The Latest: 3 dead in Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The latest on the shooting near Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local): 7:15 a.m. Police say three people are dead after a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Those who died Friday include two civilians and one police officer from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The university is about 10 minutes away from the clinic and officials say the fallen officer responded to help city police with the shooting. Mayor John Suthers says the community "mourns the loss of a very brave police officer." Nine other people are hospitalized and police say there are in good condition.
Gunman arrested in Planned Parenthood fatal shooting COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after killing a police officer, wounding multiple people and engaging in gun battles during an hours-long standoff with authorities, officials said. A police officer with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs was killed in the rampage, a law enforcement official said. The official. Who has direct knowledge of the incident, spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing and the official was not authorized to speak to the media. Four other officers and five have been wounded.
How Black Friday played out around the country NEW YORK (AP) - Black 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 frenzy to go hiking. And in Chicago, shoppers snapped photos of demonstrators protesting the police shooting of a black teenager. Overall, there seemed to be smaller crowds throughout stores and malls across the country. Here's how the day played out: --- PROTESTS ON CHICAGO'S MAGNIFICENT MILE Hundreds of protesters blocked entrances to stores in Chicago's high-end shopping district to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.
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In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, meets youth KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Pope Francis is paying his respects to 19th century Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models. Francis will pray Saturday at shrines dedicated to the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1885 and 1887 on the orders of a local king eager to thwart the influence of Christianity in his central Ugandan kingdom. At Namugongo, where most of the martyrs were burned alive, he will celebrate Mass in their honor to mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholics' canonization.
France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning 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 army of fanatics? who claimed so many young lives. In Belgium, authorities charged a man with ?terrorist attacks? as investigators worked to hone in on culprits. The federal prosecutor?s office said the man arrested a day earlier in Brussels, not identified, was "charged with terrorist attacks and taking part in the activities of a terrorist group." France?s somber homage to the victims bespoke the horrors of Nov.
Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones. Outside the luxury hotel, the dusty, red-earth streets were coming alive with traffic, the whine of motorbikes mixed with the rumble of minibus taxis amid the bustle of one of Africa's fastest-growing cities. Five hotel security guards were just finishing the overnight shift and about to make the handoff to their dayside colleagues. Another night, another "Rien a signaler" (French for "Nothing to report"). As one of the guards would later say, "We weren't concentrating." That was the precise moment the attackers were waiting for on the morning of Nov.
Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8 BEIRUT (AP) - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday. The strikes came as France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, declared that destroying the IS headquarters and "neutralizing and eradicating" the extremist group is the main objective of the international campaign. It wasn't immediately clear who carried out the latest airstrikes. The city in northern Syria is the group's de facto capital and has become the focus of international airstrikes in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the bombing of a Russian jetliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees. The retired neurosurgeon has been facing questions about his command of foreign policy. Carson planned to tour one of Jordan's major refugee camps Friday and Saturday, campaign manager Barry Bennett said. Bennett declined to release more details about the two-day mission because of security concerns. Like other Republicans, Carson has sometimes taken a harsh tone when discussing the issue. Last week, he likened blocking potential terrorists posing as Syrian refugees to handling a rabid dog. "We have to have in place screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are, quite frankly," he said.
Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter. Serge Kovaleski of The New York Times says he has met Trump repeatedly, interviewing him in his office and talking to him at news conferences, when he worked for the New York Daily News in the late 1980s. "Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years," he said in a Times story about the Republican presidential candidate's behavior at a rally in South Carolina last week. Onstage Tuesday, a mocking Trump flailed his arms in an apparent attempt to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy." He accused Kovaleski of backing off a story from a week after the 9/11 attacks that said authorities in New Jersey detained and questioned "a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks." Kovaleski then worked for The Washington Post.
Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage NEW YORK (AP) - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs. Instead, stores around the country had sparse parking lots, calm, orderly lines, and modest traffic. Black Friday, which traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the year, almost looked like a normal shopping day. And not every shopper was happy about that. In Denver, for instance, Susan Montoya had nearly an entire Kmart to herself Friday morning.