MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A vintage Harley-Davidson shipped off for World War I has returned to the United States to be on display for a few days in Alabama. Al.com reports the 1918 Harley-Davidson model J with sidecar was among 20,000 motorcycles that Harley-Davidson built for the American Expeditionary Force that fought in Europe. The bike was shipped out of Port Saint Nazaire in May and arrived at the Port of Mobile this week and will be on display at GulfQuest this weekend.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University is trying to increase its research programs with $5 million in funding for a variety of projects. University officials say money from the general operating budget is being used to pay for research under a program established last year by President Steven Leath. Leath says in a statement researchers are trying to provide real-world solutions to problems. Research topics include treatments for Alzheimer's disease and housing affordability.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who was killed during World War II is being buried in Florida after his remains were identified decades following his death. The Pentagon says a funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Pensacola for Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews of Andalusia. Mathew was 25 and serving on a B-17 bomber when it was struck by enemy fire while attacking a German submarine base in France on May 29, 1943. Genetic testing confirmed that a set of unidentified remains were those of Mathews.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say 20 people have been indicted in a West Texas-based drug ring. A federal grand jury in Lubbock indicted the suspects on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, plus distribution and bulk cash smuggling. Officials say 15 people were arrested Thursday. Five were already jailed. Most of the defendants are from Texas. The others are from Pennsylvania, Alabama and Kansas and Mexico.
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