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Lawmakers give Amazon 'final chance' to clear up testimony

Oct. 18, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has a “final chance” to correct its executives' previous testimony on its competition practices. The lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Amazon...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 5, 2021. Editorial: A cautionary tale Municipalities around the state should pay close attention to a cautionary tale unfolding in the city of Mobile, where a runoff election this week offered voters an unusual choice between a...

Alabama lawmakers OK plan to build prisons with virus cash

Oct. 01, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Amid a national debate over the use of pandemic relief funds, Alabama lawmakers swiftly approved a plan Friday to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan to help build two super-size prisons, brushing off criticism from congressional Democrats that the money...

Prisons, border wall: How GOP is looking to use COVID money

Sep. 30, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Democrats passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Republicans called it liberal “pet projects” disguised as pandemic aid. But now that Republican governors and local leaders have the money in hand, they are using...

Ivey defends use of virus funds for prisons, bills advance

Sep. 28, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday defended her state’s plan to use pandemic relief funds to build new prisons —saying the $400 million expenditure is both allowed and needed — while a legislative committee swiftly advanced the construction plan. ...

Alabama trying to use COVID relief funds for new prisons

Sep. 27, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama's notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers on Monday began a special session on a $1.3 billion construction plan that would use federal pandemic relief funds to pay part of the cost of building massive new lockups....

12th inmate dies as New York City's jail crisis intensifies

Sep. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate on a New York City jail barge died Wednesday after a medical emergency, the city’s Department of Correction said. It is at least the 12th death of a city inmate this year and the second this week amid what some elected officials and advocates have deemed a...

Rikers Island should close, say 4 House Democrats from NY

Sep. 21, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler,...

Evacuees plead for action: 'We are in some kind of jail'

Sep. 08, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Americans trying to evacuate hundreds of Afghans and American citizens — including one Afghan who worked as a U.S. military translator and says he is anticipating his beheading by the Taliban — pleaded for action from the Biden administration to get the would-be...

Evacuees plead for action: 'We are in some kind of jail'

Sep. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Americans trying to evacuate hundreds of Afghans and American citizens — including one Afghan who worked as a U.S. military translator and says he is anticipating his beheading by the Taliban — pleaded for action from the Biden administration to get the would-be...