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Downgrade of the U.S. debt having costly effects

NATIONAL (FOX44) - We're seeing the first real, and costly, effects of the downgrade of U.S. debt. The selling pressure intensified on Wall Street.

On this day in history, the refrigerator gets its patent

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile. 1844 - After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons.

There may be another name in the presidential race

NATIONAL (FOX44) - Actress and comedienne Roseanne Barr announced her tongue in cheek intentions to run for The White House during last night's episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.

Chile remembers the mining disaster, turned miracle

CHILE (FOX44) - The accident at a small copper and gold mine changed the lives of the 33 men forever. They were trapped two-thousand feet below ground and survived for 69 days.

Anthony's probation still uncertain

ORLANDO, Fl (FOX44) - The status of Casey Anthony's probation is still uncertain after a hearing in Orlando on August 5th.

Somalia, Norway, Belgium, Afghanistan

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Somalia, hungry refugees have been given kilos of rice as famine continues to strike the African nation. All of it was donated.

The FBI launches an app to protect your child

NATIONAL (FOX44) - The FBI is launching a new app they say is a critical tool to use if you're child is ever lost, it's called “Child ID”.

President Obama trying to find work for veterans

NATIONAL (FOX44) - President Obama has new proposals, which he says will help the one million unemployed veterans find work, including tax cuts for companies that hire vets.

National unemployment rate drops

NATIONAL (FOX44) - Washington is giving Wall Street a reason to be a bit more optimistic about the U.S. economy. The nation added 117-thousand jobs last month dropping the nation's unemployment rate a point.

On this day in history, Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home

1833 - The village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was approximately 250.