Category: Primary

Thomas doesn’t break sweat in winning finale at Firestone
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Thomas doesn’t break sweat in winning finale at Firestone

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory. And then he nearly lost it....

In a change, Trump says meeting’s purpose was Clinton info
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In a change, Trump says meeting’s purpose was Clinton info

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication,...

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds
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Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic voters rather than in the Republican counties that put Trump in the White House. On...

State takes comments on Medicaid work requirement
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State takes comments on Medicaid work requirement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is accepting comments on its proposal to put a work requirement on 74,000 Medicaid recipients. The Alabama Medicaid Agency opened a new public comment period on the proposal. The proposal would require 35 hours of work, job training, education or volunteer service each week. Exceptions would be made for people...

Weekend Digest- August 5, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 5, 2018

An attempt was made on Venezuelan President Maduro’s life yesterday, but he survived. I’m Caroline Beck, all that and more on today’s digest for August 5, 2018. 1. Attack on Venezuelan President Maduro A drone carrying explosives erupted yesterday in front of the Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro while he was speaking in front of hundreds of soldiers. Maduro said he...

Ivey targets Maddox on Tuscaloosa gun control policies
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Ivey targets Maddox on Tuscaloosa gun control policies

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Governor Kay Ivey’s campaign released a statement this week attacking her opponent, Democratic nominee Walt Maddox, over his past record with gun control policies while mayor of Tuscaloosa. Ivey specifically points to instances when Maddox and the City Council banned guns in city-owned facilities in Tuscaloosa. When reached for...

Alabama’s Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”
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Alabama’s Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts finally got to give his own take on Alabama’s much talked about quarterback situation. Since getting benched for the second half of the national title game, the two-year starter with the sparkling record has had to remain silent publicly about the situation. Hurts was...

Drone strikes targeted Against Venezuela President Maduro
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Drone strikes targeted Against Venezuela President Maduro

By SCOTT SMITH and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt that took place while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said. Caught by surprise mid-speech, Maduro and his wife,...

Daily News Digest – August 3, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 3, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday!  Here’s your Daily News for August 3, 2018. 1. Cohen is radioactive.   Michael Cohen, the Trump world attorney that has decided to turn on the president, was reportedly offered money to help get a North Alabama nuclear power plant approved and funded. The Wall Street Journal reports that Franklin Haney, the Chattanooga...