Kidde, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced the recall of more than 40 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States and Canada since 1973. The extinguishers can become clogged, or may require excessive effort to operate the units, and they may fail to work in an emergency. The nozzle on the units may also come off with enough force to cause damage or injuries.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other agencies are investigating a mass shooting that took place overnight during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival near the Mandalay Bay hotel.
Calls about shots being fired in the direction of the concert area started coming in Sunday at 10:08 p.m.
Note: This article has been updated to reflect additional earthquakes that occurred through 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
A series of 322 earthquakes continue to be recorded east of Soda Springs, Idaho. The quakes began the evening of September 2 and have continued daily since then.
Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys this morning with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, making it a category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Hurricane-force winds extend 80 miles from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force wind reaches outward 220 miles. A 120-mph gust was reported on Big Pine Key while Miami International Airport had sustained winds around 60 mph and gusts approaching 100 mph.
Hurricane Irma, which earlier this week battered U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is expected to hit Florida's west coast later tonight.
Irma is currently a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, and is located along the northern coast of Cuba. As it begins to turn northward toward Florida, the storm is expected to re-strengthen. Earlier this week, the storm fluctuated between categories 4 and 5.
This week, Colorado sent nearly 50 people to Florida and Georgia to help with the potential impacts of Hurricane Irma, which is making its way toward the west coast of the state.
Saturday morning, 24 emergency managers departed for Florida in response to a request for assistance from the state ahead of the storm. They will form four teams and head to county emergency operations centers to help oversee the response to expected damage.
Hurricane Irma is remaining on a projected course that will take it to the Florida Keys as a major hurricane by early Sunday.
The storm, currently classified as category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is north of Cuba. The path, which may be subject to significant revisions over the coming days, takes Irma northwest along the Cuban coast before turning to a more northerly course that will pass over the Keys Sunday and then across the central Florida peninsula as a somewhat weakened hurricane through Monday.
Hurricane Irma is just one of three storms in the Atlantic region being tracked by the National Hurricane Center, and it remains the largest concern for U.S. mainland residents - particularly those in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.