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Ruling could block Alabama execution scheduled next week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court on Friday ordered a judge to consider a request to block an Alabama execution next week as attorneys argue the low-IQ inmate should have been given help unde...

Mental capacity at issue as Alabama man faces execution date

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges heard arguments Wednesday about whether an Alabama inmate had the mental capacity to understand the paperwork setting up his planned execution next week, with a ...

Judge: Prison staffing levels will be issue on DOJ lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge said prison staffing levels can remain an issue in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Alabama, but said federal officials must provide more detail...

Alabama lawmakers OK plan to build prisons with virus cash

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Amid a national debate over the use of pandemic relief funds, Alabama lawmakers swiftly approved a plan Friday to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan to help build t...

Expanded museum traces legacy of slavery in America

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The statues of chained men, women and children stick hauntingly out of sand as simulated waves crash overhead, a symbol to the estimated two million people for whom the slave t...

Prisons, border wall: How GOP is looking to use COVID money

CHICAGO (AP) — When Democrats passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Republicans called it liberal “pet projects” disguised as pandemic aid. But now ...

Alabama House approves prison plan using virus funds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday headed toward swift approval of a prison construction package that would tap $400 million of the state’s pandemic relief funds to help pay for bu...

Alabama trying to use COVID relief funds for new prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama's notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers on Monday began a special session on a $1.3 billion construction plan that would...

Chief justice says ruling guts access to police records

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a sheriff’s office did not have to turn over records about a fatal shooting by a deputy, a ruling that broadly interpreted an exe...

Facebook: Gov's page was not taken down because of content

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facebook briefly took down Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign page Tuesday morning, indicating it had been mistakenly flagged as an imposter account, though the governor suggeste...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP 'open to everyone'

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white suburban district shows that the GO...

Lawsuit says Alabama blocking solar power with unfair fees

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fees imposed by the Alabama Power company on customers who generate their own electricity with rooftop or on-site solar panels are now the subject of a federal lawsuit agai...

Judge tosses Roy Moore's lawsuit over Baron Cohen interview

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s $95 million lawsuit targeting comedian Sacha Baron Cohen filed after Moore complained he was trick...

Republican business owner enters US Senate race in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of a grant-writing business who narrowly missed a runoff for a congressional seat on Thursday became the fourth candidate to enter the U.S. Senate race in Alabama to ...

Lynching memorial organizers plan slavery museum expansion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The organization that created the nation’s first memorial to lynching victims has announced a major expansion of a museum designed to trace the impact of slavery and racism thr...