackles (161) and five INTs (5). … Denver QB Trevor Siemian has six TD passes in his past two games vs. the NFC. In his past six home games, he has 1,485 passing yards, 12 TDs and four INTs. … Denver RB C.J. Anderson has 585 scrimmage yards (97.5 per game) and six TDs (four rushing) in his past six games vs. the NFC.

PREDICTION: It’s hard to see the winless and almost receiver-less Giants summoning enough offense against the league’s No. 1 defense.

OUR PICK: Broncos, 24-10.

Chris Cluff

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