Category: Primary

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Tuscumbia man charged in death of roommate he reported missing

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who reported his roommate missing this month is now charged in the roommate’s death. News outlets report 47-year-old Kevin Kirby is charged with murder in the death of 39-year-old Michael Shane Osborn. Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson says Kirby was arrested following the discovery of Osborn’s body Saturday...

What to watch for as senators consider Kavanaugh nomination
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What to watch for as senators consider Kavanaugh nomination

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge’s background, writings and legal philosophy. Republicans who mostly back President Donald Trump’s pick are focusing on Kavanaugh’s 12-year career as an appellate...

Alabama contractors could struggle with finding workers
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Alabama contractors could struggle with finding workers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Construction firms in Alabama are having trouble filing hourly craft positions. Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America’s survey suggest that 75 percent of companies said they are having a hard time filling positions, Al.com reported . The struggle for companies comes at a time when construction industry job openings...

Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms
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Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms

CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. In his latest broadside against the Justice Department’s traditional independence, Trump tweeted that “Obama era investigations, of two very...

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane
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Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. From there, it is forecast to move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. Gordon formed into a...

Bradley Byrne: What’s next for Congress?
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Bradley Byrne: What’s next for Congress?

By BRADLEY BYRNE, Congressman, Alabama’s 1st District The House returns to session this week after the month-long August District Work Period, and there are many important legislative items that need our attention. August was a busy time back in Southwest Alabama listening to the people I have the honor of representing. I appreciate all those...

Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida
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Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

By The Associated Press A system moving quickly toward the central U.S. Gulf Coast is expected to become a tropical storm by Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. The system is brewing about 175 miles (281 kilometers) east-southeast of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Maximum sustained winds of the unnamed system have been...

Kavanaugh, senators prep for marathon confirmation hearing
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Kavanaugh, senators prep for marathon confirmation hearing

By ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only one engaging in practice sessions ahead of next week’s grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators from both parties also are prepping for the four-day marathon — including Wednesday’s multi-hour question-and-answer exchange — in which...