Category: Primary

LG Electronics to build solar panel factory in Huntsville
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LG Electronics to build solar panel factory in Huntsville

LG Electronics is building a solar panel assembly plant in Huntsville. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that LG Electronics will establish the new factory at the company’s existing site in Huntsville. Ivey’s office said the project will add 160 jobs, bringing the total workforce at the site to 400. LG Electronics is investing $28...

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Equifax must boost security under new agreement with states

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Personal Finance Writer Equifax Inc. has reached an agreement with eight states that will require the credit-reporting agency to put stronger security measures in place to prevent future data breaches. About 147.9 million Americans were impacted by Equifax’s 2017 data breach, which was the largest exposure of personal information in history....

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2 taken to hospital after vehicle was hit by Amtrak train

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials say two people in a vehicle that was struck by an Amtrak train in Alabama have been taken to a hospital. Birmingham Fire and Rescue officials tell Al.com that the car struck the Amtrak train on Tuesday afternoon. Capt. Harold Watson says they do not know the extent of the...

Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
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Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions

IBy MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some...

Daily News Digest – June 27, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 27, 2018

Presented by the Alabama Farmers Federation Good morning! MIKE MIKE MIKE MIKE, guess what day it is? It’s Hump DAAaay! Hope your week is going well. Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  1. Big day at SCOTUS. [The picture above is from the “running of the interns,” in which news organizations challenge their interns...

DOJ says Congress must fix immigration after judge’s order
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DOJ says Congress must fix immigration after judge’s order

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says a judge’s order to reunite families separated at the border “makes it even more imperative” that Congress pass immigration legislation that would enable it “to simultaneously enforce the law and keep families together.” Otherwise, the administration says, “lawlessness at the border will continue.” On Tuesday, a judge in...

Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions
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Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions

By STEVE PEOPLES, DEEPTI HAJELA and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump’s party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president’s hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions. Crowley, the No. 4 House Democrat and...

Opening statements begin in bribery trial
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Opening statements begin in bribery trial

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers have given opening statements in the bribery trial of two attorneys and a coal company executive accused of paying a lawmaker to oppose a pollution clean-up plan. News outlets report that Assistant U.S. Attorney George Martin told jurors Tuesday that that the three worked together to pay the legislator $375,000...