The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday, where he was told that he could face the death penalty, NBC News reported.
If convicted of first degree murder in the shooting, which left three dead and nine wounded, Robert Lewis Dear would face a minimum sentence of life in prison and a maximum of death, the judge said.
Dear, 57, allegedly held the clinic under siege for five hours before surrendering Friday afternoon.
He said little as he spoke to the judge via closed circuit TV, answering the judge's yes-or-no questions in a raspy voice with his public defender at his side. Dear is due back in court Dec. 9.
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On the night he became an accidental French national hero, Salim Toorabally's daughter warned him to be "extra careful."
Toorabally said she was worried because an earlier bomb scare had forced the German team facing off against the French team at the Stade de France to evacuate their hotel. And this was his first time working security at the stadium, located in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, NBC News reported.
And because he was careful, Toorabally is now being hailed as a lifesaver for preventing a suicide bomber from getting inside the stadium where French President Francois Hollande was among the thousands in the stands.
Toorabally, a 42-year-old Mauritian immigrant and devout Muslim, insists he's no hero.
"I was just doing my job," he said in French through an interpreter.
But the hard-working dad admitted that he was still rattled by his brush with baby-faced Bilal Hadfi, who killed himself on Nov. 13 when he detonated his suicide vest outside the stadium — but not the hundreds he was hoping to slaughter.
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Bail was set at $1.5 million Monday for a Chicago police officer charged with murder after dash-cam video caught him fatally shooting a black Chicago teenager 16 times. A Cook County judge ordered the bail after reviewing video footage of the fatal shooting and showing it to Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney. Prosecutors asked for no bail during the hearing, but Van Dyke's attorney argued that the officer is not a flight risk. The judge said after the ruling that he was not there to determine guilt or innocence. The Monday hearing for Van Dyke comes after days of protests in Chicago over the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Donald Trump met with a group of black pastors for several hours Monday, calling the session an "amazing meeting" that went longer than planned because "we came up with lots of good ideas."
But there was no wide-ranging endorsement from the group, some of whom had said they were surprised when the gathering was advertised as an endorsement event by Trump's Republican presidential campaign, prompting Trump's campaign to keep the meeting private.
"We had a wonderful time in the meeting," said Darrell Scott, the senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who helped to organize the meeting. "We made a lot of progress. It's not the last one."
Congress may move quickly to overhaul a program that allows travel to the U.S. with no visa, something that has come under criticism following the Paris terror attacks.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday that he was looking at action before the end of the year. Without legislation "I think the country will be less safe," the California Republican said.
At the same time, the White House announced a series of changes aimed at improving the program, including more terrorism information sharing with other countries.
The so-called visa waiver program lets people from 38 countries visit the U.S. for 90-day stays without obtaining a visa. It has come under scrutiny following the Paris terror attacks since several of the suspected perpetrators were from Belgium and France, which are countries on the list.
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Police in Aurora, Colorado, say a man who appeared to be a stranded driver sliced an officer’s head open, stole his patrol car and led police on a high-speed chase, NBC News reported.
"I have absolutely no qualms in believing that this suspect meant to kill our officer,” Chief Nicholas Metz said, calling the attack “unprovoked” and “vicious.”
The officer spotted a vehicle near downtown Aurora. The assailant, who was not identified, “tackled him from behind and struck him with a sharp object,” according to Lt. Scott Torpen.
The man jumped into the officer’s vehicle and took off. Patrol cars responded, giving chase and striking the vehicle. Police fired several rounds at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer, who was also not named, is in hospital with a “very serious head injury,” Metz told reporters.
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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.
Tarrant County Sheriff's Department
The Texas deputy who nearly lost her own life trying to save a woman in raging floodwaters Friday is doing "some serious soul searching" because her effort was unsuccessful, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Monday.
Deputy Krystal Salazar jumped into the water along Deer Creek in far South Fort Worth early Friday to try and save 76-year-old Zenola Jenkins, whose car was being swept away.
Firefighters recovered Jenkins' body on Monday a mile downstream.
Two little girls from Russia have sent a thank you note to NYPD detectives who likely saved their father's life during a Los Angeles street attack.
The NYPD has posted the hand-written note from Nelli and Eva Makrich on its website.
"Thank you so much you saved my dad (sic)," the girls wrote. "Thank you that now I can to be with my father!"
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Connecticut State Police
A Connecticut state trooper stepped in to take care of two baby deer after their mother was killed.
When state trooper Ben Pagoni, from Troop A in Southbury, responded to a call, he found the mother deer had been killed, leaving behind two babies.
A Sunnyvale, California, family is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who helps return a $23,000 violin that was stolen earlier this month.
The violin’s owner, Erica Buonanno, says a friend borrowed it for a college audition on the day it was stolen. She said she’s desperate to get it back, not for the money, but its sentimental value.
"I named it Elizabeth," Buonanno said. "It has a name. It’s really a member of this family."
New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security - and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.
That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their robo-chauffer needed help.