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UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Roy Moore announces bid for U.S. Senate again in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.


Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Planned Parenthood is building a new women’s clinic in Alabama despite the state’s near-total ban on abortions


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

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 …


Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested on Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban ‘shameful’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones condemned Alabama’s new abortion ban as “extreme” and “irresponsible” Thursday, a day after the state’s Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the …


Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Alabama’s governor has signed the most stringent abortion ban in the nation. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure Wednesday. The law will make performing an abortion at any stage …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Alabama vote moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama’s approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Alabama governor signs nation’s strictest abortion ban

Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion

Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent abortion ban to the state’s Republican governor. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

U.S. finds “severe” problems in Alabama prisons

Alabama has the nation’s deadliest prisons, where violence is “too common, cruel, of an unusual nature, and pervasive” the Department of Justice found Wednesday in a scathing report that said …


Nick Saban wants to rebuild “Alabama Factor” after falling short

Alabama enters spring practice with a largely new coaching staff and plenty of hot-hot recruits. Same old expectations, though. The Tide has new coordinators, seven new coaches and 15 early …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Governor visits Alabama tornado rubble as residents seek to recover

Alabama’s governor takes walking tour of damage from killer tornado as residents pick through what’s left of their shattered homes for anything salvageable


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

U.S. says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online realized she was wrong and now wants to return to the United States, a lawyer …


Descendants from last U.S. slave ship gathering in Alabama

The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Alabama election stirs anxiety for Democrats

A secret effort to influence the 2017 Senate election in Alabama used tactics inspired by Russian disinformation teams, including the creation of fake accounts to deliver misleading messages on Facebook …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Alabama pension fund becomes sole owner of large local newspaper chain

Alabama’s employee pension fund has become the sole owner of one of the largest chains of local U.S. newspapers, the company said Thursday, according to the Associated Press.


Exam: Black man killed by officer shot 3 times in back

A forensic examination shows a black man was shot three times in the back side of his body when an Alabama police officer mistook him for the shooter after gunfire …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Oklahoma is in: Sooners snag 4th spot in playoff semifinals

Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship – over a month before the game is played. The company announced …


Suspect arrested in Alabama mall shooting; protests continue

Authorities arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama’s largest shopping mall Thursday, but protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another …