Update: Alabama’s governor signs abortion ban into law

Health 05/15/19, 17:10

The Latest on a proposed on Alabama's abortion bill (all times local):5 p.m.Alabama's governor has signed the most stringent abortion ban in the nation.Sen. Bobby Singleton speaks about a ban on nearly all abortions during a debate in the senate chamber in the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala. (Mickey ...

A look at the likely court fight over abortion rights

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:29

Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. But Chief Justice John Roberts may prefer a more incremental approach to reining in ...

2020 Democrats warn Alabama portends larger abortion fight

Politics 05/15/19, 10:53

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama's approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is deciding whether to sign a bill making performing abortions ...

Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion

U.S. 05/14/19, 21:17

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. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 ...

Update: Alabama Senate begins debate on abortion ban

U.S. 05/14/19, 16:26

The Latest on the Alabama Senate taking up a proposed abortion ban (all times local):4:15 p.m.Alabama lawmakers have begun debating a proposal to outlaw most abortions in the state.FILE - In this Wednesday April 17, 2019 file photo, Bianca Cameron-Schwiesow, from left, Kari Crowe and Margeaux Hardline, dressed as handmaids, ...

FBI uncovers radical Islamic terror training camp in Alabama

U.S. 05/13/19, 04:06

The FBI has uncovered a terror training camp in Macon County, Alabama, linked to a group of suspected homegrown terrorists. An FBI search warrant described the property in Macon County, Alabama, as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course,” according to a report by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The land where the group gathered ...

More ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest

U.S. 05/11/19, 14:17

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law — like the ones enacted in Mississippi and Georgia — that ...

Update: Damage reported in Alabama amid tornado warnings

U.S. 05/09/19, 14:14

The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local):1:35 p.m.Storms are dumping heavy rains and leaving a path of damage in the Deep South.The Pearl Presbyterian Church's sign is reflected in floodwaters in Pearl, Miss., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)The ...

Alabama’s proposed abortion ban nears final vote

U.S. 05/09/19, 00:04

Alabama lawmakers could soon approve a near total ban on abortion.The Alabama Senate on Thursday will debate the bill to make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy.Emboldened by conservative additions to the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion opponents in several states are seeking to spark ...

Chris McNair, father of 1963 church bombing victim, dies

U.S. 05/08/19, 21:25

Chris McNair, the father of one of four young girls killed in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church, died Wednesday. He was 93.His family confirmed his death Wednesday in a statement.McNair's daughter Denise was one of four girls killed when a bomb placed by Ku Klux Klan members ripped ...

Country group Alabama extends 50th anniversary tour

Entertainment 05/08/19, 08:05

Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada.The Grammy-winning band embarked on a major arena and amphitheater tour this year to mark their anniversary. Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff ...

Alabama’s proposed abortion ban heads toward committee vote

U.S. 05/08/19, 00:04

An attempt to outlaw abortion in Alabama is headed to a committee vote in the Alabama Senate.The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday morning on the bill following a public hearing.The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy with almost no exceptions.FILE ...

Judge says Alabama failed to protect prisoners from suicide

Health 05/04/19, 19:31

After 15 inmate suicides in 15 months, a federal judge ruled Saturday that Alabama is putting prisoners in danger by failing to provide adequate suicide-prevention measures.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson wrote that there are "severe and systemic inadequacies" in the Alabama Department of Corrections' care of inmates and the facts ...

Expelled in 1956, black woman gets doctorate at U of Alabama

U.S. 05/04/19, 13:35

Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree Friday from the university where her presence brought mobs of protesters in 1956.The Tuscaloosa News reported that Foster, 89 received the degree during graduation ceremonies. She enrolled at the all-white university in ...

Alabama House approves near total abortion ban

U.S. 04/30/19, 17:50

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 Representatives voted 74-3 Tuesday for the proposal, which would make performing an abortion a felony. The bill contains an exemption for a mother's health, but not ...

Column: Larson rolled but Talladega delivered for NASCAR

Sports 04/29/19, 15:24

Anything and everything could have gone wrong at Talladega Superspeedway, where the cars were too fast, engine makers feared their motors couldn't go 500 miles without overheating and drivers insisted they had no idea whatsoever how they planned to race.It could have been a disaster.But NASCAR made adjustments on the ...

Death penalty trial set for dad charged with killing 5 kids

U.S. 04/29/19, 00:50

A father who police said killed his five young children in their South Carolina home and then drove their bodies around for more than a week is about to stand trial for his life. Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Lexington County in the death penalty case of Timothy ...

Vikings take Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. in 2nd round

Football 04/26/19, 19:49

The Minnesota Vikings selected Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. with the 50th overall pick in the second round on Friday night, adding another potential field-stretching pass-catcher for quarterback Kirk Cousins.Smith became the fourth Alabama tight end drafted in the last eight years, with O.J. Howard the most recent in ...

Former student carrying gun arrested at school in Alabama

U.S. 04/26/19, 11:21

A former student has been arrested after bringing a gun to a high school near Birmingham, Alabama.News outlets report the 17-year-old was arrested Friday morning after staff at McAdory High School in McCalla found him in a bathroom with a loaded handgun.The former student has not attended the school since ...

Jets draft Alabama DT Quinnen Williams with No. 3 pick

Football 04/25/19, 20:05

The New York Jets got a big building block for their new-look defense with their first pick in the NFL draft.Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was selected No. 3 overall Thursday night, giving coach Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams a playmaking pass rusher and run stopper who'll be ...

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