<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:17:09 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The Latest: Macedonia: 18 officers injured in migrants clash]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-macedonia-18-officers-injured-in-migrants-clash/article/feed/294705?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-macedonia-18-officers-injured-in-migrants-clash/article/feed/294705?custom_click=rss

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

3:25 p.m.

Macedonia's interior ministry says 18 police officers were injured in a clash with a group of stranded migrants on the country's southern border with Greece.

The ministry says two of the officers have been hospitalized in the border town of Gevgelija.

The clashes erupted after a 24-year-old Moroccan migrant suffered severe burns when he touched a high-voltage cable on the Greek side of the border.

The migrants, already angry about the fact that Macedonia has started to erect a fence on the border, started throwing stones at police officers who were cordoning off the off

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:07:49 -0700 <![CDATA[AIDS activist arrives in NYC after rowing across Atlantic]]> http://gazette.com/aids-activist-arrives-in-nyc-after-rowing-across-atlantic/article/feed/294765?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aids-activist-arrives-in-nyc-after-rowing-across-atlantic/article/feed/294765?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has gotten home to Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.

Victor Mooney says he arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday. He plans a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday

Mooney says his goal is to encourage people to get tested for HIV. He rows in memory of his brother who died of AIDS in 1983.

After failing on three previous attempts to row solo across the Atlantic, Mooney set off from the Canary Islands off the coast of African on Feb. 19, 2014.

Mooney arrived at the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten in June of 2014. He has been making his way up the East Coast since then.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:07:44 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: Planned Parenthood: Gunman 'broke in' clinic]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-planned-parenthood-gunman-broke-in-clinic/article/feed/294717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-planned-parenthood-gunman-broke-in-clinic/article/feed/294717?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):

1:05 p.m.

The regional head of Planned Parenthood says the man who attacked its clinic in Colorado Springs "broke in" to the clinic but didn't get past a locked door leading to the main part of the facility.

After a vigil for those injured and killed on Saturday, Vicki Cowart said there was no armed security on Friday when 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear allegedly launched his attack.

When asked if the clinic should have more security, Cowart said people going to a health clinic shouldn't have to walk through metal detectors.

12:20 p.m.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:07:34 -0700 <![CDATA[Shiffrin grabs lead after 1st run of World Cup slalom]]> http://gazette.com/shiffrin-grabs-lead-after-1st-run-of-world-cup-slalom/article/feed/294757?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shiffrin-grabs-lead-after-1st-run-of-world-cup-slalom/article/feed/294757?custom_click=rss

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back from a crash the day before to take a big lead following the first run of a World Cup slalom Saturday.

The 20-year-old from nearby Eagle-Vail finished the course set by one of her coaches in 48.01 seconds. She has a 1.38-second advantage over Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia. Frida Hansdotter of Sweden is third.

On Friday, Shiffrin was in command of a giant slalom race when she fell near the finish. She buried her face in the snow as the crowd went silent.

With memories of that late-race mishap still fresh, Shiffrin said she was jittery before the start of the slalom event. Her mom and coaches had to settle her down.

"They're like, 'You know how to do it. Why

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:07:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues]]> http://gazette.com/suspect-in-colorado-attack-called-loner-who-left-few-clues/article/feed/294691?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suspect-in-colorado-attack-called-loner-who-left-few-clues/article/feed/294691?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people, including a police officer, authorities and neighbors said.

Authorities weren't ready to discuss a possible motive Saturday after interviewing 57-year-old suspect Robert Lewis Dear, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said.

However, people can make "inferences from where it took place," said Suthers, a former state attorney general who also suggested Dear's mental health was part of the investigation.

Those who knew Dear said he seemed to have few religious or political leanings.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:04:31 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: French probe if detonators were sold to fugitive]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-french-probe-if-detonators-were-sold-to-fugitive/article/feed/294766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-french-probe-if-detonators-were-sold-to-fugitive/article/feed/294766?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in Paris and security aftermath. All times local:

9:00 p.m.

A French judicial official says that investigators are trying to verify whether a leading suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks bought about 10 detonators at a specialized store outside Paris in September or October.

