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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured after shots were fired Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a shopping center in Alabama's biggest city, authorities said. Multiple shots were fired during a fight shortly before 4 p.m. outside Roebuck Plaza in east Birmingham, Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said in...
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is opening a review into the Trump administration’s decision to move U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs to Alabama.  Rep. Doug LambornDouglas (Doug) LambornColorado presses Biden to reverse Trump Space Command move Overnight Defense: Trump impeached for second time | National Guard at Capitol now armed, swelling to 20K...
    Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. For now, they need to find replacements for three of college football’s top offensive weapons. The good news for the Crimson Tide is that, as usual, there are prized recruits waiting in the wings to...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s poverty-stricken Black Belt has the highest percentage of people getting COVID-19 vaccinations in the state, according to numbers released by health officials Friday. The Alabama Department of Public Health on Friday released the first county numbers for the percentage of people over age 16 that have received vaccinations. The counties...
    Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Alabama senior Herbert Jones The SEC champion and No. 2-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide open up their 2021 NCAA Tournament campaign with a first-round matchup with the MAAC champion Iona Gaels on Saturday. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on TBS. But if you don’t...
    (CNN)Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks delivered fiery remarks before the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, telling then-President Donald Trump's supporters in stark terms, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass." Just four hours later, the pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol to try to stop the congressional certification...
    The New York Giants added a veteran at inside linebacker, reaching an agreement with Reggie Ragland to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. Joby Branion, Ragland’s agent, confirmed the signing Friday. He added Ragland was looking forward to playing for coach Joe Judge, who he knew from his days at Alabama. Ragland spent last season with...
    CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Three prisoners who escaped from the Cullman County Jail were recaptured, including one who authorities said led officers on a chase in a stolen car, but a fourth man convicted of killing his parents remained on the loose early Friday. Leo Chavez, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in January after...
    Jahvon Quinerly used to lay awake at night wondering how he could have done things differently, back before they started going so well. Now, the point guard is the second-leading scorer for No. 5 Alabama. Quinerly is a significant contributor in the Crimson Tide's rise to Southeastern Conference champions and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA...
    Jahvon Quinerly used to lay awake at night wondering how he could have done things differently, back before they started going so well. Now, the point guard is the second-leading scorer for No. 5 Alabama. Quinerly is a significant contributor in the Crimson Tide’s rise to Southeastern Conference champions and a No. 2 seed in...
    Storms ripped through the south Wednesday and Thursday, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake and even forcing a couple of North Carolina news anchors to evacuate a High Point studio while a rotation passed overhead.  "Ok guys, I am not able to see anything right now because we have just walked out into the makeup room," a...
    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Doctors could face prison sentences if they fail to try to save babies “born alive” after an attempted abortion, under a bill approved Thursday night by the Alabama House of Representatives. Lawmakers voted 76-12 for the bill by Republican Rep. Ginny Shaver of Leesburg. It now...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a ban on curbside voting, a voting method that civil rights organizations had sought during the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislators voted 74-25 for the bill that now moves to the Alabama Senate. The voting legislation was approved during a day of contentious debate as...
    There was nothing indecisive about this lightning bolt on the fence. When strong storms moved over Alabama’s Eastern Shore Wednesday night, some serious lightning bolts hit the Fairhope area. One Fairhope resident, David Hill, got video of one major bolt striking a fence, WKRG in Mobile, Alabama, reported. SEVERE WEATHER SHIFTS INTO SOUTHEST, BRINGING TORNADOES, DANGEROUS...
    Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will require K-12 athletes to join teams based on the biological sex listed on their birth certificates, according to the Associated Press. The state House voted 74-19 approving the bill after Republicans ended a filibuster, the AP reported. The proposed legislation now moves to the Alabama...
    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved a bill — filed after the tumultuous summer protests — to stiffen penalties for participating in riots and traffic-blocking demonstrations. The approval came over the objections of Black lawmakers who said they feared it would be used to jail and intimidate demonstrators. The...
    Tornadoes tore through multiple states Wednesday and Thursday, destroying homes and seriously injuring at least two people. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center announced on Wednesday that it was projecting tornadoes in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi. One Alabama resident described using a “human chain” to protect his family from the storm. “My...
