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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A group of students from a small town in New Hampshire have found the state's dumbest law.
Rollie Stapleton's sophomore advisory class at Newport High School chose RSA 207:48 the law that makes it illegal to collect seaweed off the beach after sunset. If you're caught, the violation could carry upwards of a thousand dollars.
"When I first read this, I was like, you're saying I can't pick it up and plop it down on the beach," sophomore Timothy Poitras said. "I was like that's bogus!"
State Representative Max Abramson, who started the competition last spring, said there were more than 30 laws submitted.
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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.
The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine.
But they also give a glimpse into the private side of one of the world's most public people. Clinton's notes show her searching for videos on how to do a "fishtail bun" hairstyle and struggling to locate Showtime on her television. (She wanted to watch the CIA-centered drama "Homeland.") She schedules — and reschedules — flights, meals and hairstyling appointments. And as she flies around the globe — logging 956,733 miles over her tenure — she tries to keep track of the time zone.
As many as 80 potential jurors filed into a Baltimore courtroom Monday morning as the first trial in the death of Freddie Gray got underway.
Gray, 25, suffered a mysterious injury in the back of a police transport van and died April 19, inspiring thousands to take to the streets to protest what they believed was the mistreatment by police of another young black man.
In the weeks following the unrest, six police officers were indicted in Gray's death. Officer William Porter is the first to go on trial.
Jury selection for Porter's trial began Monday. When asked by Judge Barry Williams, every juror called said they knew about the Freddie Gray case, were aware of the curfew imposed following the protests and knew about the $6.4M settlement between the city and Gray's family.
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Ten people were detained outside Chicago's City Hall Monday afternoon during an NAACP demonstration urging police reform, including the president of the organization, according to an NAACP spokesperson.
NAACP officials said in a statement that President Cornell Brooks was arrested, along with nine members of the clergy described as seminarians and Chicago Sinai Congregation members, while "kneeling in prayer in the middle of the street." They were released a short time later.
According to Chicago police, the 10 protesters were not arrested, but instead issued citations during a "small gathering." Police would not confirm why they were given the citations, and did not identify who was cited.
The United States has independently confirmed Turkey's assertion that the Russian warplane it shot down last week violated Turkish airspace, a State Department official said Monday, NBC News reported.
Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau would not describe how the United States confirmed the Russian craft's flight path. Instead, she said that diplomatic efforts should focus on easing tensions between Russia and Turkey.
Turkish forces shot down the plane on Nov. 24, saying it entered its airspace from Syria, where Russia is conducting airstrikes in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad. One of the plane's pilots was killed, as well as a Russian Marine on the rescue team.
Russia has said it was flying over Syria airspace and was struck unprovoked.
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is undergoing an elective outpatient hernia repair procedure on Monday, according to his U.S. Senate office.
The Vermont Senator is having the procedure done at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
He will resume his Senate duties on Tuesday, his office said.
Sanders is currently running second in most national polls, behind front-runner Hillary Clinton. He spoke at a New Hampshire Democratic Party event on Sunday in Manchester.