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Stocks plunge again...Three sought in killing of police officer...Clerk says she's acting for God

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — A new month is bringing the same old rocky ride on Wall Street, where the Dow has been about 400 points lower in afternoon trading. The trigger once again is some bleak economic news out of China -- renewing fears that the world's second-biggest economy is slowing down more than expected. U.S. stocks are coming off of their worst month in more than three years.

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police with helicopters and dogs are conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois, after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men. The officer had radioed in to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot in the city of Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. When his backup arrived, authorities say, the officer was found with a gunshot wound. He later died.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis says her continued refusal to grant same-sex marriage licenses is a decision of obedience to God -- and the county clerk in Kentucky says she won't resign. Even after the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upheld an order requiring her to issue the licenses, same-sex couples were turned away from the clerk's office this morning. A federal judge is now giving her until the close of business tomorrow to respond to the latest motion in the case. Gay couples are asking that she be held in contempt of court and fined -- but that she not be sent to jail. A hearing is set for Thursday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are now just one vote shy of the 34 Senate votes needed to keep the deal alive and hand a major foreign policy victory to President Barack Obama. Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware today became the 33rd senator to back the deal. Coons says that despite the flaws of the deal, it is a better strategy for the United States to lead the global community in trying to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Thirty-four votes are needed to uphold an Obama veto of GOP legislation aimed at blocking the agreement.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials have agreed to end their practice of unlimited isolation of gang leaders in prison. It's a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in segregation units for a decade or longer. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, no other state keeps so many inmates segregated for so long. California is agreeing to segregate only the inmates who commit new crimes behind bars. And gang members will no longer be kept in sound-proofed, windowless cells for the sole purpose of keeping them from directing illegal gang activity.

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