US News  November 29, 2015
Suspected Colorado gunman set for first court appearance
Barack Obama has denounced AmericaThe man arrested over a shooting spree that left three people dead and nine wounded at a prominent family planning center in Colorado Springs makes his first court appearance.Friday's nearly six-hour standoff again put the United States' gun culture in the spotlight and also triggered renewed scrutiny of Planned Parenthood, a nationwide health prov...  Full Story
Police name two civilians killed in Colorado shooting
An armored police vehicle transports hostages to safety during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, ColoradoPolice named on Sunday the two civilians killed in a Colorado shooting at a family planning clinic that also left a police officer dead.They were named as Jennifer Markovsky, who had turned 36 less than a week before Friday's armed assault, and Ke'Arre Marcell Stewart, who was 29.Colorado Springs Police gave no more details about the two victims.Th...  Full Story
Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey
Best Buy staff load a television during a Black Friday sale in Los Angeles, California on November 27, 2015As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault.The closely watched survey said that about 151 million people shopped either in stores and/or online over th...  Full Story
Obama, Hollande pay respects to Paris attack victims: AFP
US President Barack Obama (R) pays his respects with French President Francois Hollande (2nd R) and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (3rd R) at a memorial outside the Bataclan in Paris , France, November 30, 2015US President Barack Obama joined French leader Francois Hollande to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall early Monday, hours before the official opening of a UN climate conference.The two leaders, along with the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, laid flowers at the music venue where 90 people were killed by jihad...  Full Story
Obama lands in Paris with hope for climate change deal
US President Barack Obama makes his way to board Marine One on November 29, 2015, heading to Paris to attend the 195-nation UN climate summitUS President Barack Obama landed in Paris on Sunday night to take part in a United Nations summit aimed at sealing a deal to avert catastrophic climate change.Presidential plane Air Force One arrived at the French capital's Orly airport at a little before midnight (2300 GMT).All eyes are on the 150 world leaders who will meet at the UN conference, ...  Full Story
Trump scraps press event as black pastors deny endorsement
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate hosted by Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, WisconsinDonald Trump on Sunday abruptly scrapped a news conference designed to showcase his support from black religious leaders, as African-American pastors lined up to deny they were willing to endorse the Republican frontrunner.It was an unusually public U-turn for the billionaire real-estate mogul, 69, whose controversial campaign last week invited the...  Full Story
Defiant Trump refuses to take back 9/11 cheering claim
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands in the spin room following the Republican Presidential Debate on November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, WisconsinRepublican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday refused to take back claims he saw Muslims cheering in New Jersey after the September 11, 2001 attacks, despite a lack of proof.The brash real-estate tycoon has drawn sweeping condemnation after saying earlier this month that Arab and Muslim Americans had publicly rejoiced the unpreceden...  Full Story
New York reassures tourists after terror threat
New York police officers guard the parade route during the 89th Annual MacyNew York is reassuring tourists that America's biggest city is safe as it prepares to welcome more than five million visitors for the busy holiday season after the Paris attacks.The winter tourism season officially kicked off with Thursday's Thanksgiving Parade, where hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to watch the three-hour event a...  Full Story