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Cell phone Amber Alerts: What you need to know

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — WHAT IS IT? As of Jan. 1, a new wireless emergency alert system sends out Amber Alerts to cell phones. Since last year, the system has also sent out other types of alerts. For example, alerts were sent out to warn people during Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. WHO GETS THEM? Most people with newer phones have the emergency alert system automatically activated. The new Amber...

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