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|Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting told he faces murder charge||Warriors win 19th straight, 106-103 over the Jazz (Yahoo Sports)|
The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was told he faces charges including first-degree murder during his first court appearance on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, appearing by video link from jail, spoke only to tell the judge he had no questions. There was no discussion of the suspect's motives during the brief hearing, and formal charges will be filed at a court appearance scheduled for Dec. 9.
Stephen Curry was held in relative check for most of Monday night. The reigning MVP and NBA's leading scorer had 16 points through three quarters as Draymond Green and other teammates did the heavy lifting. Curry scored 10 of his 26 points in the final 6:20 and the Golden State Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season after a 106-103 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
|Police shooting of black teen cited in U of Chicago threat||AP Source: Cueto turns down $120 million D-Backs offer (Yahoo Sports)|
Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager, video of which was released ...
Johnny Cueto has rejected a six-year, $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. Arizona wants a front-line starter and would have made the right-hander by far the highest-paid player in the organization. The Diamondbacks met with Cueto and his representative last week, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the offer had not been made public.
|Putin: Turkey shot down Russian plane to defend ISIS oil supplies||Ravens win as time expires on blocked field goal return (Yahoo Sports)|
By Denis Dyomkin PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the reason Turkey downed a Russian warplane last week was that it wanted to protect supplies of oil from Islamic State. Putin, speaking at the global climate conference in Paris, added that the decision to shoot down the plane was a "huge mistake" and that he had not met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, despite them both being in Paris. "We have received additional data which confirm that Islamic State oil ... enters the territory of Turkey," Putin said.
This season of injury upon injury for the Ravens finally includes a break worth celebrating. Brent Urban blocked Travis Coons' field-goal attempt and Will Hill returned it 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired, giving Baltimore a stunning 33-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight game along with starting quarterback Josh McCown. Coons lined up to kick a potential game-winning 51-yard field goal with 3 seconds to go for the Browns (2-9), but it was deflected by Urban, who was playing his first NFL game after missing the past two seasons with injuries to his knee and right arm.
|Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting told he faces murder charge||No longer perfect, Patriots look to clinch top playoff spot (Yahoo Sports)|
The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was told he faces first-degree murder charges during his first court appearance on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, appearing by video link from jail, spoke only to tell a judge he understood and had no questions. Police records from North Charleston, South Carolina, showed that Dear was charged with rape there in 1992, although Reuters could not determine in court records how the case was resolved.
At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn't have to answer - or, more precisely, not answer - questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots' quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What's worse, tight end Rob Gronkowski was injured late in the game, putting a scare into a team that had already lost many of Tom Brady's offensive weapons.
|Chicago officer, charged with murdering black teen, posts bond||USC names Clay Helton permanent coach after strong finish (Yahoo Sports)|
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge on Monday set a $1.5 million bond for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a patrol car's dashboard camera video showed him shooting a black teenager 16 times. Officer Jason Van Dyke, who appeared in shackles, must post 10 percent of the total amount. The police union president said after the hearing that union members can help Van Dyke's family meet the amount.
Clay Helton has twice taken charge of the Southern California football program in moments of crisis and steadied the Trojans with calm leadership. Athletic director Pat Haden decided Helton has earned the chance to be much more than his backup plan. USC hired Helton as its permanent coach on Monday, removing the interim tag five days before the Trojans face Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game.
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.
Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.