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  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks on Nov. 29, 2015, about the deadly shootings at a local Planned Parenthood. (Credit: CNN)

    Colorado Governor Won’t Accept Deadly Shootings, Like Planned Parenthood, As ‘Cost of Freedom’

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’s not willing to accept deadly shootings like the one at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday as “the cost of freedom.” “We’ve got to try and keep guns out of the hands of people who are violent and unstable,” the Democratic governor said Sunday in an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on “State of the Union.” His comments came less than two days after the shooting that killed three people in a Planned Parenthood […]

  • The Colorado Springs Police Department provided these photos of Robert L. Dear, the suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Colorado Planned Parenthood Suspect Spoke of ‘Baby Parts’ After Deadly Shooting

    What moved a man to kill three people and wound nine others at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado has not been disclosed. But the suspect accused of carrying out the shooting spree, Robert Lewis Dear, made remarks about “baby parts” to investigators after his surrender, a law enforcement official told CNN. Dear, 57, told them he has anti-abortion and anti-government views, but that doesn’t mean those opinions were his motive for allegedly shooting up the Colorado Springs clinic on Friday, […]

  • The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs identified the police officer killed in Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting as Garrett Swasey, 44, a six-year veteran of the school's police force.

    ‘He Would Want Us to Forgive’ the Gunman, Pastor Says of Officer Killed in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting

    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 Faith, 6; and son […]

  • US President Barack Obama address the US Conference of Mayors during their annual meeting at a hotel in San Francisco on June 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    President Obama Pushes for Gun Control Day After Deadly Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting

    Responding to another high-profile episode of gun violence, President Barack Obama told the American people on Saturday that “we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them.” Obama’s statement talked up gun control efforts a day after a shooting at a Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs killed three people. “The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is […]

  • The Colorado Springs Police Department provided these photos of Robert L. Dear, the suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Planned Parenthood Shooting a ‘Crime Against Women,’ Attorney General Says

    Calling the deadly shooting that occurred at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood center the day before “a tragedy that is beyond speech,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Saturday that the community “was immersed in sorrow.” Three people were shot and killed in a harrowing, six-hour siege Friday in the city of about 450,000 about 70 miles south of Denver. Among the victims was Garrett Swasey, a University of Colorado-Colorado Springs police officer who rushed 10 miles to the clinic to […]

  • A photo shows 10 batteries in the stomach of a 7 pound  Yorkipoo, named Boogie. (Credit:

    Dog Undergoes Potentially Dangerous Surgery After X-Ray Reveals He Swallowed 10 Batteries

    A Houston-area dog is doing well after a bad habit led him into some tricky surgery. The 7-pound Yorkipoo, named Boogie, was taken to the vet with a belly full of hearing aid batteries. Owners Jim and Cathy Barnard describe Boogie as “a bundle of energy and love.” But Boogie also tends to chew on things he shouldn’t. Vets at North Houston Veterinary Services already knew the one-year-old for eating too much popcorn. But this trip was much more complicated. […]

  • Security camera video shows a man shooting a Tulane University medical student in the stomach on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: New Orleans Police Department)

    Newly Released Surveillance Video Shows New Orleans Shooting That Left Good Samaritan Wounded

    New Orleans police have arrested a man they believe to be the gunman in the shooting of a Tulane University medical student — an incident that was caught on security-camera video. Authorities identified the suspect as 21-year-old Euric Cain. Peter Gold, 25, a Tulane University medical student who was shot as he was trying to to help a woman being assaulted, survived. He was in guarded condition Monday night at a hospital, New Orleans police spokesman Frank Robertson said. The […]

  • Shoppers leave a Target store after the start of a Black Friday sale that started a day earlier during Thanksgiving evening in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, 2015.  (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Millions of Shoppers Descend on Stores for Black Friday Deals

    Cue the bargain hunters, and let the Black Friday shopping marathon begin. Millions of people are participating in retail’s annual event, which began again this year on Thanksgiving day. And, of course, most markdowns are available online. An early report by sales tracker Adobe estimated that more than $1 billion was spent online on Thursday. Another firm, ChannelAdvisor, said sales at Amazon were up 30% from a year ago as of midday on Thanksgiving. But plenty of brick-and-mortar stores opened […]

  • A suspect is led away in handcuffs by police during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    Colorado Springs Shooting: Slain Officer, Suspected Gunman ID’d in 6-Hour Siege at Planned Parenthood

    Two civilians and a police officer were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in a nearly six-hour standoff Friday. The suspected gunman is Robert Lewis Dear, 59, a law enforcement official told CNN. The official did not provide additional information. Police captured him, but they’re still working to pinpoint his motive — and make sure he didn’t leave any explosives inside or outside the Colorado Springs building. Bomb technicians are investigating what’s believed to […]