Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 1.13.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Charlie Hebdo is “coming out swinging – and Muslim leaders aren’t happy…. Muslim leaders condemned the attacks unilaterally last week, but they’ve pushed back ahead of the new issue’s publication on Tuesday, insisting that the magazine was provoking the Muslim community and exacerbating relations.”
 
* France: “France’s lower house of Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved extending French airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The vote came after France’s worst terrorist attacks in decades…. The vote was 488 to 1.”
 
* Also in France: “The investigations into last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris broadened Tuesday, with authorities casting a wider net for suspects and seeking clues on the funding networks of the Islamist gunmen and other presumed allies.”
 
* Nigeria: “As the world continues to mourn the 17 lives lost in the multiple attacks last week in Paris, some people are questioning why the international community isn’t grieving similarly for the estimated 2,000 people killed by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria this month.”
 
* ISIS released “a video on Tuesday that appears to show a child soldier shooting and killing two prisoners whom the militants accuse of spying for Russia.”
 
* Leak case: “James Risen, a New York Times reporter, will not be called to testify at a leak trial scheduled to begin this week, lawyers said Monday, ending a seven-year legal fight over whether he could be forced to identify his confidential sources.”
 
* More good economic news: “Job openings climbed in November to the highest level in almost 14 years as the strengthening U.S. economy fueled demand for labor.”
 
* New Mexico: “Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday for their part in the March shooting of a mentally ill homeless man that prompted widespread protests and drew renewed attention to the city’s history of officer-involved shootings.”
 
* When opponents of science skip vaccinations, there are consequences: “Health officials fear thousands may have been exposed to the measles at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure last month. Most of those who got the disease were not vaccinated against it…. Measles infections in the U.S. skyrocketed last year, with 610 cases reported.”
 
* Cyber-security: “President Obama on Tuesday unveiled new proposals to protect businesses and the government from cyberattacks, including increasing the prosecution of crimes conducted through computer networks and toughening penalties for them. Under the steps outlined by Mr. Obama, companies that share information about cyberthreats with the government would be shielded from liability.”
 
* In related news: “President Obama on Monday called for federal legislation intended to force American companies to be more forthcoming when credit card data and other consumer information are lost in an online breach like the kind that hit Sony, Target and Home Depot last year.”
 
* Virginia: “Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell must report to federal prison Feb. 9 despite his appeal, a judge ruled Tuesday.”
 
* And Rep. Rand Weber (R-Texas) issued a statement today apologizing for his incoherent tweet last night: “I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet. It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the President to Adolf Hitler.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 1.13.15