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Hearing on inmate suicide in prison mental health trial
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Hearing on inmate suicide in prison mental health trial

By MALLORY MOENCH, The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will hear testimonies Monday about a prison inmate death being investigated as a suicide in an ongoing trial over mental health care in Alabama’s prisons. According to court documents, an inmate in segregation attempted to hang himself in February and died four days...

North Korea to “denuclearize?” Not exactly.
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North Korea to “denuclearize?” Not exactly.

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S....

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel
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Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him. The full...

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him...

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Driver crashes through brick wall at Chick-fil-A in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been injured after running a vehicle into a brick wall at a restaurant in Birmingham. Birmingham Police Lt. Peter Williston told WBRC-TV the driver had a medical issue that caused the wreck at Chick-fil-A on Saturday night. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was...

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Sheriff: 5 people injured during reported tornado in Alabama

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says five people have been injured during a reported tornado. Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack tells WALA-TV that one of the five people hurt Sunday is in serious condition. There were dozens of reports about damage after a storm crossed Baldwin County Sunday afternoon. A tornado warning was...

Fundraising, ethics upfront in lieutenant governor’s primary
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Fundraising, ethics upfront in lieutenant governor’s primary

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three million dollars have poured into the Alabama lieutenant governor’s race as four candidates vie for a statewide position with limited responsibilities other than succeeding the governor. In the Republican primary, Alabama Public Service Commission president Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is running against two state legislators: Rep. Will...

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’
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Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’

By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. “When I grabbed the barrel...

Moody executed for judge’s 1989 mail-bomb slaying
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Moody executed for judge’s 1989 mail-bomb slaying

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead...