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Police respond to the scene with an active shooter near the Planned Parenthood at Fillmore and Centennial in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

Suspected gunman arrested in Planned Parenthood attack

By Keith Coffman, Reuters on Nov. 27, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Police arrested a gunman who 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 …
Hurricane Sandra is seen in a NOAA image taken from the GOES East satellite off the coast of Mexico at 12:45 ET Nov. 25, 2016.

Hurricane Sandra weakens as it heads to Mexico Pacific coast

By Reuters on Nov. 27, 2015, at 1:16 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Sandra weakened to a Category 2 storm overnight and was expected to lose more strength Friday as it headed toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Sandra, about 280 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Pacific port of Mazatlan on Friday …
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) rolls out to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter of an NFL game on Thanksgiving.

Cowboys’ Romo fractures collarbone, out for season

By Reuters on Nov. 27, 2015, at 12:35 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys veteran quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the National Football League season after reinjuring his collarbone, the team said Friday. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan that Romo suffered a hairline fracture when he fell hard on his left shoulder after …

Second language linked to better brain function after stroke

By Reuters on Nov. 27, 2015, at 8:34 a.m.
People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study. In recent years it has become clear that life experiences modify the way disease expresses itself in the brain, according to lead …
U.S. television and radio personality Casey Kasem appears on the "American Top 40 Live" show in Los Angeles, April 24, 2005.

Family of late DJ Casey Kasem file civil suit against widow

By Reuters on Nov. 27, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
The widow of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has been sued by three of his children and his brother, who claim her actions led to his death in June 2014. The suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday accuses Jean Kasem of elder abuse, inflicting emotional distress and …

Hurricane Sandra weakens to Category 3 as it nears Mexico

By Reuters on Nov. 26, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
Hurricane Sandra weakened to a Category 3 storm Thursday as it headed toward Mexico’s coast, though it is the strongest recorded in the eastern Pacific Ocean this late in the year.

Man who jumped White House fence facing charges

By Reuters on Nov. 26, 2015, at 3:02 p.m.
The White House was on lockdown on Thanksgiving Day after a person jumped the fence.
A Belgian police officer stands guard outside a school in central Brussels, Nov. 25, 2015. Brussels' schools re-opened Wednesday after staying closed for two days following tight security measures linked to the fatal attacks in Paris.

Belgium eases security alert but threat still ‘serious’

By Thomas Escritt and Alastair Macdonald, Reuters on Nov. 26, 2015, at 2:57 p.m.
“We remain on guard,” Prime Minister Charles Michel told a news conference. “The situation is serious, but according to indications from the security services, not as imminent as previously assessed.”
President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 24, 2015.

Obama, Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State

By Roberta Rampton and John Irish, Reuters on Nov. 24, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane. Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation …

Home resales fall more than expected in October

By Reuters on Nov. 23, 2015, at 10:16 a.m.
Existing home sales declined 3.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.36 million units, according to a national realtors group.
A Belgian soldier patrols along a street during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, in Brussels, Belgium, on Sunday.

Belgian police arrest 16 in post-attack raids

By Reuters on Nov. 22, 2015, at 8:29 p.m.
BRUSSELS — Belgian police arrested 16 people during operations following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks but did not find Salah Abdeslam, the Brussels man suspected of playing a key role in the assault in France, the public prosecutor said early on Monday. During one of 19 raids mounted across the …

3 children die in house fire in St. Louis

By Reuters on Nov. 22, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
“Despite a rapid search and removal of victims we have three pediatric fatalities on the scene,” the St. Louis Fire Department said.

Jordan, Russia to discuss strategy to defeat Syria militants

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters on Nov. 22, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
Jordan’s King Abdullah, a U.S. ally, will hold talks in Moscow on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on how to tackle “terror groups” led by Islamic State in Syria.

Russian forces kill 11 militants allied with Islamic State

By Reuters on Nov. 22, 2015, at 12:50 p.m.
Russia’s anti-terrorism committee said the militants were holed up in a fortified base in a wooded, mountainous area of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic in southern Russia.

Burundi police deny attack on president’s office

By Reuters on Nov. 22, 2015, at 12:31 p.m.
Burundi has descended into violence since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April he would run for a third term — a move opponents said violated the nation’s constitution — and went on to win a disputed election in July.

Iran sentences Washington Post reporter to prison

By Reuters on Nov. 22, 2015, at 9:08 a.m.
An Iranian court has sentenced Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to a prison term.

Rare pygmy hippo, a week old, dies at San Diego zoo

By Reuters on Nov. 20, 2015, at 3:47 p.m.
A rare pygmy hippopotamus born last week at the San Diego Zoo, the first calf born at the California facility in over a decade, has died, staff said on Friday. The calf was born in seemingly good health at the zoo in southern California on Nov. 11, officials said in …
Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper singles against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at Nationals Park in Washington on Aug. 3. Harper was named the NL MVP Thursday.

Nationals’ Harper, Jays’ Donaldson win Most Valuable Player honors

By Reuters on Nov. 19, 2015, at 8:35 p.m.
Bryce Harper of the National League’s Washington Nationals became the youngest unanimous winner of a Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player award, joining Josh Donaldson of the American League’s Toronto Blue Jays in claiming 2015 MVP honors on Thursday. Harper, who was 22 at the end of the National League …

American tourist among three people killed in West Bank

By Reuters on Nov. 19, 2015, at 1:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — An 18-year-old American tourist was one of the three people killed in a shooting in the West Bank on Thursday, according to Fox News. An Israeli police commander earlier said a Palestinian drove along the shoulder of the main road near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the …
Abdelhamid Abaaoud

Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks died in police raid

By Reuters on Nov. 19, 2015, at 7:57 a.m.
PARIS — The suspected mastermind of the attacks that killed 129 in Paris was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor said in a statement Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant, who had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe …