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Iran side agreement draws criticism... Clinton lawyer: Server wiped... Stocks down

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 19, 2015 at 2:41 p.m.



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VIENNA (AP) — Republican critics of the Iran nuclear deal are expressing unhappiness over a side agreement reported by The Associated Press. The deal with the U.N. will allow Iran to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal lawyer says that emails and all other data on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal authorities. In exchanges with reporters earlier this week, Clinton said she was not aware if the data on her server was wiped.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — This summer's massive fires have strained resources across the West to the point that wildfire managers are being forced to let some fires burn unchecked. Drought and heat have combined to make this one of the worst fire seasons in the Lower 48 in years. Nearly 29,000 firefighters are battling some 100 large blazes across the West, but it hasn't been enough.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Space agency NASA says vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought. The research shows that in some places, the ground is sinking nearly two inches each month, putting infrastructure on the surface at growing risk of damage.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed down as investors reacted to mixed signals from the Federal Reserve of a possible interest rate hike in September. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 162 points to end at 17,349. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 17 points and the Nasdaq composite fell 40 points.

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