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Stock market improves...Good news for Obama... Anniversary of World War II's end

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are doing better. They've rebounded, recovering a significant portion of their losses from a day earlier. But investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China. The Dow added 293 points today. The S&P 500 rose 35. The Nasdaq climbed nearly 114 points.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear agreement will survive in Congress. Senate Democrats have clinched the necessary votes to uphold President Barack Obama's veto, if one becomes necessary, of a resolution of disapproval Republicans are trying to pass this month. The decisive 34th vote commitment came today from Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring next year.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. officials are marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii joined Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift for a ceremony today on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor. The Missouri's decks are where Japanese officials signed documents to formally surrender on Sept. 2, 1945.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican president of Kentucky's state Senate is asking a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Senate president says the judge needs to give the state legislature time to pass a law that would exempt Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from having to issue marriage licenses.

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says it'll unveil its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the car will start at $35,000. He says the Model 3 will start production in about two years. Musk also says deliveries of the Model X SUV — the company's third vehicle — will begin Sept. 29.

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