Category: <span>Primary</span>

Grand jury indicts Hooper on sex abuse charge
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Grand jury indicts Hooper on sex abuse charge

Hooper was arrested in August after an alleged incident at a downtown Montgomery restaurant. According to police records, Hooper was leaving Ravello Ristorante on Aug. 16 when he approached the woman behind the host stand.

Mark Crosswhite retiring from Alabama Power
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Mark Crosswhite retiring from Alabama Power

“It has been an honor working for a company that for more than a century has been dedicated to serving communities across Alabama,” he said. “As I approach my 60th birthday, though, I have come to realize it is time for me to spend more time with my family.”

Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can’t agree
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Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can’t agree

The likelihood of a strike that would paralyze the nation's rail traffic grew on Monday when the largest of the 12 rail unions, which represents mostly conductors, rejected management's latest offering that included 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses. With four of the 12 unions that represent half of the 115,000 rail workers holding out for a better deal, it might fall to Congress to impose one to protect the U.S. economy.

Court hears arguments on Alabama trans youth treatment ban
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Court hears arguments on Alabama trans youth treatment ban

Edmund LaCour, Alabama’s solicitor general, argued that the state has the authority to regulate medical treatments it deems risky. He disputed arguments that the law discriminated against transgender individuals, because the drugs are still available to everyone, just not “to affect a cosmetic sex change”

House GOP will push Hunter Biden probe with new majority
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House GOP will push Hunter Biden probe with new majority

Republican lawmakers and their staff for the past year have been analyzing messages and financial transactions found on a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden. They long have discussed issuing congressional subpoenas to foreign entities that did business with him, and they recently brought on James Mandolfo, a former federal prosecutor, to assist with the investigation as general counsel for the Oversight Committee.

Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes
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Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

Smith, who led the Justice Department’s public integrity section in Washington and later served as the acting chief federal prosecutor in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Obama administration, is set to begin his work immediately, Garland said. He has been serving since 2018 as chief prosecutor for the special court in The Hague, Netherlands, that is tasked with investigating international war crimes.

Lawmakers urge action after report of other high court leak
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Lawmakers urge action after report of other high court leak

In the Times story, Rev. Rob Schenck said he learned the outcome of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores case weeks before the decision was made public. In a 5-4 decision, Alito wrote that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care legislation.

AP Top 25: USC moves into top 5 for 1st time in 5 years
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AP Top 25: USC moves into top 5 for 1st time in 5 years

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press Southern California moved into the top five of The Associated Press college football poll Sunday for the first time in five years. Georgia received 62 of the 63 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank as the top four teams held their places after playing...

What’s going on with Alabama’s executions?
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What’s going on with Alabama’s executions?

The uncompleted execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith was the state's second such instance of being unable to kill an inmate in the past two months and its third since 2018. The state completed an execution in July, but only after a three-hour delay caused at least partly by the same problem with starting an IV line.

Trump’s growing GOP challengers revive fears of 2016 repeat
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Trump’s growing GOP challengers revive fears of 2016 repeat

Trump's team believes, as do a growing number of anxious donors and Republican operatives, that the GOP's emboldened 2024 class may already be unintentionally re-creating the conditions that enabled Trump's success in 2016. That year, a crowded Republican field splintered the primary electorate and allowed Trump to become the party's presidential nominee despite winning just 35% or less of the vote in each of the three opening primary contests.