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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, has recently turned more north-northwestward with no change in strength as it churns toward the northern Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Alberto was centered Sunday afternoon about 165 miles (265 kilometers) west of Tampa and has top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). It says landfall is expected sometime Monday.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Police are searching for a gunman they believe wounded a 5-year-old girl and a 41-year-old man. Police Capt. Kip Hart tells the Tuscaloosa News that investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an argument outside a party late Saturday night. Police are looking for 24-year-old Brandon Hurst who they believe fired the shots that wounded both victims. Hart says the shooter first opened fire on the 41-year-old man and then continued to fire back at the victim as he ran down the street.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Commercial aircraft company officials gathered in Alabama to celebrate the delivery of the first U.S.-produced Allegiant aircraft. Al.com reports that the Airbus Final Assembly was the 69th jet delivered but the first one built in the country. The low-fare carrier is based in Las Vegas that has routes connecting to various cities New York to Los Angeles. The new jets had previously been built in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - This month marks 75 years since a bloody but forgotten World War II battle on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian chain. It was the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. It also was one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific in terms of the rate of deaths. About 2,500 Japanese and 550 American forces died. Survivors and soldiers' descendants gathered this month in Anchorage to commemorate the anniversary.

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