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Alabama tops preseason coaches’ poll; Auburn 10th
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Alabama tops preseason coaches’ poll; Auburn 10th

By The Associated Press Defending national champion Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 in the preseason coaches’ poll, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3. The Crimson Tide received 61 one first-place votes from a panel of major-college coaches in the poll released Thursday. The Associated Press media poll will be released Aug....

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Go After Trump
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Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Go After Trump

By TERRY SPENCER and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic candidates for Florida governor fought over who would best stand up to President Donald Trump during a debate Thursday, an infrequent break from an hour where they often repeated talking points they’ve used throughout the campaign. Former Miami Beach Mayor...

Trump Trashes Media as ‘Fake, Fake Disgusting News’ at Rally
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Trump Trashes Media as ‘Fake, Fake Disgusting News’ at Rally

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed in a state that he swiped from the...

History at Stake in Tennessee Clash for US Senate
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History at Stake in Tennessee Clash for US Senate

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race. Blackburn, an ally of President Donald Trump, would break ground as the first woman Tennessee ever elected...

Ivanka Trump: Family Separation a ‘Low Point’ in White House
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Ivanka Trump: Family Separation a ‘Low Point’ in White House

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Thursday cited the separation of migrant children from their parents as a low point of her White House tenure. She said that she was “vehemently against family separation” but noted that immigration was “incredibly complex as a topic.” The senior White House adviser also said...

Trump Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue in Protest
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Trump Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue in Protest

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry...

Roaring Jets Trigger Queasy Memories for Chris Petersen
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Roaring Jets Trigger Queasy Memories for Chris Petersen

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen got a brief respite from the talk of the high expectations facing Washington on the eve of fall camp. Rather than talking around questions about the Huskies being a likely top 10 team when the AP Top 25 is released later this month or about...

Body Found After Father, Son Disappear off Alabama Coast
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Body Found After Father, Son Disappear off Alabama Coast

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old boy has been found after he disappeared while swimming off the coast of Alabama with his father. News outlets reported Thursday evening that authorities are still searching for the teen’s 47-year-old father. The two Taiwanese nationals were swimming around Dauphin Island Thursday when they disappeared...

Rosa Parks’ Letter About ’57 Bombing Bought by Targeted Pair
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Rosa Parks’ Letter About ’57 Bombing Bought by Targeted Pair

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A letter written by civil rights activist Rosa Parks describing the 1957 bombing of her neighbors’ home has been purchased at auction by the couple who were targeted in the attack. Alabama State University announced that the Rev. Robert Graetz and his wife Jeannie purchased the letter by Parks describing the...

China appeals for US calm after new tariff threat
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China appeals for US calm after new tariff threat

BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to stay calm and “correct its attitude” following a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a dispute over technology policy. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Beijing was open to dialogue but gave no indication about the status of...