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Insurance company shuns Sandusky costs

PHILADELPHIA -- The insurance company for Jerry Sandusky's charity, Second Mile Inc., wants to be excused from paying for his legal defense.

Federal Insurance Co. of Warren, N.J., says any illegal acts by the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach were not committed in his capacity as an official of Second Mile, the nonprofit organization Sandusky founded in 1977 to help troubled youths.

Sandusky has been charged with 50 counts of criminal conduct arising from what state prosecutors allege was his molestation of 10 young boys.

Prosecutors contend Sandusky groomed his victims by giving them gifts and access to the college football program.

-- Philadelphia Inquirer


Company calls Enfamil safe after testing

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg News) -- Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said tests it conducted on samples of its Enfamil baby formula tied to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe found no presence of bacteria. The company called the product safe.

Two babies tested positive this month for the environmental bacteria Cronobacter, including a newborn in Lebanon, Mo., who died.

FDA test results are pending, a agency spokeswoman said.

Retailers, including Walmart, Kroger and Walgreen last week removed from store shelves a batch of the formula used by the baby who died.


Woman held hostage uses Facebook for help

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman used Facebook to get help after she and her 17-month-old son were held hostage at a residence for nearly five days, police said.

Police Sgt. Jon Arnold said the woman hid in a closet with a laptop to post her plea for help on the social networking website, saying she and her son would be "dead by morning" if they were not rescued.

The post prompted someone to call police, who went to the home to check on her welfare.

"Facebook was her only outlet that she had at the home," Arnold said. "It just happened that she was able to use it."

Police arrested Troy Reed Critchfield, 33, and booked him into jail Saturday for investigation of aggravated kidnapping, forcible sodomy, aggravated assault, domestic violence, child abuse and animal cruelty.