Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances will turbocharge the chances of reaching an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet.
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The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was due for his first appearance in court Monday, as speculation continued to mount over what motivated the attack and how authorities would prosecute the suspect.
Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is accused of killing a police officer and two civilians who were accompanying separate friends to the clinic.
The first of six trials of Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray begins on Monday.
The trial for William Porter, who is charged with manslaughter and misconduct, could serve as a bellwether for the other officers’ cases. Porter has pleaded not guilty, according to NBC News.
Porter was involved in Gray’s arrest after he was transported to a police station in a police van. Prosecutors say Gray asked Porter for a medic, but one was never called.
Gray, 25, died of apparent spinal injuries a week after an arrest by Baltimore police officers. His death sparked outcry against police brutality, and was a motivating factor for the Baltimore riots.
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Another storm could mean more snow for areas recovering from a Thanksgiving weekend storm that’s blamed for 14 deaths so far.
The new storm began sweeping east Sunday out of the Rocky Mountains, heading for Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, with areas forecasted to get up to at least a foot of snow through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
"It's going to be coming down at a pretty good clip," said Domenica Davis, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. "This could definitely cause some school closures or even shut down some businesses here."
More floods are expected in hard-hit areas of Texas and Arkansas.
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A bus full of college students overturned Sunday night in Virginia, injuring 35 people, one of them critically, authorities said.
The nature of the critically wounded patient's injuries wasn't disclosed.
None of the 34 other injuries was believed to be life-threatening — mainly bumps, bruises and other injuries "that would be consistent with a vehicle accident" — Lt. Jason Elmore, a spokesman for Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services, told reporters Sunday night.
The bus was carrying 50 passengers — many of them students from Virginia Tech and Radford universities and the University of Virginia — when it flipped on Powhite Parkway near the city of Chesterfield, said Sgt. Steve Vick, a spokesman for the Virginia State Police.
The driver, Thomas B. Chidester, 58, was charged with reckless driving, Virginia State Police said.
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Two Nebraska officers were wounded and a man fatally shot during a confrontation Sunday evening, police said.
Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said one of the officers was shot and the other physically assaulted but neither injury was life threatening.
A police statement said the confrontation happened when officers responded to a report of suspicious activity. They found a man with a felony arrest warrant. While he was being taken into custody, he drew a gun.
Millions of people attended the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov.
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Classes at University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus are canceled Monday after an unknown individual posted an online threat of gun violence, according to the University.
President Robert Zimmer sent a letter to the campus community Sunday to announce the cancellation of all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday.
In the letter, which was also posted online, Zimmer wrote that the University was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials that someone posted a threat of gun violence online. The individual reportedly mentioned specifically “the campus quad” on Monday morning at 10 a.m., according to the letter.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
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Film students caused a panic on a California freeway Sunday after at least 10 drivers reported two men standing on a pedestrian overpass carrying assault-type rifles, which turned out to be props, authorities said.
The two students were arrested on suspicion of displaying replica firearms and causing a false emergency.
Authorities across North Texas responded to dozens of high-water rescues as bands of torrential rain swept across the region through Thanksgiving weekend.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled a news conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black religious leaders, while many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman. "It's a miscommunication," said Darrell Scott, the senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who has helped to arrange meetings between Trump and black pastors in recent months.
At another time, it would have been a glorious tour of Paris by night. But for the saddest of destinations.
President Barack Obama landed in Paris just before midnight Sunday and his motorcade took on unexpected route along the Seine. He rode past the Eiffel Tower, the French Assembly building and the Bastille before arriving at the Bataclan.
The American president strode purposefully toward the French concert hall where terrorists wrought so much horror two weeks ago.
Upset over a series of experts' reports commissioned by Cleveland prosecutors that conclude the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was justified, attorneys for the boy's family released reports from its own experts that say deadly force shouldn't have been used, NBC News reported.
"We think it is important that the grand jury be given the opportunity to consider the testimony and findings of true experts to explain why this killing was unjustified," attorneys for the Rice family say in a letter to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty dated Friday.
The attorneys want their experts to testify before a grand jury deciding whether to bring charges against the officer who shot Tamir. They called the reports that found the shooting justified "utterly biased and deeply flawed" and object to the use of experts' reports in the grand jury proceedings.
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