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Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states
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Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It’s a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of...

Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at college football matchup
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Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at college football matchup

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation’s top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene at...

‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at Alabama appearance
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‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at Alabama appearance

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A towering “Baby Trump” protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during President Donald Trump’s Saturday trip to Alabama, organizers said. The incident occurred during Trump’s visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The balloon, which is over 20...

Mobile could become state’s 2nd-largest city with annexation
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Mobile could become state’s 2nd-largest city with annexation

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mobile’s mayor is proposing to annex 13,000 residents into the city. The proposal — if it happens — would make the south Alabama city the second-largest in Alabama, Al.com reported. Mobile, with a population just under 190,000, is currently the fourth-largest city in Alabama behind Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery. But there...