Investigators are in the process of checking whether the detonators were sold to Salah Abdeslam, who is on the run and the subject of a massive manhunt, the judicial official said. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and asked not to be identified.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:03:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20]]> http://gazette.com/mortar-attack-on-un-base-in-north-mali-kills-3-injures-20/article/feed/294702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mortar-attack-on-un-base-in-north-mali-kills-3-injures-20/article/feed/294702?custom_click=rss DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.

The attack came eight days after Islamic extremists attacked a luxury hotel further south in the capital, Bamako, in which 20 people were killed.

Two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor were killed in the Saturday assault in Kidal that also injured 20 people, leaving four in serious condition, said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali.

Guinea's Ministry of Defense said two of its soldiers were killed. A statement by the U.N. Security Council condemning the attack said the contractor killed was from Burkina Faso.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:51:15 -0700 <![CDATA[Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco]]> http://gazette.com/police-find-spiked-baseball-bats-throughout-san-francisco/article/feed/294749?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-find-spiked-baseball-bats-throughout-san-francisco/article/feed/294749?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city.

San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning.

Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area.

Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is a felony.

Investigators ask anyone with more information to call them.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:51:12 -0700 <![CDATA[Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular popsicle shop]]> http://gazette.com/obama-shops-at-washington-bookstore-popular-popsicle-shop/article/feed/294764?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obama-shops-at-washington-bookstore-popular-popsicle-shop/article/feed/294764?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping tradition to support small businesses.

Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Upshur Street Books in Washington's Petworth neighborhood Saturday. The three skimmed books in the fiction section of the dimly lit store with bright green walls and miniature Christmas lights hung on the ceiling. The president emerged from the store with a brown shopping bag full of books.

The trio moved to the Adams Morgan neighborhood for a stop at Pleasant Pops cafe and market, where the president treated his daughters to fresh fruit popsicles.

Obama has shopped other Washington bookstores including Kramerbooks and Politics and Prose on "Small Business Saturday.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:48:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Tomah VA Medical Center launches 100-day improvement plan]]> http://gazette.com/tomah-va-medical-center-launches-100-day-improvement-plan/article/feed/294752?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tomah-va-medical-center-launches-100-day-improvement-plan/article/feed/294752?custom_click=rss TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center says it has adopted another plan to improve patient care.

The La Crosse Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1QMsDMZ) that Friday's release of the "100-day plan" comes almost 11 months after media reports that veterans at the center were prescribed excessive doses of opioid pain-killers and that employees who spoke out faced retaliation from top officials.

The plan, which follows a 30-day plan announced in May, outlines steps for improving access to care, employee engagement and restoring trust.

Among other things, it calls for recruitment of psychiatric staff, employee forums and listening sessions, and opening an employee wellness center.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:44:40 -0700 <![CDATA[UN: Maurice Strong, climate and development pioneer, dies]]> http://gazette.com/un-maurice-strong-climate-and-development-pioneer-dies/article/feed/294753?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-maurice-strong-climate-and-development-pioneer-dies/article/feed/294753?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — Maurice Strong, whose work helped lead to the landmark climate summit that begins in Paris on Monday, has died at age 86, the head of the U.N.'s environmental agency said Saturday.

"Strong will forever be remembered for placing the environment on the international agenda and at the heart of development," Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, said in a statement.

The statement did not provide details of Strong's passing.

The Canadian-born Strong, the first UNEP chief, organized the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, which led to the launch of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Christiana Figueres, the current head of the U.N.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:42:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Titans activate Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil from practice squad]]> http://gazette.com/titans-activate-yannik-cudjoe-virgil-from-practice-squad/article/feed/294762?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/titans-activate-yannik-cudjoe-virgil-from-practice-squad/article/feed/294762?custom_click=rss NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil from their practice squad and have waived wide receiver Rico Richardson.

The team announced the moves Saturday.

Cudjoe-Virgil joined the Titans in the spring as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland. He was injured in the Titans' first preseason game and placed on injured reserve, with the player and team reaching an injury settlement. The Titans re-signed him to the practice squad two weeks ago.

The addition of Cudjoe-Virgil adds some depth to the Titans' front seven as they deal with outside linebacker Derrick Morgan's injury. Morgan didn't practice the past two days because of an injured shoulder.

