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  • Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur executed overnight

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As of 12:15 am, Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur has been executed for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. Governor Kay Ivey released this statement moments after saying in part: “How to proceed when faced with a potential execution is one of the most difficult decisions I will ever have to make as governor. After much prayer and careful and deliberate consideration, I thought it best to allow the decision of a jury of Tommy Arthur’s peers to […]

  • Chris Cornell’s wife writes note: ‘I know that was not you’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell’s widow has penned a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. Vicky Cornell writes in the note published online by Billboard on Wednesday that she’s sorry she didn’t “see what happened to you that night.” Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room. “I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your […]

  • Governor Ivey signs Confederate monument protection bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law sweeping protections for Confederate monuments and other long-standing historic markers. Ivey signed the bill Wednesday. The moves come as some Southern cities, such as New Orleans, have removed Confederate monuments from public property. The new Alabama law prohibits the removal and alteration of monuments over 40 years old. It also prohibits renaming of schools that have carried a person’s name for over 40 years. A new commission would have to […]

  • UK deploys 1,000 soldiers to protect key sites after bombing

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British security forces arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing and sent hundreds of soldiers to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, identified as British-born Libyan Salman Abedi, “likely” did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded dozens at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester. She said he had been […]

  • The Latest: UK police: All concert dead have been identified

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local): 12:45 p.m. British police say they are now confident they know the identities of all the people who lost their lives in Monday’s concert attack in Manchester. But Greater Manchester Police said Wednesday that it could not formally name the victims until forensic post-mortems are concluded. The force said because of the number of victims, that is likely to take four to […]

  • ‘We can use peace’: President Trump and Pope Francis meet

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol. The president, accompanied by his wife and several aides, arrived at the Vatican just […]

  • Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 is “definitely happening”

    SYDNEY (AP) – The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he’s about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to “Top Gun” is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise.” The actor said filming will likely begin within the next year. He added, “It’s definitely happening.” Cruise has said in similar […]

  • Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under attack by Democrats, and even some GOP allies deemed it a non-starter. The proposal is laced with $3.6 trillion in cuts to domestic agencies, food stamps, Medicaid, highway funding, crop insurance and […]

  • The Latest: Police confirm name of suspect in concert bomb

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Latest statement from @ccianhopkins in relation to last night's attack. — G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017 Official records show that Salman Abedi was registered as living at the Manchester house raided by armed police investigating Monday night’s deadly concert blast. The electoral register shows that 22-year-old Abedi — confirmed by British police as the suspect […]

  • Google Fiber to make announcement about Huntsville service

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Google Fiber representatives are scheduled to make an announcement about the service in Huntsville, Alabama on Tuesday. The conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will be attended by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Google Fiber CEO Greg McCray and Huntsville Utilities leadership. A news release says the announcement will be “one of (Google Fiber’s) largest announcements in Huntsville to date.” Battle announced in February 2016 that the high-speed fiber optic internet and television service would expand to […]

  • Nashville Predators advance to Stanley Cup finals

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators’ magical postseason now includes the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night. The Predators, who’ve never won even a division title in their 19-year history, came in with the fewest points of any team in these playoffs. Head to the @PredsProShop to get your Western Conference Champions gear […]

  • Healthy mice born from sperm in space for 9 months

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the International Space Station and returned to Earth in 2014. The intense radiation of space caused slight DNA damage to the sperm. Yet, following in vitro fertilization on the ground, healthy offspring resulted. The baby mice grew into adults with normal fertility of their own. The researchers — led by Sayaka […]