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US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday.

Alabama jobless rate up slightly
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Alabama jobless rate up slightly

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate is up slightly despite what officials are calling record employment in the state. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April is 3.8%. That’s up one-tenth of a percent from March, but it’s still below the rate from a year before of 4.1%. The April rate represents 83,565...

Civil War group to rededicate marker for Union soldiers
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Civil War group to rededicate marker for Union soldiers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Civil War group plans to rededicate a monument in Birmingham for Union soldiers. The Sons of Union Veterans-Civil War will rededicate the 1891 Grand Army of the Republic monument on Sunday afternoon, Al.com reported . The ceremony will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Birmingham. There are 11 Union...

Alabama Power faces $250K fine
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Alabama Power faces $250K fine

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama environmental regulators have proposed a $250,000 fine against Alabama Power Company after groundwater tests near the company’s coal ash pond in Gadsden showed high levels of arsenic and radium. Alabama Department of Environmental Management says Alabama Power “caused or allowed the unpermitted discharge of pollutants associated with ash pond wastewater...