Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina loner who liked to spend time in his mountain cabin and avoided eye contact with neighbors, was in custody after police said he opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree came hours after Turkey's President had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was "truly saddened"
The federal government's collection of bulk data from the telephone calls of virtually every American has ended, closing a controversy that began with disclosures about the secret program. The government will now have to request data from telephone companies
Online e-commerce sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day continued to grow to record spending level. Together, shoppers spent $4.45 billion online on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day, according to data released by Adobe
Donald Trump called for the New York Times to apologize to him for suggesting that he mocked the physical disability of a reporter at the newspaper, saying "they should give me an apology before they go out of business"
A Wisconsin elementary school has cancelled plans to read a book about a transgender girl after it was threatened with a lawsuit. The Mount Horeb Primary Center had planned to read and discuss the book “I Am Jazz."
A mortar attack on a U.N. base in northern Mali killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman. No one claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamic extremists are suspected
A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died. It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the attack
On Tuesday, iAdele’s 25 broke the single-week sales record previously held by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached, which sold 2.416 million in the U.S. when released in March 2000. Now Billboard reports that 25 has surpassed 3 million sales
A 34-year-old-man has been arrested on suspicion of arms dealing in the southern city of Stuttgart, Germany, prosecutors say. They however did not confirm a report he supplied guns to the Paris attackers who killed 130 people on Nov. 13
A subdued France paid homage to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many lives
The retired neurosurgeon is to visit Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan during his surprise trip, which comes after the Republican presidential contender has struggled to formulate coherent answers on foreign policy