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  • APNewsBreak: Alabama man arrested in terrorism probe

    09/18/2019 8:02:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 47 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 18, 2919 | Jeff Martin
    An Alabama man has been apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a U.S. soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group. FBI agents took Nayef Qashou into custody Monday. He’s charged with lying to the FBI and destroying records. In a newly unsealed affidavit, the FBI says Qashou arrived in the U.S. through Atlanta’s airport in 2015, planning to study nursing at an Opelika, Alabama, community college. The FBI interviewed him more than a dozen times over the next four years. He used encrypted...
  • California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

    09/16/2019 6:50:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Gregg Re
    California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid. The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and...
  • Alabama companies are hiring more than 7,000 workers; Here’s how to apply

    09/11/2019 7:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | August 23, 2019 | William Thornton
    This week’s announcement of another auto supply plant in Alabama illustrates a pertinent fact: Multiple manufacturers are looking for workers here. Japan’s Vuteq announced Wednesday it will hire 200 workers for its first production location in Alabama, to be built near Huntsville’s Mazda-Toyota factory, currently under construction. But many other jobs - from automotive to aerospace - are available at the moment in Alabama. And it comes at a time when the state in July recorded its lowest unemployment rate and its highest number of people employed. About 2.1 million people currently have jobs in Alabama, and two of the...
  • Ivanka Trump making workforce announcement in Decatur Tuesday (Jobs for Alabama!)

    09/09/2019 12:07:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | September 8, 2019 | Staff
    DECATUR, Ala. – Ivanka Trump is coming to North Alabama Tuesday. Our news partners at report Trump will make an announcement on expanded workforce development and apprenticeship options across the state. The announcement will take place at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park. Representatives from the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, Toyota North Alabama, and Ingersoll Rand will also be on hand. Trump will tour the park and meet with students currently in the apprenticeship program. For more information, visit
  • 11th Circuit Poised to Lean Right With Trump Appointment as Judge Takes Senior Status

    09/07/2019 4:22:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 9/6/19 | Raychel Lean
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will have a different makeup by March 2020, when Judge Stanley Marcus will have become a senior judge—along with the circuit’s longest-serving active judge, Gerald Bard Tjoflat. The change means President Donald Trump will select two new judges for lifetime appointments. Tradition dictates that they should come from Florida, where Marcus and Tjoflat are based. With two more appointments, Trump will have named five judges who will serve on the Eleventh Circuit for decades to come. That’s almost half of the court’s active bench, which will be made up of seven...
  • Trump to Get Two More Judges On Court That Oversees Crucial Civil Rights Cases

    09/06/2019 6:21:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 9/6/19 | Tessa Stuart
    Within a matter of months, almost half of the judges on the powerful 11th circuit court of appeals will have been appointed by President Trump. On Thursday, Judge Stanley Marcus, a Clinton appointee, announced he will take senior status on the federal appeals court in Atlanta. Marcus’s decision, first reported by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, comes one month after another jurist on the same court, Judge Gerald Tjoflat, announced he would become a senior judge with a reduced case load. The 11th Circuit covers Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and because of the significant numbers of African Americans in all three states,...
  • National Weather Service workers are 'disgusted' at their NOAA bosses for 'throwing them under the..

    09/07/2019 8:26:24 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 113 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/7/2019 | JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Workers in the National Weather Service are 'shocked, stunned and irate' at their bosses in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for backing Trump up and claiming that he was right to say Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama. In a string of baffling developments now known as 'Sharpiegate', the row centers on the president's September 1 tweet that the brutal storm was likely to hit Alabama 'harder' than expected. The NWS Birmingham office quickly issued a tweet to insist the state was not in the storm's path. Trump then defended his statement and insist it was based on early...
  • Statement from NOAA

    09/06/2019 10:20:42 PM PDT · by Synthesist · 59 replies
    NOAA ^ | 6SEP2019 | Unknown NOAA Spokesperson
    From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama. This is clearly demonstrated in Hurricane Advisories #15 through #41, which can be viewed at the following link. The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time.
  • Agency reverses course on Trump's Alabama hurricane claim (once again, Trump is right)

    09/06/2019 8:00:52 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON — A federal agency reversed course Friday on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting meteorologists around the country. On Sunday, Trump had warned that Alabama, along with the Carolinas and Georgia, was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted in response: “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” But the president has been adamant throughout the week that...
  • White House swipes at CNN over map showing Alabama as Mississippi

    09/05/2019 9:18:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/19 | Rebecca Klar
    White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham called out CNN over a graphic the network aired that appears to mislabel Alabama as Mississippi, based on a screenshot that Grisham tweeted as President Trump faces ongoing criticism for doubling down on his claim that Hurricane Dorian originally posed a threat to Alabama. The image was shown in reference to a report on Dorian's progress as it works its way up the eastern U.S. coast. Georgia is in a state of emergency, and damage has been reported in the Carolinas. A CNN spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. SNIP
  • VANITY: Trump and his Alabama 'cone-of-uncertainty' map - question & request

    09/04/2019 5:50:20 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Self ^ | 9/4/19 | Self
    Since President Trump is being slammed in the mainstream media tonight for "doctoring" a cone-of-uncertainty National Hurricane Center map regarding Hurricane Dorian -- even though he's redeemed himself by actually posting on his social media an official data map of the 'spaghetti straps' starting in Puerto Rico to the US East Coast on 8/28/19 by SFWMD.GOV (South Florida Water Management District), does anyone have an actual NWS data map or NOAA map detailing the same spaghetti straps? I want to send it to my peeps at WMAL. I also want to have as many maps with spaghetti straps indicating the...
  • Toyota to hire a total of 4,800 workers at manufacturing plants in these 2 states (Ind. & Ala.)

