Police: 4 officers injured in Colorado Springs shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding at least four police officers and an unknown number of civilians.

Officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter at least twice, and people inside the building hid from the shooting. At least seven people were taken to area hospitals, officials said.

Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.

Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?

WASHINGTON — Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.

Obama has hinted that his support for capital punishment is eroding, but he has refused to discuss what he might call for.

Trump called out for appearing to mock disability

WASHINGTON — An advocacy group is offering Donald Trump sensitivity training after he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech.

Jay Ruderman of the Ruderman Family Foundation in Boston said Thursday the Republican presidential contender should apologize to Serge Kovaleski of The New York Times and the public.

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against Islamic State

MOSCOW — The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

IS has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks against both of the countries’ citizens in recent weeks: Nov. 13 shootings and suicide bombings in Paris which killed 130 people, and the Oct. 31 bombing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that claimed 224 lives. 

Miles' future at LSU unknown as Tigers tussle with Texas A&M

BATON ROUGE — What is supposed to be Senior Day at Tiger Stadium is bound to take on an air of "Les Miles Day," no matter how much the embattled coach would rather the focus be on his players when LSU hosts Texas A&M on Saturday night.

Speculation that the regular-season finale will also be Miles' final game as LSU's coach has dominated Louisiana sports talk shows, internet chat rooms and newspaper columns lately. Athletic director Joe Alleva has declined to address the matter publicly, allowing speculation about Miles' status to fester on the heels of his first three-game skid in 11 years at LSU.

One could argue it would be rash to fire Miles now, given his overall LSU record of 110-32. But when asked if the clash with A&M should not mark his final day on the home sideline at Death Valley, Miles responded that he was "not going to look to defend or make a case."

Saints place cornerback Lewis on injured reserve, add Owens

METAIRIE — The New Orleans Saints placed cornerback Keenan Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season.

The move, published on the NFL’s transactions list Thursday, ends a frustrating season for Lewis, who has played in six of New Orleans’ 10 games because of a nagging hip injury.

Lewis also injured his knee during New Orleans’ Week 10 loss at Washington.

One more memorable moment for Favre, Packers at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers.

With cold, driving rain drenching Lambeau Field, the Packers unveiled Favre’s name and retired No. 4 on the stadium facade Thursday night at halftime against the Chicago Bears.

Favre thanked his former teammates and fans as the crowd roared its approval.

Stafford throws 5 TDs to lift Lions to 45-14 win over Eagles

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson combined for one of the best games of their careers, helping the surging Detroit Lions keep the Philadelphia Eagles reeling.

Stafford tied a career high with five touchdown passes. Three of them were to Johnson, who also tied a personal best, in a 45-14 rout of Philadelphia on Thursday.

The Lions (4-7) have won three straight this season and three in a row in their annual Thanksgiving game.

Washington's Chris Petersen signs 2-year contract extension

SEATTLE — Washington coach Chris Petersen has signed a two-year contract extension keeping him tied to the Huskies through the 2020 season, the school announced on Thrusday.

Petersen originally signed a five-year contract in December 2013. Petersen will be paid $4 million per season in 2019 and 2020, the same as he is scheduled to make in 2018, the final year of his original contract.

“Coach Petersen has demonstrated tremendous integrity and is building a program that Husky fans can be proud of, both on and off the field,” Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement. “This extension is well-deserved and we hope Coach Petersen is a Husky for a long time to come.”