ATLANTA (AP) - Conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights. Some may think Doug Jones' upset win over Roy Moore is a one-off against a Republican accused of molesting teen girls. But exit polls showed Jones drew important crossover votes from Republicans who oppose abortion rights. That has Democrats and Republicans agreeing that abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 midterm elections, particularly in places less conservative than Alabama.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Major changes are envisioned on the landscape near Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, where a new innovation center is planned. An Air Force general says Maxwell Boulevard could be lined with new buildings housing major aerospace and technology firms. The air base plans to build an innovation center outside its secure gates where researchers from Air University can collaborate with the nation's top tech minds, potentially bringing in new business and jobs.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican Roy Moore is still refusing to concede the Alabama Senate race and appears to be hoping reports of voter can help turn the tide. He also says some military and provisional ballots had yet to be counted. Those are expected to be counted next week. In a fundraising email, Moore is telling supporters "the battle is not over" as he asks for campaign donations and any reports of voting irregularities.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A company selected to provide health care for Alabama's prisons is being sued by the state of Mississippi for its alleged role in a bribery scheme. The Alabama Department of Corrections says it picked the Pennsylvania-based Wexford Health Sources to provide medical care in state prisons. But Mississippi is suing Wexford and other companies over claims they paid bribes to a former prison commissioner. The chairman of a prison oversight committee in Alabama is asking the agency to move slowly.
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