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Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South

Apr. 20, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The United Auto Workers' overwhelming election victory at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is giving the union hope that it can make broader inroads in the South, the least unionized part of the country. The UAW won a stunning 73% of the vote at VW after losing...

Former Auburn point guard Aden Holloway plans transfer to rival Alabama

Apr. 20, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn point guard Aden Holloway plans to transfer to rival Alabama. The former five-star recruit, who played for the Tigers as a freshman, told On3.com of his plans on Saturday. Holloway started 26 games for the Tigers, averaging 7.3 points and 2.7...

An Alabama prison warden is arrested on drug charges

Apr. 19, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The warden of an Alabama prison was arrested Friday on drug charges, officials with the state prison system confirmed. Chadwick Crabtree, the warden at Limestone Correctional Facility, was charged with the manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of...

Regions Financial: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 19, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Regions Financial Corp. (RF) on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $368 million. The Birmingham, Alabama-based bank said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 44 cents per...

Alabama lawmakers advance bill to strengthen state's weak open records law

Apr. 18, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Thursday advanced legislation aimed at strengthening the state's weak open records law by setting deadlines to respond to requests to view public documents. Senators voted 29-0 for the legislation. The bill now moves to the House. ...

Alabama court authorizes executing a man convicted of killing a delivery driver

Apr. 18, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday authorized the execution of a man convicted of killing a delivery driver who stopped at an ATM. Justices granted the Alabama attorney general's request to authorize an execution date for Keith Edmund Gavin, 64. Gov....

With QB Cousins joining strong foundation on offense, Falcons may target edge rusher in NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' offseason overhaul, highlighted by the additions of coach Raheem Morris and quarterback Kirk Cousins, add intrigue to the team's NFL draft plans. By signing Cousins to a four-year, $180 million contract with $100 million guaranteed, the Falcons...

The Chicago Bears are poised to draft Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Williams might want some deep dish recommendations. The Chicago Bears are poised to select the USC quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and bank on the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner to stabilize a position that has long haunted the founding NFL...

Commanders are in line to take a quarterback with the NFL draft's 2nd pick

Apr. 18, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The previous time Washington had the second pick in the NFL draft, the previous regime passed on taking a quarterback in favor of a pass rusher who as a local product could have been the face of the franchise. That did not work out, and now the Commanders are...

Alabama plans to eliminate tolls en route to the beach

Apr. 18, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama plans to buy the Foley Beach Express Bridge and eliminate tolls to drive across it, state and local officials announced Thursday. Gov. Kay Ivey and the mayors of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach announced an agreement for the Alabama Department of...