November 23, 2014

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Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout. The attack ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in a city already on edge amid soaring tensions Read More…

Ebola-infected doctor dies in Nebraska hospital

Dr. Martin Salia

Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was being treated at a Nebraska hospital, has died, a hospital spokesman confirmed Monday. “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news,” Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit at Omaha’s Nebraska Medical Center, said in a statement. “Dr. Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Nov. 14

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Hagel seeking changes in management of nukes  The defense secretary’s action follows stories by the AP that revealed problems in management, morale, security and safety in America’s nuclear force. 2. Obama gives blunt assessment of reforms in Read More…

Facebook’s privacy update: 5 things to know

A man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it’s too complex and lengthy for the average user. Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new policy is 70 percent shorter than the old Read More…

Los Angeles police use data to target crime

This photo provided by Jupiter Systems, the manufacturer of the display wall processors seen in the photo, shows the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown command center. Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. (AP Photo/Jupiter Systems, Brad Howell)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. Police say the effort has already helped reduce crime in one of the Read More…

Parents of missing Mexican students cling to hope

Maria Telumbre, center, walks with a poster emblazoned with the image of her missing 19-year-old son, to the Basilica of Guadalupe for a special Mass, in Mexico City.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

TIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Maria Telumbre knows fire. She spends her days making tortillas over hot coals, and experience tells her a small goat takes at least four hours to cook. So she refuses to believe the government’s explanation that gang thugs incinerated her son and 42 other missing college students in a giant pyre in less Read More…

Shiite holy month sees show of strength in Baghdad

A woman and a child pass by banners with pictures of Shiite-related events in Ghadeer district in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq. Religious banners and portraits of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, hang from homes, bridges, stores and even colleges across much of Baghdad and can be seen even in Sunni-majority areas. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Red and green Shiite banners line the streets of Baghdad, portraits of religious figures and slain “martyrs” stare down from billboards, hymns blare from shops and cafes, and grim-faced militiamen prowl the streets in pickup trucks. The holy month of Muharram has brought an unprecedented show of strength by Iraq’s ShiiteMuslim majority, underscoring its domination of Read More…

AP sources: Millions to get deportation protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive actions that President Barack Obama could announce as early as next week, people familiar with the discussions say. Obama has pledged to move on Read More…

G-20 summit to be test of forum’s staying power

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The annual G-20 leadership summit that groups democrats with authoritarians and rich nations with poor has long suffered from a perception it’s all talk and no action. This year, leaders are under extra pressure to produce something tangible. The global forum is regarded as having been at its most successful during its first Read More…

Doctor with Ebola coming to US for care

NEW YORK (AP) — A surgeon working in West Africa’s Sierra Leone has been diagnosed withEbola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday, according to a person in the federal government with direct knowledge of the case. The surgeon, Dr. Martin Salia, will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Read More…