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More Flint trouble...Stock volatility...Troubled football player dead

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 13, 2016 at 8:01 p.m.



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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Federal health experts are consulting with state health officials and local health departments in Michigan about the increase in Legionnaires' disease cases in and around the city of Flint. Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that infect the lungs. Some of the cases that have resulted in the area over the past two years have been fatal. Flint is also facing a water crisis because of lead contamination. It's unclear if there is a link.

NEW YORK (AP) — One analyst calls the recent volatility on Wall Street a "bull-bear debate," questions about whether the economy is strong enough to justify high stock prices. Factors blamed are worries about a slowdown in China and plunging oil prices. The Dow lost 365 points today.

DORCHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Ted Cruz's campaign says it's seeking guidance from federal regulators for the Texas senator's failure to disclose on federal fundraising reports that he relied on $1 million in loans to help finance his 2012 Senate campaign. The borrowed money included a sum from Goldman Sachs, where his wife, Heidi Cruz, is an employee. Cruz has said in the past that he and his wife liquidated their entire net worth to finance his underdog Senate bid.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Nebraska running back and first-round NFL draft pick Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his California prison cell. Officials suspect suicide. Phillips, who was 40, was serving time for twice choking his girlfriend and driving her car into three teens in Los Angeles. He was also facing trial for killing his cellmate.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say a mother and her young child were reunited by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they were separated by a smuggler while trying to cross into the United States illegally. The reunion occurred after agents near Douglas, Arizona, apprehended a Guatemalan woman who was carrying a baby boy about 15 months old who wasn't hers. They later found a Mexican women looking for her child. She and the child have been returned to Mexico.

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