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A JOURNALIST working for the pro-government daily El Moudjahid was shot to death Tuesday morning in central Algiers, Algeria, security forces said. He was the 14th journalist killed in the past year in this North African nation, which is fighting an Islamic insurgency. . . . GENERAL MOTORS Corp. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative contract agreement in the 5-day-old strike by 3,500 employees at GM's technical center in Warren, Mich. The employees are scheduled to vote on the agreement Wednesday. . . . FOUR YOUNG BROTHERS and an uncle baby-sitting them were killed Monday in a blaze that the boys may have started while playing with fire in a bedroom closet in their Oceanside, Calif., home.