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Stocks sink, again...Obama clean energy proposals...Border politics

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 6:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — While most financial analysts agree that China's stock woes are the source of the massive sell-off on Wall Street, some of the Republican candidates for president are pointing fingers at the White House. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama should cancel next month's state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng). The Dow lost 588 points today.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Speaking at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama says he'll take executive actions and other efforts to make it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements that in the past may have been impractical or unaffordable. Obama says climate change poses the greatest threat to the country.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) —Using the backdrop of the U.S. border and his fluency in Spanish, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has denounced Donald Trump's immigration plan as unrealistic and too expensive. Bush visited McAllen, Texas. Trump has proposed building a massive border fence and kicking out the estimated 11 million people who are in the U.S. illegally.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says the roommate of the man arrested in a state trooper's death has been found dead, and homicide is suspected. Authorities found the body today after the man did not show up at work. Police say the man's roommate, Kevin Daigle, shot and killed a state police officer yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Opera House Hotel has been named in a lawsuit by a man who came down with Legionnaires' disease and spent several days in a hospital. A cooling tower on the Bronx hotel has been identified by authorities as the source of the outbreak, which has sickened 128 people and killed 12. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

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