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Stocks Plunge at Close

Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy. U.S. stocks sank 3 percent Tuesday, their third-worst drop this year. The two larger drops occurred in the last two weeks

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Kentucky Clerk Has Few Legal Options on Gay Marriage

A law clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religious beliefs remained defiant, despite the Supreme Court cutting off her legal avenues. Now could come fines, impeachment or even criminal prosecution

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McDonald's Will Start Serving Breakfast All Day

The fast-food chain announced that it will begin serving breakfast all day, nationwide, beginning Oct. 6. The chain previously stopped serving its breakfast menu at 10:30 A.M. The announcement comes after a vote by franchisees last week

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Obama is a Single Vote Away from Victory on Iran Deal

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition

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Video May Show Police Shot Man With Hands Up

A video obtained by a Stan Antonio TV station seems to show Texas sheriff's deputies shooting a man with his hands in the air. Authorities say that Gilbert Flores, 41, had resisted arrest and that efforts to subdue him with non-lethal force had failed stock health autism puzzle pieces

Researchers Zero in on the Best Way to Diagnose Autism

What’s the most reliable way to know if your child has autism? Is it a genetic test? Or are more traditional behavioral assessments, which measure talking and social skills, more accurate? The latest research provides some answers


California to End Unlimited Isolation of Gang Leaders

California. agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. The state will only segregate inmates who commit new crimes behind bars


American Smoking Rates Fall

The national smoking rate stands at 17% this year, a drop from the 18% reported in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Smoking rates were even lower earlier this year, but that may be attributable to New Year's resolutions

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Hungary Stops Migrants by Shutting Down Train Station

Hungary suspended all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the train station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany — the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia


Fight Peanut Allergies With Peanuts: Doctors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has advice for parents trying to prevent their kids from developing peanut allergies: Give them peanuts. As counterintuitive as it may seem, research indicates that putting peanuts out of reach could make things worse


Pandora Is Going Ad-Free for One Day Only

For one day, Pandora users will be able to listen without ads. The Internet radio platform is celebrating its 10th anniversary with “Listener Love Day,” which will remove commercials from the service for 24 hours starting midnight on Sept. 9