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Small-town Alabama resident transformed to protest leader

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — During her final year at Albertville High School in 2015, teachers gave Unique Morgan Dunston a citizenship award and fellow seniors voted her the class clown. Today, she's th...

'Like a bathtub filling up': Alabama is slammed by the virus

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With its dozen intensive care beds already full, Cullman Regional Medical Center began looking desperately for options as more and more COVID-19 patients sho...

World War II vet beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. ...

Alabama man arrested in 1995 slaying after calling police

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The days without an arrest turned into months and then years after someone killed Christopher Alvin Dailey in 1995. While never closed, the case went cold without new evidence....

5 states OK measures eradicating racist language, symbols

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters reversed themselves from a few years ago and removed racist vestiges of segregation from the state constitution that courts long ago ruled unconstitutional. Rhod...

Alabama approves bid to cut racist phrases from Constitution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters have approved an amendment that would begin the process of deleting racist language from the state's 119-year-old constitution, which was appr...

Historically black school renames hall honoring KKK leader

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black university in Alabama has renamed a dormitory that honored a one-time governor who also led a Ku Klux Klan chapter nearly a century ago. ...

Alabama governor apologizes to '63 church bombing survivor

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an “egregious injustice,” but declining Wednesday to pay restitution ...

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time Marie Bankhead Owen built what may have been the grandest: The Alabama Department of Archives and ...

'IN ATTIC HELP': Couple is rescued from storm Sally by water

CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the front door. So Hulgan's 84-year-old husband resorted to his...

Combat vet killed by Texas deputy buried in Alabama on 9/11

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — His Army stint complete after serving in Afghanistan, Damian Daniels left Alabama to begin a new life in Texas. He bought a house, enrolled in college and supported the Black L...

Death of longtime mayor from COVID-19 stuns Alabama town

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — It seemed like Billy Joe Driver, 84, was always around in this Alabama city after 36 years as mayor. Most weekdays you'd find Driver working at a first-floor con...

Alabama restarts prep football in test of virus precautions

THORSBY, Ala. (AP) — It's mostly quiet in the Alabama farming community of Thorsby aside from trucks and trains that rumble through bound for someplace larger. Remembering directions to the town's foo...

Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For decades, thousands of vendors have fanned out along roadsides from Alabama to Michigan each summer to haggle over the prices of old Coca-Cola bottles, clothes, toys, knives an...

AP PHOTOS: Nation honors John Lewis with final farewell

From the heart of the once-segregated South to Washington, D.C., the nation's final goodbye to Rep. John Lewis reflected the dignity of the sharecropper's son who became a symbol of moral courage duri...