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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Editor's note: This report contains accounts of rape, violence and other disturbing events.

Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to, on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Apr 8, 2013

Airbus is starting construction on its first U.S. assembly plant in Mobile.  Top company executives and state leaders were in the port city Monday for a ground-breaking at the Airbus site to Brookley Aeroplex.  The $600 million dollar factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 begins around 2015.  The Mobile factory will join Airbus assembly plants in France, Germany and China. 

Turkey Hunting

Some Alabama turkey hunters are objecting to a recent decision to close fall turkey season.  The Daily Home of Talladega reports that the decision was made last month by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Board.  Board member Bill Hatley of Gulf Shores made a motion to eliminate fall turkey hunting in the state and the board unanimously approved the motion. 

New Chick-fil-A owner

Montgomery native Lt. Col. Ronald J. Peterson said he has trained for 20 years for his new job as the owner and operator of a Virginia Chick-fil-A in the Marines.  Peterson left the military a few months ago.  He tells the Montgomery Advertiser that many leaving the military are finding they already prepared for a business career outside the military.  The mission of the Marines may be far different from the mission of a restaurateur, but Peterson said what he learned in the Marine Corps has prepared him to manage his own Chick-fil-A.