Shooting victims named: Most of the 14 victims of Wednesday’s shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, were colleagues of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters. Lieutenant Mike Madden, one of the first officers to arrive at the scene of the killing, called what he saw “unspeakable.” Update: More here
Cairo nightclub firebombed: Sixteen people are dead in the attack on the venue in the Egyptian capital’s Agouza area. Egyptian news reports say the incident was not terrorism-related. They quoted the Interior Ministry as saying the attack was prompted by a disagreement between workers at the nightclub and others at the venue. The perpetrators were denied entry after an argument with the nightclub’s staff, Ahram Online, the English website of Al Ahram newspaper, reported.
Germany votes on Syria mission:
BREAKING: German Parliament approves reconnaissance jets, frigate, troops to support mission against Islamic State group— The Associated Press (@AP) December 4, 2015
Update: More here
An eye on jobs: At 8:30 this morning, the Labor Department will release data on jobs and unemployment. Economists expect about 200,000 jobs were added last month and the jobless rate stayed steady at 5 percent. The numbers are a key data point the Federal Reserve will consider before raising interest rates. Update: The economy added 211,000 jobs; the unemployment rate held steady. More here.
Scott Weiland dies: The former lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver died in his sleep in Minnesota yesterday while on tour with his new band, The Wildabouts. Weiland was 48.