Orlando nightclub shooting

A heavily armed gunman who had reportedly pledged allegiance to Islamic State stormed into a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, and began rapidly firing into the crowd, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Florida hospitals won't bill Pulse nightclub shooting victims

The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months — and found nothing. Here's why

In interviews, senior FBI officials reveal new details about their 10-month investigation into Omar Mateen, who later killed 49 people in Orlando.

Orlando nightclub shooting timeline: Four hours of terror unfold

Follow the events inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando from the first shots fired to the death of shooter Omar Mateen.

Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside mosque nightclub shooter attended

An Islamic civil rights group said a Muslim man was beaten outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended.

Lady Gaga leads off 49 stars honoring 49 victims of the Orlando shooting

Lady Gaga and Chris Pine are only two of the 49 celebrities who appear in a video memorial to the 49 people killed at Orlando nightclub Pulse on June 12.

A proud member of the military as a man, and maybe once again as a woman

When Ellie Lader heard about the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, she knew it was time to put on a military uniform again.

Gunshots, screams and moans: Orlando 911 calls tell tale of terror at Pulse nightclub

In 911 calls the night of the Pulse shooting, some of the trapped patrons described seeing the shooter inside the nightclub. Others said they could only hear him getting closer.

FBI investigators say they have found no evidence that Orlando shooter had gay lovers

FBI officials say they have found no evidence that the Orlando shooter had gay lovers or visited gay dating apps.

Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visits Orlando after deadly attack

Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of last week's gay nightclub shooting.

Orlando gunman called for the U.S. to 'stop bombing Syria and Iraq'

Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier when he spoke to police on the phone from inside the Pulse nightclub during his rampage there on June 12.

Orlando nightclub shooting timeline: Three hours of terror unfold

Follow the events inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando from the first shots fired to the death of shooter Omar Mateen.

Victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre: Who they were

At least 50 people were shot and killed in an attack on a gay night club in Orlando. Here's what we know about the victims.

Orlando vigil and church services urge unity after a week of death and fear

Several hundred people packed into an Orlando park for a candlelight vigil Sunday night, one week since a gunman shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub

Justice Department to release transcripts of calls with Orlando gunman

The Justice Department on Monday will make public some conversations between hostage negotiators and the perpetrator of the deadly Orlando, Fla., nightclub

From San Ysidro to Sandy Hook: Surviving, but never getting over it

A trigger is pulled, and a country is devastated. Again and again. Mass shootings like Sunday’s in Orlando are occurring with greater frequency, each a ripple in the social fabric. Survivor stories

Did gunman have bombs or an accomplice? Captain says questions made SWAT team use caution

The commander of the Orlando Police Department SWAT team described the challenges they faced and how they made key decisions during the Orlando nightclub massacre.

For the builder of Orlando's 49 memorial crosses, his craft from the heart is a familiar one

A memorial to the 49 people killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting attack marked with crosses.

Nearly a week later, a shooting survivor's mind races with memories of her 'hero' cousin

Tiara Parker sees and hears things everywhere that remind her of the Orlando nightclub attack.

Are the media complicit in mass shootings?

Among the most chilling details to emerge in the Orlando massacre is that the killer paused during his three-hour rampage at the Pulse nightclub to search Facebook for news about it.

The LGBTQ community is done with moments of silence. It's time for action

To the editor: I can't stop thinking about all the lives that were tragically cut short in Orlando Sunday morning. I can't stop thinking about how it could have

Don't print the Orlando killer's name or show his picture, readers say

Readers say it glorifies the Orlando killer to keep showing his picture and printing his name.

We can learn from the Orlando attack, but only if we're willing to be brave

The grief we feel after a massacre like Orlando is a sharp expression of a subtler daily heartache.

Security videos show killing rampage at Orlando nightclub

As friends and families of the 49 killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting began gathering for funerals, investigators continued to search for insight into the gunman.

He found a loving community at Pulse — then as a reporter came back to cover the carnage

Reporter Josh Replogle had covered many shootings, but this one was personal: He paid to put himself through college by working at Pulse.

Even in third grade, Orlando shooter was troubled and aggressive

Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter, was troubled and aggressive as a young child, school records show.

As Orlando mourns, Charleston remembers shooting that claimed nine lives a year ago

South Carolina's governor somberly held up programs from the funerals of the victims of last year's Charleston church shootings, saying Friday during a memorial

How the Orlando attack prompted a quiet debate on gay America among the global LGBT community

For years, the U.S. has been a haven for LGBT people around the world. But post-Orlando, some in the international LGBT community are questioning the country's reputation.

John McCain, Mr. Civility, blames Orlando on Obama

McCain backs off from blamiong Obama for Orlando

State, local and LGBT leaders call for gun control after Orlando attack

A coalition of state and local lawmakers, LGBT advocates and police officers gathered in Los Angeles on Friday called for tougher gun safety laws in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub.

