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Three Dead After Shooting at Planned ParenthoodWhile investigators continue to search for clues to Robert L. Dear's motive, reporters have started digging into his past. . . more
Colorado Springs, Colo., Mayor John Suthers, second from left, talks to media after a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITThe motive for a shooting that took place outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado on Friday still isnt clear, but all three of the top Democratic presidential candidates quickly rushed to express their support for the organization. . . more
This photo provided by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs shows officer Garrett Swasey, who was killed in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed several, including Swasey, and wounded others, officials said. (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs via AP)Vigils will be held Saturday to honor the victims of a shootout at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that killed three people and injured nine others. . . more
Robert L. Dear is seen in an undated picture released by the Colorado Springs Police DepartmentBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said "no more baby parts" while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported on Saturday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. Authorities have not discussed a motive for the attack at the Colorado Springs clinic, which left a police officer and two civilians dead and nine people wounded. Federal law enforcement authorities referred questions to local police. . . more
U.S. President Obama addresses joint news conference at the White House in WashingtonExpressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine. In Friday's shooting, an assailant opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a center that provides health services including abortions, in Colorado Springs. It was the latest in a long series of U.S. mass shootings during Obama's seven years in office. . . more
By Karen Brooks AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Flooding and travel delays were expected from Texas to Kentucky during for the rest of U.S. holiday weekend, forecasters and law enforcement authorities said on Saturday, as bad weather was blamed for deaths on icy and flooded roads. An ice storm stretching from New Mexico through West Texas and Oklahoma and up to Kansas City left tens of thousands of people without power and there were at least four deaths on icy roads in Kansas. Moisture from Tropical Storm Sandra and the Gulf of Mexico brought record-breaking rain and flooding to the Dallas-Fort Worth region over the Thanksgiving holiday. . . more
A law enforcement officer secures a perimeter near a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A gunman opened fire at the clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding multiple people. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITOne police officer and two civilians were killed and nine people wounded, police say. . . more
Nearly 1,000 people thought to pose security risks have been prevented from entering France since the time of the Paris attacksNearly 1,000 people thought to pose security risks have been denied entry into France since stepped-up border controls were imposed ahead of the COP21 climate talks on November 13, just hours before the Paris attacks, the interior minister said Saturday. The aim of the boosted controls is to enable the authorities to reinforce security as the COP21 climate talks officially get under way in Paris on Monday and also to confront the high terrorist threat level facing the country, Cazeneuve said, adding that they would make any necessary arrests. . . more
Boys look at a hot air balloon of the environmental group Greenpeace, near the Eiffel Tower ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. The conference with more than 100 heads of state is scheduled to start on Nov.30. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world. . . more
A woman holds a French flag outside the Invalides, during a ceremony honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 attacks, in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. France is mourning and honoring those killed in the attacks in a somber ceremony presided by French President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)The French have embraced their flag in a whole new light as the country commemorates the victims of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. . . more
In this photo provided by Vanessa Pena, a man gestures after jumping a fence at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters were spending Thanksgiving the holiday at the White House. (Vanessa Pena via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) A man accused of jumping the White House fence while draped in an American flag left a suicide note with friends and a will with his mother, telling her she may never see him again, court documents show. . . more
A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The 57-year-old man with a bushy white beard who is suspected of killing three people in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has a history of brushes with the law, including a "peeping Tom" complaint in his home state of South Carolina. Robert Lewis Dear, named as the suspect in the Friday shooting in Colorado Springs, was in jail on Saturday awaiting an initial hearing on Monday, police and jail records showed. Police have not discussed a motive for the attack at the clinic, which offers a range of health services, including abortions. . . more
The first thing to know is that these gifts arent bribes. . . more
French President Francois Hollande stands at attention as he leads a ceremony to pay a national homage to the victims of the Paris attacks at Les Invalides monument in ParisA subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to destroy the ... . . more
Obama has been laying the groundwork for years ahead of the U.N. climate change summit. . . more
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People look at merchandise while holiday shopping at Best Buy on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Early numbers arent out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving, but its expected that more than three times the number of people will venture out to shop on the day after the holiday known as Black Friday. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBlack Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, isn't always what people expect. In Colorado, for instance, marijuana stores got into the act. In Arizona, families skipped the spending ... . . more
Shoppers wait to enter Macy's Herald Square store during the early opening of the Black Friday sales in the Manhattan borough of New YorkPITTSBURGH/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but initial checks showed crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped. "It's still early, and from what we are seeing so far the crowds are good but not great," said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners. At the Toys R Us in New York's Times Square, a line of about 200 shoppers, hemmed in by barricades, stretched to the corner of 45th Street and toward Sixth Avenue, where the Macy's Inc Thanksgiving Day parade had ended a few hours earlier. . . more