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Jeff Woodard retiring after 10 years as House Clerk
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Jeff Woodard retiring after 10 years as House Clerk

Alabama Clerk of the House Jeff Woodard retires Friday after about 10 years as the chamber’s staff leader and a State House career that stretches decades and more than 100 regular, organizational and special legislative sessions.

Regions Bank to refund $141M for illegal overdraft fees
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Regions Bank to refund $141M for illegal overdraft fees

This is not the first time Regions has been fined for its overdraft fee practices. In 2015, the bureau ordered Regions to refund $49 million and pay a $7.5 million penalty for charging overdraft fees. Those Regions' customers were charged for overdraft when they had opted out of the service.

Ivey announces ‘transformative’ broadband expansion in state
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Ivey announces ‘transformative’ broadband expansion in state

Ivey said the grant will be used by Fiber Utility Network, a corporation formed by eight rural electric cooperatives to fund a "middle-mile" broadband network to help close gaps in service. The Fiber Utility Network will create a network that will connect almost 3000 miles of existing and new fiber infrastructure within a three-year period, Ivey's office said. Once connected, residents will have the ability to become a customer of last-mile broadband providers.

Ian just shy of a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida
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Ian just shy of a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida

The precise location of landfall was still uncertain, but with Ian's tropical storm-force winds extending 175 miles from its center, flash floods were possible across the whole state. Parts of Florida's east coast faced a storm surge threat as well, and isolated tornadoes were spinning off the storm well ahead of landfall.

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test
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Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

Telescopes around the world and in space aimed at the same point in the sky to capture the spectacle. Though the impact was immediately obvious — Dart’s radio signal abruptly ceased — it will take as long as a couple of months to determine how much the asteroid’s path was changed.