At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:36

Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you ...

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, ...

Update: Texas executes man for 1998 dragging death

U.S. 04/24/19, 19:20

The Latest on the execution of a man who orchestrated the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago in Texas. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. ...

Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott dies

Science 04/16/19, 08:21

Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott has died at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.A statement released by the space agency says Garriott died Monday. He was 88.Garriott flew aboard the early space station Skylab in 1973, spending about 60 days in ...

Pence calls for landing US astronauts on moon in 5 years

U.S. 03/26/19, 16:19

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole. Pence said NASA needs to achieve that goal "by any means ...

Chaos erupts, 2 arrested during Texas execution

U.S. 03/01/19, 16:52

Chaos erupted outside Texas' death chamber when the son of the condemned inmate pounded on the chamber windows, shouted obscenities and threw fists after his father spoke his final words. Billie Wayne Coble, a Vietnam War veteran who killed his estranged ...

Inmate’s son, grandson arrested amid outburst at execution

U.S. 03/01/19, 14:15

Prison officials say emotions boiled over during a Texas execution, resulting in the arrests of the inmate's son and grandson after they swung and kicked at others witnessing the lethal injection.Billie Wayne Coble was executed Thursday night for the 1989 ...

Top Alabama news stories of 2018

U.S. 12/29/18, 15:30

Alabama's top news stories of the year included the 2018 elections, the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a major economic development announcement and the opening of a memorial to lynching victims U.S. Sen. Doug Jones was sworn into office ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head pleads not guilty to tampering count

Texas 10/29/18, 19:00

The former president of USA Gymnastics pleaded not guilty in a Texas courtroom Monday to a charge of tampering with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar.Prosecutors accuse Steve Penny of destroying or hiding documents ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Sports 10/17/18, 19:52

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker ...

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