The Titans hos

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:41:11 -0700 <![CDATA[Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact]]> http://gazette.com/hamstrung-by-congress-obama-tries-to-clinch-climate-pact/article/feed/294715?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hamstrung-by-congress-obama-tries-to-clinch-climate-pact/article/feed/294715?custom_click=rss

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.

Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017.

But Republicans have tried to undermine the president by sowing uncertainty about whether the U.S. will make good on its promises. Sen

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:41:10 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: Wintry storm blamed for 4 more Kansas deaths]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-wintry-storm-blamed-for-4-more-kansas-deaths/article/feed/294755?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-wintry-storm-blamed-for-4-more-kansas-deaths/article/feed/294755?custom_click=rss

The latest on a band of storms causing wintry conditions in the nation's midsection (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

Authorities in Kansas are blaming four more traffic deaths in the Wichita area on the icy conditions gripping the state and other parts of the nation's midsection.

Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton says icy roads caused a Friday afternoon crash about 10 miles southeast of Newton that killed two people. The Kansas Turnpike Authority says two other people were killed hours later when a tractor trailer jackknifed on an icy stretch of Interstate 35 near Andover and struck an SUV.

Authorities previously blamed two Kansas traffic deaths Thursday on the wintry storm system moving through the Plains and Midwest.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:41:06 -0700 <![CDATA[Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online]]> http://gazette.com/black-friday-store-sales-fall-as-americans-buy-more-online/article/feed/294756?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/black-friday-store-sales-fall-as-americans-buy-more-online/article/feed/294756?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.

Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell 10 percent to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped by the same percentage, to $1.8 billion.

A big reason for the decline is increased online shopping, as Americans hunt down deals on their smartphones, tablets and computers. And many retailers are offering bargains long before Thanksgiving, limiting the impact of Black Friday specials.

Online retailers have been bombarding customers with email discounts and bargains for weeks. Online sales jumped 14.

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]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:38:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Broncos to start Brock Osweiler, sit Peyton Manning vs. Patriots]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-to-start-brock-osweiler-sit-peyton-manning-vs.-patriots/article/1564112?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-to-start-brock-osweiler-sit-peyton-manning-vs.-patriots/article/1564112?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is sticking with quarterback Brock Osweiler for Denver's showdown with the New England Patriots next weekend while Peyton Manning continues rehabbing from a spate of injuries.

That means instead of Brady-Manning XVII, it'll be Brady-Osweiler I when Tom Brady and the Patriots visit on Sunday night.

Osweiler won his first NFL start Sunday, throwing for 250 yards and two TDs with no interceptions in Denver's 17-15 win at Chicago.

It was the first turnover-free game of the season for the Broncos (8-2).

Manning stayed in Denver to get treatment for rib, foot and shoulder injuries.

The Patriots (9-0) host Buffalo on Monday night.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:24:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Who were the Paris attackers? Many crossed officials' radar]]> http://gazette.com/who-were-the-paris-attackers-many-crossed-officials-radar/article/1563998?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/who-were-the-paris-attackers-many-crossed-officials-radar/article/1563998?custom_click=rss


PARIS — French police and prosecutors, friends and families, and journalists have unveiled details about the men accused of carrying out the attacks in Paris. Altogether, authorities say that three teams participated in the bloody assault. At least one suspected participant remains at large.

Here's what's known about the suspects:



French investigators identified Belgian-born Abaaoud of Moroccan descent as the architect of the Paris attacks. A U.S. official briefed on intelligence matters said Abaaoud was a key figure in an Islamic State external operations cell that U.S. intelligence agencies have been tracking for months.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:11:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Well planned Mali attack took advantage of security lapses]]> http://gazette.com/well-planned-mali-attack-took-advantage-of-security-lapses/article/1564003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/well-planned-mali-attack-took-advantage-of-security-lapses/article/1564003?custom_click=rss

BAMAKO, Mali — The heavily armed Islamic extremists who shot up a luxury hotel in Mali's capital, killing 19 people, timed their assault for the moment when guards would be the most lax, allowing them to easily blast their way past a five-man security team before turning their weapons on terrified guests, a security guard and witnesses said Saturday.

