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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Concert review: Alabama gives its fans hit after hit after hit

Alabama’s 90 minutes of nonstop hits hit all the right notes.

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to …

Alabama woman charged in death of dog left in car

An Alabama woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died while locked in a hot car said she doesn’t recall the events that led to the animal’s death.

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Amazon to locate $325M distribution center near Birmingham

A $325 million Amazon facility being built near Birmingham will initially employ 1,500 people fulfilling orders, and the workforce could swell even more, the online retailer and local officials said …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …