Trump expected to attend LSU-Alabama football game

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to attend Saturday’s college football matchup between the two highest-ranked teams in the nation, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. The Federal Aviation Administration is advising that Trump will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the game. It will be the third Trump visit to a […]

Justices won’t revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t revive Alabama’s attempt to ban the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions after the measure was blocked by lower courts. The justices on Friday rejected the state’s appeal and declined to review a lower court ruling that blocked the law. The 2016 Alabama law sought to ban […]

Former Alabama congressman Jack Edwards dies at 91

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards of Alabama, who served 10 terms in Congress and was in the first wave of Deep South Republicans, died Friday. He was 91. His family said through a spokesman that Edwards died at his home in Fairhope after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Edwards served in […]

Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he’s been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. But it’s already clear that President Donald Trump’s enmity toward him, along with an established field of competitors, means he’ll have to battle […]

Alabama police officer killed in drug-related shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was killed Friday during a drug-related shooting, authorities said, making him the sixth law enforcement officer in the state slain in the line of duty this year. The officer died at a hospital after being shot in the heart, Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray said during a […]

Agency reverses course on Trump’s Alabama hurricane claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency has reversed course on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting meteorologists around the country. On Sunday, Trump had warned that Alabama, along with the Carolinas and Georgia, was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” The […]

New project highlights civil rights sites in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new project is highlighting some of the places in Alabama that played a role in the civil rights movement. An online, oral history presentation called “Voices of Alabama” features photos of historic sites and interviews with some of the people who worked with the civil rights movement in the 1950s […]

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