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Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida
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Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

The National Hurricane Center said Ian was expected to strengthen before moving over western Cuba and toward the west coast of Florida and the Florida Panhandle by the middle of the week. The agency advised Floridians to have hurricane plans in place and monitor updates of the storm's evolving path.

Alabama halts execution because of time, IV access concerns
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Alabama halts execution because of time, IV access concerns

Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state halted the scheduled execution of Alan Miller after they determined they could not get the lethal injection underway before a midnight deadline. Prison officials made the decision at about 11:30 p.m. The last-minute reprieve came nearly three hours after a divided U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for the execution to begin.

Grandfather charged after 2-year-old boy dies in hot car
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Grandfather charged after 2-year-old boy dies in hot car

The district attorney announced the arrest warrants during a news conference. The charges indicate authorities believe the child's death was unintentional. "These are not intentional acts. These are negligent acts and or reckless acts," Casey said of the charges. She said the investigation is ongoing.

‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
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‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

The GOP effort began in the spring when Abbott and Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona put migrants on buses to Washington and later New York. The move was intended to draw attention to what the GOP governors deemed failed border and immigration policies under Democrats and the Biden administration. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis intensified the tactic, chartering a flight last week to Martha's Vineyard, an elite Massachusetts vacation spot.

Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records
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Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

The appeals court ruling appears to substantially narrow the special master's job description, enabling the Justice Department to avoid providing him with classified documents to review. Instead, Dearie would review the much larger tranche of non-classified government documents.

What’s in the House, Senate bills overhauling Jan. 6 count
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What’s in the House, Senate bills overhauling Jan. 6 count

The two bills would also make it more difficult for lawmakers to object to a particular state's electoral votes. Under current law, just one member of the Senate and one member of the House need to lodge an objection to automatically trigger votes in both chambers on whether to overturn or discard a state's presidential election results. Both bills would significantly raise that threshold, with the House bill requiring a third of each chamber to object and the Senate bill requiring a fifth of each chamber to object.

Long snapper pledges NIL money to CTE research
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Long snapper pledges NIL money to CTE research

Hibbett's grandfather may be one of them. A receiver on Bear Bryant's top-ranked 1965 team who went on to play in the NFL, Dennis Homan can still remember how unbeaten Alabama was deprived of another title by the poll voters in '66 but not, frequently, what he had for lunch.

Alabama asks appeals court to let execution go forward
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Alabama asks appeals court to let execution go forward

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Tuesday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift an injunction blocking the execution of Alan Miller. Miller was sentenced to die after being convicted of killing three people in a 1999 workplace shooting. The lethal injection was scheduled for Thursday until it was blocked by a judge.