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Asian stocks mixed ... Trump vows to stop eating Oreos ... Vilsack endorses Hillary Clinton

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 12:50 a.m.



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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks have been mixed Wednesday following China's decision to cut its key interest rate. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell by 3.6 percent in early trading but bounced back to gain 0.8 percent. Investors are hoping Wall Street will begin to bounce back Wednesday, after six days of heavy losses. The Dow has lost about 1,900 points during the period.

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is again vowing to stop eating Oreos, because of the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico. Oreo's parent company said last month that it would invest $130 million in building four new production lines at a plant in Mexico, which will replace nine older production lines at its Chicago plant.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has collected her first endorsement from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is endorsing Clinton. He writes in an opinion piece on The Gazette newspaper website that, "Hillary Clinton has the right policies to strengthen and expand the middle class, is battle tested, and has the experience and relationships to lead and govern well."

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan by men wearing Afghan National Security Forces uniforms. NATO says the Wednesday morning attack happened in Helmand province when the attackers opened fire on the soldiers' vehicle inside the military compound. NATO says both shooters were killed when NATO forces returned fire. There's no word on the nationalities of the dead service members.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of a gymnastics academy in Indianapolis has been charged with child molestation and child pornography after authorities say thousands of explicit images of children were found in his possession. Prosecutors in Marion County allege that 48-year-old Marvin Sharp also repeatedly fondled a student, beginning when the girl was 12, and continuing for two years. The girl told authorities she feared Sharp would "kick her out of the gym or hurt her" if she didn't do as asked.

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