Category: Primary

Settlement possible in Alabama execution-useable vein case
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Settlement possible in Alabama execution-useable vein case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers say a settlement is possible in the case of an Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted last month when the execution team could not find a useable vein. Lawyers for the state and inmate Doyle Hamm wrote that they were in “serious settlement discussions.” The filing did not elaborate...

Lawyers say Alabama death row inmate mentally incompetent
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Lawyers say Alabama death row inmate mentally incompetent

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the upcoming execution of an Alabama inmate who they say was mentally ill when he moved to fire his lawyers and drop his appeals. Michael Eggers is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 2000 choking death...

Family of Alabama school shooting victim calls for action
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Family of Alabama school shooting victim calls for action

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The aunt of a 17-year-old killed by a fellow student at an Alabama high school last week is calling for school safety reform and action against gun violence. “We’ve all failed our children. We’ve failed to keep them safe,” Shenise Abercrombie, the aunt of victim Courtlin Arrington,...

Weekly Column: Trump Tariffs a Political Gamble
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Weekly Column: Trump Tariffs a Political Gamble

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News The American economy is going gangbusters. A new report shows that more than 313,000 new jobs were added to the economy in February. That’s a seriously solid number and the highest monthly jobs gain in almost two years. Also, the unemployment rate remains at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. A surging...

Alabama jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent
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Alabama jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate is down to 3.7 percent. The state released preliminary, seasonally adjusted numbers Monday showing the jobless rate declined one-tenth of a percent in January from the December rate of 3.8 percent. The rate represents a record low, but it could be adjusted later. The January number is still...

Daily News Digest – March 12, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 12, 2018

Good morning! I hope you are fully sprung forward. It’s March 12 and this is your Daily News .  1. Teen charged in Huffman High shooting Michael Jerome Barber, a 17-year-old junior, has been charged with manslaughter and possession of an illegal firearmafter the classroom shooting that killed his Huffman High School classmate, Courtlin Arrington last week. Authorities have...

Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age
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Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the...

Xi Jinping’s rise shatters hopes for democracy in China
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Xi Jinping’s rise shatters hopes for democracy in China

By YANAN WANG, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Orville Schell, a longtime China expert, has vivid memories of his first trip to the country back in 1975. Mao Zedong was leading China through the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, and Chinese were being shamed, beaten and even killed for perceived political mistakes. Things were vastly different when he...

Maxwell honoring Medal of Honor winner
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Maxwell honoring Medal of Honor winner

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery is remembering a Congressional Medal of Honor winner on the 50th anniversary of his death during the Vietnam War. A ceremony will be held Monday honoring Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger of Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Etchberger died during fighting in Laos on March...

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$315 million to fund projects in Mobile, Baldwin countines

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A $315 million from the RESTORE Act and the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council will help fund projects in southwestern areas of the state. Fifty projects will be given funding for infrastructure, environmental restoration and economic development, Al.com reported . The biggest include $56 million for five major road expansion projects...