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HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has decided that no felony crime was committed by the sheriff's office or jailers in the treatment of Sandra Bland, the black woman who died in a Southeast Texas county jail last summer. But prosecutors say the grand jury reached no decision on whether the trooper who arrested the 28-year-old woman should face charges. The grand jury will return in January to consider that issue.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Monday's suicide attack that killed six U.S. troops near Afghanistan's Bagram airport was the deadliest assault on international forces since August. One soldier killed is identified as Joseph Lemm, a 15-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. Police Commissioner William Bratton says Lemm served in the U.S. National Guard and also served in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of lying when she said the Islamic State group used videos of his comments about Muslims to recruit militants. And the Republican presidential front-runner is demanding an apology from his leading Democratic opponent. Trump held a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Monday night, attended by more than 6,000 people.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal investigation has found that most of New York City's public elementary schools are not fully accessible to children with disabilities. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has sent a letter to the lawyer for the city's Department of Education, saying that six school districts are violating the Americans With Disabilities Act. That's 83 percent of New York City's public elementary schools.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tracy Hewlett says a "Christmas miracle" protected her and her husband from being killed by a bomb that was planted in the crawl space of their Louisiana home. A maintenance worker on the Hewlett's 280-acre horse farm is accused of planting the explosive device that went off early Saturday morning, and the bomb had been placed under the Hewletts' master bedroom. Tracy Hewlett says they heard a boom, saw a big flash of light and went flying, but neither they nor the couple's three dogs and cat were hurt.
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