Category: Primary

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense
Post

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

By DEB RIECHMANN and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. Trump, in a speech...

Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again
Post

Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

By CATHERINE LUCEY, MATTHEW LEE, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both...

Skip Tucker: SEC! SEC! SEC!
Post

Skip Tucker: SEC! SEC! SEC!

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist Billy Richardson of Jasper was a member of Coach Paul Bryant’s first national championship team at Alabama, 1961. That team also featured Cotton Clark of Carbon Hill. Things were different, wildly different, in those days. There was no limit on how many scholarships could be given. Players...

Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats’ wall fight
Post

Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats’ wall fight

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen. It sounds like one of those perplexing snits that frustrates Americans and...

Ainsworth names Jess Skaggs Deputy Chief of Staff
Post

Ainsworth names Jess Skaggs Deputy Chief of Staff

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth announced Thursday that he has appointed Montgomery native Jess Skaggs to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff. “As Lieutenant Governor, I plan for my office to be the most active and engaged in Alabama’s history, and Jess Skaggs has the...

Former Alabama lawmaker pleads guilty in health fraud case
Post

Former Alabama lawmaker pleads guilty in health fraud case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker best known for leading the 2017 impeachment push against then-Gov. Robert Bentley, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a health care fraud case. Former state Rep. Ed Henry entered his plea on a charge of government property theft in a federal court in Montgomery. Prosecutors said medical doctors agreed...

Post

Funeral of slain officer set for arena in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The funeral of an Alabama police officer who was fatally shot while trying to make an arrest will be held in the main public arena in Birmingham. Police say a service for Sgt. Wytasha Carter will be held Saturday morning at Legacy Arena, which seats as many as 19,000 people. A...

Hearing set for suspect in Alabama mall shooting
Post

Hearing set for suspect in Alabama mall shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge in Alabama has scheduled a hearing for a man charged in gunfire that sparked a fatal police shooting which set off weeks of protests near Birmingham. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday morning for Erron Brown, who’s charged with attempted murder in a shooting that severely injured a...

Post

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned...

GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed
Post

GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy...