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Biden marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access,...

Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of...

The Latest: Vegas benefits as Nevada eases some virus rules

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an emergency order adjusting the minimum distance between performers and audience members that previously challenged...

Dems draw on civil rights history to push Amazon union vote

BESSEMER, Alabama (AP) — Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders on Friday sought to rustle up support for unionizing a massive...

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. ...

The Latest: San Diego zoo vaccinates 9 great apes for virus

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park...

Alabama’s Republican governor extends face mask mandate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but...

VIRUS TODAY: Alabama governor extends face mask order

Here's what's happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: ...

7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like...

In Alabama, a vote to keep Confederate monument protections

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would give cities and counties a possible avenue to take down unwanted...

Despite no combine, NFL releases list of who merited invites

The last NFL event not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was the 2020 combine in Indianapolis. A year later, with the 2021 combine canceled,...

Biden says workers in Alabama have a right to vote on union

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said workers in Alabama and across the country have the right to join a union without intimidation...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

No. 6 Alabama holds off Mississippi State 64-59 to win SEC

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — For the first time in 45 years, Alabama is the Southeastern Conference champion in football and men's basketball. ...

No. 20 Arkansas’ big run flusters No. 6 Alabama

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. ...

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a...

Shackelford’s 27 helps No. 8 Alabama hold off Vandy, 82-78

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's frequently launched 3-pointers weren't falling with their normal regularity, and Vanderbilt just wouldn't go away. ...

Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command

DENVER (AP) — The Department of Defense's inspector general announced Friday that it was reviewing the Trump administration's last-minute decision to relocate U.S. Space...

Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly blast of winter that overwhelmed...

The Latest: Thousands remain without water, power in US

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local): ...

Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a...

Birmingham jail logs with MLK signatures up for sale

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Arrested for leading a march against racial segregation in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent days in solitary...

Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is sending a message to states that want to continue to carry out the death penalty: Inmates must...

No execution: Courts side with inmate wanting pastor present

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate won a reprieve from a planned lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court said the state must...

Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

NEW YORK (AP) — The second Jennifer Bates walks away from her post at the Amazon warehouse where she works, the clock starts ticking. ...

Teen’s Civil War reenacting chicken found in Alabama

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi teen who lost his Civil War-reenacting pet chicken Peep outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama was reunited...

Alabama seeks to be 1st state to execute an inmate this year

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama would be the first state to carry out an execution this year if allowed to proceed with plans to...

Court stays execution of Alabama inmate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court has stayed the lethal injection of an Alabama inmate to consider claims that the state failed to...

FBI launches probe after Alabama inmate activist injured

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three Alabama correctional officers are on leave as the FBI helps to investigate a prison altercation that hospitalized two officers...

The Latest: Miss. says out-of-staters showing up for vaccine

JACKSON, Miss. — Officials in Mississippi say about 2% of the coronavirus vaccinations given so far in the state have gone to people with...

Alabama US Sen. Shelby announces he won’t seek a 7th term

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the Senate’s fourth most senior member and a force in Alabama and national politics for...

No. 18 Missouri holds off frantic rally, tops No. 10 Alabama

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Way ahead, it looked as if No. 18 Missouri might beat 10th-ranked Alabama in a laugher. ...

Calendar timing means virus deaths won’t be seen in census

The human loss from the coronavirus will not be reflected in the 2020 census because of a matter of timing, which could save a...

AP sources: Alabama senator has indicated he won’t run again

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Senate’s fourth most senior member, has told confidantes that he does not...

Alabama follows up title by finalizing star-studded class

Alabama continues recruiting at a level that should strengthen the reigning national champion’s status as college football’s premier program. ...

Hate groups migrate online, making tracking more difficult

During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right...

Alabama governor leases CoreCivic prisons in $3 billion plan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey agreed on Monday to lease two mammoth prisons as a partial solution to the state’s troubled correction...

Gonzaga, Baylor top AP Top 25, Sooners climb, Drake in

Baylor has overshadowed nearly everything in the Big 12 this season as it tries to complete an undefeated season. ...

Vaccine skepticism lurks in town famous for syphilis study

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Lucenia Dunn spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic encouraging people to wear masks and keep a safe distance...

Uproar: Alabama governor to lease prisons, despite criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she plans to sign agreements Monday for two privately built prisons, despite lawmakers' complaints about...

No. 2 Baylor still undefeated after 84-72 win over Auburn

WACO, Texas (AP) — This Baylor win was for Davion Mitchell, and the junior guard did his part against his former team. ...

Franks-to-Yeboah TD seals National’s 27-24 Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M's Kellen Mond was the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player but two fellow Southeastern Conference Western Division products made...

Harmon scores 18; No. 24 Oklahoma tops No. 9 Alabama

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nate Oats tried to warn his team. ...

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three...

Governor offers help to Alabama towns hit by killer tornado

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — James Scott has never lived anywhere other than a two-story house on hilly Darlene Drive north of Birmingham. Home will...

Tornado leaves path of destruction in Alabama, killing 1

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing...

Gonzaga, Baylor remain atop AP Top 25; Alabama cracks top 10

Gonzaga, Baylor and Villanova remained atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday, while ninth-ranked Alabama climbed to its highest ranking in 14...

