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2 shot outside Tuscaloosa mall

Jul. 11, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two people were shot late Saturday afternoon outside an Alabama mall, police said. Tuscaloosa police tweeted that the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside University Mall. They did not immediately release details about the extent of the victims' injuries or say what prompted...

Alabama man to finish 1,000-mile walk at Floyd memorial

Jul. 11, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Alabama man plans to complete a 1,000-mile protest walk at the site where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on Sunday. Terry Willis, who is from Huntsville, Alabama, started walking towards Minneapolis on June 2 after seeing a video of Floyd's death. Floyd died after a white...

4 more states added to Pennsylvania travel quarantine list

Jul. 11, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State health officials in Pennsylvania have added four states — including neighboring Delaware — to the travel quarantine recommendation aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. Officials said people who have traveled to Delaware, Iowa, Kansas and...

FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala.Marsh, the Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said he used a poor choice of words when he suggested he wanted more people to get infected with the new coronavirus. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Marsh: Poor choice of words on COVID-19 cases

Jul. 11, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said he used a poor choice of words when he suggested he wanted more people to get infected with the new coronavirus. “It was a poor choice of words on my end,” Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh told The Associated Press,...

Ex-Alabama officer facing charges caught in New Hampshire

Jul. 11, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer facing human trafficking and other charges has been apprehended in New Hampshire, the U.S. Marshals Service said Saturday. Joshua Matthew Davidson, 30, whose last known address was in Fort Deposit, Alabama, was located and arrested without incident at an...

Marker commemorating 1948 racist slaying in Alabama missing

Jul. 11, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A historical marker that was erected to commemorate the racist killing of a black man in south Alabama more than 70 years ago is missing. Relatives of Rayfield Davis tell WPMI-TV that city officials haven't been able to answer their questions about what happened to the sign...

FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump gestures as he steps off Air Force One at Dallas Love Field in Dallas with Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville. Trump has endorsed Tuberville in the race, turning decisively against his former attorney general with direct appeals for Alabama voters to reject Sessions's candidacy. “Do not trust Jeff Sessions,” Trump tweeted this spring. “He let our Country down.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Jul. 11, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Senate, House runoffs included on Alabama runoff ballot

Jul. 11, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

The Republican Senate runoff for U.S. Senate and three contests to select party nominees for two open U.S. House seats are the highlights of Tuesday's election in Alabama. Here is a look at the top races on the ballot: U.S. SENATE Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former football coach Tommy...

Alabama basketball player uses game to get her point across

Jul. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Kynadra Lewis’ journey to basketball stardom is a testament to her strong work ethic and determination. The point guard successfully translated those skills from Selma High School to Coastal Alabama Community College South. Lewis plans to make a smooth transition next year...

Alabama elections chief: Masks can't be required at polls.

Jul. 10, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s elections chief said Friday that he is telling local officials that they cannot require voters to wear masks at polling places during Tuesday's election. Several cities and counties have local mandates to wear masks in public places after Alabama saw a rapid rise...