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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it execute an inmate convicted of killing a police officer two decades ago. The attorney general's office asked justices to lift a stay that is blocking Thursday evening's scheduled execution of 40-year-old Torrey Twane McNabb.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Federal marshals say 21 luxury and performance cars confiscated from owners of an Alabama pill mill will be auctioned in Texas during Formula One Grand Prix races. Registered bidders can see the cars Friday at the Hilton Austin Airport hotel, where the live auction begins Saturday morning. There's already online pre-bidding for the cars, including an Aston Martin convertible, Bentleys, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris, a Shelby Series 1 convertible, and a Saleen S7 with butterfly doors.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A man who spent a decade in jail awaiting trial on a murder charge has been sentenced to life in prison. A jury found Kharon Davis guilty of murder last month in the 2007 shooting death of Pete Reaves. The sentence imposed by Houston County Circuit Judge Kevin Moulton on Tuesday means Davis will eventually be eligible for parole.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Prison officials say an Alabama inmate is back in custody hours after he fled a correctional facility near the Gulf Coast. The Department of Corrections says 40-year-old William Shawn Foster was arrested early Wednesday after Conecuh County deputies saw him driving a stolen vehicle on Interstate 65. Foster was serving time for drug charges at the Loxley Work Release Center when he was reported missing Tuesday night.

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