Stories tagged: Alabama
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Alabama governor changes election to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat
Alabama’s new governor has moved up the election for the Senate seat left vacant by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to this summer, reversing former Gov. Robert Bentley’s plan to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors
Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9 p.m.
Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the green light to move ahead with an effort to oust the governor, …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Alabama governor, embroiled in sex scandal, sues over impeachment process
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley simultaneously sued to block potential impeachment proceedings and apologized to voters Friday, assuring them he has done nothing illegal and vowing to stay in office in …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Alabama governor could face prosecution after ethics ruling
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley could face criminal prosecution after a state ethics panel found probable cause that he broke ethics and campaign finance law in a sex-tinged scandal that has …
Sat., March 25, 2017, midnight
Froma Harrop: Trump faithful must own consequences
Putting the onus back on Trump’s voters is not only more honest; it is less patronizing.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Spokane County aims for accountability in negotiations with jail medical care contractor
Spokane County plans to add measureable performance standards to its contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care to county jail inmates.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Kathleen Parker: Dispirited Democrats desperately seek revival
What’s really ailing Democrats is they’ve fallen in love with abstract principles without building a foundation where such goals as fair pay, transparency, diversity and such can be played out.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
11 injured during Mardi Gras parade in Alabama
Police in the Alabama beach town of Gulf Shores say a car participating in the city’s Fat Tuesday parade accidentally plowed into a band, leaving three young people in critical …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Lt. Gen. Hal Moore dies; depicted in Vietnam War film ‘We Were Soldiers’
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. “Hal” Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Alabama AG named to Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat
Alabama’s governor on Thursday named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat left empty by Jeff Sessions. Strange will replace Sessions, whose selection as U.S. attorney general …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Falcons hire Alabama’s Sarkisian as offensive coordinator
Steve Sarkisian, 42, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, agreed to terms with the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
18 dead from tornadoes, other storms in Southeast
A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region, authorities …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
College football: Deshaun Watson leaves Clemson, but Dabo Swinney’s Tigers on solid ground
Standing on college football’s biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ultimate hug and a few private words.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Lane Kiffin: I could have coached title game if I wanted to
Lane Kiffin says he could have remained at Alabama as offensive coordinator through the national championship game if he had wanted to.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
More than 1,100 law school professors nationwide oppose nomination of Sessions as attorney general
A group of more than 1,100 law school professors from across the country is sending a letter to Congress Tuesday urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Police end NAACP sit-in against attorney general nominee
Several NAACP protesters led by their national president were escorted away in handcuffs by police after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states
A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Alabama OC Kiffin leaving before national title game
Lane Kiffin isn’t sticking around to run Alabama’s offense in the national championship game, bringing an end to a successful but sometimes tense three-year pairing with Crimson Tide coach Nick …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
Calkins: Believe it or not, Huskies still could have won national semifinal
In t-minus three paragraphs, there will be a “but.”
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Stone: Huskies defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski teaches with sly humor
Washington linebacker Keishawn Bierria uses the word “genius” to describe his defensive coordinator, Pete Kwiatkowski. Cornerback Kevin King drops in a “mastermind.”
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
The Gabby: Navy to commission USS Gabrielle Giffords
A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Alabama official apologizes after tree cut down for Trump rally
The mayor’s chief of staff in Mobile, Alabama, is apologizing for his role in having a large tree cut down at a city park so it could be used as …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
On ‘thank you’ tour, Trump’s still at war
Rather than projecting inclusiveness and striving to heal the wounds from the bitter election, as past presidents-elect have done, Trump has traveled on his “USA Thank You Tour” only to …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
Done deal: FAU announces Lane Kiffin as new football coach
Florida Atlantic has announced the hiring of Lane Kiffin as its new football coach.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 11 p.m.
Nick Saban: Lane Kiffin leaving Alabama, going to FAU
Lane Kiffin has a chance to help Alabama get to 15 wins this season. And then he’s going to take over the reins of a program that has won 15 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Alabama executes man who killed clerk in 1994
A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk has been put to death in Alabama, hours after the state’s execution plans were twice put on temporary hold by the …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Doyle Owens, founder of unclaimed baggage store, dies at 85
The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Chris Petersen braces Huskies for ultimate matchup against Alabama
Here is Chris Petersen, stand-up comedian. Was the Washington Huskies coach nervous as he watched Sunday’s College Football Playoff selection show?
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
It’s Nick Saban’s World, and everyone else gets the crumbs
Nick Saban rolled into the room with all the warmth of a tray of ice cubes you just pulled from the freezer.