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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...

Former Alabama congressman Sonny Callahan dies at 88

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. H.L. “Sonny” Callahan, who represented south Alabama in Congress for 18 years, has died, the state’s governor announced on Friday. He was 88. ...

Some expressed concern about road safety at fatal wreck site

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Local officials were concerned about the safety of a heavily traveled stretch of Interstate 65 where 10 people died in a fiery crash long before the pileup last weekend, and th...

'It's a family': Wreck shatters life's work at girls home

CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — Caring for abused and neglected girls is Candice Gulley’s life work, and that's what she was doing when she helped load vans from an Alabama children’s home for a trip to the be...

Alabama House drops resistance, OKs medical marijuana bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives overcame years of resistance in approving medical marijuana legislation on Thursday, voting after two days of long and emotional debate in ...

AP: Trooper charged in child rape hid checkered FBI past

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama state trooper arrested last week on charges he raped an 11-year-old girl had been kicked out of the FBI amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations but was hired ...

Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday handed down a second life sentence to an Alabama man who committed a killing at age 14 and whose case later led to a ban on mandatory life sentences for juvenil...

Alabama Gov. Ivey signs ban on transgender athletes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation restricting transgender students from participating in K-12 sports, making Alabama the latest conservative state to ban tr...

Underwriter withdraws from Alabama prison lease project

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The underwriter for a project to build two prisons in Alabama announced that it is pulling out following criticism that it was breaking a promise not to get involved in for-pro...

Alabama Senate advances bill on transgender girls in sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senat...

Proposal in Alabama to up protection for Confederate statues

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker who disputes that slavery was the cause of the Civil War has proposed fining cities $10,000 a day for taking down Confederate and other longstanding monumen...