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Dawson stresses evangelist background, outsider status
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Dawson stresses evangelist background, outsider status

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful and evangelist Scott Dawson said if people are surprised to see him running for governor, they are not alone. In a way, he is too. Dawson said he got in the governor’s race because he was tired of the state being embarrassed by corruption,...

Ivey widens fundraising lead in gubernatorial race
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Ivey widens fundraising lead in gubernatorial race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey continues to outpace her GOP challengers in fundraising ahead of the June primary. In fundraising reports filed Wednesday, Ivey has raised a total of $3.6 million. Ivey became governor last year when her predecessor resigned. While she has begun spending on television ads, she has $1.7 million...

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Two sought in fatal shooting at Selma gas station

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested two men following a shooting at a Selma gas station that left one dead and two wounded, and are searching for two more. The Selma Police Department says 30-year-old Jimmie Lee Tyus and Darryl Davuntay Kennedy are wanted on charges including murder. Twenty-year-old Jeffery James Bennett...

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Alabama officers investigating inmate’s death in county jail

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama law officers are investigating the death of an inmate at the Walker County Jail. Al.com reports that 37-year-old Bryan Michael Freeman died at the jail Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said he’d been booked into the jail April 23, after Jasper police arrested him on two warrants for failing to appear in...

Mnuchin: US having ‘good conversations’ in China trade talks
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Mnuchin: US having ‘good conversations’ in China trade talks

By DAKE KANG and KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sounded a positive note Friday about talks between U.S. and Chinese officials ahead of a second day of meetings aimed at easing tensions that have taken the world’s two largest economies the closest they’ve ever come to a trade war....

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Missouri to hold session to consider impeaching governor

By DAVID A. LIEB and BLAKE NELSON, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a historic move, Missouri lawmakers announced Thursday that they are calling themselves into a special session later this month to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens following allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of charity resources for his political campaign. Republican House...

Pressed by conservatives, White House eyes spending cut plan
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Pressed by conservatives, White House eyes spending cut plan

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives weren’t happy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald Trump signed in March, and they’ve pressed for cuts ever since. Now, the White House is finalizing a package of modest cuts — $10 billion-plus — in response. Republican aides familiar with the emerging spending reductions said...

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Computer forensics lab opens in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new lab specializing in digital forensics is operating in Huntsville, Alabama. The FBI and local leaders held a ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of the Tennessee Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory. The center is one of 17 such facilities in nationwide specializing in training and the analysis of digital...

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Pharma Kaleo donates overdose-reversing drugs to Alabama

By MALLORY MOENCH MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A major pharmaceutical company previously criticized for inflating prices donated 1,744 doses of an overdose-reversing drug to Alabama’s volunteer rescue squads to combat the opioid crisis, the company announced Wednesday. Kaleo Inc. donated of 872 boxes, which each hold two devices, to carry in state volunteer rescue vehicles,...

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Authorities: Slaying possibly linked to killing of ex-Packer

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in retaliation for the slaying of a former Green Bay Packers player, authorities said Wednesday. A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said Darryl Thomas, 21, of Center Point...