10 things to know for today
Published 7:56 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. FOUR DEAD IN ATTACK ON JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUE
Prime Minister Netanyahu vows to respond harshly to the killing of worshippers which Palestinian President Abbas has condemned.
2. HUNT CONTINUES FOR 60TH VOTE IN FAVOR OF PIPELINE
Fifty nine Senators have vowed to support the Keystone pipeline in a vote that will advance the measure today.
3. WEDDINGS REFLECT WANING EBOLA FEAR IN LIBERIA
More and more couples are celebrating their nuptials in public in the country’s capital, Monrovia, after the recent drop in infections.
4. WHO HAS MARRIAGE PLANS
Mass Murderer Charles Manson has received a license to wed a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.
5. NAVY SECRETARY’S COSTLY TRAVEL COMES AMID CUTBACKS
Ray Mabus racked up the miles, and more than $4.7 million in costs, on 40 official trips in the past five years.
6. CROP CALAMITY BRUISES EUROPEAN ECONOMIES
A cool summer and abundant rain are affecting the harvest in Mediterranean Europe which may push olive oil prices up.
7. MIDEAST VIOLENCE STANDS IN THE WAY OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
President Obama could secure the goal of improved relations with Tehran–but the disagreement between both countries over the Syrian conflict is an obstacle.
8. STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI
Gov. Jay Nixon activates the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb.
9. WHY EARLIER AMNESTY FOR IMMIGRANTS DIDN’T PROVOKE SIMILAR UPROAR
Unlike Obama’s planned moves in a divided Washington, amnesties agreed to by Reagan and George H.W. Bush took place amid a sweeping, bipartisan immigration overhaul.
10. HOW A PENNSYLVANIA MOM WANTS TO GET GIRLS INTERESTED IN SCIENCE
Software engineer Kelly Mathews is teaming up with a nonprofit that aims to bridge the gender gap by teaching school girls about tech careers.