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  • Police capture suspect in shooting of Pennsylvania officer

    Police searched six hours for Ray Shetler Jr., 31, who is suspected of shooting St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed at a residence in New Florence, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, state police said in a statement. Pennsylvania State Police captured Shetler without incident, police said. Reed,…

    Reuters33 mins ago
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  • NFL's Jennings launches mentoring charity to help kids

    Overweight, burdened with asthma and marooned on the bench as a fifth-string running back, Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants chuckles as he recalls his routine during his high school football games in rural Forest, Virginia. "Drinking Sprite and eating M&M's on the sideline," Jennings said. …

    Reuters44 mins ago
  • Colorado shooting suspect said 'no more baby parts': reports

    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, citing unidentified law enforcement sources. The utterance from suspect Robert Lewis Dear, 57, apparently…

  • Trial of Baltimore police officer charged in man's death to start

    Trial begins on Monday for a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man from an injury he suffered while in police custody that triggered rioting and protests and fueled a U.S. debate on police brutality. Officer William Porter, 26, is the first of six officers scheduled for…

  • Ex-prisoner Gross: Remembering Holocaust eased Cuba imprisonment

    American former prisoner Alan Gross said remembering how his family survived the Holocaust helped him through five years of imprisonment in Cuba, where he was held on espionage charges, according to interview excerpts released on Friday. Gross, 66, spoke out in what CBS News said was his first…

  • Suspect in New Orleans shooting that wounded 17 in custody

    (Reuters) - A suspect in a shooting at a New Orleans park last Sunday that wounded 17 people is in police custody, authorities said on Saturday. The suspect, Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, has declined to give detectives a statement, the New Orleans Police Department said in a Twitter post. Police on…

  • Colorado officer killed in shooting was church elder, retired figure skater

    By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A police officer killed by a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was a retired champion figure skater and an elder at a Christian church where he taught, led worship teams and played guitar. Officer Garrett…

  • Gunfire at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic triggered rapid lockdown

    The moment a receptionist heard gunfire and an "intruder" burst into the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, the well-drilled staff immediately activated lockdown procedures, the organization's local president said on Saturday. "This is a community that's been under attack," Vicki…

  • Jesse Jackson calls for resignations over Chicago police shooting

    Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday joined a chorus calling for Chicago's police superintendent and a top prosecutor to resign for the way they handled last year's fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. More than a year after the October 2014 shooting, Cook…

  • Rain, ice storms batter central U.S., deaths in Texas, Kansas

    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…

  • Chicago police union stands by cop charged with murdering teen

    The main Chicago police union is standing behind the white officer who was charged this week with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teenager. On its website, the Chicago lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), has posted a bail fund appeal for the officer, Jason Van Dyke, who is…

  • Obama and daughters purchase prose and ice pops on Small Business Saturday

    President Barack Obama took his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha shopping on Saturday for books and a sweet treat to promote Small Business Saturday, an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops. In the tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington, the casually…

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

    Expressing 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…

  • Police name suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting

    (Reuters) - The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, according to a Tweet by Colorado Springs Police public affairs' section.

  • New York police send vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics across city

    (Reuters) - The New York Police Department said it has redeployed vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the city on Friday in the wake of a shooting at a clinic in Colorado, although there were no specific threats made.

  • 'Black Friday' protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street

    Thousands of people marched on Chicago's most prestigious shopping street on Friday, disrupting business on one of the busiest U.S. retail days, to protest the shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case. Organizers said the rally, led by…

  • Police cannot confirm Colorado Springs gunman 'contained': spokeswoman

    (Reuters) - Police in Colorado Springs cannot confirm reports that a gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday was "contained," or rule out the possibility that hostages were taken, a police spokeswoman said.

  • Obama notified about shooting near Colorado clinic: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was notified on Friday about a shooting near a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the White House said. "The president has been notified by his Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, and will be updated on the situation as…

  • Man charged with scaling White House fence to undergo psychiatric exam

    A Connecticut man charged with scaling the White House fence draped in the U.S. flag was ordered on Friday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after officials say they found a suicide note and will. The suspect, Joseph Caputo, 23, of Stamford, triggered a lockdown of the White House on…