Hundreds of canines competed last week during the Cotton Cluster Dog Show at the Morgan County Celebration Arena, where good manners in the ring matter most, but practice makes perfect. The event, hosted by the Huntsville and Decatur kennels clubs, brings over 100 different breeds from over …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates threats to public health.