Orlando terror attack updates: Obama meets with victims' families in Orlando

Forty-nine people are dead and at least 53 injured in the deadliest shooting in American history after Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, opened fire and took hostages inside the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. What we know: All 49 victims who were killed at Pulse on Sunday have now been identified. You can read their stories here. Mateen made a series of Facebook posts before and during his attack raging against the "filthy ways of the West," according to a Senate committee letter. President Obama met with victims' families in Orlando. Investigators are focusing on the question of how much Mateen's current wife , Noor Zahi Salman, knew about his plans before the attack. She could face federal charges if she knew the attack was going to occur but failed to alert authorities. Gunman Omar Mateen had used a gay dating app in the year before the shooting, and had visited Pulse several times before. Follow coverage from the Orlando Sentinel and see a timeline of how the shooting unfolded.

Inside Pulse: A timeline of the night emerges

Inside Pulse: A timeline of the night emerges

Orlando medical examiner kept shooter in a separate morgue from victims: 'It's just what I felt was right'

Orlando Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany had been filling in as medical examiner for about a year, with a staff of four. Then he confronted the challenge of his career.

Several vigils are planned around Southern California for the Orlando shooting victims

Several vigils and prayer services are planned around Southern California on Sunday to commemorate the victims of the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shootings.  

West Hollywood plastered with rainbow #ShootBack signs

West Hollywood street poles covered with the LGBT version of the Don't Tread on Me sign on Thursday.

Cemetery workers prepare graves for Pulse victims

"It's tough to deal with sorrow every day and, now with this tragedy happening, it makes it even harder."

In a week of mourning in Orlando, members of the LGBT community vow to stay resilient

Determined to remain unbowed by the shooting deaths of 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando, another gay club in the city is welcoming patrons tonight for Latin Night

'An act of terror and an act of hate': The aftermath of America's worst mass shooting

Police respond to shooting at Orlando nightclub

In Orlando, Obama reprises role as comforter-in-chief

President Obama is a reluctant veteran of memorial services for victims of mass killings, yet no single one of those he's presided over prepares him fully to

In the West Bank, Orlando gunman's widow is remembered as sheltered, simple — 'our flesh and blood'

Noor Salman's Palestinian relatives in the West Bank recall her visits, say she was a "simpleton" who couldn't have known of her husband's plans for mayhem.

CIA director predicts more terrorist attacks like those in Orlando, Brussels and Paris

CIA Director predicts more terrorist attacks like those in Orlando, Brussels and Paris

'It is imperative we get this right,' FBI says of Orlando shooting investigation

As President Obama visits victims families in Florida, investigators were still trying to determine what motivated the deadly nightclub shooter, and whether he had hel

Orlando gunman, during pause in his rampage, searched social media for news of it

Shortly before he was shot and killed by police, the gunman in Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub searched on social media for news of his murderous rampage,

2nd Amendment talk is nonsense — until we control the weapons and the killing stops

Call that killer a radical Islamic terrorist. Call him a hateful homophobic. Or a homicidal wacko. It doesn't matter much.

Congress remains unlikely to change U.S. gun laws after Orlando shooting

Even the deadliest mass shooting ever is not likely to convince Congress to change nation's gun laws. 25in

In politically conservative Orange County, a vigil for Orlando in a Santa Ana gay nightclub

The comfort of words flowed, as smooth as their spirits.

Here's what we know about Noor Salman, the widow of the Orlando gunman

As the FBI investigates Noor Salman in one of the worst mass shootings in American history, many are wondering about the role played by Omar Mateen’s mysterious second wife.

Craigslist ad referring to Orlando massacre warns, 'San Diego you are next'

San Diego police are investigating after an ominous post on Craigslist referred to the Orlando gay nightclub massacre and warned that “San Diego you are next.”

Wands raised in tribute for Orlando victim at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

People gathered outside Hogwarts at Universal Orlando to honor Luis Vielma, one of the victims of the shooting at the gay club in Orlando who worked at the theme park.

Ellen Page emotionally discusses Orlando shooting with Chelsea Handler

Actress Ellen Page joined Chelsea Handler on her talk show to talk about LGBT violence.

'His head is always down, and his lips is moving': Disturbing portrait emerging of Orlando shooter

Seddique Mateen was too exhausted Wednesday to wake at 4 a.m. and eat before a long day of fasting for Ramadan. When he eventually rose, his eyes bloodshot and

'You aren't prepared for something like this': Loved ones cope with loss in Orlando massacre

How do you grieve a son, a daughter, a sibling, taken suddenly from you? For scores of people who lost loved ones in the massacre at the Pulse nightclub, that has become the haunting question.

LGBT Americans have always lived under the threat of violence. Will Orlando force straight people to acknowledge it?

The Orlando attack chillingly underscores that, for LGBT Americans, there are no safe corners. 

Survivor on Orlando gunman: 'He was not going to stop killing people until he was killed'

Survivors who cowered inside restrooms at the Pulse nightclub recount their ordeal.

A small Florida town is left to wonder: How did 2 terrorists come from here?

