BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Utility regulators from three states used nearly identical language in letters urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to speed up its study on the effects of upcoming coal-fired power plant closures on the U.S. power grid.

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Larry Pierce was married to his high school sweetheart for 46 years. After sharing nearly half a century of life with her, he was devastated when she died in 2015. Retired from the sheriff's office, where he'd worked in corrections, Larry didn't know what he would do with…

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — The question that Cassie Crowell gets asked the most when she is out in the community with youth participating in the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama's local summer program is "Are y'all new?"

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