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Prisoner convicted of sex trafficking escapes
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Prisoner convicted of sex trafficking escapes

ST. CLAIR, Ala. (AP) — A man serving life in prison on human-trafficking charges escaped from a maximum-security prison in north Alabama, officials said Thursday. Corey Aris Davis, 30, was discovered missing from his cell at the St. Clair Correctional Facility during a security check about 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Department of Corrections said in...

Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard
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Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard

"It's a fog with no end in sight," Michael Northern, vice president of a company that owns three restaurants in the Huntsville, Alabama, area near a huge Army base that houses some 70 federal agencies, including NASA. He said business is down 35 percent. "People are just going home and nesting, trying to conserve resources."

Two Alabama school systems close because of flu
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Two Alabama school systems close because of flu

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two North Alabama school systems are closing as the number of flu cases in both systems increase. Al.com reports Albertville City Schools will be closed Friday and Monday, while Fayetteville City Schools will close Friday. Albertville officials say 13 percent of the district’s almost 5,700 students were absent Thursday. WHNT-TV reports...

Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union
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Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

By KEVIN FREKING, MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that “no...

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy
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Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the...

Funeral set for Alabama officer slain in Mobile
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Funeral set for Alabama officer slain in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The funeral for an Alabama police officer who was slain in the line of duty is being planned in Mobile. Officials say Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder will be remembered during a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Friday. A procession will follow, with burial at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Police say...