September 20, 2020

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US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security, privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TickTok and WeChat on Sunday, ... Read more | Add your comment

Reward offered in slaying of Alabama teen

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that could lead to the arrest ... Read more | Add your comment

Sally unleashes flooding; hundreds rescued

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) ... Read more | Add your comment

US outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:48 pm

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‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel "Forrest Gump" was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:31 am

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After Sally: Rescue, recovery and swelling rivers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:41 am

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Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:03 am

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Sally makes landfall, continues to drench Coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) —  A newly strengthened Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores about 5 a.m. Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:24 am

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Coast Guard chopper rescues stranded jet skier

Coast Guard rescuers saved a missing man clinging to an overturned jet ski in the churning waters off Fort Morgan late Sunday. Read more

by Alabama Now, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:43 pm

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400 years later, an unmanned Mayflower sets sail

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — The Mayflower is taking to the water in Plymouth harbor. Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Culture

‘Cuties’ film: Twerking pre-teens prompt national outrage

The backlash to the French independent film "Mignonnes," or "Cuties," started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:45 am

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Sally churns towards Alabama landfall

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 85 mph (137 kph), crept toward the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday as ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:37 am

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Astronomers see signs of life on Venus’ clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 14, 2020 1:26 pm

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Ivey closes beaches as Hurricane Sally strengthens

Gov. Kay Ivey called a state of emergency on Monday and closes beaches as Hurricane Sally strengthened in the Gulf. Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, September 14, 2020 1:18 pm

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Storm expected to enter gulf, grow to near hurricane strength early next week

A tropical storm watch was issued for portions of Florida Friday as a tropical depression is forecast to cross Florida and enter the Gulf of ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:11 pm

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Hubbard surrenders, begins prison sentence

A four-year appeals process came to an end Friday as former Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard turned himself to begin serving a prison ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, September 11, 2020 5:57 pm

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‘A sad story all around’: Combat vet laid to rest on 9/11

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — His Army stint complete after serving in Afghanistan, Damian Daniels left Alabama to begin a new life in Texas. He bought ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 5:01 pm

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Brix praises Alabama’s response, tells men to mask up

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Friday praised Alabama's response to the pandemic, but expressed concern about the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:52 pm

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Two men charged in kidnapping, death of Alabama teen

Two men are charged in the disappearance of an 18-year-old whose body was found days after he went missing last weekend, authorities said Friday. Taharra ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:07 pm

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Crews search for Mississippi-bound plane that went missing in Alabama

Helicopters and ground crews searched Friday for a small airplane that went missing in Alabama during a flight between Georgia and Mississippi. News outlets report ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:03 pm

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Alabama plant shutters, eliminates 500 jobs

A factory that employs hundreds of people manufacturing railroad cars in north Alabama is closing amid declining demand linked to the coronavirus pandemic. FreightCar America ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 10:52 am

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19 years later, America remembers 9/11 through lens of pandemic

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing both President Donald Trump and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 7:22 am

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Alabama cites hundreds of college students for violating virus rules

More than 600 students at the University of Alabama have been sanctioned — including 33 who were effectively suspended — for violating rules intended to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 7:16 am

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Alabama agency’s meeting disrupted as hackers show porn, profanity on screens

The Alabama Public Charter Commission’s virtual meeting was shut down on Thursday after hackers displayed pornographic images, wrote profanity and made references to Hitler. The ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 11, 2020 7:14 am

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Alabama Bigfoot hunter arrested after shooting at sleeping man

A Bigfoot hunter from Alexander City has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after firing a gun inside a Shelby County man’s home on ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:52 pm

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Judge clears evidence for former NASA astronaut’s trial after deadly crash killed two Alabama girls

Alabama prosecutors can use evidence collected by police after a former NASA astronaut crashed into another car while driving on a rural road more than ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:19 am

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Alabama doctor, pharmacist headed to federal prison for roles in health care fraud

An Alabama doctor and a pharmacist have been sentenced in a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme to bill insurance companies for medically unnecessary drugs, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:14 am

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Alabama family says barking Great Dane saved them from house fire

A dog has been credited with saving an Alabama family’s lives after his bark awakened them to a fire that was sweeping through their rental ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:30 pm