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Brian Miller who is nominated to be Department of the Treasury Special Inspector General for Pandemic, testifies before a hearing of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Alex Wong/Pool via AP)

Senate confirms special watchdog for pandemic recovery

Jun. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new inspector general to oversee money distributed as part of the $2 trillion economic rescue law, putting at least one watchdog in place as oversight of the money has lagged. The Senate confirmed Brian Miller, a lawyer in the White House counsel’s...

Prison infirmary quarantined after COVID-19 cases

May. 28, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Corrections reported Thursday that two more inmates and several more employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The prison system said in a news release that a total of 57 staff members, including contract staff, and 11 inmates have so far tested positive...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at the State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, May 8, 2020. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Ivey won't sign spending bill, wants plan for COVID-19 cash

May. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday that she is asking lawmakers to change a spending bill to ensure the state’s $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds is “put to use for the purposes Congress and President Trump intended.” The Republican governor and...