Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood

A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed — including a police officer — and nine others were wounded, authorities said.

The low depths of American higher education

Give thanks for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not.

This week's circulars

There were plenty of early Friday morning shoppers in line for Black Friday deals at the Cary Crossroads Plaza Best Buy 730am Friday, November 27, 2015. A larger crowd came to the Best Buy store Thanksgiving evening, said a store employee but the more than 100 shoppers Friday in line for the 8am Friday opening got specials and deals that made up for the wait.
Harry Lynch The News and Observer