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Roy Moore: New suit against accusers
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Roy Moore: New suit against accusers

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Failed Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama filed a new lawsuit Monday against some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct, claiming they were part of a “political conspiracy” to derail his 2017 campaign. Moore’s attorney, Melissa Isaak, said at a news conference in Gadsden that the accusations raised...

Kelly calls ‘BS’ on report he called Trump an ‘idiot’
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Kelly calls ‘BS’ on report he called Trump an ‘idiot’

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — New details emerged on the rift between White House chief of staff John Kelly and President Donald Trump, with one former administration official saying Kelly privately called Trump “an idiot” last year. Kelly’s insult to the president’s intelligence, confirmed to The Associated Press...

US risks trade fight with Europe as sanctions delay expires
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US risks trade fight with Europe as sanctions delay expires

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and KEN THOMAS, AP Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration risks igniting a trade battle with Europe just as it’s preparing for tense trade talks in China this week. Facing a self-imposed deadline, Trump is considering whether to permanently exempt the European Union and five other countries from tariffs that his administration...

North Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack
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North Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North,...

Abortion, Ten Commandments on Alabama’s ballot in November
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Abortion, Ten Commandments on Alabama’s ballot in November

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters will decide this November whether the state will become anti-abortion and will allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on state property such as courts and schools. The two proposed constitutional amendments, passed by lawmakers during this year’s legislative session, will appear as referendums on...

Enjoying leftovers: Sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash
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Enjoying leftovers: Sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In Alabama, the less sheriffs spend on feeding inmates, the more money they get to put in their pockets. For decades, sheriffs have made extra money – sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars – under a Depression-era system by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal. Critics...

Gulf Shores unveils changes to public beach area
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Gulf Shores unveils changes to public beach area

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — The city of Gulf Shores has completed another step in a facelift of its main public beach in time for summer. Leaders cut the ribbon last week on a $15 million renovation that includes a new boardwalk, green areas with a playground, shady spots and improved landscaping. The area was...

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2 north Alabama men indicted for counterfeiting money

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted two north Alabama men in separate counterfeiting cases Friday, a U.S. Department of Justice press release announced. The indictment charges Connor Douglas Glass, 25, with making and possessing counterfeit $100 and $20 bills in Cullman and Jackson counties between January and October 2017. The indictment also...

Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega
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Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper. That combination helped the Team Penske driver snap a nearly yearlong losing streak. Logano won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to snap a streak that dated...