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  • Police missing autistic man safe, in good health

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police say a man with autism who has been missing since Thursday was found safe. Officers said Tuesday afternoon that 24-year-old Tijuani Jones was found in Howard County. Police say he was taken to a hospital and was found to be in overall good health....

  • Ebola victim admitted to hospital on second visit

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — A hospital official says the man who's tested positive for Ebola appeared at a Dallas hospital complaining of illness but was released before returning later as his condition worsened. Dr. Edward Goodman, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, says the man...

  • Muskegon County, Detroit, get lead abatement aid

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — The federal government has awarded $4.74 million to Muskegon County and Detroit authorities to protect children from lead poisoning at home. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grants Tuesday. It says 39 state and local agencies...

  • Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the National Rifle Association in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was...

  • Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has opened a lead over her top rival in their election race. A survey by the Datafolha polling group released Tuesday night says 49 percent of voters would cast ballots for Rousseff in a second-round runoff ballot with rival...

  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal....

  • Navajo vice president recovering after spider bite

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The vice president of the Navajo Nation is recovering after being bit by a brown recluse spider. Rex Lee Jim had been hospitalized for more than four weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jim says the spider's venom spread like wildfire through his lower left...

  • Health Department warns against unpasteurized milk

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials are reminding residents not to consume unpasteurized milk or other products that could lead to E. coli infection. The warning follows recent cases of the infection in north-central Kentucky and hospitalization of four children. Four of...

  • Michigan apologizes for mistakes with QB injury

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced changes to its injury protocol Tuesday, admitting it made a mistake in handling quarterback Shane Morris following a suspected concussion because of a "serious lack of communication" and "confusion" among the coaching staff. Athletic director...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare...

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