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Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 00:32

By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine surviving victims - five police officers and four civilians - were listed in good condition at area hospitals, Carney said.

Gunman in custody after deadly attack at Planned Parenthood clinic

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 22:46

One police officer and two civilians are killed, and nine people are wounded, police say.

New Orleans police identify suspect in shooting that wounded 17

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 19:55

(Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has been named as a suspect in a shooting at a New Orleans park this week that wounded 17 people, including a 10-year-old boy, police said on Friday. The first identification of a suspect in the shooting between at least two groups of people came four days after New Orleans police said the shooting appeared to be gang-related. The suspect sought by police has been identified as Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, New Orleans police said in a statement.

Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:44

Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left at least one officer dead and about a dozen other people injured, authorities said. The suspect first engaged in a protracted gun battle with police but ultimately surrendered to officers inside the building about five hours after the start of the violence, which played out under a steady snowfall in Colorado's second-largest city. A police spokeswoman, Lieutenant Catherine Buckley, initially said she had no confirmation of fatalities, adding that police were still searching for possible victims who might have been left behind in the clinic as the building was evacuated.

Nearly 1,000 'security risks' denied entry to France since Paris attacks

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:21

Nearly 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.

Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:02

WASHINGTON (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.

Bond denied for man charged in murder of Chicago nine-year-old: prosecutor

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:26

(Reuters) - Bond was denied on Friday to the man charged with murdering a 9-year-old Chicago boy, who was shot earlier this month in an apparent case of gang-related retaliation, the Office of the State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois said.

Saudi king showered Obamas with $1.3 million in gifts in 2014

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:16

The first thing to know is that these gifts aren’t bribes.

Police respond to report of active shooter in Colorado Springs

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:09

Police on Friday swarmed the scene of an "active shooter" situation they said was unfolding near a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, and the Denver Post reported that at least one officer had been wounded by gunfire. The Colorado Springs Police Department said in a Twitter post that a call for assistance referred to a person firing a gun in the city's northwest, on Centennial Boulevard, where the Planned Parenthood office is located.

French flag imbued with new meaning as nation honors victims

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 09:55

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.

'Black Friday' protest of police shooting planned in downtown Chicago

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 08:05
On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, a rally is planned for Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case. The march on Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" on the Black Friday shopping day was organized by activist-politician Jesse Jackson and several state elected officials. Organizers said the rally would be a show of outrage over the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, and what they see as racial bias in U.S. policing.

France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 07:30

A 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 ...

Black Friday around the country

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 07:25

Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but just how hungry they'll remain is yet to be seen.

Passengers on BA jet that caught fire in Las Vegas sue Boeing, GE

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 07:25
Passengers on a British Airways plane that caught fire taking off from Las Vegas in September are suing the makers of the plane and its engines in Chicago, their lawyers said on Friday. The engine of the Boeing 777 burst into flames, forcing all 170 passengers and crew to escape via emergency slides, after a part of a spool in the high-pressure compressor failed, according to findings from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Now 65 passengers from the United States, Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Germany are seeking damages from Boeing and engine maker GE for pain, suffering, emotional stress as well as financial losses, law firm Stewarts Law said in a statement.

Chicago police arrest suspect in fatal, gang-related Chicago shooting of 9-year-old: tweet

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 04:47
(Reuters) - Chicago police have made an arrest in the fatal, gang-related shooting of a 9-year-old boy earlier this month, a department spokesman wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Obama's legacy on climate is at stake in Paris talks

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 02:16

Obama has been laying the groundwork for years ahead of the U.N. climate change summit.

One killed, several injured in hit-and-run crash in New York City

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 19:14
(Reuters) - One person was killed and several people were injured on a busy New York City street on Thursday when a hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian before driving away and crashing into parked cars, police said.

Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 18:30

Moscow drafts sanctions against Turkey and Turkey's president vows to shoot down intruders.

E. coli from Costco chicken salad traced to tainted celery

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 18:15

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product. The contaminated chicken in that case was supplied by California-based Foster Poultry Farms.

Minneapolis Black Lives Matter protesters hold community Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 17:28

Minneapolis Black Lives Matter protesters paused on Thursday to share a community Thanksgiving Day meal on the spot outside a police station where they have been demonstrating for more than a week over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. Hundreds of supporters of the civil rights movement joined residents of north Minneapolis outside the city's fourth police precinct for a traditional holiday feast consisting of roast turkey, stuffing, pie and all the trimmings. The meal was co-hosted by the Minneapolis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).