Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood that killed 3

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3 dead, 9 injured in shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood, gunman identified.

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. A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press the gunman in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood Friday has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear.Patients inside a snow-covered Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood dashed for cover as a mumbling lone gunman fired at random during his five hour rampage. “I turned my head and I saw this guy crawling on the ground, on all fours, headed to the entrance. Too many have already died.” — Frank Chapman, 73, one of hundreds of protesters in Chicago gathering to draw attention to the 2014 killing of a black teenager by a white police officer. “There’s no one out here! This is sad.” — Susan Montoya, of Denver, who had nearly an entire Kmart to herself on Black Friday, which traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the year.

The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs police department identified the officer killed as Garrett Swasey, 44, a six-year veteran of the force. The shooter’s initial targets were in the clinic’s parking lot where Licano encountered a man crawling behind the crazed killer’s rampage that shattered a glass door at the Planned Parenthood. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he believes the protests have gone “exceptionally well” in large part because his officers have gone out of their way to let demonstrators express their outrage. He later learned he only suffered superficial glass cuts. “He had a hat on, and a salt-and-pepper beard, and these intense eyes, he looked directly at me and took aim, but thank God he missed, he missed two or three times,” Licano said.

French President Francois Hollande was meeting with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming as the country announced nearly 1,000 individuals were banned from entering French soil amid post-attack high security. The shooting unfolded during a regular working day, as patients waited for appointments and staff members attended to them. “I heard everyone in the lobby screaming ‘Get down!

The march is the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released a video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder. The talks in the Elysee Palace come as President Barack Obama, the leaders of China, Russia and more than 140 other countries prepare to converge on Paris to launch two weeks of high-stakes talks.

Get down!’ and then I saw a gunman walking with a shotgun just shooting randomly outside of Planned Parenthood,” Kentanya Craion said after getting out of the building. Leaders and climate negotiators from 196 countries meeting at the U.N. talks Nov. 30-Dec. 11 will try to hash out the broadest, most lasting deal to date to slow global warming. Some of the demonstrators linked arms to form human chains in front of main entrances to stores on both sides of Michigan Avenue for more than three blocks. Saturday’s meeting and the talks are taking place under extra-high security after Islamic extremists killed 130 people Nov. 13 in the deadliest attacks in France in decades. Police closed Centennial Boulevard in both directions and customers were locked down at a King Soopers grocery store and several nearby shops in the strip mall area.

Police were still clearing the building Friday night to make sure several unidentified items that the gunman brought with him were not dangerous, police said. Five officers and four others were hospitalized in good condition, police said. “Certainly it could have been much, much worse if it were not for the heroism of our police officers to corner the person in the building,” Colorado Springs Fire Chief Chris Riley said. DAKAR, Senegal — A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali’s Kidal early Saturday killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman. The attack also injured 20 people, of which four are in serious condition, said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali known as MINUSMA. One of the officers appeared to fall to the ground and the other office knelt down to render aid, then tried to get the officer to safety behind the car, she said.

Jennifer Motolinia ducked under a table and called her brother, Joan, to leave him final instructions for the care of her three children in case the gunman found her. Joan Motolinia said his sister was in the clinic when gunshots were heard. “She called me and she was telling me that there was a shooting — I heard the shooting,” he said. “She couldn’t say too much because she was afraid.” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a statement to victims families shortly after the fatalities were announced: “Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who were killed, including UCCS Officer Garrett Swasey, and those who were injured,” he said. Planned Parenthood employee Cynthia Garcia told her mother, Tina Garcia, that the officers wouldn’t say why they were gathering everybody together — then she heard the gunshots. NAMUGONGO, Uganda — Pope Francis on Saturday honored the Ugandan Christians who were burned alive rather than renounce their faith a century ago, urging today’s Catholics to follow in their missionary zeal and spread the faith at home and abroad.

With the immediate threat over, authorities swept the building and turned their attention to inspecting unspecified items the gunman left outside the building and carried inside in bags. According to historians, the Christians were also killed because they refused the king’s sexual advances, citing the church’s opposition to homosexuality. As many as 2 million people were expected to attend the Mass, including Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the president of South Sudan and the descendant of the king who ordered the deaths.

Francis urged them to use the martyrs’ example of faith to be missionaries at home by taking care of “the elderly, the poor, the widowed and the abandoned.” Pope Francis has arrived at a massive gathering of Ugandan youths for a pep rally before heading to the Central African Republic on Sunday on the final leg of his African pilgrimage. FORT WORTH, Texas — Heavy rain and icy conditions are likely to stick around through most of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in parts of the central U.S. due to a slow-moving, complex weather system that’s being blamed for at least 3 flash-flooding deaths. “There’s a pretty substantial shield of rain extending from parts of Texas across a lot of Oklahoma and into the mid-Mississippi Valley,” said John Hart, a meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The National Weather Service issued ice storm warnings in the Texas Panhandle and central Oklahoma that will remain in effect through noon Saturday, with up to a quarter or half-inch of ice expected to accumulate.

If people have to travel … plan plenty of extra travel time and check conditions before they head out.” SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. An association representing hundreds of high-end retailers, hotels and restaurants in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile district says it’s confident authorities will maintain order for thousands of Black Friday shoppers as groups protest a 2014 police shooting. A criminal investigation into the March poisoning at the Sirenusa Condominium Resort continues and the family from Wilmington, Delaware, is in settlement talks with Terminix, the company that used the chemical on insects in a vacation rental adjacent to theirs. Environmental Protection Agency and local officials into the broader use of methyl bromide in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico also is still underway. The EPA’s regional administrator, Judith Enck, said she and Puerto Rico’s Agriculture Department have found at least several other examples of prohibited chemicals being used at hotels.

He says a meeting in Paris would be an opportunity to overcome tensions, and he renewed a call for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in the sidelines of a Climate conference in Paris next week. Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

This week’s gallery features Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert watching a basket by the Los Angeles Clippers; New Delhi’s India Gate war memorial illuminated in orange to raise domestic violence awareness; and Justin Bieber performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Miami police spokesman Major Delrish Moss said the injuries happened Wednesday night as the Cuban slugger was leaving the Blue Martini bar at bouncers’ request following an argument with his sister. Major League Baseball plans to investigate, making Puig the second player subject to potential discipline under the sport’s new domestic violence policy.

Moss said “at some point” Puig and a bouncer began to fight, leaving Puig with the swollen left eye and “minor bumps and bruises” to his face.

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