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Parker defeats Vance for Chief Justice

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —  Republican Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker has turned back a Democratic challenger to be elected chief justice of the state’s highest court. Parker will take over the position previously held by mentor Roy Moore now that he’s defeated Democratic nominee Bob Vance Jr. Parker was elected to the Supreme...

With GOP in control, Alabama Democrats seek gains
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With GOP in control, Alabama Democrats seek gains

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republicans have a clear edge in the midterm elections in deeply conservative Alabama, from the governor’s office on down. The question is whether Democrats can translate newfound energy into even one win in a statewide or congressional race. No Democrat holds statewide office in Montgomery, and Alabama’s...

TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook
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TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data center with 100 percent renewable energy. Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers. John Bradley, TVA’s senior vice president of Economic Development, said Friday that...

With political future on line, Trump makes last midterm push
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With political future on line, Trump makes last midterm push

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump, his shadow hanging over midterm elections that will determine the future of his administration, used his final pitch Monday to ask voters to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democratic gains in Congress. With...

Ivey, Maddox crisscross state to make final arguments
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Ivey, Maddox crisscross state to make final arguments

BY KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and challenger Walt Maddox on Monday spent the final full day of campaigning hammering home their messages. Ivey touted her record after taking over from a scandal-battered predecessor. Maddox said Alabama needs to break from the “shadows of the past.” The race pits...

Damaging storms possible on Election Day
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Damaging storms possible on Election Day

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parts of the southeastern United States are at risk for severe weather including tornadoes early on Election Day, but officials said people should still be able to vote even if storms cause power outages. The first of the bad weather began hitting Louisiana Monday evening. The Natchitoches...

‘Everything’s at stake’ on eve of first Trump-era elections
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‘Everything’s at stake’ on eve of first Trump-era elections

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation. There are indications that an...