A convicted felon works for the largest police department in Arkansas.
As shoppers rush to find gift-giving bargains and cheery carols blare from mall speakers, it might seem as if Christmas is already here. But for many Christians, the celebration of Christ's birth can't begin without first immersing themselves in Advent.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A gunman was arrested hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic Friday and killing three people, wounding nine others and engaging in gunbattles with police inside the building, officials said.
It is a cliché by now to note that we are a nation of immigrants, yet we have always been of two minds--at least--about that proud title when it comes to welcoming immigrants, including the latest crop of Syrian refugees seeking refuge here. For we are deeply divided--not just between immigrants and native-born, but within ourselves. One part of us remembers Papa Joe or Grandma Sarah waiting patiently, visa in hand, for the gates to the golden land to swing open. Another part of us is swayed to and fro by the latest headlines about bomb-throwing anarchists in the last century or Islamic terrorists in this one. ("Paris Attacked!")
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed — including a police officer — and nine others were wounded, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The era of nuclear power in California might be fading away.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A Maine ski resort that's responsible two of three chairlift mechanical failures that led to injuries in the past five years is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.