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Bill de Blasio and his city’s police department have been at odds over the mayor’s words about the Eric Garner grand jury decision.
Authorities say two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle. Both officers survived without injuries. One suspect was arrested.
The GOP will take over both chambers of Congress on January 6th, with issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare and immigration reform likely to take priority.
Economists’ forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.
Monday morning, rescue crews continued to airlift survivors to safety. Video from a coast guard helicopter showed a black plume of smoke billowing from the vessel.
Steve Inskeep’s wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.