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Global market gains...Campus lockdown...Remembering 'Chocolate Thunder'

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 9:41 p.m.



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HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks are in positive territory in Friday trading as upbeat U.S. economic data lifts investors' spirits following days of turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. Regional markets have taken their lead from Wall Street, where the Dow has climbed nearly a thousand points in two days.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The general manager of a Virginia TV station says the ex-employee who killed two of his former colleagues on Wednesday before killing himself hadn't had any confrontations with station staff members when he saw them around town in the two and a-half years since he'd been fired. A vigil was attended by hundreds tonight outside WDBJ-TV in Roanoke.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Savannah State University has sent out a campus alert placing the school on lockdown while SSU officers investigate a shooting incident. Students were told to stay in place and cooperate with officers and other personnel. According to WTOC-TV, a school spokeswoman says one person was transported to a hospital.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has drawn parallels between terrorist groups and the Republican candidates for president, when it comes to their views on women. Clinton told an Ohio audience that "extreme views" about women can be expected from some of the terrorist groups -- but not from people who want to be president. Some of her GOP rivals condemned the comparison.

PHILDELPHIA (AP) — His backboard-shattering dunks earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder." A coroner's office in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, says former NBA star Darryl Dawkins died Thursday. His family says Dawkins, who was 58, died of a heart attack. He spent most of his career with the 76ers. Dawkins' powerful dunks are one reason the NBA switched to breakaway rims.

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