AP News一分钟新闻:2014-11-24

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This is AP News Minute.

1. President Barack Obama will give a prime time speech Thursday night to announce steps he’s taking to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the US from deportation. The president will travel to Las Vegas following the speech to promote the new plan.

2. Police have rested a suspect in a deadly subway pushing incident in New York city. Authorities say 34-year-old Kevin Darden pushed Wai Kuen Kwok off a subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Darden was picked up by detectives Tuesday near his mother’s Bronx home.

3. Israeli troops demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack last month. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict security measures in the wake of Tuesday’s grisly synagogue assault. Netanyahu called the demolition a significant and important step.

4. And a massive toilet-shaped cake was unveiled in New Delhi, India as part of World Toilet Day. The super-sized commode weighed more than 1,500 pounds, kicking off an initiative to raise awareness of the need for clean sanitation.

Emily Roseman, the Associated Press, with AP News Minute.