Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have closed their investigation into the gunman behind a mass shooting last year at a country music festival with no definitive motive. They also have no evidence of a conspiracy or a second gunman. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock was “an unremarkable man” who showed signs of a troubled mind leading up to the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, but authorities don’t have any clear answers.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s police chief says a man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors killed himself when confronted by authorities. Chief Art Acevedo said Friday that 62-year-old Joseph James Pappas died from a single self-inflicted shot to the head during a confrontation with police. Acevedo reported that Pappas had body armor on during the confrontation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “instead of retaliating, China should address longstanding concerns about its unfair trading practices,” including those laid out in a March report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. g American companies to hand over trade secrets in exchange for access to the Chinese market.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort told tax preparers on multiple occasions that he didn’t control any foreign bank accounts. That’s what his longtime accountant says during testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman’s trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Accountant Philip Ayliff says Manafort’s tax returns didn’t list the foreign accounts because Manafort and his longtime deputy, Rick Gates, told him there weren’t any to report.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NFL Players Association’s political action committee has begun dolling out donations for the midterm elections — including offering $5,000 each to two ex-players running for Congress from both parties. The group known as NFLPA One Team PAC gave $5,000 to former Cowboys linebacker Colin Allred, a Democrat facing Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions in Dallas. It did the same for Anthony Gonzalez, an ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver and Republican running for a seat being vacated by Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Renacci.