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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.
Shanghai led a broad Asian equities sell-off Wednesday, plunging more than four percent, as further evidence of slowing in China's economy brought a new bout of volatility to global markets. The losses followed a dismal day on US and European markets as clouds gathered over the worldwide economy, amid mounting signs of stumbling growth. The Australian dollar -- which is heavily linked to demand for the country's abundant natural resources -- was plumbing six-year lows with figures out of Canberra showing the economy logged a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent quarterly expansion.