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Top News Links: Tuesday, May 28

Huntsville team to perform work under new Lockheed Martin Navy contract

Lockheed Martin's Huntsville office will perform the majority of the work under a new $49.5 million Navy contract to provide engineering and technical services for the Mk92 Fire Control System. — al.com 

Homeowner helper groups share $4 million in mortgage settlement money

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has divvied up the $4 million Alabama received in a 25-state settlement with mortgage servicers charged with abuse and fraud, with Legal Services Alabama and Gateway each receiving more than $1 million and the remainder shared among Birmingham's Woodlawn Foundation, the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, the Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham and the University of Alabama Law School. — Alabama AG PR

Former Regions employees mum about bank's accounting practices

During depositions in a shareholder lawsuit against Regions in 2010, two former bank employees repeatedly invoked their Fifth Amendment rights, recently unsealed court records show. — Birmingham News

Huntsville's MedTel Solutions acquired by New Mexico firm

MelTel Solutions, which provides telemedicine physician staffing, has agreed to be acquired by New Mexico-based Net Medical Xpress Solutions Inc.; the combined company will offer software; a teleradiology diagnostic service; clinical service for hospitals needing neurologists, psychiatrists and cardiologists, and physician recruiting and staffing services. — Net Medical Xpress Solutions PR

´┐╝Signal from space

Boeing Co. reports that its newest satellite, WGS-5, has sent its first on-orbit signals back to earth; the satellite is designed to provide better secure communication for the U.S. Air Force. — Boeing PR

Hargrove picked for next Airbus building project

Mobile's Hargrove Engineers + Constructors has been selected by Hoar Program Management to build the second portion of the new Airbus facility in Mobile, which includes the flight line, final phase, gauging hangar and delivery center; Hargrove will share the architecture and engineering responsibilities with Frankfurt Short and Bruza Associates, based in Oklahoma City. Hargrove also moved up 40 spots to rank 135th on this years Engineering News Record list of top firms. — Hargrove PR

Lee County to consider pipeline proposal

Lee County officials will meet with representatives of Sabal Trail Transmission to hear plans for a 465-mile natural gas pipeline that would cross Alabama, Georgia and Florida to bring fuel to Florida Power & Light generators. — Opelika Auburn News

Atlanta restaurateurs plan Birmingham dining spot

Daniel Simmons and Benjie Shirah, who own The Ivy near Atlanta and South in Nashville, have announced plans for a Southern style catfish and country-fried steak restaurant in Birmingham's new entertainment district. — Birmingham News

State legislator first to announce for Bonner's congressional seat

State Rep. Randy Davis, a Daphne Republican, is the first to announce that he is seeking the U.S. House of Representatives seat that Jo Bonner plans to vacate later this year. — Mobile Press-Register

Alabama angel investors help Florida start up expand

Via Response Technologies Inc. couldn't find Florida investors when it was ready to ramp up its company, but Alabama AIM Group, one of Alabama's four angel investor networks, helped it grow. — Orlando Sentinel

Alabama voting policies at issue before Supreme Court

Alabama's efforts to ease federal supervision of voting regulations is one of five major cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. — CNN

Margaritaville yes, Buffett no

New Jersey Margaritaville opens, but there's no Jimmy Buffett on hand for this, the 27th bearing the name of his hit song. — Businessweek

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