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Dr. Donald Williamson, president and CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association and a former Alabama state health officer, speaks during an Alabama Department of Public Health news conference in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Hospitals, doctors urge governor to extend Alabama mask rule

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey should extend the statewide rule requiring face masks in public, which health officials credit with stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the head of the Alabama Hospital Association and a doctor's group said Monday. The number of new cases of COVID-19...

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, center, pulls down a reception between Missouri's Tyree Gillespie, right, and Ishmael Burdine, left, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

No. 2 Alabama's electric WR Waddle taking on bigger role

Sep. 28, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Jaylen Waddle has been one of the nation's most dangerous return men, and a big-play receiver since first stepping on the football field for Alabama. The only thing holding him back: Four star receivers, one ball. There's still only one ball for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, but Waddle is higher on...

Police: 1 dead, 2 wounded in parking space dispute

Sep. 28, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An argument over parking spaces Sunday left one person dead and two others wounded, authorities said. Birmingham police found 42-year-old Michael Alexander McGee lying on the side of the road suffering from a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon, news outlets reported. McGee later died...

Alabama city removes Confederate monument following vote

Sep. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city has removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument following a vote by city leaders that was prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and the legacy of the Civil War. Workers with the city of Anniston began removing the stone obelisk from the grassy median...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. When Fields got together with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. “Distraught,” Fields said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Big Ten back in poll, not on field

Sep. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

There was no way this was going to turn out anything but odd, and it's not going to get easier going forward. The college football season will not have all 10 FBS conferences playing until the first week of November. In the Associated Press college football poll, however, all Division I teams that plan to play in...

Alabama superintendent drawing $15K monthly salary on leave

Sep. 28, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school superintendent placed on leave after FBI agents showed up at his home during a probe is making about $15,500 a month in salary while not working. The Decatur Daily reported that Trey Holladay, superintendent of Athens city schools, remains on paid leave weeks after...

Schools reopening in beach town hit by Hurricane Sally

Sep. 28, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Public schools were reopening Monday in an Alabama beach town for the first time since Hurricane Sally made landfall there nearly two weeks ago. Gulf Shores city schools resumed classes two days ahead of schools in surrounding Baldwin County, located on the eastern side of Mobile...

Tennessee man convicted of bank fraud, conspiracy

Sep. 28, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been convicted in federal court of defrauding three banks in Tennessee and Alabama. Charles Ray Smith, 71, of Crump, deposited and directed others to deposit more than $116 million in fraudulent bank checks into his companies' bank account, defrauding Central Bank...

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State, left, and Michigan players line up at the line of scrimmage in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

AP Top 25: Big Ten and Pac-12 return to most unusual poll

Sep. 27, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State and No. 14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks before they start playing, creating a Top 25 as unusual as this season. At the top of the rankings this week, Clemson remained No. 1 with 55 first-place votes, followed by Alabama at No. 2...

POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.

Sep. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.