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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday is taking up a case involving an Alabama man who developed a way to process undeliverable mail. Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution to the problem. But he's now spent more than a decade fighting with the U.S. Postal Service over a solution that his company patented. The Postal Service developed its own, similar system for processing returned and undeliverable mail. Hungerpiller says all he's looking for is "a fair shake."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - New numbers show that Birmingham's airport is experiencing strong growth in passenger traffic. Al.com reports that more than 2.9 million passengers passed through the airport in 2018. That's a 10 percent increase compared to the 2.7 million passengers who used the airport in 2017. Some of the gains are being attributed to extra flights and seats that were added during the college football season.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery. In a news release Saturday, police confirmed the identity of the officer as 30-year-old Justin Sanders, of Auburn. Capt. Lorenza Dorsey says Sanders is in stable condition at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. The two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern in his first day on the job to a plant manager who was a big supporter of Mississippi State University sports.
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