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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …


Southern drought deepens; 11 million affected

Weeks of dry, hot weather have plunged the Deep South further into a drought that’s affecting more than 11 million people and threatening crops across the region, a new assessment …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Cantwell wants hearings on political pressure on scientists

Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for committee hearings on whether Trump administration is trying to “undermine science.”


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Agency reverses course on Trump’s Alabama hurricane claim

A federal agency is reversing course on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information Sunday about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Six teens shot at end of high school football game in Alabama

Authorities say at least six people were shot during a high school football game in Alabama. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told news outlets that 10 people in all were …


Analysis: Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and … Washington to College Football Playoff

Four years of Alabama-Clemson dominance have made the college football season seem like a foregone conclusion.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states

An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free says he’s traveling cross-country again to bring together police officers and the community.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

11 brothers from Alabama, 158 years of US military service

The sons of Ben and Hattie Davis give special meaning to the term “band of brothers.” Eleven in all, their combined 158 years of service to the U.S. military make …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5 p.m.

No prosecution for Alabama woman who was shot, lost fetus

An Alabama district attorney said Wednesday she is dropping charges against a woman who was indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight.


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.