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Results are in for runoff election

6 hours ago

   Looking at local races in yesterday's runoff election. There were four seats up for grabs in the Democratic Runoff for the Montgomery County Board of Education. In the most significant defeat incumbent Robert Porterfield, the chairman of the board, was ousted by challenger Claudia Mitchell in District 6. Over in District 5, Rhonda Oates came away with the victory. She will go on to combat Republican nominee Janna Bailey in November. In the closest of margins Marcus Vandiver took District One. He now looks to face incumbent Lisa Keith. District 2 went to Claire Weil.

   Alabama State University has lost one of its legends. Dr. Vivian DeShields passed away over the weekend. An obituary states

 that the veteran educator died yesterday. ASU President Dr. Quinton Ross released a statement grieving her loss. He wrote that she taught generations of Hornets in the College of Education. She was also an alumna of the University. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

Hyles Files - New Day in Decorum

Jul 13, 2018
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Altercation leads to the death of two women

Jul 12, 2018
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   Police have released the names of the two women shot to death in Montgomery Tuesday night. The incident happened at around 7:45pm in the 47-hundred block of Narrow Lane Road. Investigators say several people were at the scene when shots were fired. It’s now being reported that 41 year old Cynthia Hand and 29 year old Erica Allen received fatal gunshot wounds.

Murder on July Fourth in Montgomery

Jul 6, 2018
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   Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Montgomery woman from Wednesday. According to a department release, 24 year old Octavius Hampton has been charged with murder in the case. He is said to have shot his girlfriend, 20 year old Charlayne Washington in the 3-thousand block of Southmall Circle Wednesday afternoon. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Hampton has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond. 

Investigators say the shooting sprang from a dispute between the two.

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More than a year after a landslide shut it down, a section of Highway 1 running along a coastal stretch in California's Big Sur region reopened early Wednesday.

The California Department of Transportation announced that the roadway at Mud Creek was opening about two months ahead of schedule, thanks to favorable weather and worker productivity.

"It's a big deal to open the highway unrestricted," Colin Jones, a Caltrans spokesman told NPR.

A record number of Muslim Americans ran for statewide or national office this election cycle, the most since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made Islam a political target for many, according to Muslim political groups.

The future of how you interact with computers depends on a technology that's more than 3,000 years old. It's a technology you already use every day, on your smartphone, your TV, in your home, your car and most likely at work. It's even in the wires that bring you Internet service at near-light speed.

It's glass.

The director of National Intelligence spoke before the Hudson Institute, a D.C.-based conservative think tank, on July 13. Transcript provided by the Hudson Institute.

Editorial Cartoons: Calling It A Draw?

4 hours ago

Pulitzer Prize finalist Rob Rogers was fired in June after 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In the three months leading up to his termination, 19 of his cartoons or proposals — most of which depicted the president or hot-button issues like immigration — had been rejected by the newspaper.

Rogers has since made the media rounds, bringing awareness to his story. He told Salon:

Republican Reaction After Helsinki

4 hours ago

A day after President Trump appeared to side with Russia instead of American intelligence agencies during a press conference with Vladimir Putin, the president said he misspoke.

One of Broadway's hottest tickets is coming to small screens: "Springsteen on Broadway" will be launched as a Netflix special this December.

The one-man show, which was written by Bruce Springsteen, earned him a Tony Award in June. Directed and produced by Thom Zimny, it has been a sensation in New York, where it's been seen by intimate audiences of less than 1,000 people per show at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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The White House is denying that President Trump believes Russia is no longer targeting U.S. elections and other infrastructure, despite his apparent answer to a reporter's question Wednesday morning.

Asked by reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting whether Russia is still targeting the U.S., Trump shook his head and said "no."

Later, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders sought to clarify Trump's comments, saying his "no" meant that he was not taking any questions from reporters.

Comic Bo Burnham was still in high school when the satirical songs he posted on the Internet went viral — making him one of YouTube's first stars. Now 27, he's taken a turn behind the camera with a new film, Eighth Grade, that looks at what it's like to grow up in the age of social media.

The film centers on a socially awkward 13-year-old girl named Kayla who's navigating the final year of middle school. Burnham says the character was inspired by a period in his early 20s when he was dealing with panic attacks onstage.

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Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologized for his part in a spat with a British diver involved in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Musk had tweeted a personal attack on Vern Unsworth, calling him a pedophile after the diver dismissed Musk's offer of help with a vulgar comment.

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