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What we know about alleged gunman identified in deadly Colorado attack

Colorado Springs shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina is seen in undated photos provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover. By the time the shooter surrendered, at least three people were killed, including a police officer and at least nine others were wounded, authorities said. (El Paso County Sheriff's Office via AP)While investigators continue to search for clues to Robert L. Dear's motive, reporters have started digging into his past.

Garrett Swasey, cop, pastor, ice skater, among Planned Parenthood shooting victims

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.

Suspect in custody after deadly attack at Planned Parenthood clinic

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.

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

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.

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

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.

Suspect named in rampage at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic

A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Scant details emerged on Saturday on the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, Robert Lewis Dear, 57, and police were so far not discussing a possible motive. Police identified Dear as the man arrested in Friday's rampage at the Colorado Springs clinic but gave little other information. Court records showed he was once charged with being a "peeping Tom" in his native South Carolina.

Obama says U.S. has to 'do something' about guns after Colorado shooting

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.

Rain and ice batter central U.S. as Texas death toll rises to four
Flooding and travel delays are likely over the holiday weekend for a swath of south and central United States stretching from Texas to Kentucky, bringing up to a foot of rain in some places and killing at least four, weather forecasters said Saturday. The system is expected to lead to airport delays across the central and north part of the United States, according to A double hit of moisture from Tropical Storm Sandra and the Gulf of Mexico combine brought record-breaking rains and flooding to the Dallas-Fort Worth region over the Thanksgiving holiday.
French flag imbued with new meaning as nation honors victims

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.

Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

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.

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

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France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

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 ...

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

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

Black Friday around the country

People look at merchandise while holiday shopping at Best Buy on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Early numbers aren’t out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving, but it’s 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 ...

Thanksgiving shopping crowds 'good not great'; online sales strong

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.