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‘Miracle’ boy wakes moments before doctors pull plug

Alabama: A 13-year-old boy in the US state of Alabama regained consciousness just after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley suffered severe brain trauma when a car trailer he was riding on flipped over and fell on his head. The teenager suffered seven skull fractures in the accident in Mobile, Alabama, in March. Doctors told his parents he would not recover and that his organs were a match for five children who needed transplants. According to his mother, Jennifer Reindl,…

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

BIRMINGHAM: Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore. The stunning upset by Jones makes him the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter-century and will trim the Republicans’ already narrow Senate majority to 51-49, endangering Trump’s agenda and opening the door for Democrats to possibly…

Hurricane Nate weakens as it soaks Mississippi, Alabama

BILOXI: Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. Maximum sustained winds from Nate, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in less than two months, dropped to 35 miles (55 km per hour) as it moved northeast into Alabama, prompting the National Hurricane Centre to end its tropical storm warnings for the region. The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest…