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No. 1 Bama tops AP Top 25; Auburn 9th
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No. 1 Bama tops AP Top 25; Auburn 9th

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes....

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Lawsuit filed over pipeline explosion death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The widow of a worker killed in a 2016 pipeline explosion has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing Colonial Pipeline Company of negligence. Lawyers for Beverly Kay Willingham filed the lawsuit Thursday in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Anthony Lee Willingham died in the 2016 blast near Helena. He was part of a...

Business Council changes governance; major companies return
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Business Council changes governance; major companies return

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) on Wednesday moved to change its governance structure and welcomed back major corporations that had recently departed the organization over disagreements with its direction and leadership. In June, a string of major corporations including Alabama Power, Regions Bank, and Blue...

Daily News Digest – August 15, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 15, 2018

Good morning! My sincere apologies for the tardiness. Slept through several alarms and was only stirred by a call from Washington (that’ll do it). It won’t happen again. Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 1. There’s a new Catholic priest abuse scandal – and it’s horrific.  A new Grand Jury report shows that more than...

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children
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Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a...

Stacy Column: ‘Blue wave’ may well come, but will it matter in Alabama?
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Stacy Column: ‘Blue wave’ may well come, but will it matter in Alabama?

By now you’ve probably heard talk of the “blue wave” that’s supposed to come this November. Many political prognosticators say that Democratic voters, energized by their opposition to President Donald Trump, will show up to the polls nationwide in far greater numbers than Republicans this fall. Much like the “red wave” of 2010 that grew...

Daily News Digest – August 14, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 14, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, August 14, 2018. 1. Trump signs $716 billion defense bill. President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law Monday from Fort Drum, New York. It authorizes $716 billion in military spending, including many programs in Alabama. The bill was named for Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, who...