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Bad day for stocks... Former president faces treatment... Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 2:51 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — It's Wall Street's worst performance in 18 months. The stock market closed sharply down, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy selling by technical traders. The S&P dropped 43 points to close at 2,035. It was the index's biggest percentage decline since February 2014. The Dow slid 358 points to 16,990. The Nasdaq fell 141 points, to 4,877.

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is undergoing his first radiation treatment for cancer that's shown up in four small spots on his brain. Carter has already begun receiving a drug — approved by the FDA in February — to boost his immune system. This combination doesn't produce the terrible side effects that people may have experienced 20 years ago, according to the former president's physician.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner could be facing a vehicular manslaughter charge for her role in a fatal car crash in Malibu, California, last February. Officials say sheriff's investigators found that Jenner was driving "unsafe for the prevailing road conditions" when her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, sending it into the path of a Hummer. The driver of the Lexus died in the resulting crash.

NEW YORK (AP) — Calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever," ex-reality star Josh Duggar (DUH'-gur) has apologized for a "secret addiction" to pornography and for cheating on his wife. The statement was apparently spurred by Duggar's name appearing among millions exposed in a data breach of customers of the Ashley Madison website, an online service that caters to people looking to cheat on their spouses.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit the city next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barack Obama, who is visiting New Orleans next Thursday.

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