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Stocks gain, then pull back...Driver a lifesaver...Trump faces deadline

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 2:11 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — It's been another eventful day on Wall Street, where stocks surged higher in the early going -- only to see those gains wiped out by late afternoon. The Dow industrials, which had been more than 400 points higher this morning, ended with a loss of more than 200 points. This morning's gains came as traders around the world welcomed the decision by China's central bank to cut interest rates, as a way of boosting the world's second-largest economy.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana state trooper had his first hearing, held in the jail where he's been detained. The sheriff's office in Lake Charles says a judge met today with Kevin Daigle at the local correctional center where he is being held, part of a routine hearing to determine whether an inmate has a lawyer. Daigle was assigned a public defender. He's accused of shooting Senior Trooper Steven Vincent on Sunday. Authorities say Vincent stopped to help Daigle, whose truck was stuck in a ditch. Vincent died yesterday.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His brother says the late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was able to save six lives today by donating his organs. Wilson died last night from a head injury he suffered when a piece of debris struck him during a race the previous day in Pennsylvania.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has until Sept. 30 to pledge to rule out a third party run if he intends to appear on the South Carolina primary ballot. The language on the state's 2016 presidential primary filing form asks candidates to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee for president. Other states are considering adding similar language. Trump has repeatedly refused to rule out staying in the race if he fails to become the Republican nominee.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington, D.C. says panda mom Mei Xiang (may shahng) is only nursing the larger of her two newborn cubs -- and isn't letting keepers swap in her smaller newborn for feedings. So for now, keepers are caring for the smaller cub. Since pandas won't usually nurse twins if left to their own devices, officials are trying to switch the cubs every several hours to allow the mother to nurse and bond with one cub at a time. Keepers are bottle and tube feeding the smaller cub.

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