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Global Stocks Sink Amid China 'Doom' Fears
Global stock markets sank Tuesday, led by a plunge in the Shanghai index, after a renewed slump in the price of oil kept investors on edge about the world economy. U.S. markets took a sharp turn down at the end of trading Monday and are ready to open in the red again Tuesday. Read more in BUSINESS.
Poll: Clinton and Trump Maintain National Leads
With the Iowa caucus less than a week away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain the strong front-runners of their respective parties nationally. Trump maintains a 20-point lead among Republican and Republican-leaning voters. Clinton is holding steady among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters with a 51-37 percent lead over Bernie Sanders nationally. Read more at DECISION 2016.
Russia Denies Offering Asylum to Syria's Assad
Russia has not asked Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, nor has it offered him political asylum if he quits, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. The denial came as the Kremlin's top diplomat faced questions from reporters about Moscow's international relations. Read more in NEWS.
Manhunt Expands For 'Dangerous' Trio After Jailbreak
The first successful jailbreak from the Orange County Men's Jail in 30 years has left three "extremely dangerous felons" on the loose for four days and counting. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the recapture of the three escapees. Read more in NEWS.
Obama to End Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered the U.S. federal prison system to ban solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, the White House said in a statement. "These steps will affect some 10,000 federal prisoners held in solitary confinement — and hopefully serve as a model for state and local corrections systems," Obama wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Post. Read more in NEWS.
Texas Grand Jury Indicts Two in Probe of Anti-Abortion Videos
A Houston grand jury on Monday indicted two anti-abortion activists in connection with undercover videos shot in Texas that purported to show fetal organ sales inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The grand jury meanwhile declined to indict anyone from Planned Parenthood. Read more in NEWS.
Water Bills in Poisoned Flint an 'Outrage,' Attorney General Says
Michigan's top prosecutor said Monday that it's an "outrage" that residents of Flint are being forced to pay for water that's unsafe to drink — and his office may take action to stop the billing. The average Flint resident pays $140 a month for water. Read more in NEWS.
Man on Way to Oregon Protest Threatens to Kill Officers
An Oregon man in military camouflage threatened to kill federal and state law enforcement agents when he was stopped Monday on suspicion of DUI while on his way to join anti-government protesters occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Read more in NEWS.