Three people were killed and several wounded when a gunman opened fire at a family planning center in Colorado in a standoff that dragged on for five hours before he surrendered. A large area of snow-covered Colorado Springs was placed on lockdown into the evening, just a day after millions of Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, in the latest incident to shed a damning light on the United States' gun culture. Mayor John Suthers paid tribute to police for getting the gunman into custody without further bloodshed at the Planned Parenthood building, where people scrambled into a safe room in a desperate bid to save themselves.
Dan Carter said he has come to France to emulate the success he achieved with New Zealand and the Crusaders back in his homeland. The 33-year-old fly-half arrived in France on Friday to join his new club Racing 92 and to renew his association with the French Top 14 championship after a brief stint with Perpignan in 2009, where his team won the league but in which he played only five matches due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Asked why he had chosen Racing, Carter said they matched his personal ambition.