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  • The Latest: Dad: Slain officer was figure skater, great dad

    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)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):

  • Obama denounces gun violence after latest deadly shooting

    Barack Obama has denounced America's epidemic of gun violence after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough"The latest bloodshed came on Friday when a man entered a family planning clinic in the state of Colorado and allegedly opened fire, killing three people, including a police officer, and wounding nine others. The Planned Parenthood clinic located in Colorado Springs performs abortions, and the city's mayor suggested that the deeply divisive issue in America may have been behind the assault. "You can certainly infer what it may have been in terms of where it took place and the manner in which it took place," John Suthers told CNN.

  • Boston police probing fight involving 76ers center Okafor

    FILE - In this photo taken on Nov. 20, 2015, Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor (8) slips through the lane and past a host of Charlotte Hornets as he scores in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Boston police say they do not plan to investigate an apparent nightclub scuffle involving Okafor unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime. Officer James Kenneally said Friday, NOv. 27, that police responded to reports of a fight outside the nightclub hours after the winless Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. But Kenneally says the participants were gone by the time officers arrived and nobody was arrested or charged. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)BOSTON (AP) — A man has come forward saying Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor assaulted him during a fight in Boston that was recorded on cellphone video and posted online, police said.

  • Britain poised for Davis Cup glory

    Britain's Jamie Murray (R) returns the ball as his teammate Britain's Andy Murray looks on during the doubles tennis match on the second day of the Davis Cup final between Belgium and Britain at Flanders Expo in Ghent on November 28, 2015Andy and Jamie Murray took Britain to the cusp of Davis Cup glory in Ghent on Sunday, defeating David Goffin and Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a crucial doubles match to grab a 2-1 lead with just the reverse singles to follow. Andy Murray could get the job done when he takes on Goffin in the first of those rubbers on Sunday, giving Britain its first Davis Cup win since 1936 and 10th overall. Both number ones won their opening matches on Friday and the win for the Murray brothers on Saturday means that Andy is now 10-0 in Davis Cup play this year.

  • AP PHOTOS: All aboard 'The Polar Express'

    Steams shoots out from a 1913 steam locomotive as the Polar Express begins it's journey to the "North Pole" on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Portland, Maine. The popular train ride, based on the well-known children's book, has rides scheduled throughout the holiday season. Passengers ride about a mile and a half along Casco Bay on the Eastern Promenade to the “North Pole.” (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)For a trip to the North Pole, there's no finer way to travel than on board The Polar Express.

  • Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

    Tahir Elci, the head of Diyarbakir Bar Association, speaks to the media shortly before being killed in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Elci, a prominent lawyer, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Turkey's Kurdish rebels, has been killed in an attack in Diyarbakir. Elci was shot on Saturday while he was making a press statement in front of a historical mosques damaged during fightings between Kurdish rebels and security forces. Elci holds a placard that reads: " Let's protect humanity heritage." (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.

  • Queen Elizabeth II wraps up nostalgic Malta trip

    Queen Elizabeth II salutes the Navy officers of the the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark during her boat trip across the Valletta Harbor, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday wrapped up a nostalgic visit to Malta, her one-time home, where she joked that Canada's youthful new leader had made her feel old.

  • The Latest: Macedonia: 18 officers injured in migrants clash

    Migrants hurl stones at Macedonian policemen during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Tension has flared on the Greek side of the Greece-Macedonia border when a migrant who was stopped from crossing into Macedonia, suffered severe burns when he climbed on top of a stationary train carriage and touched a overhead power cable.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

  • 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.

  • Friends shocked at Tunisian football fan turned bomber

    Tunisian forensic police inspect the wreckage of a bus in the aftermath of a bomb attack on the vehicle transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 25, 2015On Tuesday morning, Houssam Abdelli quickly finished his coffee at a cafe on the outskirts of Tunis where he and his friends would gather to watch their favourite football players in action. Abdelli, a 26-year-old street vendor, was formally named this week by investigators as the man who killed 12 guards and wounded 20 people, including four civilians. Friends and neighbours in the Cite al-Joumhouriya district of Mnihla, a northern suburb of Tunis, spoke of their shock that Abdelli could be capable of inflicting one of the worst ever attacks on Tunisia's security forces.

  • Puig under investigation after bar incident

    Yasiel Puig was involved in a bar altercation with his sister that has prompted a Major League Baseball investigationLos Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was involved in a bar altercation with his sister that has prompted a Major League Baseball investigation for a possible domestic violence policy violation. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported that an argument took place at the Blue Martini, with Puig fighting with a bouncer and suffering a swollen left eye and bumps and bruises to his face. TMZ said Puig shoved his sister and resisted when bouncers asked him to leave.

  • Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey

    A frame grab shows S-400 defense missile systems driving at Hmeymim airbaseBy Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday. In comments which underscore how angry the Kremlin still is over the incident, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, called the behavior of the Turkish air force "absolute madness" and said Ankara's subsequent handling of the crisis had reminded him of the "theater of the absurd." "Nobody has the right to traitorously shoot down a Russian plane from behind," Peskov told Russia's "News on Saturday" TV program, calling Turkish evidence purporting to show the Russian SU-24 jet had violated Turkish air space "cartoons".

  • UK government minister quits amid Conservative bullying row

    FILE - In this file photo dated March 25, 2015, showing Grant Shapps, in central London. British government International Development Minister Grant Shapps has resigned accused of failing to act amid allegations of bullying within the governing Conservative Party sparked by the death of a young activist. Shapps quit Saturday saying "the buck should stop with me." (Yui Mok / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — A British government minister resigned Saturday amid a crisis over alleged bullying within the governing Conservative Party sparked by the death of a young activist.

  • Climate protesters push leaders to avert emissions catastrophe

    Greenpeace activists in Cologne, western Germany, on November 28, 2015Protesters joined a worldwide wave of marches Saturday demanding leaders craft a pact to avert a climate catastrophe when they gather in a still-shaken Paris. Some 150 leaders, including US President Barack Obama, China's Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, will attend the start of the Paris conference, which is tasked with reaching the first truly universal climate pact. The goal is to limit average global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), perhaps less, over pre-Industrial Revolution levels by curbing fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change.

  • Clashes at Greece border as Macedonia builds fence to stem migrant flow

    Protests by migrants on the Greece-Macedonia border, where a fence is being built, left several officers injured, vehicles damagedA group of migrants trying to enter Macedonia pelted the police with stones on Saturday, injuring several officers as the small Balkan country became the latest to build a border fence aimed at checking the flow of newcomers. The interior ministry said 18 police were injured, two of whom were hospitalised, in the protests at the Gevgelija crossing point between Greece and non-EU member Macedonia which came as Macedonian troops began to seal up parts of the border with a 2.5-metre-high (8-foot) fence. Government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjev described the situation by mid-afternoon as "calm and stable".

  • Jordan eager to get back in the ring with a 'Creed' sequel

    This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Michael B. Jordan, right, as Adonis Johnson and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The movie opened in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — With "Creed" knocking out audiences and critics alike, Michael B. Jordan acknowledges he would love to lace up the gloves again for a sequel.

  • Pope honours Christian martyrs on landmark Africa tour

    Pope Francis visited the Namugongo Martyrs' Shrine in Namugongo, Uganda, on November 28, 2015Large crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he held a mass youth rally and honoured martyred Christians on his landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope". The 78-year-old pontiff was greeted by wild cheers and singing at a shrine to the martyrs at Namugongo, just outside the capital Kampala, that honours more than 40 Christians who were executed in the 19th century for refusing to recant their faith. "Pope Francis we love you!", young Christians chanted at a youth rally at the Kololo grounds in Kampala, as thousands danced to pumping music, cheering as the pontiff leaned out of the popemobile to kiss babies.

  • Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in southeast Turkey

    People wait in front of a hospital morgue where killed Bar Association President Tahir Elci is brought for an autopsy in Kurdish dominated southeastern city of DiyarbakirBy Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot in the head and killed in a street shootout in Turkey's troubled southeast on Saturday, much of the event captured on camera and broadcast around the world. The pro-Kurdish HDP Party called the killing of Tahir Elci a "planned assassination" and urged people to protest. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was unclear whether Elci was caught in crossfire or assassinated.

  • Burkina Faso to hold elections to replace transitional gov't

    Burkina Faso presidential candidate Roch Marc Christian Kabore from the MPP party waves during a rally in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Last year, longtime strongman Blaise Compaore resigned amid protests that brought hundreds of thousands of Burkinabe into the streets, furious over the president’s attempt to circumvent constitutional term limits and stay in office. The October 2014 uprising ushered in a transition that ends with presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, the most hotly contested in the history of this West African nation. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising last year toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and started a turbulent transition.

  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    FILE - In a Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, a tourist takes photos of inscriptions on the walls of King Merenptah's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Speaking at a press conference in Luxor on Saturday, Nov. 28, Mamdouh el-Damaty said the results will be sent to Japan for a month-long analysis before the search is resumed. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

  • Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply TRIBUNE, Kan. (AP) — Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.
  • Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.
  • Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (AP) — An southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.
  • Long wait times plague Social Security disability process MIAMI (AP) — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.
  • Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

    Pope Francis arrives at the Kololo ceremonial grounds to meet youths in Uganda's capital KampalaBy Philip Pullella and Edith Honan NAMUGONGO, Uganda (Reuters) - Pope Francis traveled to Uganda's holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king. Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern shrine made of iron and cone-shaped to resemble a hut of the Baganda tribe. Twenty-five Anglicans and 22 Catholic converts where killed during the persecutions, mostly by being burned to death, between 1884 and 1887 on the orders of King Buganda Mwanga II. The most famous of the Catholic converts was Charles Lwanga, a prefect in the royal court who was in charge of the boy pages and was killed because he tried to protect the children from the sexual advances of the king.

  • Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights

    Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, is seen during a press freedom march in central Istanbul, TurkeyTwo Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports about arms supplies to Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights and freedoms as it seeks an agreement with Turkey to help stem flows of migrants to Europe. European diplomats have been measured in their criticism of media freedom in Turkey and President Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule, recognizing the West needs Ankara's help on the migrant crisis and as an ally in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State.

  • Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood

    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 CREDITCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed — including a police officer — and nine others were wounded, authorities said.

  • Nearly 1000 people denied entry to France since attacks: minister

    Mounted French Republican Guards patrol under the Eiffel Tower as the French capital remains under a high security alert following recent fatal shootings and ahead of the World Climate Conference 2015 (COP21), in ParisNearly 1,000 people have been denied entry to France since the government tightened border controls under a state of emergency following the Nov. 13 attacks, the interior minister said on Saturday. Under the three-month state of emergency, public demonstrations have been banned, police have greater powers of search and surveillance while border checks have been boosted. "Since we brought back border controls, nearly 1,000 people have been denied entry to the national territory because of the risk they represented," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a speech in Strasbourg.

  • Police name suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting

    A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs as 57-year-old Robert L. Dear, but released no further information about him. The gunman who stormed the clinic in central Colorado on Friday killed three people, including a police officer, and wounded nine others before surrendering after a standoff at the facility lasting several hours, authorities said. Police in Colorado Springs identified Dear as the suspect in a Tweet on Saturday.

  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    The golden mask of TutankhamunScans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

  • Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.
  • Turkish police fire water cannon, tear gas at Istanbul march ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse around 2,000 people marching in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday after a prominent Kurdish lawyer was shot dead in southeast Turkey, a Reuters witness said. (Reporting by Osman Orsal, writing by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
  • Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey's southeast

    Tahir Elci, pictured on 28 November 2015 in Diyarbakir, shortly before he was shot deadA leading Kurdish lawyer was shot dead Saturday in southeast Turkey after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, triggering a shootout with police, local officials and witnesses said. The unknown assailants shot at Tahir Elci, head of the bar association in Diyarbakir, and 40 other activists as they were giving a press statement near a mosque in the city's Sur district, according to witnesses. Southeast Turkey has been rocked by a new wave of unrest that has left several hundred people dead since a two-year-old truce between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fell apart in July.

  • Rosberg on pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Formula One - Rosberg on pole again for final raceNico Rosberg produced one of the best laps of his career when he snatched his sixth straight pole position with a dramatic late effort in Saturday's qualifying for Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 30-year-old German, who was trailing, outpaced his Mercedes team-mate and newly-crowned three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton by 0.377 seconds with his final effort in a closely-fought twilight session under floodlights at the Yas Marina circuit. Hamilton had been fastest in the two earlier sessions and led Rosberg before he reacted to take pole again, as he did before last year's showdown race, with a stunning show of speed.

  • Three killed in shootout at US family planning center

    Police photo of Robert L. Dear, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado SpringsPolice on Saturday were questioning a man arrested for allegedly killing three people and wounding nine others when he entered a family planning center in Colorado with a rifle and opened fire. An usually busy area of snow-covered Colorado Springs was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon, one day after Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, in the latest incident to shine a spotlight on gun violence in the United States. The gunman entered a Planned Parenthood clinic around noon Friday armed with what police described as a "long weapon" and opened fire from a window.

  • Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

    The Nefertiti bust is pictured during a press preview of the exhibition 'In The Light Of Amarna' at the Neues Museum in BerlinBy Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.

  • Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change

    Trees are cut along a construction site of a new highway in Moscow region in this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 photo. As the climate warms, moisture levels are changing with wet areas becoming wetter and dry areas drier. Russia is the fastest warming part of the world, according to a report from the country’s weather monitoring agency. The steady rise in temperatures puts Siberia- known for its long winters and lush forests- at risk to natural disasters, such forest fires. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.

  • Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.
  • Turkish president says wishes plane downing had not happened

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Bayburt, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Erdogan refused to apologize for the plane's downing, which Ankara said came after it flew for 17 seconds into Turkish airspace. At the same timed, Erdogan said he has tried in vain to speak by phone to Putin to discuss the situation.(AP Photo/Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service, Pool )ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was "truly saddened" by the incident and wished it hadn't occurred.

  • Gunmen kill 4 Egypt security personnel south of Cairo: sources

    An Egyptian special forces policeman takes his position in front of the main gate at the Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" before 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Chad, in the AlexandriaGunmen killed four security personnel in an attack at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, near some of Egypt's historic pyramid sites, the Interior Ministry and three security sources said on Saturday. One security source said the two attackers were riding a motor bike when they opened fire using machine guns at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, 22 miles south of Cairo. The interior ministry said in a statement that security forces are scanning the area of the attack in search of the gunmen.