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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is seeking to proceed with the execution of an inmate convicted of killing a police officer two decades ago. The Alabama attorney general's office on Monday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a stay issued by a federal judge.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman who claimed the company's talculm powder contributed to her ovarian cancer. The appeals court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is rebuffing President Donald Trump's public plea for him to retreat in his war on the Republican establishment. Instead, Bannon is personally boosting the candidacy of Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward against incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake. Trump said Monday he would try to discourage his former adviser from going after all Republican senators.

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a work-release inmate who left a job site in Alabama has been recaptured in Georgia. Al.com reports that 40-year-old Jimmy Wayne Blair Jr. walked away from a construction site about 10:30 a.m. Monday in Centre, Alabama. They say he left in a truck _ a 2003 Dodge 3500 flatbed _ that belonged to his boss and apparently headed back home to Georgia. Deputies from two counties searched for him all afternoon. He was finally arrested about 11 p.m. Monday in Rome, Georgia.

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