National News

Markets Right Now: Stocks drop on trade worries

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

9:35 a.m.

Stocks are falling on Wall Street Friday as investors again worry about whether the U.S. and China can settle their dispute over trade.

Technology and industrial companies dropped the most as the S&P 500 heads for a second straight weekly decline. That hasn’t happened so far in a year where the index is up about 14%.

Deere shares dropped 4.6% after the farm equipment maker’s second quarter earnings missed Wall Street expectations. Deere lowered its outlook for year due to the trade war and a

Prosecutors seek life term for ex-CIA man on spy conviction

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer could get up to life in prison when he’s sentenced on his conviction of spying for China.

The sentencing for Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia, has been delayed multiple times, in part because prosecutors and defense attorneys still disagree on the extent of Mallory’s misconduct.

A jury convicted Mallory last year under the Espionage Act for providing classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for $25,000.

A judge ordered additional briefing on technical evidence about whether Mallory actually sent certain Top Secret documents to the

Ex-Alabama Principal Arrested for Rape of Student at Mississippi High School

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) – An assistant principal at a Mississippi high school faces statutory rape charges. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says that 49-year-old Dyana Thomas was arrested Friday at his Greenwood home. That’s where the sheriff says Thomas had sex with a female student younger than 16. Thomas remains jailed, with bail set at $500,000. Thomas works at Holmes…

Legendary Comedian Tim Conway Dies at 85

Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. He was 85. Conway died this morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media. “The Carol Burnett Show” aired on CBS from 1967-1978. The ensemble cast included…

Actress and Singer Doris Day Dead at 97

Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in ’60s films, has died, her foundation says. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation says in an emailed statement she was surrounded by close friends and “had been in excellent physical health for…