How did a small beachside town in Florida produce two violent extremists? A portrait of Fort Pierce and its largely unnoticed Muslim community

Tempers flare as lawmakers move forward with a dozen gun-control bills in wake of Orlando shooting

With emotions still raw over the Orlando massacre, tempers flared Tuesday as divided state lawmakers advanced a dozen gun control bills

Late-night hosts respond to Orlando shooting with grief, outrage and calls to action

Late night hosts respond to the mass shooting in Orlando.

The LGBT community isn’t condemning Muslims after Orlando and neither should you

For LGBT people, the horrific bloodshed was a reminder that we are not equal in a country where our safety is not considered a priority.

At an Orlando hospital, the victims kept coming — but so did an army of nurses

How one Orlando hospital handled the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Investigators say Orlando shooter sought out Islamic State propaganda, may have staked out Disney sites

“This is the largest disaster that we probably could have imagined,” said Dr. Michael Cheatham, a trauma surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Sacramento pastor, amid backlash, defends sermon praising Orlando killings

A YouTube video in which a Sacramento Baptist church pastor praised the massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida and called the victims pedophiles

A night of terror: How the Orlando nightclub shooting unfolded

In less than six seconds, 17 shots reverberated through the Pulse nightclub. 

How the Orlando attack could mark a shift for gay Muslims

Many gay Muslims walk a tightrope in a faith where homosexuality is often not only considered sinful but sometimes seen as a death sentence.

Witness: Omar Mateen had been at Orlando gay nightclub many times

FORT PIERCE -- At least four regular customers at the Orlando gay nightclub where a gunman killed 49 people said Monday that they had seen Omar Mateen there

Why did two FBI investigations fail to identify the Orlando gunman?

Omar Mateen was scaring his co-workers.

More than 2,000 gather at L.A. City Hall to mourn 'those amazing, precious souls in Orlando'

Across the Southland, vigils are being held in memory of the victims of the shooting that occurred at a gay Orlando nightclub on Sunday

The AR-15-style rifle: a popular seller tainted by mass murder

A look at the AR-15, used by the shooter in the Orlando massacre: who makes it and why it is frequently used by mass shooters.

West Hollywood public art installation 'No One Is Safe' responds to Orlando tragedy

West Hollywood art installation responds to Orlando tragedy, asserting 'No One is Safe'

Orlando gunman had used gay dating app and visited LGBT nightclub on other occasions, witnesses say

'We will not be defined by the act of a cowardly hate;' Mayor Buddy Dyer said. 'We will be defined by how we respond.'

After Orlando, California lawmakers push for action on gun control

On the eve of key votes on a package of 11 gun control bills, California lawmakers on Monday cited the Orlando massacre as a call for approval of the measures,

West Hollywood gay bar considering armed guards after Orlando shooting

The Abbey Food & Bar will consider keeping armed guards in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

The Trump and Clinton responses to the Orlando shooting just reset the political norm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton deliver competing national security speeches Monday, opening the general election in earnest with the specter of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando hanging o

'The LGBTQA community, they’re like my soul mates': Adele pays tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Adele paid tribute to victims of the Orlando shooting during her concert Sunday in Antwerp.

Man found with weapons before L.A. pride parade has history of gun charges, records show

Santa Monica police arrest an Indiana man Sunday with assault rifles and explosives in his car who told authorities he was headed to the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood.

A bridge back to sanity: Hours after the Orlando shootings, the Tony Awards gave comfort and joy

Times TV critic Mary McNamara's take on the Tony Awards, celebrating a play in which the main character is senselessly gunned down in duel on the day of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Around the world, condemnation of the Orlando massacre

Across the world, condemnation of the Orlando massacre

In a month of pride, the gay community becomes a target of terror

Even as LBGT groups across the country were celebrating a month of gay pride, a club that was the center of the community in Orlando became a slaughterhouse. The entire gay nation mourned.

Police face questions about delayed response to Orlando shooting

Police waited before storming a nightclub where a gunman had taken hostages in Orlando, and 50 of those inside died.What is standard practice?

Orange County religious and community leaders decry Orlando violence, urge unity

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'I complained multiple times that he was dangerous,' former co-worker says of Orlando shooter

A former co-worker of Omar Mateen said Sunday that the man identified as the mass shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre often used ...

How badly wounded are the injured?

A stranger was bleeding in the parking lot. This man saved his life with a shirt and a bear hug

A fellow patron at Orlando's Pulse nightclub held a wounded fellow patron close in a desperate attempt to staunch his bleeding after a night of terror.

No link found between Orlando shooting and Santa Monica plot

Man with weapons was headed to L.A. gay pride parade

Man with weapons, possible explosives arrested, said he was going to L.A. gay pride parade

San Francisco vows that its own Pride celebration will go on

 Officials here said they are increasing police presence throughout the city following the deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

President Obama: Orlando shooting was 'act of terror and an act of hate'

President Obama said the FBI is investigating the worst mass shooting in U.S. history as an act of terrorism, calling the Sunday morning slaughter of 50 people