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The river near the plant has fallen to a half-foot below the elevation of the plant’s main buildings. Workers already have begun removing some flood barriers and disassembling the elevated catwalks workers used to cross the flooded parking lot.


2 states: 9/11 charities are under review

NEW YORK — Officials in Arizona and New York have launched investigations into charities that claim to serve 9/11 causes, probing whether they failed to follow state laws and may have misspent millions intended to help and honor those affected by the terrorist attacks.

The announcements follow an investigation by the Associated Press last week that uncovered dozens of 9/11 charities across the country that didn’t disclose publicly how they raised and spent money, didn’t keep promises to create memorials or contribute to 9/11 causes, or did more to help their creators than those affected by the terrorist attacks.

Among troubled charities identified by the AP was Urban Life Ministries, a Manhattan nonprofit that its founder said raised more than $4 million to help 9/11 victims, relatives and first responders. Arizona state officials are investigating Stage 1 Productions, a nonprofit that raised $713,000 to promote creation of a memorial quilt stretching across 25 football fields that would honor those killed in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


Fasting polygamist put in medically induced coma

HOUSTON — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized Monday in a medically induced coma in critical condition after fasting in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, officials said.

The 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was expected to survive, an official familiar with Jeffs’ medical condition told the Associated Press. It was not clear how long Jeffs — who has a history of refusing to eat while incarcerated — would remain in the coma or how long he would be hospitalized, the official said.

Doctors were not specific about why Jeffs was put into the coma.

From wire dispatches and staff reports