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  • Carey Gwen Stillwell (Courtesy: Dora PD Facebook)

    Walker County Police ask residents to watch for jail escapee

    DORA, Ala. (AP) _ Police in the Walker County town of Dora are asking residents to be on the lookout for a jail trusty they say escaped from the city jail. Al.com reports that 29-year-old Carey Gwen Stillwell was last seen wearing an orange and white jumpsuit and a brown coat. Police do not consider him dangerous. Dora police didn’t release what charges Stillwell was being held on, or when he’s accused of walking away from the Dora City Jail. […]

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    Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000

    CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) _ A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000. Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions says the phone sold Sunday afternoon to a person who bid by phone. The auction house does not disclose the names of buyers. Bidding for the phone started at $100,000. The red telephone includes a Nazi party symbol and Hitler’s name engraved on the back. Occupying Russian officers gave the phone to a British officer, Sir Ralph […]

  • Space X's Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida June 28, 2015 with a Dragon CRS7 spacecraft.  The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, following what was meant to be a routine cargo mission to the International Space Station. "The vehicle has broken up," said NASA commentator George Diller, after NASA television broadcast images of the white rocket falling to pieces. "At this point it is not clear to the launch team exactly what happened." The disaster was the first of its kind for the California-based company headed by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, who has led a series of successful launches even as competitor Orbital Sciences lost one of its rockets in an explosion in October, and a Russian supply ships was lost in April. SpaceX's live webcast of the launch went silent about two minutes 19 seconds into the flight, and soon after the rocket could be seen exploding and small pieces tumbling back toward Earth.     AFP PHOTO/ BRUCE WEAVER        (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

    SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended almost six years ago, and SpaceX’s first liftoff from Florida since a rocket explosion last summer. The crowds at Kennedy Space Center watched eagerly as the unmanned Falcon 9 […]

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    Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other

    WINFIELD, Ala. (AP) _ Authorities say a father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County, Alabama. Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher. They both lived in Bankston, about 67 miles west of Birmingham. Troopers say the crash occurred around 4:10 a.m. Saturday on Fayette County 49, one mile west of Winfield, when the 2006 Ford pickup […]

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    Chrysler recalls some cars for loose bolts

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash. The automaker says affected cars include 2014-2017 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive. Chrysler says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight front driveshaft bolts for the cars, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31. About 75,000 cars are affected […]

  • The young English mastiffs that killed a 5-year-old boy in Clarksville Thursday have been placed in the custody of Montgomery County Animal Control.

    Police: Tennessee child mauled to death by family’s dogs

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being mauled by two dogs. The Leaf-Chronicle reports Clarksville police said emergency personnel were called to a home Thursday morning and found the boy with extensive injuries from being mauled by the family’s two dogs. The newspaper said he was taken to Tennova Medical Center, where he died. A news release from police said the dogs are in the custody of Montgomery County Animal Control. The dogs are […]

  • MIAMI - FEBRUARY 27:  United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida R. Alexander Acosta  speaks to the media about the case of Carlos Alvarez, 61, and his wife Elsa Alvarez, 56,  as they are sentenced in a Cuban spying case February 27, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Carlos Alvarez will serve 60 months in prison for conspiring to act as a covert agent of the Republic of Cuba in the United States and Elsa Alvarez will serve 30 months in prison for her role in concealing her husband's criminal participation in the conspiracy.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    President Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration. Trump said Acosta, who did not appear with the president, “has had a tremendous career.” He noted that, unlike Andrew Puzder, Acosta has been confirmed by the Senate three times and “did very, very well.” If confirmed anew by the Senate, Acosta would become the first Hispanic member of […]

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    Yahoo issues new security warning to users

    LONDON – Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. It’s the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users’ data several years ago. It’s not clear how many users were affected by the malicious activity, which involved the use of forged cookies, strings of data which can be used to allow people to access online accounts without re-entering their passwords. Yahoo said in a statement […]

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    ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests being held across US

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. “A Day Without Immigrants” actions are planned in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Houston, Chicago and New York. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word of mouth. It comes in response to President Donald Trump, whose administration has pledged to increase the deportation of immigrants […]

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    House Judiciary to debate death penalty bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legislative committee will debate a bill to prevent judges from imposing a death sentence when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday afternoon on the legislation to do away with judicial override in capital murder cases. Currently in Alabama, a jury recommends a sentence of death or life imprisonment in capital murder cases, but the judge hands down the final decision. The bill by Tuscaloosa Rep. […]

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    Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The 57 to 43 vote to revoke the regulation now sends the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The Obama administration rule strengthened the federal background check system by requiring the Social Security Administration to include the names of beneficiaries with mental impairments who also […]

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06:  Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank speaks during a keynote address by IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty at CES 2016 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Under Armour CEO responds to criticism of Trump praise

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The CEO of Baltimore-based sports apparel company Under Armour responded Wednesday to criticism he received after calling President Donald Trump “an asset to the country.” In an open letter to Baltimore published as a full-page advertisement in The Baltimore Sun, Kevin Plank wrote that he wanted to clarify what values he and his company stand for. “In a business television interview last week, I answered a question with a choice of words that did not accurately reflect […]