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  • Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting command post area

    Source: Suspect spoke of ‘baby parts’ after Planned Parenthood shooting

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in Friday’s shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, mentioned “baby parts” to investigators and in later interviews expressed anti-abortion and anti-government views, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN. Law enforcement officials caution it’s too early to determine a motive in the case until all evidence is gathered and examined. That process is still going on. Though the state is taking the lead, the FBI […]

  • NEW PHOTO: The toddler princess sitting on a gingham chair, wearing a pale violet sweater buttoned to the neck over a floral dress.
In one photo she laughs while playing with a fuzzy toy dog.

    Palace releases new photos of Princess Charlotte

    SANDRINGHAM, Norfolk — Brace yourself for a dose of royal cuteness. Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, have released two new photographs of Princess Charlotte, who was born on May 2. Catherine took the photographs in early November at their home in Norfolk. The two images show the toddler princess sitting on a gingham chair, wearing a pale violet sweater buttoned to the neck over a floral dress. In one photo she laughs while playing with a fuzzy toy […]

  • 31-year-old Ray Allen Shetler Jr, accused of shooting and killing Pennsylvania police officer Lloyd Reed. Authorities say Shetler confronted the officer who had responded to a domestic dispute call at a home in New Florence. He fled the scene, but was later captured. (Photo: Pennsylvania State Police, CNN)

    Pennsylvania police officer killed after responding to domestic dispute

    NEW FLORENCE, Penn. — A Pennsylvania police officer was shot to death after responding to a call about a domestic dispute, authorities said. The officer, Lloyd Reed, confronted a man involved in the dispute late Saturday at a home in the Western Pennsylvania community of New Florence, said State Police Trooper Stephen Limani. The man, Ray Allen Shetler Jr., shot Reed and is then believed to have fled the scene, Limani said. Reed, who had more than 20 years’ experience […]

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    Reese’s tries — and fails — to make tree-shaped peanut butter cups

    Sometimes, it’s best to stick with the classics. The makers of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have no trouble persuading people to stuff their faces with chocolate-covered treats in circular form (or as pieces). Why bother, then, shaping those delicious morsels into Christmas trees — at the risk of failing miserably? Maybe time will show it to be a shrewd marketing move; in the meantime, the confectioner’s alleged Peanut Butter Trees are drawing comparisons to “turds,” turning them into a subject […]

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    Mobile shopping surged on Black Friday

    NEW YORK — Black Friday sales soared on portable devices. Investing in better apps and mobile shopping sites paid off for retailers this year, IBM said Saturday, and digital sales were up 21.5% from last year. Another report from Adobe said Americans spent more than $2.7 billion online Friday. That’s a 14.3% increase from last year based on Adobe’s tracking methods. Both companies said shoppers filled their virtual shopping carts on their smartphones and tablets more than laptop and desktop […]

  • UCCS Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Photo: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    Community remembers Colorado Springs Officer as church elder, skating champ

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Garrett Swasey, who rushed 10 miles to help fellow police under fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, led a big-spirited life rooted in family and faith with the soft touch of an ice dancer. That’s because he won a skating championship decades ago. Until he was killed Friday in a gunman’s attack, he was an elder at the small Hope Chapel in Colorado Springs. Its website features Swasey smiling with wife Rachel; daughter […]

  • Donald Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms.

    Donald Trump’s denial challenged by reporter

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump says he doesn’t remember the reporter whose disability he is accused of mocking, but the reporter says that they had been “on a first-name basis for years.” Trump has come under fire for what many believe was his public lampooning of the physical appearance of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. Kovaleski has a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms. During a speech Tuesday night, Trump moved wildly while referencing […]

  • J.K. Rowling (Photo: CNN)

    J.K. Rowling explains why Harry Potter names his son after Snape

    LONDON — Severus Snape: good guy or bad guy? If you said “bad guy,” J.K. Rowling wasn’t having it. The Harry Potter author injected herself into a debate on Twitter of the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor — and regular Potter tormentor — after a user wondered why the adult Harry gave his child Snape’s name. “Why did you pick Snape to name Harry’s kid after? I’m genuinely curious as he was nothing but abusive towards everyone,” queried @FrazzyJazzy7, […]

  • Robert Dear, 57, was arrested as the suspect in a mass shooting that killed three and injured nine in a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. (Photo: CSPD)

    Suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood mass shooting ID’d

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The suspect in a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs Friday has been identified by Colorado Springs Police. Police say the suspect is confirmed as Robert Lewis Dear, 57. Local law enforcement officials reported that Dear listed his residency in the rural community of Hartsel, Colo.  which is about about 65 miles west of the clinic.  He reportedly also has ties to North Carolina. The incident began Friday at 11:38 a.m. in a Planned Parenthood clinic located […]

  • Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting command post area

    Police officer and 2 civilians killed in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood mass shooting

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One police officer and two civilians were killed in a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday, the Colorado Springs Police Department said. Five other police officers and four civilians were also shot. Lt. Catherine Buckley of the Colorado Springs Police Department said the nine injured people at Penrose and Memorial hospitals Friday night were in good condition. As police searched the crime scene at 3480 Centennial Boulevard later Friday night, they […]

  • You cast your votes for favorite films of the year after the death of "Fast & Furious 6" star Paul Walker, but this film was a surefire favorite even before then. After its May release, the sixth installment in the "Fast" franchise went on to earn an astounding $788 million worldwide.

    Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over his actor’s death

    NEW YORK — The father of actor Paul Walker, who was killed as a passenger in a 2012 crash of a Porsche Carrera GT, is suing the automaker and charging the car was unsafe. The suit alleges that Porsche advertised the vehicle as “a racing car licensed for use on the road.” But in fact the car “lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars — features that could have prevented the […]

  • Chicago churches are offering an $11,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

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    Arrest made in Chicago shooting death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

    CHICAGO — Police announced Friday that they had arrested a man in connection with the death of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old whose alleged gang-related slaying spurred outrage in Chicago. Chicago police detectives made “an arrest in the unspeakable murder,” department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted early Friday. Guglielmi later identified the man arrested as Corey Morgan. It wasn’t immediately clear what connection authorities believe Morgan has to the case. The boy was shot in the face and back on November 2 […]