Category: Primary

US opens door to possible Trump-Putin White House meeting
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US opens door to possible Trump-Putin White House meeting

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration opened the door to a potential White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, raising the possibility of an Oval Office welcome for Putin for the first time in more than a decade even as relations between the two...

Judge won’t dismiss suit against ex-Senate candidate Moore
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Judge won’t dismiss suit against ex-Senate candidate Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A defamation lawsuit against failed Senate candidate Roy Moore, filed by one of the women who had accused Moore of sexual misconduct, is moving forward. Montgomery Circuit Judge Ronan Shaul last week denied Moore’s request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman. Shaul also recently denied a request by Moore...

Apple CEO to receive human rights award in Birmingham
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Apple CEO to receive human rights award in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is being honored by a civil rights group in his home state of Alabama. Cook will receive the 2018 Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference for his advocacy for equality and safety in the workplace. The organization will present the award at...

Daily News – April 2, 2018
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Daily News – April 2, 2018

Good morning! I hope you and your family had a great Easter. It’s Monday, April 2, and this is your Daily News. 1. Jacksonville & Calhoun County hoping for federal help with cleanup. Jacksonville and Calhoun County continue to clean up after the devastating storms that rolled through on March 19. Amazingly, there was no loss of life...

Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’
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Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to rage over immigration Monday, calling on Congress to pass border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary.” Trump tweeted that the U.S. must build a border wall, but argued that “Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!” He also...

Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family
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Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Around the same time “To Kill a Mockingbird” made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for creative control. “I must say it’s increasingly difficult for magazine articles to be written any other way than a magazine editor standing over...

Proposed industrial park, community to receive $6 million
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Proposed industrial park, community to receive $6 million

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A proposed high-tech industrial park and residential community near Barber Motorsports in Alabama could receive $6 million in federal grants. The funds could help push forward development of the project that could create more than 1,200 jobs, Al.com reported . The Alabama Department of Labor says the project could generate an...

Alabama women suing for equal pay lack state protection
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Alabama women suing for equal pay lack state protection

By MALLORY MOENCH, The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Amy Heatherly believes she would have been paid at least $50,000 more to do her job over the past five years if she had been a man. As the only female human resources director overseeing compensation at the University of Alabama’s main campus, Heatherly said she...

China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute
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China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. The government of President Xi Jinping said it was responding to a U.S. tariff hike on steel and aluminum....

Trump on deal to protect ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’
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Trump on deal to protect ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they’re coming to take advantage...