MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four men were charged Monday in last week's shooting of demonstrators protesting the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police, while the city's mayor separately asked the protesters to end their weekslong encampment at a police precinct.
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - 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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the lights at a state garage because of an unpaid electric bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed modestly lower on Monday, as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday to focus on the early signs of how the holiday shopping season may turn out and where interest rates may go in the U.S. and Europe.
A court in the Philippines will decide on Tuesday whether a U.S. Marine is guilty of murder in the killing of a transgender woman, a case that has reignited debate over the American military presence in the poor Southeast Asian country. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who is being held at a U.S. facility at the main army base in Manila, has been on trial for the murder of Jennifer Laude, who was found dead last year in a hotel in Olongapo City, near a former U.S. naval base northwest of the Philippine capital. "We've presented overwhelming evidence for the murder," Harry Roque, a lawyer for the victim, told Reuters, saying he was confident the court would find Pemberton guilty and sentence him to life imprisonment.