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NEW YORK (AP) — The three major U.S. indexes have now lost ground six days in a row, with the Dow falling about 1,900 points over that period. It appeared the big sell-off spurred by China's market woes was easing during early trading today. The Dow, which gained more than 400 points, swung 600 points at the end of the day and closed with a loss of 205 points.
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A student at a West Virginia high school where a teacher and 29 students were held at gunpoint says many evacuated students held hands and prayed. School officials say the student, a 14-year-old boy, surrendered after the Philippi (FIHL'-ih-pee) police chief spoke with him. Philippi is a town of about 3,000 residents in north-central West Virginia.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has debated his immigration proposals with the lead anchor of the nation's leading Spanish-language network. But it came after Trump had Univision anchor Jorge (HOHR'-hay) Ramos removed from a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, and told him to "go back to Univision." Trump says the removal was Ramos' fault too because he asked a question without first being called upon.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group of clergy sexual abuse victims is calling for an independent commission to investigate molestation accusations that are sealed as part of a bankruptcy case involving the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Church lawyers have formalized a $21 million settlement with nearly 400 abuse victims. An advocates group says the allegations should be reviewed to ensure that children are not still at risk.
HOUSTON (AP) — A familiar television doctor who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination, has died in Houston. Dr. James "Red" Duke was 86. After the 1963 assassination, Duke went on to become a prominent Houston trauma surgeon. During the 1980s, Duke became familiar for his thick Texas drawl and bushy red moustache featured in his nationally syndicated medical segment.
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