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Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

Steve Schapiro, prize-winning photographer, dies at 87

Jan. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Schapiro, a prize-winning photographer whose indelible images ranged from the March on Washington to the set of “The Godfather” and other films, has died at age 87. Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago, according to spokesperson Heidi Schaeffer....

Alabama unveiling 'all-in-one' tourism tickets

Jan. 16, 2022 12:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new system will allow travelers to purchase “all-in-one” mobile tickets for admission into attractions in different areas of Alabama, tourism officials said. With ticket packages available by region and attraction types, the new system allows tourists...

Country music star Jamey Johnson to become commercial pilot

Jan. 16, 2022 00:08 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a ... beard? You might not have known it, but country music star Jamey Johnson and his unmistakable whiskers spent a few days here and there and above Montgomery during the pandemic. After...

Alabama lawmakers begin session amid COVID surge, elections

Jan. 11, 2022 18:02 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers returned to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2022 legislative session against a backdrop of rising coronavirus cases and looming elections, faced with major decisions including how to use the state's remaining pandemic relief funds. ...

Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants

Jan. 11, 2022 14:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. Officials with the nonprofit law center said the...

King scores 15 to lead Alcorn St. over Alabama St. 70-60

Jan. 11, 2022 00:17 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Paul King had 15 points off the bench to lead Alcorn State to a 70-60 win over Alabama State on Monday night. Lenell Henry had 14 points and four assists for Alcorn State (4-11, 3-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Oddyst Walker added 13 points. Keondre...

Author shares message of healing in devotional book series

Jan. 09, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ashley Monique knows brokenness takes many forms, and cuts deep into places others can’t always see. After all, she has lived it. “I had to go through hell and high water to stay sane, to get to where I am today,” Monique said. The...

Montgomery carries Alcorn St. past Alabama A&M 78-71

Jan. 08, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — Keondre Montgomery had a career-high 27 points as Alcorn State topped Alabama A&M 78-71 on Saturday. Montgomery hit 9 of 12 shots. Lenell Henry had 13 points for Alcorn State (3-11, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Justin Thomas added 10 points. ...

Former Books-A-Million COO to run against Alabama governor

Jan. 07, 2022 16:57 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Books-A-Million executive Lew Burdette, who now heads a nonprofit that provides shelters and group homes for abused women and children, announced Tuesday that he is running for governor of Alabama against fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey. Burdette...