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Moore seeks donations to legal defense fund
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Moore seeks donations to legal defense fund

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has issued a plea for money to pay legal bills, saying his “resources have been depleted.” In a Thursday post on his campaign’s Facebook page, Moore asked for contributions to his legal defense fund. Moore has sent regular fundraising emails for the fund since losing...

Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered
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Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965. A bipartisan group including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia led the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was to recall “Bloody Sunday,” when...

Police ID Alabama man who killed himself near White House
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Police ID Alabama man who killed himself near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who fatally shot himself in front of the White House. Police say it was 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess, recently of Maylene, Alabama, who approached the fence along the north side of the White House and fired several rounds from a handgun shortly before midday Saturday. President Donald...

Alabama seeks work requirement on some Medicaid recipients
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Alabama seeks work requirement on some Medicaid recipients

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to put a work requirement on a small number of Medicaid recipients. Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Thursday that the state will seek permission from the federal government to make the change to its Medicaid program. The proposal only impacts able-bodied parents of children under 19 who qualify...

Alabama lawmakers grapple with school safety solutions
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Alabama lawmakers grapple with school safety solutions

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives’ education committee has advanced bills to reinstate a school security task force, restrict weapons on campus and report students under criminal investigation to superintendents. The bills join multiple school safety proposals to arm teachers and security forces after the deadly shooting in...

Uber, Lyft can now operate across all of Alabama
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Uber, Lyft can now operate across all of Alabama

By MALLORY MOENCH MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law on Thursday that allows ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate statewide. The legislation proposed by Rep. David Faulkner, a Republican, and Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Democrat, will charge ridesharing companies a fee given to the Public Service Commission....

Ethics legislation to wait until 2019
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Ethics legislation to wait until 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A proposed revamp of state ethics laws will wait until next year. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday that lawmakers will address the issue in 2019 after creating a study commission. Marsh said that he wants to “make sure we do this right” instead of quickly passing a bill...

Legislative committee delays prison health care contract
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Legislative committee delays prison health care contract

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legislative oversight committee on Thursday delayed the implementation of a prison health care contract because of questions about the company’s ties to a Mississippi bribery scandal. The Legislative Contract Review Committee put a hold on the proposed $360 million contract with Wexford Health Sources to supply...

Alabama Senate committee approves lottery bill
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Alabama Senate committee approves lottery bill

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could join multistate lotteries such as Powerball and Mega Millions under a proposal that cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee approved the proposed constitutional amendment by a 3-2 vote. However, the lottery bill is considered a long shot to...

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn’t keep quiet
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In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn’t keep quiet

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Harshly criticized yet again by his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday abandoned his usual stony silence and pushed back against President Donald Trump for saying Sessions’ response to Republican complaints about the FBI was “disgraceful.” Sessions gave no suggestion he would step down in light of...