• Governor Nov 28, 2019

    Remains Confirmed as UFC Fighters' Stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard

    Human remains discovered in a wooded area have been confirmed as belonging to a missing college student who was the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter, Alabama authorities announced Wednesday. The Auburn Police Department said the Department of Forensic Sciences confirmed the remains belong to Aniah Blanchard, 19. She was the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris.

  • director Nov 26, 2019

    Alabama Officials Address Deadly Tornado

    Lee County Sheriff Jay Johnson and Chris Darden of the National Weather Service address the media after a tornado swept through the region over the weekend, leaving at least 23 dead and dozens more unaccounted for.

  • Attorney General Oct 29, 2019

    Federal Judge Blocks Alabama's Tough Abortion Law

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking Alabama from enforcing the law that would make performing an abortion a felony in almost...

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2019

    Trump Urges Roy Moore Not to Run for US Senate in Alabama

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the “consequences will be devastating” for his party and policies if Democrats retain the seat. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a 2017 special election amid the sexual misconduct allegations , which he denied, and...

  • judge May 24, 2019

    Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama's New Abortion Ban

    A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on behalf of abortion providers seeking to overturn the Alabama law that would make performing an...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Hundreds Protest Alabama's Abortion Ban at State Capitol

    Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state’s newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!” The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health....

  • Governor May 16, 2019

    Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

    Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in...

  • Attorney General May 15, 2019

    Ala. Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Virtually All Abortions

    Alabama lawmakers have approved a bill banning virtually all abortions, including for women impregnated via rape or incest, making the act a felony at any stage of pregnancy with no exceptions. The bill now heads to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to sign.

  • president May 9, 2019

    Alabama Abortion Ban Vote Delayed After Rape, Incest Exceptions Stripped From Senate Bill

    Alabama lawmakers on Thursday postponed a vote on a proposed abortion ban after anger erupted in the state Senate when some Republicans stripped an exception for rape and incest from the bill. Shouting broke among senators when the exemption for rape and incest was removed without a roll call vote. Democrats and some Republicans objected to the change to the...

  • judge May 4, 2019

    Want to Make a Bet? Here Are Some Tips for Picking a Kentucky Derby Winner

    Picking a horse to win the Kentucky Derby is easy: Placing a bet is as close as a cellphone, tablet, computer or even a smart TV with internet access. But for the novice or inexperienced bettor, making a wager that pays off with a profit can be a challenge.

  • Donald Trump Apr 11, 2019

    Ohio Governor Signs Ban on Abortion After 1st Heartbeat

    A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion opponents that drew an immediate constitutional challenge. In signing the heartbeat bill, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine broke with his predecessor, Republican John Kasich, who had vetoed the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Eying Supreme Court, Abortion Foes Promote Tough State Bans

    Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — which means as early as six weeks, when many...

  • director Mar 6, 2019

    Tornado Forecasting Improves, But Still Deaths Keep Coming

    Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes, you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong. Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck, government severe-storm meteorologists cautioned that conditions could be ripe for twisters in the Southeast on Sunday. Then, an hour before the tragedy, they warned that a strong tornado could occur in two particular Alabama counties...

  • director Mar 6, 2019

    Alabama's Tornado Dead Range From 6 to 89; One Family Lost 7

    The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members....
    The 23 people killed in the nation’s deadliest tornado in nearly six years came into focus Tuesday with the release of their names by the coroner....
    “Just keep those families in your prayers,” Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said, two days after the disaster....
    The search for...

  • director Mar 4, 2019

    Tornado Kills 23 in Alabama, Rescuers Search for Victims

    Rescue crews searched for victims Monday amid the splintered lumber and twisted metal where homes once stood, after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years ripped through a rural Alabama community. At least 23 people were killed, some of them children. Dozens remained unaccounted for in Lee County nearly a day later, according to the sheriff, who said that...

  • attorney Feb 9, 2019

    Alabama Has Prison Suicide Crisis: Advocacy Group

    An advocacy group charged Friday that Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order to improve conditions for mentally ill inmates. Attorneys representing inmates in an ongoing lawsuit over mental health care argued state officials have done “precious little” to address inmate suicides. “People are killing themselves in our prisons...

  • Attorney General Feb 8, 2019

    Alabama Executes Muslim Inmate Who Wanted Imam Present

    A Muslim inmate who filed a legal challenge because Alabama wouldn’t let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to death Thursday after the nation’s highest court cleared the way. Dominique Ray, 42, was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. of a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore. Ray had argued Alabama’s execution procedure...

  • Donald Trump Jan 11, 2019

    Government Shutdown Suspends Federal Cleanups at US Superfund Sites

    The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentment of surrounding residents who feel people in power long ago abandoned them to live among the toxic residue of the country’s factories and mines. “We are already hurting, and it’s just adding more fuel to...

  • officer Nov 25, 2018

    Questions Remain in Shooting Death of Black Man at Alabama Mall

    The father of a black man killed by a police officer during a shooting at an Alabama mall said his son had a permit to carry a gun for self-defense, adding it was hurtful police initially portrayed his son as the shooter. Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., 21, was fatally shot by the officer responding to the Thanksgiving night shooting that...

  • Associated Press Sep 5, 2018

    Gordon Weakens to a Tropical Depression Over Mississippi After Killing One in Fla.

    Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm weakened into a depression Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning possible tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake. Gordon struck the coast at 70 mph, just...

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