Category: Primary

Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn
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Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.” The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller...

Ceremonies for Bush draw together presidents, world envoys
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Ceremonies for Bush draw together presidents, world envoys

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high office and a guy from Maine who used to fix...

China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details
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China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China issued an upbeat but vague promise Wednesday to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agreed to in Argentina. China has yet to confirm Trump’s claim that Beijing committed to...

Shelby after CIA briefing: ‘somebody should be punished’ for Saudi killing
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Shelby after CIA briefing: ‘somebody should be punished’ for Saudi killing

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

About 4,000 migrants died or missing on way to US
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About 4,000 migrants died or missing on way to US

By MARIA VERZA, Associated Press SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep. Her son had fled Honduras for the U.S. in 2010 in part because of gang threats, just as thousands...

Marsh names Derek Trotter Chief of Staff
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Marsh names Derek Trotter Chief of Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) has hired Derek Trotter as his chief of staff. Trotter returns to the Pro Tem’s office after a stint in the Governor’s legislative office and in the private sector. “I look forward to having Derek serve as my Chief of Staff,” Marsh said...

Alabama consultant who helped guide Dem Senate victory dies
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Alabama consultant who helped guide Dem Senate victory dies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Giles Perkins, a lawyer and Democratic political consultant who helped guide U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ campaign to victory in Alabama last year, has died. He was 51. In a Monday statement, Jones mourned the loss of his dear friend. Jones said anyone who crossed paths with Perkins “saw his passion for...

Exam: Black man killed by officer shot 3 times in back
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Exam: Black man killed by officer shot 3 times in back

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A forensic examination shows a black man was shot three times in the back side of his body when an Alabama police officer mistook him for the shooter after gunfire erupted at a crowded shopping mall, the man’s family said Monday. The results of a report commissioned...

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Prison official retires during investigation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A high-ranking Alabama prison official has retired in the midst of a misconduct investigation A Department of Corrections spokesman said Monday that Associate Commissioner Grantt Culliver has retired after being on leave for several months. The department announced in September that Culliver had been placed on leave pending the outcome of...