By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was indicted on Friday on charges of shooting and killing two unarmed suspects after a lengthy high-speed car chase in 2012, prosecutors said. A grand jury indicted Michael Brelo on two counts of manslaughter for his involvement in the November 2012 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after Russell fled a traffic stop, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty. Brelo was one of the 104 officers involved in the chase that ensued with Russell at speeds that reached 110 miles per hour (177 km per hour). When the 25-minute chase ended in a school parking lot, Brelo climbed on top of Russell’s car and fired 15 rounds into the 1979 Chevy after other officers stopped firing, investigators said. “The public was no longer in danger because the car was surrounded,” McGinty said in a statement. Brelo's attorney Patrick D'Angelo said the shots he fired were in good faith and with legal justification. “Officer Brelo was making judgments and had to perceive what was going on as bullets were flying by his head. There was no clear break in the action,” D'Angelo said. No guns were found in the car or on the two shooting victims, and gunshots that officers said they heard have been attributed to the car backfiring, investigators said. If convicted, Brelo could spend three to 11 years in prison. The grand jury also indicted five police department supervisors for dereliction of duty, a misdemeanor. Nine Cleveland police department supervisors were suspended, two demoted and one was fired because of the way they handled the incident. Of the officers involved in the chase, 63 were suspended for a total of 178 days. The longest suspension was 10 days. The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a review of the Cleveland Police Department to look into a possible pattern of excessive force at the request of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. (Editing by Brendan O'Brien and Jan Paschal)
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CHENNAI (Reuters) -India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Tamil Nadu, known for its automobile manufacturing including BMW, Daimler, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan and Renault, said it would move from a partial to a full lockdown on Monday, stopping public transport and shutting state-run alcohol retailers.
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Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that's unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future. House Republicans plan to meet privately next week, probably Wednesday, and seem certain to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from that top post. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., seems likely to postpone a vote on replacing Cheney until sometime later, according to two House GOP aides who discussed the delay on condition of anonymity, giving restive conservatives a chance to coalesce behind an alternative.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system shows no signs of abating. Many medical experts, opposition leaders and even Supreme Court judges are calling for national restrictions, arguing that a patchwork of state rules is insufficient to quell the rise in infections. Indian television stations broadcast images of patients lying on stretchers outside hospitals waiting to be admitted, with hospital beds and critical oxygen in short supply.
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Coronavirus latest news: Government too cautious in unlocking international holiday destinations, say travel bosses
Portugal only major tourist destination on 'green list' Holidaymakers face airport queues of up to eight hours Britain to be Covid-free by August: vaccine chief Vaccine passport app will be ready for summer holidays Duchess leads treasure hunt for lockdown picture book Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Industry bosses have urged further clarity on when other holiday destinations could be added to the quarantine-free "green list" amid criticism the Government has been too cautious in its approach to unlocking international travel. Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among 12 destinations that will be on the green list from May 17 - with some countries on the list still not accepting holidaymakers. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the removal of the ban on international leisure travel was necessarily cautious, but sector leaders warned it could delay the industry's recovery. EasyJet boss Johan Lundgren said: "The decision to put so few European countries into the green tier is simply not justified by the data or the science and is inconsistent with the approach to reopen the domestic economy." Airlines UK, an industry body that represents UK carriers, said the Government must make "major additions" to the green list at the next review point in three weeks: "The EU has said vaccinated people will be able to travel without restrictions, which leaves the UK at risk of falling behind and not opening up international travel to key markets across Europe as well as the United States." Brian Strutton, general secretary of pilots' union Balpa, accused the Government of an "excess of caution". Follow the latest updates below.
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Lance Bass says Britney Spears was an early Uber backer and tried to convince him to invest too: 'I definitely am kicking myself'
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