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Alabama sheriff charged with scamming food bank, church
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Alabama sheriff charged with scamming food bank, church

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff was arrested Friday and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to pocket thousands under an old law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston, who held...

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund
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Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to ensure the fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years. Pointing to rows of empty seats at a House Judiciary Committee hearing room, Stewart said "sick and dying" first responders and their families came to Washington for the hearing, only to face a nearly deserted dais.

Auburn beats UNC 14-7 to return to College World Series
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Auburn beats UNC 14-7 to return to College World Series

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Auburn started so fast Monday that it all but secured a trip to the College World Series before North Carolina ever sent a batter to the plate. Judd Ward hit a three-run homer to highlight the Tigers’ 13-run first inning that stunned the host...