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Carter's challenge...Daunting fires...Hurricane Danny weakening

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 9:51 p.m.



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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is undergoing 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.

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says his state is facing an "unprecedented cataclysm" from the many fires raging across the region. At a news conference in central Washington, Inslee praised the courage of the 3,000 firefighters battling wildfires in the state. He says they're grieving for three firefighters killed Wednesday near Twisp.

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about China's stock market and economy have sent U.S. stocks tumbling today. The Dow dipped 358 points. There was also heavy selling by technical traders. Analysts also say some of the downturn was also likely due to programmed selling linked to the S&P 500. It dropped 43 points and had its biggest percentage decline since February of last year. The Nasdaq fell 141 points, or 2.8 percent, to 4,877.

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey's Cumberland County has voted not to file charges against two police officers for fatally shooting a man who defied orders by stepping out of a car. Video showed that Jerame Reid had his hands raised during the December traffic stop. The Bridgeton Police Department officers had previously arrested Reid. His widow says she's disgusted by the grand jury's decision and ashamed to be a resident of Bridgeton.

MIAMI (AP) —Hurricane Danny is expected to lose the limited punch it's packing by this weekend. Danny's maximum sustained winds on Thursday night decreased slightly to 80 mph and hurricane-force winds extended only about 10 miles from the center. The tiny storm is centered about 970 miles east of the Windward Islands.

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