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Investors, traders shaken...Obama pushes clear energy...IndyCar driver dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 7:51 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — If not for bargain hunters, Monday could have been even uglier on Wall Street. The Dow dove nearly 1,100 points within four minutes of the opening bell. But some investors not suffering jitters because of China's stock woes scooped up some cheaper stocks. There was a midday surge but another dip before the close. When the dust settled, the Dow closed down 588 points.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama says fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies are trying to block consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources. Speaking at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas, Obama announced efforts to help businesses and homeowners join the green energy revolution "with no money down."

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The new judge in charge of the municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri, says he's withdrawing "close to 10,000" old arrest warrants and giving defendants new court dates and payment options. The sweeping reform of the court comes following a federal probe that found that Ferguson police targeted black motorists.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway yesterday. The announcement came tonight from IndyCar. Wilson was hit in the head during yesterday's race by a piece of debris that had broken off another car. His car veered into an interior wall at the track. He was taken by helicopter to an Allentown, Pennsylvania, hospital.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has filed a bankruptcy settlement plan that will divide $21 million among more than 300 victims of clergy sex abuse. A creditors' committee, which includes abuse victims, is expected to endorse the deal. A judge will review the plan in November.

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