December 02, 2015

National News

Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack appears in court

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.

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'No more baby parts': Reclusive suspect's words draw focus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Robert Lewis Dear told authorities "no more baby parts" after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead.

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HIV-positive doctor says dog saved his life

CHICAGO -- Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

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Storm lingering in southern Plains

DALLAS -- A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.

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Bush blasts Trump as 'uninformed'

MIAMI -- The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday.

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Suspect in attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact and warned neighbors about government spying, those who knew him said.

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What's known about suspect in shooting

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in the deadly Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs, frightened neighbors, had several run-ins with police and lived in different remote cabins and trailers in North and South Carolina and Colorado.

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GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.

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