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CBS News Breaking News Alert - December 6, 2014: U.S. hostage killed during failed U.S. rescue raid in Yemen .

CBS NewsBreaking News Alert
 
DECEMBER 06, 2014
U.S. hostage killed during failed U.S. rescue raid in Yemen  
An American photojournalist held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen has been killed in a failed rescue attempt, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Saturday.

"Yesterday, by order of the President of the United States, U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a mission in Yemen to rescue a U.S. citizen, Luke Somers, and any other foreign nationals held hostage with him by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists. There were compelling reasons to believe Mr. Somers' life was in imminent danger," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement.

Both Mr. Somers and a second non-U.S. citizen hostage were murdered by the AQAP terrorists during the course of the operation, Hagel said. Several of the AQAP terrorists holding the hostages captive were killed in the mission, he said.

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NYT | Today's Headlines - December 6, 2014.

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Today's Headlines

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Top News
A United States Border Patrol agent checking passenger identifications on an Amtrak train in Depew, N.Y., in June.
U.S. to Continue Racial, Ethnic Profiling in Border Policy

By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

Under new rules to be issued by the White House, federal agents can still consider race and ethnicity when stopping people at airports and immigration checkpoints, officials said.
Workers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the Ohio River at Olmsted, Ill.
Big Job Gains and Rising Pay in Labor Data

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

The gain was the largest monthly jump in payrolls in nearly three years, and average hourly earnings surged 0.4 percent, twice what analysts expected.
. The Upshot: The Best Jobs Numbers in Months, Maybe Years
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The woman at the center of a Rolling Stone article said this was where she was raped by several men in 2012.
Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of UVA Rape

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and RAVI SOMAIYA

The magazine acknowledged "discrepancies" in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Editors' Picks

U.S. | BERKELEY JOURNAL

A Step-by-Step Guide to Berkeley's Many Quirks

By MALIA WOLLAN

Tom Dalzell has walked all over Berkeley documenting the city's material oddities - adding fire to a debate over how quirky Berkeley really is.
Demonstrators in Washington, D.C.

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS

Eric Garner and the Legal Rules That Enable Police Violence

By SHAKEER RAHMAN and SAM BARR

A 1980s case stands in the way of federal judicial oversight of deadly police practices.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"In one line: spectacular and, more to the point, believable."
IAN SHEPHERDSON, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, on the Labor Department's report that American employers added 321,000 jobs in November and wages rose strongly.

Today's Videos
Video VIDEO: An Architect's Life | Peter Marino
The celebrated architect talks about his career and new show at Miami's Bass Museum of Art.
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Video VIDEO: Modern Love | OkCupid's Arrow Misses
Eliza Hecht's encounter with "Houseboy," a man she met on OkCupid with a dominatrix fetish, tests her ability to play this role.
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Video VIDEO: The Beach Walker
Theo Jansen's strutting sculptures achieve astonishingly lifelike movement at Art Basel on Miami Beach.
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For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
Visitors to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, viewed the sculpture of the Greek river god Ilissos on Friday.
Greek Statue Travels Again, but Not to Greece

By STEVEN ERLANGER

The British Museum plunged itself into a geopolitical tempest with the loan of one of the famous Elgin marbles of Greece to the Hermitage.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya
International Court Ends Case Against Kenyan President in Election Unrest

By MARLISE SIMONS and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

The decision to end the case appeared to represent both a triumph for President Uhuru Kenyatta and a display of the difficulties involved in prosecuting leaders.
British Court Rules in Favor of Electronic Surveillance

By MARK SCOTT

The decision comes after a global outcry against programs like Prism, which have given spy agencies almost unfettered access to Internet communications.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »

U.S.
Ashley Bernaugh of Florissant, Mo., said that after Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., she was surprised and upset by racist reactions from some family members.
Police Killings Reveal Chasms Between Races

By JOHN ELIGON

The recent high-profile deaths of black people at the hands of police officers have exposed sharp differences about race relations in unexpected and often uncomfortable ways.
Ashton B. Carter, President Obama's choice to lead the Pentagon, at the White House announcement ceremony on Friday.
In Ashton Carter, Nominee for Defense Secretary, a Change in Direction

By HELENE COOPER, DAVID E. SANGER and MARK LANDLER

Mr. Carter, whom President Obama nominated on Friday to be defense secretary, is a centrist who may advocate a stronger use of American power.
The Orion capsule, atop a Delta IV rocket, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday morning. It landed in the Pacific four and a half hours later, just a mile off target.
First Flight Test Is Successful for NASA's Orion Spacecraft

