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Colorado shooting suspect said 'no more baby parts': reports
28 Nov 2015 at 8:03pm
The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said "no more baby parts" while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported on Saturday, citing unidentified law enforcement sources. The utterance from suspect Robert Lewis Dear, 57, would appear to reference the controversy surrounding the organization's health services, which include abortion, and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers. Authorities have not discussed a motive for the attack at the Colorado Springs clinic, which left a police officer and two civilians dead and nine people wounded.
Colorado officer killed in shooting was church elder, retired figure skater
28 Nov 2015 at 7:39pm
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A police officer killed by a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was a retired champion figure skater and an elder at a Christian church where he taught, led worship teams and played guitar. Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was on duty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus on Friday afternoon and he rushed through billowing snow to support colleagues at the scene when first reports came in of a shooter at large. Two civilians were also killed and nine people, including five other police officers, were wounded in the attack.
Gunfire at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic triggered rapid lockdown
28 Nov 2015 at 7:28pm
The moment a receptionist heard gunfire and an "intruder" burst into the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, the well-drilled staff immediately activated lockdown procedures, the organization's local president said on Saturday. "This is a community that's been under attack," Vicki Cowart, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood's Rocky Mountain chapter, told Reuters, referring to her organization.
Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugs
28 Nov 2015 at 4:55pm
By Ben Hirschler and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population. Given the 10 years or more it typically takes to bring a new medicine to market, original "Made in China" treatments won't arrive overnight, but multinationals are already encountering more competition from local generic drugs that look set for a quantum leap in quality. China is the world's second biggest drugs market behind the United States, and fast food, smoking and pollution have fueled a rise in cancers and chronic heart and lung diseases.
Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
28 Nov 2015 at 4:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.
Gunfire at Colorado Planned Parenthood triggered rapid lockdown
28 Nov 2015 at 3:28pm
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The moment a receptionist heard gunfire and an "intruder" burst into the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, the well-drilled staff immediately activated lockdown procedures, the organization's local president said on Saturday. "This is a community that's been under attack," Vicki Cowart, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood's Rocky Mountain chapter, told Reuters, referring to her organization. "We place the safety of our patients and staff above all else." The gunman, named on Saturday as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear, surrendered to officers after an hours-long standoff under steadily falling snow.
Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting had past brushes with the law
28 Nov 2015 at 1:31pm
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The 57-year-old man with a bushy white beard who is suspected of killing three people in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has a history of brushes with the law, including a "peeping Tom" complaint in his home state of South Carolina. Robert Lewis Dear, named as the suspect in the Friday shooting in Colorado Springs, was in jail on Saturday awaiting an initial hearing on Monday, police and jail records showed. Police have not discussed a motive for the attack at the clinic, which offers a range of health services, including abortions.
Guinea's last Ebola case, a baby girl, leaves hospital
28 Nov 2015 at 12:12pm
By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - A one-month-old baby girl who was Guinea's last reported Ebola case left hospital on Saturday, delighting medical staff and putting the country on course to be declared free of the deadly virus. Guinea will become officially Ebola-free after 42 days if no new cases are reported following the recovery of baby Nubia -- thought to be the first baby to survive after being born to an infected mother. An Ebola outbreak has killed about 11,300 people mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it began two years ago.
Obama says U.S. has to 'do something' about guns after Colorado shooting
28 Nov 2015 at 7:57am
Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine. In Friday's shooting, an assailant opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a center that provides health services including abortions, in Colorado Springs. It was the latest in a long series of U.S. mass shootings during Obama's seven years in office.
How To Stop Being A Holiday Perfectionist And Have Fun This Year
28 Nov 2015 at 6:01am
If you?re a perfectionist, chances are the impending aroma of turkey and the sound of jingle bells makes you a little bit nervous. Whether it?s your quest to find the perfect gift, the need to capture the perfect family moment or the desire to cook the perfect meal, the overwhelming drive to make sure everything goes according to plan is...
7 Pantry Essentials Dietitians Always Have On Hand
28 Nov 2015 at 6:01am
As a dietitian, I often recommend ? and include in my own diet ? foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. These powerhouse picks go above and beyond simply satisfying hunger. They also help prevent diseases, according to research. So, check out seven of the hardest-working foods that nutrition pros like me always have...
Police name suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting
28 Nov 2015 at 5:43am
(Reuters) - The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, according to a Tweet by Colorado Springs Police public affairs' section.
How Controversial Gene Editing Could Lead To Groundbreaking Cures
28 Nov 2015 at 4:31am
Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding and potentially curing some of the world's most intractable diseases.Sickle-cell anemia, HIV, schizophrenia and autism -- essentially, anything involving bad DNA is now fair game. The latest example, from a study published...
Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
28 Nov 2015 at 2:18am
BEIJING (AP) ? Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic
27 Nov 2015 at 11:36pm
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine surviving victims - five police officers and four civilians - were listed in good condition at area hospitals, Carney said.