    Oh, he hated it, but Auburn basketball legend Charles Barkley picked the Alabama basketball team to reach 2021 Final Four in Indianapolis. Ahead of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, we experienced the epitome of March Madness by way of Charles Barkley. The noted Auburn basketball alum, against his better judgment, picked the dreaded Alabama basketball team to...
    No. 15 seed Iona (12-5) vs. No. 2 seed Alabama (24-6) NCAA Tournament First Round, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Iona and Alabama will go at it in a NCAA First Round matchup. Alabama earned an 80-79 win over LSU on Sunday, while Iona got a 60-51 win against Fairfield on...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nobody will get a lump in their throat or start sizing up glass slippers for programs like these — Alabama, Illinois, Baylor. They’re not underdogs. They’re hardly unknown. What they are is a group of new teams with well-recognized names in the NCAA Tournament, and they’re hoping to keep making life...
    Kentucky basketball is not in the NCAA Tournament so Wildcats coach John Calipari is rooting on the SEC during March Madness, especially league champion Alabama. Normally, John Calipari would be gearing up for the NCAA Tournament and a long run in March Madness this time of year. This year is not like normal years as...
    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams as the state House of Representatives on Thursday approved the legislation. Representatives voted 74-19 for the bill that will require K-12 athletes to play on teams based on the...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams as the state House of Representatives on Thursday approved the legislation. Representatives voted 74-19 for the bill that will require K-12 athletes to play on teams based on the biological sex listed on...
    Storms that left splintered homes and broken trees across Alabama and Mississippi moved into Georgia and Florida on Thursday, rousing residents with early morning warnings as forecasters said the threat of dangerous weather would move up the south Atlantic seaboard. About 20,000 homes and business were without power and the weather service said at least...
    The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) said another outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes is possible on Thursday, after storms left damage across four South Central U.S. states Wednesday.  The NWS Storm Prediction Center received 129 reports of severe weather by late Wednesday, including 21 tornadoes, some of which led to severe damage of homes...
    Miami : According to the US National Weather Service, heavy hail, wind damage and a threatened tornado are expected tomorrow as far as Virginia and Florida, resulting in thunderstorms, also, through Georgia and North Carolina. Yes OK nearly 16 million people in the southeast could see powerful storms, The Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center...
    Massive thunderstorms and devastating tornadoes slammed the Deep South and Gulf Coast on Wednesday, with tens of thousands losing power overnight. NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST: STORM SYSTEM THAT SPAWNED TORNADOES NOW TARGETING SOUTHEAST, MID-ATLANTIC Twisters tore through homes in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana with just a handful of people reported injured and no deaths. In Texas, storms...
    New York : The damage caused by a tornado in Fultondale, Alabama, in late January. Photo: Wes Frazer / . WASHINGTON – More than twenty tornadoes left dozens of houses destroyed in the last hours in a vast region of the southern United States Due to the passage of a...
    Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksLaurence Tribe: President or not, Trump can be made to pay for the Jan. 6 insurrection Jayapal asks for ethics investigation into Boebert, Gosar, Brooks Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain MORE (R-Ala.) will be joined by former President TrumpDonald TrumpBorder surge scrambles Senate immigration debate GOP looks to measures...
    Could you get a good night’s sleep here? A house for sale in Alabama has gotten Twitter users talking about some eerie elements that unsettle an otherwise normal-looking home. On Tuesday, humor account Zillow Gone Wild posted a quaint, bungalow-style property for sale in Huntsville, warning that there was more than meets the eye. The...
    A fierce wave of tornado storms hit several states in the southern United States on Wednesday, leaving debris, downed trees everywhere and thousands of homes and businesses without power. Miami World – Telemundo 51 The forecast ensures that bad weather will continue, according to the AP. “The bigger question is how strong or severe these...
    Republican Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, a conservative lawmaker who has been eyeing the Alabama U.S. Senate seat opening in 2022, is holding a campaign event on Monday with top Trump adviser Stephen Miller.  "Please join Congressman Mo Brooks with Special Guest Stephen Miller for an exciting announcement," a post from Brooks' campaign account says. Fox News...
