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A new interstate for Alabama? Proposed I-14 would link 5 states
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A new interstate for Alabama? Proposed I-14 would link 5 states

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Supporters of a proposed new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route. The proposed Interstate 14 would run from west Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. A map showing a route for the concept being...

Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort
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Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort

By CHAD DAY and MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed crimes together. Rick Gates, described by witnesses...

Democratic candidate says Russians tried hacking website
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Democratic candidate says Russians tried hacking website

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tabitha Isner, the Democratic candidate in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, said Monday that Russian hackers appeared to have made more than a thousand attempts to break into her campaign website last month. Isner said there were 1,400 attempts to break into the website over two days in July. The attempts were...

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future
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Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The birthplace of NASA’s rockets lies in the land of cotton, hundreds of miles from Cape Canaveral’s launch pads. From the first U.S. satellites and astronauts, to the Apollo moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA’s still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville,...

Thomas doesn’t break sweat in winning finale at Firestone
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Thomas doesn’t break sweat in winning finale at Firestone

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory. And then he nearly lost it....

In a change, Trump says meeting’s purpose was Clinton info
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In a change, Trump says meeting’s purpose was Clinton info

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication,...

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds
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Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic voters rather than in the Republican counties that put Trump in the White House. On...

State takes comments on Medicaid work requirement
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State takes comments on Medicaid work requirement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is accepting comments on its proposal to put a work requirement on 74,000 Medicaid recipients. The Alabama Medicaid Agency opened a new public comment period on the proposal. The proposal would require 35 hours of work, job training, education or volunteer service each week. Exceptions would be made for people...

Alabama’s Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”
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Alabama’s Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts finally got to give his own take on Alabama’s much talked about quarterback situation. Since getting benched for the second half of the national title game, the two-year starter with the sparkling record has had to remain silent publicly about the situation. Hurts was...

Drone strikes targeted Against Venezuela President Maduro
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Drone strikes targeted Against Venezuela President Maduro

By SCOTT SMITH and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt that took place while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said. Caught by surprise mid-speech, Maduro and his wife,...