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Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi
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Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

By MATTHEW LEE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has acknowledged it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that...

Hagan: Many Alabama voters labeled inactive
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Hagan: Many Alabama voters labeled inactive

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan said Thursday that a worrisome number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter lists, prompting her to create a committee to assist people who encounter problems before and on Election Day. Hagan’s campaign said more than 55,000 voters in the 3rd...

States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes
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States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn’t elaborate. “I asked them: ‘How am I going to be able to protect against...

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Auburn’s Cam Newton statue found with Alabama flags, underwear

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A statue of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton outside his alma mater’s football stadium has been found with University of Alabama flags and a men’s athletic supporter on it. A photo tweeted Tuesday morning shows the crimson and white flags and underwear on the former Auburn University Heisman Trophy winner quarterback’s...

Ivey’s doctor disputes claim she had ‘mini-stroke’
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Ivey’s doctor disputes claim she had ‘mini-stroke’

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s doctor confirmed Tuesday that she was hospitalized during a 2015 trip to Colorado but Ivey disputed a statement from the state’s former top law enforcement officer that she had suffered a mini-stroke. Ivey said she had altitude sickness during the trip and released...

Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise
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Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

By JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than three weeks before Election...

Selma will lay off 68 city employees
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Selma will lay off 68 city employees

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A central Alabama city says it will lay off 68 employees because it lacks money. Local news outlets report Mayor Darrio Melton met with employees Monday to notify them of layoffs, which take effect Nov. 5. Melton and Selma City Council dispute whether the city’s budget passed in September was balanced....

Sessions: MS-13, drug cartels among top threats to US
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Sessions: MS-13, drug cartels among top threats to US

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world’s most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement. Speaking to a group of federal prosecutors on Monday, Sessions...