BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces mounting criticism from the man who appointed him, he is planning to speak in his home state next week. The Justice Department says Sessions and other Justice Department officials will speak Monday in Birmingham at the department's National Public Safety Partnership Symposium.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An inmate has been stabbed to death at a state prison in Alabama. Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said the stabbing occurred Thursday night at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville. Six inmates have been fatally stabbed in state prisons this year. Three of those were at St. Clair.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate is holding steady at 4.1 percent. Figures released by the state Friday show Alabama's jobless rate for August is unchanged from the July rate. That's slightly worse than the rate from a year ago, and it's also higher than the U.S. rate of 3.9 percent. State Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says 32,000 more people are working than in August 2017, and total employment remains at a record 2.1 million people.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man has been arrested after shots were fired sheriff's deputies in Alabama. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were fired on around 3 a.m. Friday. No one was hurt. Birmingham police and the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation are assisting the sheriff's department. One man is in custody and officers are looking for a second suspect.

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