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Scott Dixon seeks motorsports milestone 7th championship

Apr. 16, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott Dixon looks around the IndyCar paddock and sees drivers half his age acting like A.J. Foyt even if they’ve never crossed the finish line first. They are young and brash with the same swagger of “Super Tex,” the winningest driver in...

Proposal in Alabama to up protection for Confederate statues

Apr. 14, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker who disputes that slavery was the cause of the Civil War has proposed fining cities $10,000 a day for taking down Confederate and other longstanding monuments, a bill that drew contentious debate on Wednesday. The House State...

IndyCar opens season with stacked rookie class chasing Dixon

Apr. 14, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson, Scott McLaughlin and Romain Grosjean, oh my! That's quite the rookie class for IndyCar, which opens the season Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama stacked with storylines throughout the grid. Johnson brings seven NASCAR...

Video shows man firing on deputies after high-speed chase

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Dashcam video released Wednesday shows a man opening fire on Georgia sheriff's deputies and the deputies returning fire following a high-speed chase. Authorities have said two cousins from Birmingham, Alabama — 22-year-old Aaron Jajuan Shelton...

2 men charged with running practice without medical license

Apr. 13, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two men operating an Alabama business have been arrested and accused of practicing medicine without a license, officials said. William Timothy Rogers, 53, and Steven Douglas Elliott, 40, were arrested for the felony charge following a search...

Today in History

Apr. 12, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2021. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm...

Spring game is last for UAB at Birmingham's Legion Field

Apr. 11, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has played its last game at Birmingham's legendary Legion Field, leaving the stadium known as the “Football Capital of the South” with few tenants. That history was on a lot of minds at the UAB spring...

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Apr. 08, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday. By Thursday evening, the count was tilting heavily against the union, with 1,100 workers rejecting it and 463 voting in favor. The...

3 British soccer teams boycott social media over racism

Apr. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three British soccer clubs announced week-long boycotts of social media on Thursday over the racist abuse sent on the platforms. Swansea, which plays in England’s second-tier League Championship, was the first of the clubs to say it won't post on...

First lady Jill Biden set to visit Alabama

Apr. 08, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden is set to visit Alabama to promote her husband’s pandemic recovery plan, the White House said Thursday. Biden will land in Birmingham on Friday morning and visit an early learning center in the city, and announcement said....