    09/03/2019 11:02:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WJZY-TV ^ | August 12, 2019
    PRINCETON, Ind. - If you don’t mind relocating, Toyota is looking to hire thousands of workers in Indiana and Alabama, according to Fox Business. There are multiple Toyota manufacturing plants hiring in the area, including at an engine plant and joint manufacturing plant. Millie Marshall, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Indiana, told Fox Business that the company recently had a $600 million expansion and needs more people. “It’s important that, not only we make the investment here but that we hire the people within the communities where we build and sell,” she said. For the Princeton location, Toyota...
  • A 14-year-old is facing five murder charges after confessing to killing his family in Alabama

    09/03/2019 12:21:38 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-3-19 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Deanna Hackney and Elizabeth Joseph,
    CNN) A 14-year-old has been charged with five counts of murder after confessing to fatally shooting his family members in their Elkmont, Alabama, home, police said Tuesday. The victims are: John Sisk, 38, the boy's father; his stepmother, Mary Sisk, 35; his 6-year-old brother; his 5-year-old sister; and his 6-month-old brother, Limestone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Stephen Young told reporters Tuesday.
  • Judge tosses ‘Baby Roe’ abortion lawsuit filed against Huntsville clinic

    09/02/2019 11:23:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | AUG, 31, 2019 | Ashley Remkus |
    A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of an embryo against the Huntsville clinic where his ex-girlfriend got an abortion. Ryan Magers sued the Alabama Women’s Clinic in Huntsville on behalf of the estate of the aborted embryo, identified as “Baby Roe” in the lawsuit. Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer dismissed the case in an order on Friday. Comer said the lawsuit didn’t accuse the clinic of unlawful or wrongful conduct at the time of the abortion. In arguing the case, Magers’ attorney Brett Helms cited Alabama’s recent abortion ban and a constitutional amendment...
  • Auto supplier DaikyoNishikawa kicks off construction on $110 million Alabama plant (300 jobs)

    09/02/2019 2:39:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | September 1, 2019 | Jerry Underwood
    Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives of DaikyoNishikawa US (DNUS) and local leaders at a groundbreaking event to officially launch construction on the auto supplier’s $110 million manufacturing plant in North Alabama. The DNUS facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts for the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) assembly plant, will employ approximately 380 people at full production. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site on the MTMUS campus where construction crews are poised to begin work on DNUS’ first U.S. manufacturing plant. “I’m proud to welcome another great Japanese company, DaikyoNishikawa, to Sweet Home Alabama, and I know that...
  • 'Will & Grace' star celebrates sign calling black Trump voters mentally ill

    08/31/2019 11:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Actress Debra Messing appears to have endorsed an Alabama church's message that black supporters of President Trump are mentally ill. The "Will & Grace" star responded "THANK YOU #Alabama" Saturday to a tweet about a Baptist church in Birmingham that displayed a sign reading: "A black vote for Trump is mental illness." The other side of the sign reportedly accused white Trump supporters of racism. According to WVTM, the church's pastor claimed that Trump voters supported "institutionalized racism."
  • ‘A black vote for Trump is mental illness,’ Baptist church sign says in Alabama

    08/30/2019 7:27:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | August 30, 2019 | CNN
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNN) — An Alabama pastor is standing by his controversial anti-Trump church sign. The sign outside of New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham reads: “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.” On the other side, it says: “A white vote for Trump is pure racism.” The church’s pastor, Michael Jordan, is behind the sign.
  • At Least 10 Injured During Shooting At High School Football Game In Alabama

    08/31/2019 9:57:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 8/31/2019 | Beth Baumann
    At least 10 people were shot during a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama on Friday night. According to Mobile Police, the victims ranged in age from 15 to 18-years-old. Five of the victims were in critical condition when taken to the hospital, but none of them had life-threatening injuries, WKRG-TV reported. Police arrested 17-year-old Deangelo Parnell in connection with the shooting. He is being charged with nine counts of attempted murder, WKRG-TV reported.
  • MPD: At least 10 shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium after HS football game (Mobile ALabama)

    08/31/2019 12:38:30 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 52 replies
    Channel 2 WDTN ^ | Aug 31, 2019 / 02:09 AM EDT | WKRG Staff
    Mobile Police say at least 10 people have been shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Police say the age of those injured ranges from 15 to 18. Mobile Fire-Rescue confirms 10 people were transported to area hospitals. The five patients transported by MFRD were taken to the hospital in critical condition, but with non-life threatening injuries. ..... snip.... Three other patients were transported to the hospital via private ambulance service and two others were driven to the hospital by private vehicle. Police say two people are in custody. Police say they are questioning them, but have not confirmed if they are...
  • Morning Joe Rips Alabama GOP Resolution on Ilhan Omar, Ignores Her Latest Controversies

    08/28/2019 7:36:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the shameless shambles that is Morning Joe, they can report on Ilhan Omar -- but only the parts where they think Republicans look ridiculous. On today's show, Joe Scarborough, with an assist from Eugene Scott of the Washington Post, whom the paper's official bio describes as a "reporter covering identity politics," criticized the Alabama Republican Party for adopting a resolution calling for the expulsion of Omar from Congress. Scarborough approvingly cited Omar's tweet in response to the resolution, in which she mockingly noted the 2016 Senate nomination of Roy Moore. Scarborough also quoted Scott to the effect that the...