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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University students are going back to class after an alleged threat prompted a campus-wide shut down. A university spokesman says classes are being held as normal today. Dining locations and other areas are getting back to normal.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say 53 people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in the number of deadly blazes. Jefferson County recorded the highest toll among Alabama counties at 13. Of those, eight were in the city of Birmingham.

VANCE, Ala. (AP) - A Japanese automotive supplier is planning to open a new production plant in Tuscaloosa County, the latest addition to the area's growing automotive industry. Toyota Boshoku America has announced it will open the new plant next year in an industrial park near Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance.

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A vitamin company is planning to expand its operations in Opelika in a move that's expected to bring more than 50 new jobs to the eastern Alabama community over three years.

The Opelika City Council has approved a 10-year tax abatement to Pharmavite for its $21.6 million expansion. The expansion plan also includes new machinery and other equipment.

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