News Wrap: $1 million bail set for officers who shot 6-year-old

In our news wrap Monday, a judge in Louisiana has set a $1 million bail for two police officers accused of murdering an autistic boy. Also, two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians were gunned down by a police captain in Amman, Jordan.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Students and faculty members celebrated today at the main campus of the University of Missouri, after the head of the university system quit.

    President Tim Wolfe was accused of ignoring racial incidents. The situation reached a boiling point when black football players announced a boycott Saturday night. Later, the chancellor overseeing the main campus also resigned. We will investigate this story in detail after the news summary.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    A judge in Louisiana set bail at $1 million apiece today for two police officers accused of murdering an autistic boy. Six-year-old Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father was wounded when the officers fired on the family's vehicle 18 times. A lawyer for the father says police video shows he had his hands up when the shooting started.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    In Jordan, two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians were gunned down today by a police captain in Amman. It happened at a regional police training center.

    In addition to the dead, seven people were wounded, including two more Americans. The gunman was shot and killed by soldiers. U.S. officials said the Americans were security contractors training Palestinian police.

    In Washington, President Obama promised an investigation.

  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

    We take this very seriously and we will be working closely with the Jordanians to determine exactly what happened. But, at this stage, I want to just let everyone to know that this is something we are paying close attention to, and at the point where the families have been notified, obviously, our deepest condolences will be going out to them.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    The president spoke during an Oval Office meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The relationship has been strained since the Iran nuclear deal that Israel opposed.

    Today, Netanyahu insisted he's still committed to Middle East peace.

  • BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Prime Minister, Israel:

    We have not given up our hope for peace. We will never give up our hope for peace. I don't think that anyone should doubt Israel's determination to defend itself against terror and destruction, but neither should anyone doubt Israel's willingness to make peace with any of its neighbors that genuinely want to achieve peace with it.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Still, the White House said it no longer expects peace can be achieved before Mr. Obama leaves office in January 2017.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Israel also joined those saying a bomb destroyed that Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula. The Israeli defense minister said — quote — "There is a high probability it was a bombing."

    Meanwhile, evacuation flights resumed for Russian tourists stranded in Sinai. About 23,000 have flown home since Saturday. Cargo planes are transporting their luggage separately.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Greenhouse gas levels hit an all-time high last year. The U.N. Weather Agency's report today comes amid — comes ahead of a world summit on climate change. The report says carbon dioxide levels are now more than 140 percent higher than before the Industrial Revolution. The amount of methane is up 250 percent since that same period. And the report forecasts another increase next year.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Back in this country, a federal bankruptcy judge OKed a reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It stems from damage claims over sexual abuse by priests. The plan calls for paying a total of $21 million to nearly 460 victims.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Wall Street had a blue Monday over worries about the global economy. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly 180 points to close at 17730. The Nasdaq fell nearly 52 points. And the S&P 500 was down 20.

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