A man was captured after allegedly opening fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility Friday, leaving a dozen casualties, including five police officers, after a long standoff, police said.
The suspect was identified as Robert Lewis Dear by the Associated Press and NBC News.
Among the three people killed was a police officer from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, according to Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley, who said nine others were in good condition. The officer was later identified by the school as Garrett Swasey, 44.
The suspect was arrested just before 5 p.m. local time, about five hours after the shooting began. "My heart's broken. This is a really really tough situation for a lot of people in our community and the community at large," Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey said.
The suspect was armed with "some kind of a long gun," Buckley said. Planned Parenthood was open and active on Friday morning, with patients coming in for appointments, she said.
"At this time, our concern is for the safety of our patients, staff and law enforcement," Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, said in a statement earlier Friday.
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The parents of a 4-year-old Santa Ana, California, girl who received an outpouring of support, including a $10,000 check, after their disabled daughter's wheelchair was stolen this week, have been presented with yet another miracle.
Rosa Perez woke up Friday to find her daughter, Milagros', wheelchair had been returned.
Perez said her husband came home and discovered the wheelchair by a trash can outside their apartment complex. He told her to look outside and she immediately broke down in tears.
Milagros, or "miracle" in Spanish, was born without legs, a heart condition and other ailments.
Her wheelchair was stolen Saturday night from behind a gate that couldn't be locked because it is a common area in the complex in the 400 block of South Flower Street.
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Even before the deadly standoff at a Colorado Planned Parenthood was over, messages of support poured in for the health care provider, which itself released a message that was defiant in the face of violence.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted "Today and every day, we #StandWithPP" after shooting broke out at the health center in Colorado Springs, in which police said a gunman killed three people and wounded nine before giving himself up at about 7 p.m. ET. While it wasn't immediately clear if Planned Parenthood was the target of an attack, the head of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains released a statement Friday afternoon saying that the group will never stop doing its work.
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They might look the same as any other Black Friday purchase, but human rights advocates say over 130 products available on U.S. store shelves, from sapphires to soccer balls, are made by child and forced labor overseas, and most shoppers are unaware.
"It is a huge problem worldwide," said David Abramowitz, vice president of policy and government relations at nonprofit human rights organization Humanity United, told NBC News.
Cotton, sugarcane and tobacco rank as the top three goods produced through forced and child labor, according to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
Now, a new measure in Congress would close the well-meaning, 85-year-old legal loophole that allows some goods made through exploitation to come into the country.
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An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.
Guinness World Records confirmed that David Richards had broken the record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree that had been held for five years by Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. That 118-foot Japanese tree had set a new benchmark of 374,280 lights this month.
Richards, a Canberra lawyer and businessman, brought together a team of volunteers including an electrical engineer, structural engineer, welders, carpenters, masons and steel fixers to erect the dazzling display on a 72-foot steel tree.
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At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in North Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts of the central U.S. on Friday, with forecasters warning that the chilling weather would worsen over the holiday weekend.
Forecasters issued flash-flood watches and warnings from northern Texas up to St. Louis, with up to 4 inches of rain reported in some places as the storm system makes a slow trek to the northeast. Freezing rain and strong winds also caused at least two fatal traffic accidents in western Kansas on Thursday.
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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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The City of Denton’s Swift Water Rescue team north of Dallas is used to saving people caught in bad situations, but this time, they had to add some big animals to their expertise.
On Friday just before 9,a.m., heavy rains caused a pasture to flood and look more like a lake, and right in the middle of that water were two horses named Mia and Bubba.
Kim Caples and Dee Gentry, who own the horses with their families, say the animals were grazing in the field and got stuck behind a fence when the waters quickly took over.
The horses and their families sat frantic looking for a way out of the mess and Caples said she even contemplated riding out into the waters to try and save them herself.
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The federal government's collection of bulk data from the telephone calls of virtually every American will stop at midnight Saturday, ending a raging controversy that began with disclosures about the secret program by Edward Snowden, NBC News reported.
Beginning Sunday, if the government wants to check on a specific phone number in a potential terrorism case, a request must be made to the relevant telephone company for a check of its own data. The government will no longer retain the information.
Under the program, the government collected information about calls made, including their duration and the phone numbers involved. But the content of the calls was not monitored, recorded, or collected.
Under the revision, the government will present a specific phone number or cell phone identifier to the phone companies to seek the relevant call data. Except in emergencies, the records can be obtained only with an individual order from a special federal intelligence court.
For now, the National Security Agency, which ran the massive government data collection program, will retain access to the data it collected before the program was ended.
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Two men have died after a pontoon boat carrying seven people capsized in an inlet in New Jersey, officials say.
Multiple agencies responded with choppers and boats in the search-and-rescue operation when the boat flipped in the Manasquan Inlet, near Point Pleasant Beach, when it flipped into the water Friday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police.
All seven men on the boat were recovered. Police said they're investigating but believe the strong currents were a contributing factor in the boat overturning. It's not clear if the men were wearing life vests.
Hundreds of protesters descended on Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, marching up the major shopping strip in Chicago in response to the release of the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.
The demonstration, organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson and several community activists and church leaders, began at 11 a.m. Friday. It started at Michigan and Wacker and proceeded to Water Tower Place, where some protesters attempted to block store entrances at Neiman Marcus, Victoria's Secret and Macy's.
Carrying signs that read "Stop police terror" and chanting "Rahm Emanuel has to go" and "Garry McCarthy must step down," protesters blocked traffic on both sides of the Mag Mile. Guided by police, the protest along the Mag Mile remained peaceful.
"This is what it should be about," one protester told NBC 5. "This is Chicago. This is an international city. We can't afford to let the embarrassments of other places happen here. We have to be the example. Justice in Chicago, I believe that."
A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the brutal killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was lured from a Chicago park to a nearby alley where he was "assassinated," authorities said Friday.
Corey Morgan, who was earlier considered a "person of interest" in the case, was arrested and charged with murder, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. Police believe he was one of three people involved in the young boy's execution in Chicago earlier this month.
Authorities have said Tyshawn was lured from a park into an alley near his grandmother’s house in the 8000 block of South Damen. The grade-schooler was shot multiple times at close range with a .40-caliber weapon in what authorities have said was a gang-related incident.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy called the shooting "a crime that shook our city" and said the "targeted and calculated" killing was gang retliation to get back at Tyshawn's father.