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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EST

February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A short government shutdown is assured as the Senate has recessed until just after a Thursday midnight deadline to pass a temporary funding bill. Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul sparked the shutdown after blocking repeated attempts by GOP leaders to speed up a vote on the stopgap funding bill, which is attached to a huge bipartisan budget agreement.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s stock market benchmark has plunged 5.5 percent and other Asian markets are down sharply after the Dow Jones industrials plummeted more than 1,000 points. Tokyo’s main index was down 3.2 percent and Hong Kong was off 4 percent.

NEW YORK (AP) — China’s stock market benchmark has fallen as much as 5.5 percent after the sharp sell-off on Wall Street. The Shanghai Composite index dipped to 3,073.08 Friday morning but recovered slightly before its midday close. Other Asian share indexes also were lower, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng down 4.3 percent and Japan’s Nikkei 225 3.2 percent lower.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief of staff is facing criticism after the resignation of a senior aide. Rob Porter, the president’s staff secretary, cleaned out his desk Thursday after allegations surfaced of spousal abuse. Porter was close to chief of staff John Kelly, and now Kelly is in a harsh spotlight for his efforts to keep the aide in a highly sensitive West Wing job.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are so far only reporting one act of violence after hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans hit the streets to fete their Super Bowl champion Eagles. Police say someone was stabbed about a half-block off the parade route. No details were given and the person’s condition wasn’t revealed. Throngs of adoring fans swarmed the city to see their champs parade up Broad Street. Overall, the crowds were buoyant and peaceful. There’s no word on any arrests.