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Colorado clinic shooting suspect talked of baby parts, police say

By Wire Reports
COLORADO SPRINGS e_SEmD The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said, “No more baby parts” while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported on Saturday, citing unnamed ...

New Navy destroyer Zumwalt’s seaworthiness questioned before sea trials

By The Associated Press 9:51 p.m.
BATH, Maine — The largest destroyer built for the Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of …

Storm lingers in southern Plains

By The Associated Press 9:47 p.m.
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 …

Hunt on for mother of baby buried alive in California

By The Associated Press 9:51 p.m.
COMPTON, Calif. — Authorities are looking for the mother of a newborn girl who was buried alive near a Southern California bike path. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the search for the mother continued Sunday. The public is …

Upstate New York town threatened by Arizona man in online post, reports say

By Reuters 9:51 p.m.
Residents and authorities in a rural upstate New York community were taking precautions as an Arizona man posted a video online showing himself with a gun and saying he was traveling to the town for a possible confrontation, according to …

Police officer killed in Colorado Spring clinic rampage a co-pastor, figure skater

From Wire Reports
COLORADO SPRINGS — Faith led Garrett Swasey to a career in public service and pastoral care, and duty led him to a Planned Parenthood clinic ...

Slow-moving, wintry storm packs punch in Plains, Midwest

By The Associated Press
A slow-moving, wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept ...

Federal $1.1 trillion spending bill loaded with policy deals

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Farm state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules. Banks are looking to ease oversight requirements. Brokers are working to stall a rule raising standards for investment advice on retirement accounts. Truckers want longer tandem ...

Republican presidential candidate Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11

By Reuters
WASHINGTON e_SEmD Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, N.J., cheering the attacks on the ...

U.S. must help Syrian refugees but not take them in, Carson says

By Reuters
WASHINGTON e_SEmD Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who last week compared Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs,” met with refugees in Jordan on Saturday and urged the U.S. government to do more to help — but did not endorse bringing them ...

Police union stands by Chicago officer charged with murdering teen

By Reuters
CHICAGO e_SEmD The main Chicago police union is standing behind the white officer who was charged last week with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teenager, prompting a backlash from leaders of the city’s black community. On its website, the ...

World News

Russia hits Turkey with sanctions amid frayed relations

By The Washington Post
MOSCOW e_SEmD Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law extensive economic sanctions against Turkey as relations between the two countries plummet after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over the Syrian border Tuesday. Turkey said it shot down the ...

Middle East

Pakistan’s private schools chief rebukes teenage activist Malala Yousafzai

By Ishtiaq Ahmed Special To The Tribune-Review
ISLAMABAD — A book by the president of Pakistan’s private schools federation aims to counter the words of Malala Yousafzai, the country’s teenage education activist ...

Betsy Hiel

Egypt hopes election brings political, economic stability

By Betsy Hiel
CAIRO — Egyptians voted in Cairo and 12 other provinces Sunday, the second phase of parliamentary elections that many here hope will resolve chronic unemployment, ...