The timing suggested a well-planned operation that analysts say could be an attempt by al-Qaida to assert its relevance amid high-profile attacks by the rival Islamic State group.

The attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako began at around 7 a.m.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:12:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Refugee refusal today compared, contrasted to that of WWII]]> http://gazette.com/refugee-refusal-today-compared-contrasted-to-that-of-wwii/article/1563937?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/refugee-refusal-today-compared-contrasted-to-that-of-wwii/article/1563937?custom_click=rss

Sol Messinger was just 7 when he stood with his father at the rail of the ocean liner St. Louis and stared into the gathering darkness. But nearly eight decades later, Messinger still recalls the lights of Miami glittering off the bow, so near to him and more than 900 fellow Jewish refugees aboard, yet beyond their reach.

Today, "I look out into the ocean and I get this queasy feeling," says Messinger, whose family escaped Europe for the U.S. three years after American officials turned away the vessel in 1939. Now 83, he is a pathologist in Buffalo, New York. "The Jews did not pose any threat to the U.S... It's really unforgivable."

Now, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:33:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons]]> http://gazette.com/officials-is-determined-to-produce-chemical-weapons/article/1563895?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-is-determined-to-produce-chemical-weapons/article/1563895?custom_click=rss

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development ofchemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.

Their quest raises an alarming scenario for the West, given the determination to strike major cities that the group showed with its bloody attack last week in Paris. U.S. intelligence officials don't believe IS has the capability to develop sophisticated weaponslike nerve gas that are most suited for a terrorist attack on a civilian target. So far the group has used mustard gas on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:08:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Union Pacific closing railroad repair yard in Denver]]> http://gazette.com/union-pacific-closing-railroad-repair-yard-in-denver/article/1563838?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/union-pacific-closing-railroad-repair-yard-in-denver/article/1563838?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Union Pacific plans to close a repair facility in Denver and shift more than 200 jobs elsewhere because of the sharp decline in coal demand.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1Loue3w ) that the railroad told workers at its Burnham Shop repair yard this week that the facility will close on Feb. 14.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite said the number of coal trains originating in Colorado has declined 80 percent since 2005.

Demand for coal has fallen sharply in recent years because many utilities switched to burning natural gas and environmental regulations raised concerns about pollution at coal plants.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:21:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Bangkok half-marathon accidentally adds 4 miles to route]]> http://gazette.com/bangkok-half-marathon-accidentally-adds-4-miles-to-route/article/1563616?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bangkok-half-marathon-accidentally-adds-4-miles-to-route/article/1563616?custom_click=rss

BANGKOK — An error by race organizers has made Bangkok home to the world's longest half-marathon.

Instead of the typical 21-kilometer (13-mile) run through Thailand's steamy capital, the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon on Sunday accidentally extended its annual half-marathon to nearly 28 kilometers (17 miles).

The bonus miles came as a surprise to runners, who unleashed a tirade of complaints on social media after the event.

The Jogging Association of Thailand, one of two organizers of the race, admitted to the error late Monday.

"The association apologizes for the mistake," Songrakm Kraison, the association's vice president, told The Associated Press. "It will not happen again in the

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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:50:34 -0700
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1563512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1563512?custom_click=rss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


French jets bomb a jihadi training camp and munitions dump in Raqqa, where Iraqi officials say the deadly attacks on Paris civilians were planned.


Hours after the Paris assaults, French police questioned but then released one of the suspects for unknown reasons, The AP learns.


But beyond the tough talk and demands for action at the economic summit, there was little indication of how leaders intended to

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 22:01:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Names, details of more victims emerge from Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/names-details-of-more-victims-emerge-from-paris-attacks/article/1563510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/names-details-of-more-victims-emerge-from-paris-attacks/article/1563510?custom_click=rss

A Chilean mother and her daughter, cut down in a concert hall while the daughter's 5-year-old son survived. A young Italian woman, separated from her boyfriend and friends when the concert erupted in chaos. They were among the latest victims named as officials on Sunday continued the heavy task of identifying the 129 people killed in Friday night's coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Among the confirmed dead:

—Nick Alexander, 36, of Colchester, England, who was working at the Bataclan concert hall selling merchandise for the performing band, Eagles of Death Metal. "Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone's best friend — generous, funny and fiercely loyal," his family said in a statement.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:26:16 -0700
<![CDATA[NFL Week 10 Roundup: Late field goal keeps New England perfect]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-week-10-roundup-late-field-goal-keeps-new-england-perfect/article/1563499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-week-10-roundup-late-field-goal-keeps-new-england-perfect/article/1563499?custom_click=rss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Stephen Gostkowski's 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday kept the New England Patriots unbeaten with a 27-26 victory over the New York Giants.

