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China stock jitters...Repeal vote...Biker gang indictments

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 6, 2016 at 9:51 p.m.



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BEIJING (AP) — China has put the brakes on stock trading because of a Thursday nosedive. For the second time this week, jittery investors have triggered the so-called "circuit breaker" that automatically halts trading. Financial analysts have warned Chinese markets are likely to see extreme volatility for a few more months.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is limiting entry to an industrial park in North Korea jointly run by the two Koreas. It's the first concrete action since the North said it had carried out a successful hydrogen bomb test. Experts in the international community are skeptical that the test was actually a hydrogen bomb.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After dozens of votes to overturn President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a repeal has finally made its way from Capitol Hill. The legislation, approved by the House, also cuts federal funding for Planned Parenthood. It passed the Senate last year under special rules protecting it from a Democratic filibuster and now heads to the White House and a certain veto. The GOP doesn't have the power for an override.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has ruled that a police officer facing charges stemming from the death of Freddie Gray must testify against a fellow officer at an upcoming trial. The judge ruled that William Porter, whose trial ended in a mistrial last month, can be compelled to take the stand in the trial of van driver Caesar Goodson. Goodson is facing the most serious charge of the six officers charged in the case.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — National leaders of the Bandidos biker gang have been indicted on charges accusing them of racketeering and waging deadly "war" on the rival Cossacks gang. The rivalry came under renewed attention in May, when a meeting of biker groups in Waco, Texas, ended in gunfire that left nine people dead.

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