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  • Red snapper season ending 6 weeks early in Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s recreational fishing season for red snapper will close in territorial waters six weeks earlier than usual. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division said the season officially closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The planned closing date was Sept. 3. News outlets report the quota of 984,291 pounds issued under NOAA Fisheries’ Alabama Recreational Red Snapper Exempted Fishing Permit is expected to be met by the closure date. “Alabama anglers fished extremely […]

  • Alabama is overwhelming media choice to win SEC championship

    ATLANTA (AP) Reigning national champion Alabama has been picked to win the Southeastern Conference championship in a preseason media poll. Alabama was selected by 193 of the 284 voters this week at SEC media days. Georgia, last year’s SEC champion which lost to Alabama in the national championship game, was second with 69 votes. Auburn received 14 votes. South Carolina, the choice of four voters, and Florida, with two, were the only other teams named on more than one ballot. […]

  • Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support. River, a 3-month-old female Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix, has been adopted by Ray and Diana Haneski. Diana is a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where she helped shelter 50 kids during the attack. Now she’ll be able to take River into the school for anyone who needs comforting. […]

  • Alabama attorney, company official convicted in bribery case

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A prominent Alabama attorney and a coal company executive have been convicted on federal charges involving bribery of a state lawmaker. The verdict against Joel Gilbert, a partner with Balch & Bingham law firm, and Drummond Company Vice President David Roberson was announced Friday after a four-week trial. Jurors found them guilty of conspiracy, bribery, three counts of honest services wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors said the two men bribed former state Rep. Oliver Robinson to […]

  • Alabama teen charged with murder in fatal shooting of fetus

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) An Alabama teen has been indicted in a shooting of a pregnant woman that led to the fetus’ death. AL.com reported Friday that 19-year-old Avery Robert Turner has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of capital murder. Police say a pregnant woman was shot in the abdomen and was taken to a hospital in April. They say an autopsy showed the fetus died as a direct result of the wounds the woman sustained in […]

  • Death toll from Missouri tour boat accident climbs to 17

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. Investigators blamed stormy weather for the accident Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake. Winds at the time were blowing as hard as 65 mph (105 kph), according to the National Weather Service. Fourteen people survived, including seven who were […]

  • Russian President Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

    MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on Russian reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was “successful” and is accusing Trump’s opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. Putin told Russian diplomats Thursday that U.S.-Russian relations are “in some ways worse than during the Cold War” but that his meeting with Trump on Monday allowed them to start on […]

  • Ford recalls 550K vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly

    DETROIT (AP) Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs. Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the […]

  • Alabama mom charged with kidnapping 3 children at gunpoint

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) An Alabama mother is accused of kidnapping her children from their guardian at gunpoint. Citing a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, news outlets report that 27-year-old Derick Irisha Brown was formally charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault and other counts on Monday. Deputies learned that 5-year-old twins and a 2-year-old were taken from a relative the morning of July 13. Authorities say Brown pointed a gun at the relative when she tried to stop Brown. The […]

  • Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

    MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried to cast himself as the more authentic Trump ally in the low-turnout Republican contest. The Trump White House was on Roby’s side. “It’s […]

  • MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn’t liable

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California that it has “no liability of any kind” to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The lawsuits […]

  • President Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to clarify his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. “The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t, or why it wouldn’t be Russia” instead of “why it would,” Trump said. His comment came — […]