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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Two Alabama mission teams have returned back to the state after being stranded in Haiti for days amid a government spike in fuel prices. News outlets report that the Faith Community Church team in Trussville and group members from First Baptist Church in Russellville arrived back in Alabama this week. The groups of nearly 50 students and chaperones had been in a secure compound since July 7.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. "Operation Southern Shield" will run through Sunday, July 22. Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama will join Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in pulling over drivers who are traveling above legal speed limits on interstates, major highways and local roads.

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) - An endangered sea turtle has been found dead on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string tangled around its neck. The Fort Morgan Share the Beach conservation group posted a photo on social media Saturday of the Kemp's Ridley turtle washed ashore turned upside down at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The conservation group posted other images of the sea turtle tangled with the University of Alabama beach chair.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King are making their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesdays Republican runoff. Marshall returned to the campaign trail Saturday for the first time following the suicide of his wife last month.

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