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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she plans to vote for Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate even though he faces accusations of sexual misconduct. Ivey told reporters Friday that a factor in her decision is maintaining GOP control of the Senate. Ivey has previously been noncommittal about voting for Moore amid accusations he sexually molested young women and tried to date teenage girls decades ago.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to a record low 3.6 percent. The governor's office says the rate announced Friday is down from the September rate of 3.8 percent, and it's the lowest ever recorded in Alabama. Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state's lowest jobless rate at 2.6 percent. Wilcox County in western Alabama is highest at 8.9 percent.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A new exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art called "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera" showcases how Rockwell "cast" paintings by staging photographs and using the images as references for the finished work. The exhibit includes photographs, studies by Rockwell and some of the artist's famous paintings based on those references. It was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A German auto parts manufacturer will build a new plant in Alabama and hire 300 workers to supply parts for regional automobile manufacturers. reports that officials announced BOCAR's $115 million investment on Thursday.

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