By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber and gunmen wearing army uniforms attacked Yemen's defense ministry on Thursday, killing 52 people including foreign medical staff, government sources said, in the country's worst militant assault in 18 months. The U.S. military raised its alert status in the region after the coordinated strikes on its ally, which is also home to what Washington has called the most active arm of al Qaeda. The attack wounded 167 people, said the Yemeni government's security committee. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but a Yemeni expert on Islamist militant affairs said it bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda-linked militants who have repeatedly attacked government officials and installations over the past two years.
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of stories Dec. 3-5 about a train derailment in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, incorrectly reported the train did not have a safety device called an alerter. The MTA now says the train had one, but not in the car where the engineer was.