Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 12.29.15

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* More on this Michigan story on tonight’s show: “Gov. Rick Snyder apologized to the City of Flint Tuesday for the Flint drinking water crisis that has left children poisoned by lead and announced he has accepted [the] resignation of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant.”
 
* Syria: “The U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State killed a key leader in Syria who had direct ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks in Paris and was actively planning more attacks against the West, the Pentagon said Tuesday.”
 
* Ohio: “The two Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice will face a new administrative review after a grand jury decided not to press charges [against] them, Mayor Frank Jackson said Tuesday.”
 
* Another Ebola breakthrough: “The World Health Organization announced Tuesday morning that Guinea was free of Ebola virus transmissions for the first time since the epidemic was detected there in March 2014.”
 
* Nigeria: “Boko Haram Islamic extremists struck a city and a town in northeastern Nigeria with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers Monday, killing at least 80 people, witnesses said.”
 
* Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon “has called in the National Guard to assist with flood-fighting efforts. Nixon says guard members will be used to assist first responders in providing security in evacuated areas, and to help direct traffic away from road closures. Roads are closed in nearly 500 locations across the state.”
 
* Chicago: “The Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment Tuesday morning.”
 
* Oklahoma: “A strong, 4.3-magnitude earthquake awoke many people in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday. the latest in a series of temblors that’s prompted state regulators to call for more restrictions on oil and gas operators in the state.”
 
* Philadelphia: “City and federal officials said Thursday that Philadelphia had “effectively ended” homelessness among military veterans, meaning every veteran in the city who wants housing has it.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 12.29.15

Updated