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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama congresswoman Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in a runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump. Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright on Tuesday. She's trying not to become the third congressional Republican to lose her job this primary season. Roby's political survival depends on whether Alabama voters are sufficiently convinced she's made amends for turning her back on Trump after the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama voters go to the polls today in several heated Republican runoffs. Armed with an endorsement from President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby is trying to hold back a challenge from former congressman Bobby Bright. The endorsement could help Roby overcome a backlash after she withdrew her endorsement of him in 2016 after the release of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape.

JASPER, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama mayor says four police officers have been suspended for making a hand gesture linked to a hate symbol. Jasper Mayor David O'Mary tells news outlets the four Jasper officers have been suspended without pay following a photograph in the Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle on July 12. O'Mary is pictured in that photo alongside several officers, four of whom are making an upside-down "OK" sign with their fingers. He says some have claimed the gesture is meant to express "white power."

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama college student whose car broke down just before his first day of work made the 20-mile journey on foot, a feat that earned him fame _ and a new car. News outlets report Walter Carr earned the admiration of his client, who set up a fundraiser that's raised thousands of dollars, as well as his employer, Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin, who gave Carr his own vehicle.

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