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Stocks sink...Shooting attack aboard European train...Deadlock in officer's trial

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 5:01 p.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — "Ouch" is likely one of the four-letter words that may have been muttered today on Wall Street, where the stock market had its biggest drop in nearly four years. Investors worried about the swoon in China's market, uncertainty in Greece and falling energy stocks joined a global sell-off. The Dow closed more than 530 points lower.

PARIS (AP) — Two Americans are being credited with preventing additional bloodshed aboard a high-speed train heading to Paris from Amsterdam. Two people were wounded by the suspect. The Pentagon says one of the Americans who intervened was a service member who suffered a non-life threatening wound. The suspect is said to be a 26-year-old Moroccan.

NEW YORK (AP) — One person is dead following a shooting at a federal building in New York City. Police say a man walked into the building, opened fire, wounded a security guard and then killed himself. The building houses an immigration court, a passport application center and the Department of Labor. The motive is unknown.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white Charlotte police officer is calling for a new trial and a peaceful response after the officer's manslaughter trial ended with a deadlocked jury. Relatives of Jonathan Ferrell held a news conference outside the Mecklenburg County courthouse. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Randall Kerrick had faced up to 11 years in prison.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hip Hop music mogul Dr. Dre has issued a statement to the New York Times apologizing -- in his words -- to "the women I've hurt." He wasn't specific. Dre pleaded no contest to criminal battery charges following allegations he violently attacked journalist Dee Barnes in 1991. Barnes published a story online this week about the assault. Other women have also claimed he was violent toward them.

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