- Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact, warned neighbors about government spying and passed out anti-Obama pamphlets, those who knew him said.
- Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
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.
- More deaths blamed on wintry storm moving through central US
DALLAS (AP) — A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept coating some states to the north in ice, making driving dangerous.
- Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.
- Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.
- Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years.
- Long wait times plague Social Security disability process
MIAMI (AP) — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.
- NYC-area ports stare down sizeable challenge of modernizing
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater and greater speeds.
- GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.
- Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — After touring refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.
- Too many bowls? At least 2 losing teams will play in bowls
OK, maybe there are too many bowls.
- Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion and fulfill his father's prophesy from the day he was born.
- No. 2 Alabama claims SEC West with 29-13 win over Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Henry ran a school-record 46 times for 271 yards and Adam Griffith kicked five field goals to propel No. 2 Alabama to the SEC West title with a 29-13 victory over rival Auburn on Saturday.
- Michigan State takes division with 55-16 rout of Penn State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Cook and Michigan State rolled into the Big Ten title game with their most emphatic win of the season.
- USC rolls past No. 22 UCLA 40-21, takes Pac-12 South title
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kessler blinked back tears after he ascended the stepladder and raised his sword to lead the Southern California band in his final act on the Coliseum turf.