Noontime News is a snapshot of the news from the past 24 hours.


Spain colluded in NSA spying on its citizens, Spanish newspaper reports

The widespread surveillance of Spanish citizens by the US National Security Agency, which caused outrage when it was reported this week, was the product of a collaboration with Spain‘s intelligence services, according to one Spanish newspaper.

Israel releases Palestinian prisoners

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, the second of four groups to be released as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

US unemployment will rise unless jobs growth quickens, top economist warns

Unemployment is set to rise again in the US if the pace of jobs growth continues to erode, a top economist warned Wednesday.

School ban on ‘Boobies’ breast cancer fund bracelets may go to supreme court

The court battle between two young girls and their Pennsylvania school over “I [heart] Boobies!” bracelets could be settled by the US supreme court.

US immigration officials deport Dreamer activist

US immigration officials said Tuesday that they have deported one of 25 people who last month surrendered to US authorities at the Texas-Mexico border to protest immigration policies.

Venezuelan fossils shed light on ice age

One Saturday morning in 1982, Ascanio Rincón left half way through a football game with his friends to go to watch TV. He was only expecting to catch whichever National Geographic documentary was running, but what he saw that day changed the direction of his life.

Google gets into Halloween spirit with spooky ‘Easter eggs’

Google has injected a few fun Easter eggs into its search for Halloween including facts about what witches eat and how to defeat the Grim Reaper.

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