7 things to know now: Planned Parenthood shooting; man dies in chimney; Kobe Bryant


7 things to know now: Planned Parenthood shooting; man dies in chimney; Kobe Bryant

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Colorado Springs shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina is seen in undated photos provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover. By the time the shooter surrendered, at least three people were killed, including a police officer and at least nine others were wounded, authorities said.  

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now: 

1. Shooting suspect due in court: The man law enforcement authorities say shot and killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic will appear before a judge in Colorado Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, has not been charged in the Friday shootings in Colorado Springs. Police say they have a video which shows a man they identified as Deer entering the clinic and shooting 12 people during a five-hour standoff.

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2. Clinton and donors: When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state she held meetings with Democratic party fundraisers and numerous corporate donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to State Department calendars obtained by The Associated Press. The AP reports that many of the people Clinton met with were pursuing business or private interests with the Obama administration at the time.

3. Don’t let your boss see: Coming off a Black Friday that analysts say was only so-so, shoppers have a chance to redeem themselves as Cyber Monday is upon us. Holiday shopping online is becoming more popular, according to a National Retail Federation survey, which showed an estimated 103 million people took advantage of deals they found on the Internet between Thanksgiving and Sunday.

4. Man dies in chimney: A man authorities believe became stuck in a chimney as he was attempting to rob a California home, died when the homeowner decided to light a fire in the fireplace. The man who owned the home in Huron, Calif., said he heard screams after he lit a fire Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old found stuck in the chimney died of smoke inhalation and burns, an autopsy showed.


5. Freddie Gray trial: Former Baltimore Police Officer William Porter goes on trial Monday in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died after  suffering injuries while in police custody last year, sparking protests in the city and around the country. Porter, who pleaded not guilty in Gray’s death, is charged with manslaughter and misconduct.

And one more

LA Lakers great Kobe Bryant announced Sunday – via a poem – that he would be retiring after this season. Bryant, who helped the Lakers win five NBA championships during a 20-year career, announced his decision in a post on The Players’ Tribune website. "This season is all I have left to give,” Bryant wrote. “My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it's time to say goodbye. And that's OK. I'm ready to let you go."

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