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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. Kayla Moore spoke out in defense of her husband on Friday.

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. AL.com reports that officials announced BOCAR's $115 million investment on Thursday.

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