Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

By The Associated Press | Updated - Aug 14th, 2019 @ 9:41pm | Posted - Aug 13th, 2019 @ 10:41pm



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say all six officers wounded by gunfire from a man who has barricaded himself inside a north Philadelphia building have been released from the hospital. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says "it's nothing short of a miracle that we don't have multiple officers killed today." Ross says the situation that began about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday has "gone from a hostage situation to a barricade."

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street lower after the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled on recession fears. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. Investor worries increased after the yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions. Uncertainty about the U.S.-Chinese trade war has spurred a return of volatility to the stock market.

DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper is set to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday. That's according to a Democrat close to the former Colorado governor who wasn't authorized to speak publicly before the announcement and spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on condition of anonymity. Hickenlooper is not expected to announce a decision Thursday on whether he will run for Senate in Colorado, though he has been discussing the possibility with advisers.

UNDATED (AP) — A biographer of the poet who wrote the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty challenged a Trump administration official who said the famous poem welcomed only people from Europe. Emma Lazarus wrote the poem "The New Colossus," which includes the line "your tired, your poor, your huddles masses yearning to breathe free," in 1883. Esther Schor says Lazarus was "deeply involved" in refugee causes and that her poem was a way of urging Americans to "embrace the poor."

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether there would be "any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking Wednesday before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the Iowa congressman reviewed legislation he has sought that would outlaw abortions without exceptions for rape and incest. The Republican added, "It's not the baby's fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother."

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