Stories tagged: Alabama
Wed., May 16, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC’s Saturday Night Football
National champion Alabama will face Louisville in ABC’s first Saturday Night Football game, and Miami plays LSU on Sunday night of the season-opening weekend.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Enjoying leftovers: Alabama sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash
In Alabama, the less sheriffs spend on feeding inmates, the more money they get to put in their pockets.
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:57 a.m.
New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Police: 1 killed, another student hurt in school shooting
A 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at dismissal time Wednesday at an Alabama high school and another 17-year-old male student has been injured, authorities said.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
Florida man screams and yells ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death; Texas commutes inmate’s execution
As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Alabama, Texas, Florida set to hold executions on same night
If executions set for Alabama, Texas and Florida are carried out Thursday as scheduled, it would mark the first time in more than eight years that three convicted killers were …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Alabama death row inmate with dementia gets stay of execution
The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
Lawyers say inmate awaiting execution no longer remembers crime
Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers say has suffered strokes and dementia and cannot remember killing …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
$1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant planned for Alabama
Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda are expected to announce Wednesday that they have chosen Alabama as the site of a coveted $1.6 billion joint-venture auto plant that will employ about …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
On to 2018: College football story lines for next season
Congratulations to 2017 national champion Alabama. While the Crimson Tide celebrate, it’s on to 2018 for the rest of college football. Here are some of the numerous story lines to …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
Who is Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and why wasn’t he playing all season?
Sometimes, it pays to wait and watch, biding your time until you can show the world just what you can do. For Tua Tagovailoa, his chance came on college football’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
National title game still feels like afterthought to season
The College Football Playoff is here to stay. But four years later, the national championship game is still trying to make its mark.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Roy Moore’s ‘Jewish’ attorney practices Christianity
Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife has identified the “Jewish” attorney she referred to at a campaign rally. He’s a practicing Christian.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.
Roy Moore campaign manager seeks Alabama congressional seat
The man who ran Roy Moore’s failed campaign for the U.S. Senate is running for Congress in Alabama.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
Two Democrats sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority
Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Two new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns
There will be two fresh Senate faces and plenty of familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers as Congress begins its 2018 session Wednesday.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Deep South braces for blast of freezing weather as 2017 ends
Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Some voters opted for Mickey Mouse in bitter U.S. Senate race
Mickey Mouse. Nick Saban. Any Other Republican. Those were some of names that got write-in votes in the Alabama Senate election as voters suggested their own alternatives to Sen.-elect Doug …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Mother: Alabama police beat black 17-year-old son
An Alabama woman said Friday that police officers severely beat her black 17-year-old son while he was handcuffed and she wants answers from authorities about what happened.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Recy Taylor, Alabama black woman raped by 6 white men, dies
Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Democrat Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore
Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election, despite Moore’s last-minute lawsuit …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Senate Majority PAC backed Jones’ winning Alabama campaign
A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race was heavily funded by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Sen. McConnell mocks Bannon’s ‘political genius’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a holiday season press conference Friday to deliver a lump of coal to Steve Bannon, mocking the former White House adviser’s “political genius” for …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Alabama Senate write-ins: God, Bugs Bunny, Chuck Norris
God, Bugs Bunny and Chuck Norris were among the write-in votes that played a role in electing a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in Alabama for the first time in …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Alabama finds no voter fraud after probe of TV interview
Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday pleaded for donations to help him investigate potential election fraud, the same day Alabama officials said they investigated but found nothing improper …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Last uncounted ballots: Moore can’t close 20,000-vote loss
Republican Roy Moore hasn’t conceded his 20,000-vote loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race, and military and provisional vote totals announced Wednesday aren’t enough for Moore to close …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Sen.-elect Jones says he’ll be independent, doesn’t think Trump should resign
Days after being elected in an upset in one of most Republican of states, Sen.-elect Doug Jones had a message for his new colleagues: I’ll work with both parties.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races
Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Jay Caruso: GOP should take a stand against Bannon
Republican officeholders should stop waiting until they’re heading out the door to speak up, if they don’t want their party turned over to the likes of a Steve Bannon
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.