After Josh Brown made his fourth field goal of the game with 1:47 remaining, Tom Brady drove the Patriots (9-0) 44 yards, converting a fourth-and-10 on the series. Gostkowski, the NFL's leading scorer the last three seasons, sent his winning kick soaring through the uprights.

The Giants (5-5) have given the Patriots fits under Tom Coughlin and nearly pulled off another victory. But you don't beat New England with field goals, and a 5-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. on New York's final drive was originally called a touchdown, then reversed by

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:29:51 -0700
<![CDATA[CBS switches 2 series episodes because of Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/cbs-switches-2-series-episodes-because-of-paris-attacks/article/1563500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cbs-switches-2-series-episodes-because-of-paris-attacks/article/1563500?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — CBS is swapping out episodes of two prime-time series on Monday night because of sensitivity concerns following the deadly Paris attacks.

The network said Sunday it will replace an episode of the new series "Supergirl" that was supposed to deal with a bombing.

In its place will be an early Thanksgiving episode in which Kara's character suspects her foster mother disapproves of her new role as a superhero.

The network is also shelving an episode of "NCIS: Los Angeles" about recruitment of young women by the Islamic State group. It will be replaced by an episode concerning a missing woman.

Television networks usually scour their schedules in the event of major tragedies to scrub out

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:23:14 -0700
<![CDATA[IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/iocs-bach-confident-in-rio-security-after-paris-attacks/article/1563503?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iocs-bach-confident-in-rio-security-after-paris-attacks/article/1563503?custom_click=rss

LONDON — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

With the games nine months away, the bomb and gun attacks in the French capital that left at least 129 people dead and over 350 wounded will raise concerns over the safety of athletes and fans at the Olympics. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks.

"We have confidence in the Brazilian authorities and in the international cooperation of their security agencies," Bach said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:28:15 -0700
<![CDATA[NCAA Playoff Pulse: Scratch off Stanford; Baylor in big trouble]]> http://gazette.com/ncaa-playoff-pulse-scratch-off-stanford-baylor-in-big-trouble/article/1563470?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ncaa-playoff-pulse-scratch-off-stanford-baylor-in-big-trouble/article/1563470?custom_click=rss

Scratch Stanford off the list of College Football Playoff contenders. Baylor is in big trouble, too. And the Bears' loss could be Notre Dame's gain.

The Cardinal were felled be a familiar nemesis Saturday night, losing to Oregon 38-36 in a game that left the Pac-12's playoff hopes in a precarious position. The Bears had their unbeaten season ended at home by Oklahoma. The Sooners' 44-34 victory flips the focus in the Big 12 from the Lone Star state to the state of Oklahoma.

Baylor and TCU were the favorites coming into the season, but now it looks as if Bedlam will decide the Big 12. No. 12 Oklahoma (9-1) plays No. 5 Oklahoma State (10-0) in Stillwater on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Cowboys came from 17 down to

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:48:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Paris attacks reaction: Condolences and condemnation]]> http://gazette.com/paris-attacks-reaction-condolences-and-condemnation/article/1563407?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paris-attacks-reaction-condolences-and-condemnation/article/1563407?custom_click=rss

PARIS — World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:13:02 -0700
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Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel abruptly announced Friday he will resign at the end of the season for health reasons, adding a stunning turn to a week where he kept his team united when players went on strike because of racial tensions on campus.

Pinkel, 63, said he was diagnosed with lymphoma in May. He dismissed the idea that the week's events in Columbia, Missouri, led to his decision.

"I made a decision in May, after visiting with my family, that I wanted to keep coaching as long as I felt good and had the energy I needed," Pinkel said in a statement. "I felt great going into the season but also knew that I would need to re-assess things at some point, and I set our bye week as the time when I would

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