Two civilians and a police officer were killed after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in a nearly six-hour standoff Friday. Police captured the suspected gunman, but they're still working to pinpoint his motive -- and make sure he didn't leave any explosives inside or outside the Colorado Springs building. "We don't yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don't yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack," Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said in a written statement. "We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country."
Keith Fons showed up for work Nov. 9 at the Subway he manages in downtown Portland, expecting a normal Monday morning rush.
A day earlier, The Oregonian's front page featured a story about Fons and the everyday challenges that low-wage workers face. The 35-year-old father worked as many as 80 hours every week at two Subway shops to provide for his wife, who has multiple sclerosis, and their three young children.
The family's story of making it work on $11.50 an hour struck a chord with readers and dozens offered to help. One befriended Fons on Facebook and sent money. Another donated a box of Christmas presents for the kids.
Fons was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from strangers.
A group of armed men are said to have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix near the border with Belgium. The incident does not appear to be related to the ongoing security situation in France following the Paris attacks. The armed men may have been planning a robbery.
Here's an interesting factoid about contemporary policing: In 2014, for the first time ever, law enforcement officers took more property from American citizens than burglars did. Martin Armstrong pointed this out at his blog, Armstrong Economics, last week. Officers can take cash and property from people without convicting or even charging them with a crime -- yes, really! -- through the highly controversial practice known as civil asset forfeiture. Last year, according to the Institute for Justice, the Treasury and Justice departments deposited more than $5 billion into their respective asset forfeiture funds. That same year, the FBI reports that burglary losses topped out at $3.5 billion.
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) -- Texas Child Protective Services says a baby who died from severe burns was put in an oven by one of her two 3-year-old siblings when the children were left alone in their Houston apartment.
KTRK-TV reports court documents it obtained show 19-month-old J'zyra Thompson's two siblings told CPS investigators that one of them put the girl in the oven and the other turned it on.
Police believe the girl was one of four children who were left alone Monday by their mother and her boyfriend.
According to court records, the two 3-year-olds told CPS workers they made the oven "hot." They said the baby was kicking the oven door while inside.