    (CNN)Tornadoes struck the Deep South after a line of storms moved through the region Wednesday, part of a system that is expected to continue further into the Southeast and the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday, leaving millions at risk from severe weather conditions.At least 23 preliminary reports of tornadoes across five states were tracked Wednesday, according...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The prospect of more tornadoes overnight and into Thursday across the Deep South had forecasters advising residents to take extra precautions after a wave of storms pounded the region throughout the day Wednesday, leaving a trail of splintered trees and damaged buildings. Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday for portions of...
    By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The prospect of more tornadoes overnight and into Thursday across the Deep South had forecasters advising residents to take extra precautions after a wave of storms pounded the region throughout the day Wednesday, leaving a trail of splintered trees and damaged buildings. The biggest overnight threat...
    Tornado weather forecast in the Southeast. National Weather Service Tornadoes hit Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday as part of a severe weather outbreak.  Tornadoes, wind gusts, and large hail are expected across the south through Thursday. Photos and videos show loud gusts of wind, dark clouds, and tornadoes moving through the sky. Visit...
    Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Hundreds of schools, COVID-19 vaccination clinics, businesses and more shut down across the Deep South on Wednesday as forecasters warned of waves of severe weather including massive tornadoes, downpours and hail the size of tennis balls. While nearly 16 million people in the Southeast could see powerful storms, the Storm...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of schools, COVID-19 vaccination clinics, businesses and more shut down across the Deep South on Wednesday as forecasters warned of waves of severe weather including massive tornadoes, downpours and hail the size of tennis balls. While nearly 16 million people in the Southeast could see powerful storms, the Storm Prediction...
    Alabama House Democrats, including the Alabama Democratic Party chairman, rejected a preventative voter fraud measure, HB 167, designed to prevent voters from casting multiple ballots in a single election, dismissing it as an attempt to “further disenfranchise the black vote.” While the Alabama House of Representatives ultimately passed the measure sponsored by Rep. Chris Blackshear (R)...
    By The Associated Press Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ March 14 The Decatur Daily on Decatur City Councilman Hunter Pepper: We live in a culture increasingly at the mercy of tattletales. Anything we say online can come back to haunt us, justly or unjustly, if someone decides to make a big deal about it....
    (CNN)Severe storms are forecast for parts of the South on Wednesday, threatening nearly 50 million people with powerful tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. The worst of the severe weather will likely stretch from parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, with several rounds of storms possible for parts of Mississippi and Alabama from...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Some schools in the South are closing Wednesday as residents in several states brace for the possibility of intense tornadoes that travel for miles and hail the size of tennis balls. The Wednesday storms could produce intense tornadoes, The Storm Prediction Center said in a briefing. At highest risk is a region...
    Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadids PDA-Filled Romance Should You Put Money Into Retirement or Your Savings? Here’s How To Know One coach is a 46-year-old former high school math teacher who less than a decade ago was selling Cheetos out of his classroom to fund the school’s basketball program. The other is a 68-year-old...
    In the slew of anti-trans legislation springing up around the country, most measures focus on one of two areas. There are a number of anti-trans sports bills that aim to keep transgender girls out of girls’ sports. There are also a number of bills aiming to make it a felony for physicians to prescribe gender-affirming...
    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a revised bill that would stiffen penalties for participating in a riot or demonstrations that block traffic, a proposal that drew criticism for its broad definition of what could be considered a riot. The bill’s sponsor said the measures are needed...
    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Transgender youth in Alabama would not be able to be treated with puberty-blockers, hormone treatment or surgery under a bill advanced Tuesday by a legislative committee that is nearing final approval in the Alabama Legislature. A divided House Health Committee advanced the bill, which would make...
    An Alabama sheriff has hit out at a group of female corrections officers accusing them of a 'money grab' days after the Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against him and his office claiming they failed to stop the women being sexually harassed by male inmates.  The DOJ sued Mobile County Sheriff Sam...
    Pete Gillen, who coached Providence to the Elite 8 and took Xavier and Virginia to the NCAA Tournament, is a college basketball analyst on CBS Sports Network. Throughout the tournament, he appears on “NCAA March Madness 360” and “NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown.” He gives his predictions for the entire 2021 NCAA Tournament, as told...