The mayor of Cleveland apologized Monday after a court filing by the Ohio city suggested that a 12-year-old black boy was responsible for his own death at the hands of police. Tamir Rice was shot and killed in a playground in November by a rookie police officer who apparently thought the youngster's pellet gun was a real firearm. The African-American boy's death, caught on video, prompted a national furor, three months after the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Monday that the city will be amending its court filing in the coming days to remove any "insensitive" language, in a way that would not undermine its 20-point rebuttal of the Rice family lawsuit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.