In the day’s other news: A sell-off hit Wall
Street for the second straight day, amid worries over trade and the economy. The Trump administration announced tariffs
targeting $7.5 billion in goods from Europe. And a private survey found that U.S. hiring
slowed in September. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly
500 points to close at 26078. The Nasdaq fell 123 points, and the S&P 500
gave up 52. Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger
was sentenced today to 10 years behind bars for the murder of a black neighbor a year
ago. Guyger said she entered the wrong apartment
and shot a man she thought was an intruder. She could have gotten life in prison, and
a crowd outside the court booed when the sentence was announced. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
has called off campaigning, for now, after a heart procedure. The Vermont senator is 78. He had chest pains in Las Vegas on Tuesday,
and doctors inserted two stents into a blocked artery. This afternoon, Sanders tweeted that he is
feeling good, and he touted his push for Medicare for all. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin today dismissed
fears of his country meddling in U.S. elections, even making a joke of it. The Kremlin has denied U.S. findings that
it interfered in the 2016 presidential election. At a forum in Moscow, Putin made light of
the issue, and pretended to confide that Russia has similar plans for 2020. VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian President (through
translator): I’m telling you as a secret, yes, we will definitely do it in order to
deliver you the best of fun. Just don’t tell anyone. You know, we have plenty of our own problems. We are dealing with domestic problems, and
this is our key priority. What is the point for us to meddle in some
election in some other country? JUDY WOODRUFF: Putin said he has a good relationship
with President Trump. He also said he doesn’t mind if his calls
with Mr. Trump are made public. In Iraq, security forces killed at least seven
people and wounded dozens in new clashes with anti-government protesters. That made nine killed in two days, with hundreds
more wounded. Thousands have taken to the streets of Baghdad. Security forces used water cannon and tear
gas to try to disperse the crowds, and then began firing live rounds. The protesters are demanding jobs, better
services and an end to corruption. Hundreds of students and supporters in Hong
Kong condemned police today for shooting a teenage protester. They held rallies and marches against police
brutality and demanded accountability. The 18-year-old protester was shot on Tuesday
as he struck an officer with a metal rod. Officials said today the wounded teen is in
stable condition. North Korea may have fired an advanced nuclear-capable
missile from underwater for the first time since starting nuclear talks with the U.S. It happened early today, and South Korea says
the missile came from 10 miles off the North’s coast, and possibly from a submarine. It landed in Japanese waters. And, in Tokyo, Japan’s defense minister condemned
North Korea’s actions. TARO KONO, Japanese Defense Minister (through
translator): This missile launch, which appears to have fallen into Japan’s exclusive economic
zone, is a serious threat to Japan’s security, and without any prior notice. Landing in such a zone was a dangerous act
for aircraft and ships. That is extremely problematic and violates
the U.N. Security Council resolution. JUDY WOODRUFF: The missile launch came one
day after the North said that it will resume talks with the U.S. In Washington, the State Department said that
Pyongyang should — quote — “refrain from provocations.” The British government today proposed a last-minute
Brexit deal to the European Union, as a Halloween deadline approaches. The new proposals focus on a key sticking
point, keeping an open border between E.U. member Ireland and British-ruled Northern
Ireland. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sounded a conciliatory
note as he addressed a conference of his ruling Conservatives. BORIS JOHNSON, British Prime Minister: This
is a compromise by the U.K. And I hope very much that our friends understand
that and compromise in their turn. The alternative is no deal. And that is not an outcome we want. It is not an outcome we seek at all. But let me tell you, my friends, it is an
outcome for which we are ready. JUDY WOODRUFF: E.U. officials said they welcome
the new proposal. Johnson said he hopes to make get a final
agreement deal at an E.U. summit in mid-October. This day marked one year since Washington
Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul,
Turkey. Activists and friends gathered near the site
today to demand justice. They included The Post’s owner, Jeff Bezos,
and Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said
this week that he takes responsibility for the killing, but that he didn’t order it. Back in this country, President Trump denied
that he ever talked of things like digging a moat to stop border crossings. The New York Times reported that, last March,
he suggested an electrified border wall, a moat with alligators, and even shooting migrants
in the legs. Today, he said — quote — “I may be tough
on border security, but not that tough.” And opera star Placido Domingo resigned today
as general director of the Los Angeles Opera, amid accusations of sexual harassment. He had already left the Metropolitan Opera
in New York. Domingo said today that he will focus on trying
to clear his name. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: two Republicans
on the battle for the party’s soul; Democratic candidates make the case for what they would
do to reduce gun violence; how China is electrifying the auto industry; And wheelchair tennis players
blaze a trail for disabled athletes.

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