HOUSTON (AP) - HOUSTON'S MUSLIM COMMUNITY HAS OPENED MANY OF ITS COMMUNITY CENTERS TO PEOPLE SEEKING SHELTER FROM HARVEY AND SENT HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE FOOD AND DELIVER DONATIONS. THEIR EFFORTS CONTINUE, EVEN AS MOSQUES WELCOME CONGREGANTS FOR THE FESTIVAL OF SACRIFICE AND ONE OF ISLAM'S HOLIEST DAYS. AN ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF GREATER HOUSTON LEADER INSISTS EVACUEES WON'T BE DISPLACED EVEN IF PEOPLE HAVE TO PRAY IN THE PARKING LOT DURING THE FESTIVAL'S FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER.

HOUSTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS THERE IS STILL "SO MUCH TO DO" FOR TEXAS TO RECOVER FROM HARVEY. TRUMP WILL TRAVEL AGAIN TO TEXAS ON SATURDAY. TRUMP TWEETED FRIDAY THAT "TEXAS IS HEELING FAST THANKS TO ALL OF THE GREAT MEN & WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD." BUT HE SAYS, THERE'S "STILL, SO MUCH TO DO." THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY TORRENTIAL RAINS AND CATASTROPHIC FLOODING SINCE HARVEY SLAMMED INTO SOUTHEAST TEXAS LAST FRIDAY.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - AS THE MURKY FLOOD WATERS OF HURRICANE KATRINA WERE SLOWLY PUMPED OUT OF NEW ORLEANS IN 2005, THE CHALLENGES THE CITY FACED WERE ONLY BEGINNING TO COME INTO FOCUS. HOUSING, HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY, WHAT AND WHERE TO REBUILD _ ALL WERE QUESTIONS FACED BY LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WHO, IT SOON BECAME OBVIOUS, HAD NOT BEEN PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE AFTERMATH OF LEVEE FAILURES THAT LED TO CATASTROPHIC FLOODING.

MOSCOW (AP) - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEY LAVROV SAYS MOSCOW WILL PREPARE A "TOUGH RESPONSE" TO THE UNITED STATES' DECISION TO SHUT ITS CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO. THE U.S. HAS ORDERED RUSSIA TO SHUT ITS SAN FRANCISCO CONSULATE AND CLOSE OFFICES IN WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK WITHIN 48 HOURS IN RESPONSE TO RUSSIA'S DECISION LAST MONTH TO CUT U.S. DIPLOMATIC STAFF IN RUSSIA. LAVROV SAID MOSCOW "WILL HAVE A TOUGH RESPONSE TO THE THINGS THAT COME TOTALLY OUT OF THE BLUE TO HURT US."

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. JOB GROWTH SLOWED IN AUGUST AS EMPLOYERS ADDED 156,000 JOBS. BUT EVEN THAT WEAKER PACE SUGGESTS THAT BUSINESSES REMAIN CONFIDENT IN AN ECONOMY NOW IN ITS NINTH YEAR OF RECOVERY FROM THE GREAT RECESSION. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TICKED UP TO 4.4 PERCENT.
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A WOMAN WHO MILLS RESIDENTS SAY HAS BEEN STALKING THEM AND THEIR CHILDREN CANNOT BE INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED FOR POSSIBLE MENTAL ILLNESS.

THE MILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID IN A STATEMENT THURSDAY THAT IT HAS BEEN TRACKING THE WOMAN'S BEHAVIOR FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 50 COMPLAINTS.

POLICE HAVE REMOVED HER FROM DOZENS OF PROPERTIES AND ISSUED DOZENS OF TRAFFIC CITATIONS.

POLICE ALSO HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ATTORNEYS AND LOCAL AND STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES ABOUT HER POSSIBLE MENTAL ILLNESS, BUT HER BEHAVIOR DOES NOT MEET THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT.

NATRONA COUNTY ATTORNEY HEATHER DUNCAN-MALONE SAID HER OFFICE IS IN CHARGE OF DEALING WITH INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENTS UNDER TITLE 25, THE STATE LAW REQUIRING FOR TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SUICIDAL, HOMICIDAL, OR DUE TO A MENTAL ILLNESS ARE UNABLE TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES.

THE THREATS TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS NEED TO BE SPECIFIC, SHE SAID, CITING THE LAW:

THE PROCESS STARTS WHEN SOMEBODY HAS A CONCERN ABOUT THE MENTAL WELL-BEING OF ANOTHER CALLS LAW ENFORCEMENT.

OFFICERS WILL EVALUATE THE PERSON, AND IF NECESSARY TAKE THEM TO THE EMERGENCY .

THEY NEED TO HAVE A HEARING ABOUT THEIR CASE WITHIN 72 HOURS, AND THE STATE WILL PAY FOR THEIR CARE IF THEY NEED TO BE INVOLUTARILY COMMITTED AFTER THAT.

DUNCAN-MALONE ADDED THAT SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE HAD PRIOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IS NOT ENOUGH TO DEPRIVE THEM OF THEIR RIGHTS AND INVOLUNTARILY HOSPITALIZE THEM.
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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - SCHOOL PERFORMANCE RATINGS RELEASED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHOW MOST WYOMING SCHOOLS ARE MEETING OR EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS.

STATE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT JILLIAN BALOW SAYS ACROSS ALL GRADES AND INDICATORS, MORE SCHOOLS ARE MEETING EXPECTATIONS AND FEWER SCHOOLS ARE NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS ALTHOUGH FEWER HIGH SCHOOLS ARE EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS.

BALOW SAYS THAT WHILE IT'S DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT THE REASON FOR THE UPWARD TREND, SHE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT THE WORK AT THE STATE EDUCATION AGENCY TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS HAS CONTRIBUTED.

UNDER WYOMING EDUCATION REFORM LAW, SCHOOLS SERVING GRADES 3-8 ARE RATED ON ACHIEVEMENT, GROWTH AND EQUITY INDICATORS. INDICATORS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS ALSO INCLUDE GRADUATION RATES, 9TH GRADE CREDITS EARNED AND HATHAWAY SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY.