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More than 6 in 10 U.S. adults support protecting access to IVF, AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 12, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatively few Americans fully endorse the idea that a fertilized egg should have the same rights as a pregnant woman. But a significant share say it describes their views at least somewhat well, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

Muslim inmate asks that state not autopsy his body after execution

Jul. 09, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate will not ask the courts to block his execution next week but is requesting that the state not perform an autopsy on his body because of his Muslim faith, according to a lawsuit. Keith Edmund Gavin, 64, is scheduled to be executed July 18 by...

Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of US grocery stores with ammo vending machines

Jul. 09, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A company has installed computerized vending machines to sell ammunition in grocery stores in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, allowing patrons to pick up bullets along with a gallon of milk. American Rounds said their machines use an identification scanner and...

Alabama lawmaker arrested on forgery charges

Jul. 09, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Rep. Kelvin Lawrence was arrested Tuesday on felony forgery charges, the attorney general’s office announced. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said that Lawrence, 50, is charged with second-degree forgery and...

Justice Department files statement of interest in Alabama prison lawsuit

Jul. 08, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice, which sued Alabama over prison conditions, filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit by prisoners who said they are subjected to unconstitutional levels of violence and excessive force. The Justice Department officials filed...

Alabama state Sen. Garlan Gudger injured in jet ski accident, airlifted to hospital

Jul. 05, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Sen. Garlan Gudger was airlifted Thursday to a Birmingham hospital after being injured in a jet ski accident on Smith Lake during the July Fourth holiday. The Cullman Republican is in the intensive care unit at UAB Hospital after undergoing...

Some data is 'breached' during a hacking attack on the Alabama Education Department

Jul. 03, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s education superintendent said Wednesday that some data was “breached” during a hacking attempt at the Alabama State Department of Education. Superintendent Eric Mackey said the June 17 attack was stopped while it was in progress. He said they...

Judge postpones trial on Alabama's ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Jul. 03, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the upcoming trial over Alabama’s ban on the use of puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender youth until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a similar case from Tennessee. U.S. District Judge Liles C. Burke wrote...

Supreme Court refuses to hear bite mark case

Jul. 02, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to review the case of an Alabama man who has spent decades in prison for a murder conviction supported by recanted and discredited testimony about bite marks. Charles M. McCrory was convicted of murder for the 1985...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama - Advisory

Jun. 26, 2024 16:58 PM EDT
Eds: The Alabama editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. The AP