Category: Primary

Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime
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Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general to prison....

Auburn gets coveted “R1” Carnegie classification for research
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Auburn gets coveted “R1” Carnegie classification for research

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Auburn University is being elevated to an “R1” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education – a significant milestone that university officials say is a testament to their commitment to “life saving research.” Auburn goes from its former “high research” R2 classification to the “very high...

Austal awarded contract for two new LCS
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Austal awarded contract for two new LCS

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The U.S. Navy will contract Mobile-based Austal USA to build two additional Littoral Combat Ships in the fiscal 2019 budget cycle. The contract hasn’t been finalized yet but notice from the Department of Defense says it will soon be completed. “To be awarded two more LCS contracts before the...

Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics
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Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and “blur the lines between reality and fiction” to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence...

Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms
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Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

By LISA MASCARO, MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government...

Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man
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Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer. Holding a photo of her son Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., April Pipkins said the move by...

AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command
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AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command

By ZEKE MILLER and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order soon, possibly as early as Tuesday, creating a U.S. Space Command that will better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space, U.S. officials say. Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement...

Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour
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Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson’s disease. The Grammy-winning trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Cook formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama, and went on to...

Matthew Stokes: We’ll miss The Weekly Standard
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Matthew Stokes: We’ll miss The Weekly Standard

By MATTHEW STOKES, Alabama Daily News Columnist Last Friday was a sad day for a certain type of conservative.  I say a certain type because there are various kinds of conservatives, with various passions that animate them.  For those of us who read and digest conservative policy, ideas, and cultural criticism, the closing of The...