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Chinese markets unsettled...Stealth fighters to Europe...Remember 9th Ward flooding

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 10:01 p.m.



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BEIJING (AP) — Tuesday has gotten off to a shaky start for Chinese stocks. They plunged again in early trading before regaining ground. On Monday, the country's main benchmark -- the Shanghai Composite -- suffered its biggest drop in eight years. Other Asian markets have been rebounding on Tuesday. The uncertainty in China roiled Wall Street, where the Dow dipped 588 points on Monday.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is upholding its pledge to halt border propaganda broadcasts against North Korea. The pledge came in an agreement the two sides reached after marathon weekend talks. The North expressed its regret that two South Korean were wounded by one of its land mines. The North also withdrew the "quasi-state of war" it declared last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's most advanced fighter jets will soon be joining with allied forces in training over Europe. The Air Force says F-22 fighter stealth jets will be deployed. One aim is to reassure allies worried about Russian aggression. The military won't say where the fighter jets are going or when they will deploy.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A U.S. airman who was injured while stopping a heavily-armed attacker on a train headed to Paris over the weekend is now in Germany, where he's been treated at a U.S. military hospital. Earlier Monday, Spencer Stone joined two other Americans and a British man in receiving France's highest award, the Legion of Honor. French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') says they "gave a lesson in courage."

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A commemorative marker has been unveiled in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. It's at the site where a floodwall protecting the neighborhood collapsed, unleashing a wall of water 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina. Before Katrina, the working-class and predominantly African-American neighborhood was the birthplace and home to notable artists and musicians.

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