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing...

Aaron’s death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers

ATLANTA (AP) — As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron's death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the...

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. ...

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate...

Bama hires ex-Texans coach O’Brien as offensive coordinator

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. ...

Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama announced plans Tuesday to restore the world’s only full-sized mockup of a...

The Latest: ACC postpones two women’s basketball games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Women-led race team gearing up to run in Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Beth Paretta has a vision for her new IndyCar team. ...

Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

Gonzaga and Baylor maintained their grip on the top two spots in The Associated Press men's basketball poll Monday. ...

Correction: Capitol Breach-Civil War story

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story January 16, 2021, about Republican leaders invoking war rhetoric, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to an incoming...

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. ...

Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly...

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the...

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends “The Eyes of Texas”

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas' football program. ...

Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State...

Alabama’s Nick Saban already working on chasing title No. 8

Nick Saban wasn't ready to contemplate his legacy moments after capturing a record seventh national championship “because you're always looking forward.” ...

Sundance adds Coogler-produced ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO...

Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio St for national title

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the...

COVID-19 shadows title game as college football season ends

The end of the college football season began with a scene that would have looked bizarre 12 months ago — and will likely appear...

Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face...

The unfolding of ‘home-grown fascism’ in Capitol assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face...

Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades...

Bama’s Waddle back practicing, status for title game unclear

Alabama star receiver Jaylen Waddle has returned to practice. Now the question is will he be able to play in the title game Monday...

Sark latest ‘Bama assistant multi-tasking before title game

Steve Sarkisian is the latest Alabama coordinator to be drawing up game plans for a national title showdown before leaving for a new head...

Alabama’s Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

NEW YORK (AP) — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a...

Reported virus issues at Ohio St raise specter of CFP delay

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Tuesday the national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State is still a go for Monday...

Ohio State coach Day expects QB Fields to play vs Alabama

Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the...

Alabama, Ohio State travel different paths to title game

Alabama breezed through the regular season and college football's semifinals, surviving a solitary scare in the Southeastern Conference championship game to reach its expected...

Small-town Alabama resident transformed to protest leader

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — During her final year at Albertville High School in 2015, teachers gave Unique Morgan Dunston a citizenship award and fellow...

Alabama stuns No. 7 Tennessee 71-63 in physical battle

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Petty hit three critical 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, leading Alabama to a stunning victory over No. 7...

Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to deliver a Big 12 title and turn the Longhorns back into...

6 years later, Alabama and Ohio State go at it again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Ohio State upset Alabama in the semifinals of the first College Football Playoff on the way to the Buckeyes'...

Roll Tide! No. 1 Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14 in Rose Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A truly untraditional Rose Bowl setting, a very common result for Alabama in the College Football Playoff. ...

Notre Dame better in Texas, but loses again in semifinals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. 1 Alabama when his...

Nashville bombing spotlights vulnerable voice, data networks

The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S.,...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their...

‘Like a bathtub filling up’: Alabama is slammed by the virus

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With its dozen intensive care beds already full, Cullman Regional Medical Center began looking desperately for options as more and...

Tide’s DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year

DeVonta Smith of Alabama is The Associated Press college football player of the year and the first wide receiver to win the award since...

Sacrifice and stress: How players handled season of COVID-19

The Saturday night after winning an afternoon home game is one of the best times to be a college football player. ...

No. 10 Florida will be without top 4 pass catchers in Cotton

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida will be without its top four pass catchers in the Cotton Bowl against eighth-ranked Oklahoma. ...

Alabama’s Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans

Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, leading a contingent of five Alabama players...

Brown, Georgia State top WKU 39-21 in LendingTree Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Georgia State’s second trip to Mobile this season was even more successful than its first. ...

Heisman finalists: Tide teammates plus Lawrence and Trask

Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy....

White, Memphis top Florida Atlantic 25-10 in Montgomery Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Brady White already held several Memphis career records, but he left another mark in his finale. ...

Auburn hires Boise State’s Harsin to lead football program

Auburn has hired Boise State's Bryan Harsin as its head coach, luring him away from his alma mater and into the powerful Southeastern Conference. ...

US hospitals facing worrisome shortage of nurses, doctors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With so many states seeing a flood of coronavirus patients, U.S. hospitals are again worried about finding enough medical workers...

Christmas in the ICU: Decorations, lights and many tears

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A Christmas tree stands outside the intensive care room where a man stricken by COVID-19 lies unconscious, a machine breathing...

The Latest: S Korea tightens pandemic rules over virus surge

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will limit private social gatherings to fewer than five people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist...

STAT WATCH: Numbers reflect dominance of Alabama, Clemson

It should come as no surprise to see Alabama and Clemson fill the top two seeds in the College Football Playoff. ...

Cotton Bowl: Big 12 champ Oklahoma vs SEC runner-up Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is going right back to the stadium where the Sooners just won their sixth Big 12 championship in a...

CFP: Alabama-Notre Dame, Clemson-Ohio St as Aggies left out

A season filled with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic will end with a perfectly predictable College Football Playoff. ...

Alabama to meet Notre Dame in relocated CFP semifinal game

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama will face No. 4 Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal originally scheduled to serve as the...

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