HC Wake-Up Call: Las Vegas Shooting Timeline May Be Incorrect, NFL Thinks 'Everyone Should Stand' & Deadly California Wildfires

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

The Timeline of Events During the Las Vegas Shooting Might Be Incorrect

More than a week after a deadly shooting that killed 58 and wounded nearly 500 people, BuzzFeed News reports that MGM Resorts, the company that owns the Mandalay Bay hotel from which the shooter fired shots onto the crowd at Route 91 Harvest music festival, is disputing the timeline of events that's been widely accepted by authorities. In a statement made on Tuesday by a spokesperson for MGM Resorts, the company said that the current timeline of what happened on October 2, "may be incorrect."

Meanwhile, on Monday, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revised details about the night of the shooting, saying a security guard in the hotel was shot before the shooter opened fire into the crowd below, instead of after the shooting began, as authorities had previously believed. If the new timeline is true, many are wondering why it took authorities so long to reach the shooter and whether the hotel immediately informed police that a security guard had been shot.

The Commissioner of the NFL Says 'Everyone Should Stand' During the National Anthem

In response to recent controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement saying, "everyone should stand" during the national anthem, The Huffington Post reports.

"The current dispute over the national anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country," Goodell said in a letter that was sent to all 32 NFL teams. 

The commissioner barely made references to the reasons (a.k.a. police brutality against people of color), that many players are kneeling, instead vaguely referring to them as "critical social issues."

Wildfires Have Killed 17 People in Northern California

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds have been injured after wildfires spread across at least 52,000 acres of Northern California beginning on Sunday night, The New York Times reports. An estimated 2,000 buildings have been completely destroyed by the fires, and as of Tuesday, at least 17 large wildfires were still believed to be burning. Authorities said that many of the fires spread so quickly that there wasn't enough time to give evacuation notices, and many were forced to evacuate in the middle of the night. 200 people are still reportedly missing.

What to look out for...

Friday the 13th is this Friday — and considering it's October, it's going to be an extra spooky one, making it the perfect excuse to indulge in a PSL or finally get ahead on picking a halloween costume.