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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's largest electrical utility is quitting a business group that tries to influence policy and politics in Montgomery. News outlets report Alabama Power Co. is leaving the Business Council of Alabama in a disagreement over its leadership and other issues. The Business Council released a letter in response to Alabama Power's move saying the utility hasn't been a member since April because of nonpayment of dues. The letter also says the organization is working on a plan to hire a new CEO.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say a 35-year-old woman has been shot to death after an argument in a Birmingham home. Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams says officers were called to the residence shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. Officers found the victim, Tiffany Cooper, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said Cooper had been arguing with a family member shortly before the gunfire.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Republican governor is separating herself from President Donald Trump on the issue of trade. Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement Monday saying import tariffs could cause retaliatory tariffs that would drive up the cost of items made in Alabama and sold abroad. Ivey says growth in Alabama's auto industry could be harmed if tariffs are imposed on U.S. goods around the world. Almost 60,000 people work in automotive-related jobs in the state.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A liberal watchdog group is apologizing and paying more than $3 million after labeling a British organization and its founder as anti-Muslim extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center issued statement saying it was wrong to include the London-based Quilliam and Maajid Nawaz in a "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists." Quilliam had threatened to sue, but an official says the settlement offer came before any suit was filed.

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