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The Latest: Alabama police: 2 hurt in school shooting
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The Latest: Alabama police: 2 hurt in school shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Alabama high school (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Police say a 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at a Birmingham, Alabama, high school that has left another student injured. Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson said at a news conference after the shooting...

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs
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Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire economic warnings from lawmakers and...

Trump administration suing California over sanctuary laws
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Trump administration suing California over sanctuary laws

By SADIE GURMAN and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally, the most aggressive move yet in its push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. California officials remained characteristically defiant,...

House approves legislation after grease pit drowning
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House approves legislation after grease pit drowning

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers may require more secure covers on restaurant grease pits after a little girl’s death in Auburn. The House of Representatives voted 99-0 for the bill that would require locking manhole covers on the traps. The bill is named the Sadie Grace Andrews Act after the 3-year-old who died in...

Lawmakers debate change in ethics law for economic developer
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Lawmakers debate change in ethics law for economic developer

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers passed a proposed ethics law change that would exempt economic development activity from the rules governing lobbyists. The House of Representatives approved the bill 78-7 after three hours of heated debate on Tuesday. Proponents of the bill said it was necessary for development while its...

Ivey creates school safety council after deadly shooting
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Ivey creates school safety council after deadly shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Weeks after s deadly school shooting in Florida, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that she is creating a school safety council to make recommendations on securing schools. At a Tuesday news conference, Ivey said the council will seek to make sure that schools have an updated security response plan and...

In reversal, former Trump aide says he’ll probably cooperate
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In reversal, former Trump aide says he’ll probably cooperate

By JILL COLVIN and TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign aide spent much of the day promising to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, even throwing down the challenge to “arrest me,” then backed off his defiance by saying he would probably cooperate in the end. In an interview...

Attorney: Inmate endured ‘torture’ before execution halted
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Attorney: Inmate endured ‘torture’ before execution halted

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted after staffers could not connect an intravenous line argued Monday that his client should not face a second date in the death chamber. Attempting to execute Doyle Lee Hamm a second time would violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel...

School safety, guns bills face tight deadline in Alabama
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School safety, guns bills face tight deadline in Alabama

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Multiple school safety and gun control bills in the Alabama legislature are stalled and face a tight deadline before the end of the legislative session. Lawmakers have introduced six bills since the Parkland, Florida, school massacre ranging from arming teachers to banning the sale of assault weapons....

Gubernatorial candidate Cobb: Alabama can do better
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Gubernatorial candidate Cobb: Alabama can do better

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a Monday night rally to kick off her campaign for governor, former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb said Alabama is suffering from “failed leadership” and stressed her support for a state lottery. “If you’re tired of the corrupt politics that’s been going on, join us. If you’re tired of...