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Trump-backed candidates face scrutiny after minimal vetting

WASHINGTON (AP) — One has been accused of assaulting another White House aide. Another allegedly threatened his ex-wife’s life, exaggerated claims of financial success and alarmed business associates ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2021. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Affair derails Alabama secretary of state's political hopes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The venue had been booked. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a rising GOP star with an eye long set on higher office, was about to announce his run for U.S. Senate. But ...

AP sources: Alabama senator has indicated he won't run again

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Senate’s fourth most senior member, has told confidantes that he does not intend to run for reelection next year — prompting some Re...

GOP’s Tuberville defeats US Sen. Jones, flips Alabama seat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has recaptured a U.S. Senate seat for Republicans by defeating Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama. Jones had widely been considered the S...

Giuliani caught in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's late...

Birx: Not considering leaving coronavirus task force

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed over the direction of the task force and was con...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2020. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Augus...

Alabama Senate race sets up to be contentious slugfest

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, Alabama’s race is shaping up to be a contentious showdown between college football coach backed by President Donald Trump and the b...

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff...

Virus, stalled economy raise Democratic hopes to take Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bullock was the lame-duck governor of solidly red Montana, fresh off a failed Democratic presidential bid, when he pivoted and announced he’d challenge Republican Sen. Steve Da...

Trump endorsement of Sessions' rival roils US Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Jeff Sessions’ rival in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama is a blow to the former attorney general — once beloved but later scorned by Tru...

Trump attacks Sessions ahead of primary runoff for US Senate

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions, making new strides to regain his former Senate seat, faced renewed criticism from Donald Trump that could be his biggest hurdle after the president appeared to mock ...

Congressional primaries: Sessions in Alabama Senate runoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a scolding tweet Wednesday to undermine his former attorney general's attempt for a political comeback, hours after Jeff Sessions was forced into a Republ...

Alabama Senate hopefuls make final case to voters

VESTAVIA, Ala. (AP) — Republican Senate candidates in Alabama made their final pitches to voters in recent days ahead of a primary battle between former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a field of c...