By HENRY FOUNTAIN

The spacecraft returned to Earth, just a mile off target in the Pacific Ocean, about four and a half hours after it was launched from Florida.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
FAMILY  Hillary Rodham Clinton with her daughter, Chelsea, as President Bill Clinton delivered remarks at a fund-raiser in Los Angeles in 2000.
Hillary Clinton's History as First Lady: Powerful, but Not Always Deft

By PETER BAKER and AMY CHOZICK

The release of candid interviews of Clinton administration aides shows Hillary Rodham Clinton's years as first lady were rife with explosive and often politically clumsy dealings.
Senate Panel Faces New Obstacle to Release of Torture Report

By MARK MAZZETTI and CARL HULSE

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Senator Dianne Feinstein that the release of the long-delayed review could ignite unrest in the Middle East and endanger hostages.
Workers replacing the back covers of TV sets at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, S.C.

WASHINGTON MEMO

After Jobs Report, Obama Takes a Little Credit

By MARK LANDLER

The recovery has gained enough traction, White House officials say, that President Obama can make a robust case for how the accelerating job growth is likely to translate into higher wages.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business
Courtney Lupinek, a Baltimore Gas and Electric employee, replaces an old-style electric meter with a new
Power Savings of Smart Meters Prove Slow to Materialize

By MATTHEW L. WALD

Modern power meters are meant to talk directly to power companies, their customers and their customers' dishwashers, but they have yet to live up to their potential.
Senator Bob Dole, Vice President Al Gore, President Clinton and Newt Gingrich, the House speaker, in budget talks in 1995.
Brighter Economy Raises Odds of Action in Congress

By JONATHAN WEISMAN

An improving labor market, broad economic growth and a falling federal budget deficit are brightening the prospect of bipartisan cooperation next year.
Steve Jobs shown with a display of the iPod Nano at a 2010 event in San Francisco.

BITS BLOG

Videotaped Deposition of Steve Jobs Played in Apple iPod Trial

By BRIAN X. CHEN

The late Apple chief defended his company's decision to strictly control the music that can be played on an iPod in testimony recorded six months before his death.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology
Andreas Bechtolsheim, who founded Arista with another Cisco alumni, David Cheriton.

BITS BLOG

In Suit, Cisco Accuses Arista of Copying Work

By QUENTIN HARDY

The networking giant is suing a competitor founded and run by some of Cisco's most noted alumni, saying they violated numerous Cisco patents and copied other work.

DEALBOOK

Senate to Hold Hearing on Cyberattacks Against Finance

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN

A panel plans to hold a hearing next week on ways to "protect the financial sector" from cyberattacks, but for now there are no plans to have anyone from the financial services industry testify.
Customers can use an app to snap a photo of checks with their phones and deposit the money in their bank accounts.

YOUR MONEY ADVISER

Some Drawbacks in Tapping the Phone to Deposit a Check

By ANN CARRNS

As the service catches on, it becomes increasingly important for customers to compare the terms of mobile deposit services that different banks offer.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »

Sports
Didi Gregorius has a career .243 batting average in 191 games over three seasons with Cincinnati and Arizona, and a .313 on-base percentage.

ON BASEBALL

Jumping Into Big Shoes

By TYLER KEPNER

The recently acquired Didi Gregorius, who was expected to take over at shortstop for the retired Yankees star Derek Jeter, mirrors the 20-year veteran in competitiveness and temperament.
. Searching for a Closer, Yankees Acquire Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller, 29, spent last season with Boston and Baltimore, finishing with a 2.02 earned run average over all.
Searching for a Closer, Yankees Acquire Andrew Miller

By DAVID WALDSTEIN

Miller, 29, spent last season with the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, finishing with a 2.02 earned run average over all.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on December 5, 2014.

CMI Gold & Sliver

Spot Prices as of close of trading in New York

Friday, December 05, 2014

GOLD

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$1,191.20-$17.40$1,197.80$1,169.55$1,230.35

SILVER

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$16.32-$0.31$16.65$15.72$19.56

PLATINUM

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$1,221.70-$26.20$1,230.70$1,215.10$1,359.60

PALLADIUM

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$804.90-$0.60$803.50$774.10$740.80

GOLD/SILVER RATIO

72.99