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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

September 20, 2018

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An official says three people have been killed in a shooting in northeast Maryland. The law enforcement official has knowledge of the shooting but wasn’t authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press. Sheriff’s Office officials tweeted that the Thursday shooting involves “multiple victims.” Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference that a suspect was taken into custody and was in critical condition.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators have congregated in a Senate office building to protest Republicans’ handling of the sexual-assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A group of roughly 100 people marched to the office of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday for a sit-in, some with fists raised. Republicans have rejected calls from Democrats and Kavanaugh’s accuser for the FBI to investigate her allegations Kavanaugh assaulted her three decades ago, something he denies.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in has returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and told reporters that Kim wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with Donald Trump. Moon said he will carry a private message from Kim to Trump about the nuclear standoff when he meets the U.S. president in New York next week.

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia. That ends a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. WADA says its 12-member executive committee voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency “subject to strict conditions.”

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of buying has sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it reached in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also above the peak it reached last month. A weaker dollar and a mix of mostly encouraging economic data helped put investors in a buying mood.

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