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Alabama beach towns vow crackdown on unruly spring breakers
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Alabama beach towns vow crackdown on unruly spring breakers

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — City leaders in Alabama beach towns are vowing to crack down on drunken and disorderly beach-goers. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have long sought to bill themselves as family friendly spring break destinations, Al.com reported. In Orange Beach, Mayor Tony Kinnon warns that people who visit his town for spring...

Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks
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Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

By PAUL WISEMAN AND CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted that there had been “productive talks” on some of the difficult issues dividing the U.S. and China,...

New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday
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New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) —  A new stamp is honoring the State of Alabama’s 200th birthday. The U.S. Postal Service issued Alabama’s bicentennial stamp during an event Saturday morning in Huntsville, near where delegates wrote Alabama’s application for statehood. The stamp features a view of a sunset over Cheaha State Park, located at the state’s highest...

Trump sets up Title X abortion funding barriers
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Trump sets up Title X abortion funding barriers

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also...

Weekend Digest- February 24, 2019
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Weekend Digest- February 24, 2019

Here is your Daily News for February 24, 2019. 1. GOP votes on gas tax The Alabama Republican Party held elections yesterday and voted to re-elect Terry Lathan from Mobile as chairwoman. They also voted to formally oppose raising the state’s gas tax, even without the caveat about decreasing other taxes. That resolution brought by...

Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South
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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The full extent of the damage was coming into view Sunday after a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city, killing at least one person and shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado...

Lathan re-elected as GOP party chairwoman
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Lathan re-elected as GOP party chairwoman

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republicans have re-elected Terry Lathan of Mobile as state chairwoman. Lathan was re-elected Saturday as the leader of the Alabama Republican Party. Leadership elections occurred during the party’s winter meeting in Birmingham. Lathan was first elected chairwoman in 2015. She has said a major goal of the party is to...

Sit-in anniversary to be marked in Montgomery
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Sit-in anniversary to be marked in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An event next week will honor university students who led a 1960 sit-in at a whites-only courthouse lunch counter. Alabama State University said in a news release that resolutions by the Montgomery City Council and Montgomery County Commission that acknowledge the “wrongs from the past” will be presented Monday to the...

Alabama beach towns vow crackdown on unruly spring breakers
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Alabama beach towns vow crackdown on unruly spring breakers

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — City leaders in Alabama beach towns are vowing to crack down on drunken and disorderly beach-goers. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have long sought to bill themselves as family friendly spring break destinations, Al.com reported. In Orange Beach, Mayor Tony Kinnon warns that people who visit his town for spring...