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An investor watches a display of stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. (Associated Press)

China's stock market loses 8.4 percent in hours

Asian stock markets took a battering in the first hours of Monday trading, exacerbating last week's worldwide stock sell-off over fears that China's sluggish economy may only get worse. Published August 23, 2015

A female Army Ranger student crosses the Yellow River on a rope bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at Camp James E. Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Associated Press)

First women soldiers complete Army Ranger school

The Army said Monday evening that two female soldiers have passed the Ranger School, and will become the first women to earn the legendary special-forces credential. Published August 17, 2015

An employee keeps an eye on the two boilers that generate steam to make power at the new Ameresco biomass power plant at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. (Associated Press)

Savannah River Site nuclear facility lifts lockdown, no bomb found

A Department of Energy site in South Carolina experienced a "security event" at a radioactive-uranium site, but the lockdown was lifted after local bomb squads failed to find a device or other explosives in a truck that initially tested positive bomb residues. Published August 17, 2015

Kinberly Novaes, seen with members of her training team after winning a fight, disclosed Sunday that she is six months pregnant and won a fight earlier this years during her 12th week.  (Facebook)

Woman wins MMA fight in Brazil while 12 weeks pregnant

Kinberly Novaes only learned she was pregnant when she was having a hard time losing weight in training camp for a fight next week. A medical test showed she was six months pregnant and her last fight was in May. Published August 16, 2015

Anderson Silva, the onetime UFC pound-for-pound king, was suspended for one year Thursday afternoon for using banned substances. (Associated Press)

Anderson Silva suspended one year for using banned substances

Anderson Silva, the onetime UFC pound-for-pound king, was suspended for one year Thursday afternoon for using banned substances, meaning he cannot fight until he will be almost 41 and possibly marking an end to his career as the world's foremost MMA fighter. Published August 13, 2015

A Chinese clerk counts U.S. dollars in exchange for the Chinese renminbi at a bank in Hefei in central China's Anhui province. (Associated Press)

China devalues yuan for third straight day

China has set the guiding rate for its currency, the yuan, lower for the third consecutive day, albeit by a smaller amount than it had the previous two days. Nevertheless, the move is likely to trigger further fears of a currency war as nations, especially Beijing's Asian neighbors, fear their goods cannot compete with now-cheaper Chinese exports. Published August 12, 2015

Rick Perry has struggled in both fundraising and polling. He has barely risen above 1 or 2 percent support and didn't make the Top 10 candidates invited to the main prime-time debate on Fox News last week. (Associated Press)

Rick Perry stops paying 2016 campaign staff in South Carolina

Rick Perry is no longer paying his presidential-campaign team in South Carolina, according to the state director, while confidential-source reports said the end of salary is now nationwide and staff can look for jobs elsewhere. Published August 10, 2015