WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

U.S. 05/21/19, 00:19

Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother."Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and luck, that plane is again ...

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values ‘sanctity of life’

U.S. 05/20/19, 13:06

Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment. Gov. Kay Ivey last week approved the most stringent abortion law in ...

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

U.S. 05/20/19, 10:40

A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday. An intense manhunt led to his arrest hours later, not far from the Arrow Head Trailer Park, which is only a ...

Update: Police arrest suspect in shooting of 3 officers

U.S. 05/20/19, 08:07

The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Auburn University has announced that a man suspected of killing one Auburn police officer and wounding two others near campus has been arrested. Auburn Campus Safety made an "all clear" announcement on Twitter and said police reported the ...

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol

U.S. 05/19/19, 20:10

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" The demonstration came three days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony ...

President Trump comments on abortion law

Politics 05/19/19, 11:00

With Alabama's restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election. Trump says gains by anti-abortion activists will "rapidly disappear" if, as he put it in a tweet, "we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as ...

As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

U.S. 05/19/19, 07:58

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet.Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can ...

GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

Politics 05/18/19, 20:59

President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts ...

1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama

U.S. 05/18/19, 12:27

Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks tells news outlets eight other people were hurt in a shooting at the old Escambia County Middle School, which now serves as the city's community ...

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve

U.S. 05/17/19, 11:02

A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama. It wasn't to be. Michael Brandon Samra was put to death ...

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

Politics 05/17/19, 02:14

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 are signaling they'll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago ...

Alabama inmate facing execution for 1997 quadruple killing

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:19

A man condemned to die for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was set to be executed Thursday evening in Alabama, hours after a defense lawyer said the governor denied a reprieve. The decision by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apparently cleared the way ...

Update: Friends visit condemned Alabama inmate

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:58

The Latest on an execution set for Thursday in Alabama (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An Alabama inmate awaiting lethal injection for a quadruple murder is visiting with friends and a spiritual adviser. Prison spokesman Bob Horton says 41-year-old Michael Brandon Samra saw six friends and the adviser leading up to his scheduled ...

House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far

Politics 05/16/19, 13:15

The top House Republican says Alabama's new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far. California Rep. Kevin McCarthy says the law, which doesn't allow exceptions for abortions in cases of rape and incest, "goes further than I believe." McCarthy says he believes in "exceptions for rape, incest and life of ...

Gillibrand: As president she’d seek to codify abortion right

Politics 05/16/19, 13:06

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says that as president she'd seek to write into law the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized abortion. The New York senator is criticizing abortion bans that were passed recently in states where Republicans control the legislatures. During a stop at Georgia's Capitol, she said ...

Update: Medical groups denounce abortion crackdowns

U.S. 05/16/19, 10:13

The Latest on developments related to Alabama's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Leading U.S. physician groups are denouncing strict anti-abortion measures adopted or proposed in several states, saying they interfere with doctor-patient relationships and would criminalize legal procedures. The American Medical Association's president, Dr. Barbara McAneny, says the group supports ...

Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:48

Alabama's Republican governor has signed the nation's strictest abortion ban into law, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, punishable by up to life in prison, and with no exceptions for rape and incest. Gov. Kay Ivey said the law she signed Wednesday is a testament to the ...

Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:17

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri bill needs another vote of approval in the GOP-led House before it can go to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who voiced support ...

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

U.S. 05/16/19, 05:11

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday, May 16, with just hours left before a Friday deadline to pass bills. It needs at least one more vote for approval in the GOP-led House before it can go ...

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

U.S. 05/15/19, 20:17

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a ...

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