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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...

Affair derails Alabama secretary of state's political hopes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The venue had been booked. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a rising GOP star with an eye long set on higher office, was about to announce his run for U.S. Senate. But ...

Stolen Confederate monument recovered in New Orleans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a Confederate monument that had been stolen in Alabama and was the subject of a ransom note threatening to convert it into a toilet, New Orleans poli...

Prominent Alabama GOP secretary of state won't run in '22

MONTGOMERY, ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a prominent state Republican viewed as having higher political ambitions, said Wednesday that he will not run for any elected office ne...

Ransom note threatens to make Confederate monument a toilet

After a Confederate monument was stolen from an Alabama cemetery last month, a group now claiming responsibility is threatening to turn the ornate sculpture of a chair into a toilet. ...

Alabama yoga bill stalls after conservative groups object

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's decades-old ban on yoga in public schools could stay in place a little longer following push-back from conservative groups who said they were concerned about ties to ...

'Treating us like robots': Amazon workers seek union

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Linda Burns was excited at first to land a job at the Amazon warehouse outside Birmingham, Alabama. The former nursing assistant had always enjoyed ordering from the company, Now...

Alabama House approves bill to ban transgender athletes

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...

Brooks teasing possible Senate run at planned campaign rally

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, teasing the announcement of a possible run for U.S. Senate, has scheduled a Monday campaign rally where he will be joined by former President Donal...

Ex-judges, others urge retrial for Alabama death row inmate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A number of former judges and prosecutors — including two previous Alabama chief justices and a state attorney general — have joined those seeking a new trial for a death row i...

Resisting pressure, Alabama governor extends mask order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has faced political pressure and angry constituents over her state’s mask order during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the 76-year-old govern...

Alabama to allow spiritual advisor at inmate's execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is amending its lethal injection procedures to allow a condemned inmate to have his spiritual advisor in the execution chamber, state lawyers wrote in a Thursday court ...

Murder charge dropped against Al Sharpton's half-brother

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton’s half-brother has been cleared of a capital murder charge after a grand jury refused to indict him over a 2018 fatal shooting that police said was committ...

Alabama set to become 1st state to execute an inmate in 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is set Thursday to carry out what would be the first execution by a state in 2021, that of a 51-year-old inmate convicted of the shotgun slaying of a police detective's...

Alabama set to carry out its first execution during pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate by lethal injection in what would be the state's first death sentence carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will...