Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The gunman accused of killing three people and wounding nine at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was due to appear in court by video link from jail on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Planned Parenthood says reports he told investigators "no more baby parts" after his arrest showed he had an anti-abortion agenda.
Target website down on Cyber Monday traffic
(Reuters) - Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday. Shoppers looking for bargains on http://www.target.com/ were greeted with an error message: "So sorry, but high traffic's causing delays. If you wouldn't mind holding, we'll refresh automatically & get things going ASAP." "Both traffic and order volumes are exceeding Target's Thursday Black Friday event ... To help manage the volume, we have been metering traffic to the site," Target spokeswoman Jamie Bastian said.
Chicago police officer charged with killing black teen to appear in court
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a dashboard camera video showed him shooting a black teenager 16 times is scheduled to learn whether he will be offered bond in court on Monday. The hearing for Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, comes after several days of protests following the release last Tuesday of the video recording, which showed him gunning down 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in the middle of the street on Oct. 20, 2014, as he was walking away from police who had confronted him. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder.
Minnesota Salvation Army kettle gets $500,000 check
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? This is one check the Salvation Army is counting on to clear.
Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks
LE BOURGET, France (AP) ? Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
Correction: Graduate Assistant-Arrest story
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) ? In a story Nov. 29 about a man accused of pulling a teenage family member out school because she wasn't wearing a traditional headscarf worn by some Muslim women, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the man is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri. The man's job as a graduate research assistant ended in July 14, 2015.
3 found dead in double murder-suicide in Hatfield, Montgomery County
Black Lives Matter protesters target dancing cop's new gig
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ? More than two dozen protesters attended a scheduled appearance of a retired Providence police officer known as the "Dancing Cop," but the ex-officer himself did not show.
The Latest: Security increased, U of Chicago campus quiet
CHICAGO (AP) ? The latest about an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes on Monday (all times local):
1st court appearance in shooting over Waffle House smoking
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) ? A 45-year-old Biloxi man accused in the shooting death of a Waffle House server after she told him not to smoke is due in court for his initial appearance.