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No indictment in Cleveland case... President offers condolences to Texans... Puerto Rico police shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 28, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.



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CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Cleveland police officers won't face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun. But Cleveland's mayor says the city and police department will proceed with a review that could result in disciplinary action. Mayor Frank Jackson made the announcement after a grand jury declined to indict the officers in the 2014 killing of Tamir Rice.

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — The White House says President Obama has called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from Hawaii to get an update on the severe weather in the state and to offer federal support for recovery efforts. At least 11 people died and dozens were hurt in the tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area on Saturday. A spokesman says Obama offered his condolences.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the state of Missouri from revoking the abortion license of a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Columbia. Planned Parenthood calls the ruling a "huge victory" for the organization and women seeking abortions.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say a policeman fatally shot two high-ranking officers and a policewoman following an argument and hostage-taking at work. The suspect was immediately placed under arrest. No word on a motive.

SPENCERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ellsworth Kelly, a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work over seven decades made him one of America's leading abstract artists, has died at his home in upstate New York. He was 92. Kelly received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in 2013.

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