Category: <span>Primary</span>

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Trump cancels summit with Kim

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.” In a letter to...

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Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in...

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Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from...

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Man convicted of kidnapping woman who escaped from car trunk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man has been convicted of kidnapping an Alabama woman who later escaped by jumping from the trunk of a moving car. Twenty nine-year-old Manuel Ali Towns was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery. He’ll be sentenced next month. Brittany Diggs testified Tuesday that Towns abducted her at...

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Four more students to be arrested in Mobile locker room hazing attack

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Four more students will be charged after a locker room assault on an Alabama high school student was caught on camera. Mobile police said Wednesday that they have identified four more students from Davidson High School involved in an April 27 attack on freshman Rodney Kim Jr. The video shows as...

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Alabama Power long paid PR firm tied to fake crowd scandal

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Documents filed with federal regulators show a California public relations company that hired people to attend public hearings on a New Orleans power project was paid millions by Alabama Power Co. dating back to the 1990s. Al.com reports that The Hawthorn Group maintained an office inside Alabama Power’s corporate headquarters in...

Daily News Digest – May 24, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 24, 2018

Good morning! It’s Thursday, May 24, Here’s your Daily News. 1. Out of reach? Ivey leads big in new poll.  Ask and you shall receive. A brand new poll shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey with a big lead over her primary opponents and well positioned to win without a runoff in the June 5 GOP Primary Election. In...

Trump explores tariffs on autos, auto parts
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Trump explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be “very happy”...

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Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year’s first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins. The National Hurricane Center said a disturbance still over water in the western Caribbean had a 70 percent chance of becoming a...

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Jim, not Jo Bonner runs for PSC

A guy named Jim Bonner is running for the Public Service Commission. That sounds a lot like Jo Bonner, the popular former congressman from Mobile. According to Cygnal’s Brent Buchanan, Jim Bonner is polling pretty well and has a chance to knock off incumbent commissioner Jeremy Oden. (In case you’re reading, Fob Riley and Darnold Trump,...

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Alabama teacher charged with having sex with student

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuscaloosa police say a substitute teacher is jailed on a charge of having a sexual relationship with a student. A statement from police says 54-year-old Meta Lovely of Duncanville surrendered Wednesday. She is being held on $30,000 bond on a charge of having sex with a student less than 19 years...

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un
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Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

By MATTHEW LEE and MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he’s “very hopeful” that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won’t be reassured by U.S. demands for “rapid denuclearization.” The decision about whether...

Daily News Digest – May 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, May 23. 1. Congress passes Dodd-Frank fix.  Remember Dodd-Frank? That was the regulatory law that Congress passed in 2009 in the wake of the financial crisis. It was supposed to rein in risky behavior from big banks and prevent bailouts. The problem was it treated giant Wall Street Banks, who can afford...