Category: <span>Primary</span>

New Butler ad highlights health career
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New Butler ad highlights health career

A new ad for State Senate candidate Tom Butler highlight’s the former senator’s career as a pharmacist and how that will inform his decisions on the opioid epidemic and other health-related issues. “The opioid crisis and mental health needs are affecting neighborhood safety and law enforcement,” Butler says. “I’ve served thousands of patients in this...

Race Profile: Stutts, Morrow square off for Senate District 6
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Race Profile: Stutts, Morrow square off for Senate District 6

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News A familiar face is challenging Sen. Larry Stutts in the race for State Senate District 6. State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and will face the Republican incumbent from Tuscumbia in the general election on Nov. 6. Stutts faced two opponents in...

Study finds no cancer cluster at Auburn, despite reports
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Study finds no cancer cluster at Auburn, despite reports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials announced Wednesday that a study did not find evidence of an eye cancer cluster at Auburn University, despite a rash of reported cases of the rare and deadly cancer that drew national attention earlier this year. The Alabama Department of Public Health said the study “based on the...

US new-home sales slump for 4th straight month
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US new-home sales slump for 4th straight month

By JOSH BOAK,  AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 percent in September, the fourth straight monthly drop as the housing market cools with mortgage rates rising. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000 last month. New-home sales...

Markets Right Now: Asian shares fall after rout on Wall St
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Markets Right Now: Asian shares fall after rout on Wall St

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Shares have fallen moderately in Asia after the latest torrent of selling on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index sank sharply on the open Thursday but leveled off, regaining some lost ground. By mid-morning it was down 2.9 percent...

Bomb threats highlight risk of violent political rhetoric
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Bomb threats highlight risk of violent political rhetoric

By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS,  Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence largely unknown in the U.S. — and prompting uncomfortable questions about the consequences of leaders’ increasingly vitriolic rhetoric. Coming two weeks before midterm elections, the...

Pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN as political tensions mount
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Pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN as political tensions mount

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and COLLEEN LONG,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None of the...

Experts: Bomber likely left behind trove of forensic clues
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Experts: Bomber likely left behind trove of forensic clues

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and LISA MARIE PANE,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators examining the explosive devices sent to high-profile targets in Washington and New York this week will be working to glean forensic clues to help identify who sent them, gathering fingerprints and DNA evidence while tracking the origin of the packages and the...

‘Mockingbird’ voted America’s best-loved novel
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‘Mockingbird’ voted America’s best-loved novel

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’ “The Great American Read” survey, whose results were announced...