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Mississippi state Sen. McLendon is cleared of DUI charge in Alabama, court records show

Jul. 16, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker said Tuesday that he has been cleared of a DUI charge brought against him last year in Alabama. Republican Sen. Michael McLendon of Hernando was arrested on June 5, 2023, near Foley, Alabama, after law enforcement officers said...

Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

Jul. 15, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Buxtun, the whistleblower who revealed that the U.S. government allowed hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama to go untreated for syphilis in what became known as the Tuskegee study, has died. He was 86. Buxtun died May 18 of Alzheimer's disease in Rocklin,...

2 shootings in Birmingham kill 7 people, including young child, Alabama police say

Jul. 14, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

Four people died in a shooting at a Birmingham nightclub late Saturday, while an earlier shooting outside a home in the city killed three people, including a young child, authorities in Alabama said. Officers responded shortly after 11 p.m. to a report of multiple people shot outside...

Alabama agrees to forgo autopsy of Muslim inmate scheduled to be executed next week

Jul. 12, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has agreed to forgo an autopsy on a Muslim death row inmate, scheduled to be executed next week, who said the post-mortem procedure would violate his religious beliefs. Keith Edmund Gavin had filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to avoid the...

Federal prosecutors seek 14-month imprisonment for former Alabama lawmaker

Jul. 12, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending that former Alabama state Rep. John Rogers be sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to diverting state grant funds. The 83-year-old Birmingham Democrat had been the longest-serving...

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...