May 28, 2015

STRUCK

Between the Department of Justice and the city of Cleveland, an agreement to follow some of the strictest rules in the country for police use of force. The settlement came after a DOJ probe found a pattern of excessive force by Cleveland cops.

ANNOUNCED

By Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, that the fast-food chains will discontinue the use of artificial flavors and colors, including Yellow No. 6 and Blue No. 1, in favor of natural options. The move follows similar ones by McDonald’s and other fast-food chains.

DIED

John Murphy, 88, nine-term Congressman from Staten Island, N.Y., and one of seven members of Congress caught accepting payoffs as part of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation in the late 1970s.

PROMOTED

Jonathan Ive, designer largely responsible for the look of the iPhone and iPad, to the newly created position of Apple’s chief design officer.

SENTENCED

Ehud Olmert, former Israeli Prime Minister, to eight months in prison for fraud and unlawfully accepting money from an American businessman.

SIGNED

Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team, by the Montreal Alouettes, a Canadian Football League team.

This appears in the June 08, 2015 issue of TIME.

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