The Latest: Nightclub shooter's wife appeals bond revocation

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Posted: Mar 22, 2017 5:22 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on legal proceedings related to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

The wife of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub massacre plans to appeal a decision to revoke her bond while she awaits trial on charges of helping her husband.

Noor Salman filed a notice to appeal Wednesday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

A federal judge in Orlando, Florida, two weeks ago reversed the decision by a magistrate judge in Oakland, California, and ordered Salman jailed pending trial.

Salman has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting, and obstruction of justice.

Salman's husband, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack at the Pulse nightclub last June 12. The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history left 49 people dead and dozens more wounded.

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9:30 a.m.

A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub killings has filed a lawsuit against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in South Florida on behalf of more than four dozen of the survivors and family members of those killed.

Forty-nine people were killed during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history last June at the gay nightclub. Dozens more were injured.

Personal injury attorney Antonio Romanucci says Mateen's employer, international security company G4S, knew he was unstable yet allowed him to carry a gun in his job as a security guard.

Romanucci says Mateen had a firearm license through his job.

A spokesman for the security firm says she couldn't comment without seeing the lawsuit.