Category: Primary

US firms to Trump: Don’t raise tariffs on more Chinese goods
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US firms to Trump: Don’t raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee. Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 percent of imported Chinese goods: Don’t...

Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump
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Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans — rally around President Donald Trump. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today,...

Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018

Bit of a slow news week for Alabama, but people are already making their predictions for the midterm elections.  Here is the news you need to know for August 19, 2018.   1. Forecasting the Midterm Elections There are 79 days until the November 6 Midterm Elections. Various polls and predictors are forecasting the outcome, most saying...

NOAA Fisheries approves Alabama snapper program
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NOAA Fisheries approves Alabama snapper program

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has approved a system developed by the state of Alabama to count the number of red snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf states, fishing groups and the NOAA Fisheries have disagreed for years about how many snapper can be caught. The decision means Alabama’s numbers can...

Another Trial Looms for ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort
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Another Trial Looms for ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial now underway...

Thousands Stranded as Floods Submerge Southern Indian State
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Thousands Stranded as Floods Submerge Southern Indian State

By AIJAZ RAHI, Associated Press TRIVANDRUM, India (AP) — Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week. Heavy rains hit parts of the...

Alabama Supreme Court Won’t Move Lawsuit Against Roy Moore
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Alabama Supreme Court Won’t Move Lawsuit Against Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago. The court denied Moore’s request to have the case heard in Etowah County instead of Montgomery. Moore issued a statement calling the...

Men Arrested After Nearly $200,000 Stolen From Casino
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Men Arrested After Nearly $200,000 Stolen From Casino

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two men have been arrested on charges of stealing nearly $200,000 from an Indian casino in Montgomery. Federal court records show that Timothy Dean Pettiway and Jory D’Michael Trayvunn Dumas were arrested Tuesday on theft charges in the Aug. 10 heist at Wind Creek casino. However, court records show prosecutors are...

Alabama unemployment rate unchanged in July
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Alabama unemployment rate unchanged in July

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate is unchanged from last month. State officials said Friday the July jobless rate was 4.1 percent, the same as it was in June. That rate is also the same as it was in July of last year. It is higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.9 percent....

Roby Weekly Column: A Recap from the Road
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Roby Weekly Column: A Recap from the Road

Each year, members of Congress take the month of August to spend time on the ground in their respective districts meeting with constituents and local leaders, visiting businesses and industries, and ultimately listening to the concerns of people at home. Having this opportunity to hear firsthand from the people in Alabama’s Second District is very important,...