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Stock woes...Criticism of deportations...Giving birth to granddaughter

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 7, 2016 at 4:01 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — China's stock market jitters have become infectious across continents. Wall Street has seen its worst one-day drop since late September. The Dow sank 392 points. Indexes in Europe also had downturns. The declines followed an early session halt in Thursday trading in China by market regulators.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are angry with the White House about recent deportations of Central American immigrants. Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois says there is terror in immigrant communities and that President Barack Obama risks all the goodwill he has built up through his executive actions sparing millions from deportation. More than 100 people have been taken in for deportation.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver say they'll establish a group of officials to deal with the city's water crisis. An emergency manager appointed by Snyder switched the water supply to the Flint River in 2014 to save money. That resulted in elevated blood lead levels. A professor has posted an email that shows an aide to Snyder warned in July that Flint residents were "basically getting blown off."

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of black woman arrested after a traffic stop who died in a Texas jail days later says she's angry that the trooper involved has been charged with only a misdemeanor. Trooper Brian Encinia, who was fired yesterday, surrendered on a perjury charge today. An indictment alleges that Encinia lied when he claimed in an affidavit that Sandra Bland was "combative and uncooperative."

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman has given birth to her own granddaughter after serving as a surrogate for her daughter. At age 54, Tracey Thompson of Plano delivered a 6-pound 11-ounce girl after serving as surrogate for her 28-year-old daughter, Kelley McKissack. She had undergone multiple infertility treatments only to suffer three miscarriages.

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