Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to return to his old Senate seat from Alabama. But it's already clear he'll have a fight on his hands. ...

AP sources: Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said Wedn...

White nationalists seen filming at lynching victim memorial

People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till. Patrick Weems, executive director o...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she is being treated for cancer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that she will receive radiation treatments for a cancerous spot on her lung. The 74-year-old Republican governor said...

Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns...

Ex-Alabama Gov. Bentley settles fired official's lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned amid a scandal, has reached a settlement agreement to end a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by his one-time law enforcement se...

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion providers asked a federal judge Friday to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union and Pla...

In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health ...

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban. Protesters chanted "My body, my choice!" and "vote them...

GOP braces for fight as Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders ar...

Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in GOP governor's hands

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will now decide whether to sign legislation that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state as some conservatives seek to ignite legal fights in the h...

Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor. ...

Alabama House approves near total abortion ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, sending the bill to the Senate. The Republican-dominated House of ...

Bill to outlaw most abortions in Alabama to get hearing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are set to hold a public hearing Wednesday on legislation before a House committee that seeks to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, what critics call o...

Man facing execution for pastor's sword-and-dagger slaying

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the sword-and-dagger stabbing death of a pastor is set to become the second person executed in Alabama this year, barring a last-minute stay. ...