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Authorities interview 13 cops in fatal chase

Cleveland -- Authorities say they will begin interviewing the 13 Cleveland police officers who fired 137 bullets at a car last week, killing the two occupants after a high-speed chase.

East Cleveland Sgt. Scott Gardner said the officers have been on paid leave since the shooting Nov. 29 that they say began when someone in the car fired a shot downtown.

The car sped away, and officers gave chase. It ended five miles later when the car rammed a police cruiser and the 43-year-old man and 30-year-old woman died in a hail of gunfire.

Police said no gun or shell casings were found in the car. The Plain Dealer reports that police have defended the use deadly force because the driver rammed the police car and nearly hit an officer.

-- Associated Press

Report shows disparity in graduation rates

Columbus -- New statistics show that Ohio has one of the lowest high-school graduation rates for black students, but one of the better rates for white students.

The U.S. Department of Education comparable state-by-state graduation numbers show that only three states have a wider disparity between graduation rates for blacks and whites.

Ohio's graduation rate for all students was 80 percent for the 2010-11 school year, the first year in which a common calculation was used in most states.

For black students, the rate was 59 percent. For white students, it was 85 percent. For students who come from poor families, it was 65 percent.

Iowa had the top overall graduation rate, while Nevada had the lowest.

-- Associated Press

Man dies after 30-hour standoff with police

Brunswick -- Police say a 30-hour standoff is over with one man dead.

Authorities in Brunswick say the standoff that began Nov. 30 in the afternoon ended in the evening Dec. 1, but not many details are being released.

Police say a 39-year-old man died from gunshot wounds and his former girlfriend was injured.

Brunswick police say they got a call from the man's brother who told them the man was going to a home to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

Police and SWAT members surrounded the house and evacuated neighbors after finding the front door barricaded.

-- Associated Press

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