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Senate Republicans block bill on women’s right to IVF as Democrats make push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forced a vote on the matter Thursday in an effort to drive an election-year contrast...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 12, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

Cullman Times. June 8, 2024. Editorial: These kids are going hungry. You can help. Alabama knows how to take care of its own, and that is never more apparent with the Feeding Alabama Summer Meals program. Day to day, one in five children in Alabama face food...

Opelika police kill person armed with knife on Interstate 85

Jun. 12, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Opelika fatally shot a person who was armed with a knife and confronted officers who responded to a freeway traffic crash Tuesday, authorities said. The accident happened on Interstate 85 and involved a tractor-trailer truck and a passenger vehicle,...

Alabama seeks more nitrogen executions, despite concern over the method

Jun. 11, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to carry out another nitrogen gas execution, months after the state became the first to put a person to death with the previously untested method. The attorney general’s office on Monday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to authorize an...

Georgia Republican bets on Washington ties to help his nomination for an open congressional seat

Jun. 10, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Backed by Donald Trump, Republican Brian Jack is trying to power his way to the nomination for an open Georgia congressional seat on the strength of his alignment with the former president and other national GOP figures. But opponent Mike Dugan is arguing that...

Donald Trump tells a group that calls for banning all abortions to stand up for 'innocent life'

Jun. 10, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump on Monday urged a staunchly anti-abortion Christian group to stand up for “innocent life,” ambiguously revisiting an issue that Democrats want to make a focus of this year’s presidential election. The former president and presumptive...

25 kilograms of cocaine found washed up on Alabama beach

Jun. 07, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say that 55 pounds (25 kilograms) of suspected cocaine was discovered washed up on an Alabama beach. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets the drugs, packaged in small bundles, were discovered Thursday on the...

Alabama sheriff evacuates jail, citing unspecified 'health and safety issues'

Jun. 06, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff evacuated his county's jail Thursday, citing a need to prevent unspecified “health and safety issues.” Autauga County Sheriff Mark Harrell said in a statement posted on Facebook that deputies began transporting inmates from the Autauga...

3 killed in shooting at Montgomery grocery store

Jun. 05, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three people were killed Tuesday night at a small grocery store in Montgomery, an outburst of violence that comes after a string of robberies targeting Latino-owned businesses in Alabama’s capital city. The shooting at Tienda Los Hermanos, a grocery store...

A court ruled embryos are children. These Christian couples agree yet wrestle with IVF choices

Jun. 05, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

When faced with infertility, Amanda and Jeff Walker had a baby through in vitro fertilization but were left with extra embryos — and questions. Tori and Sam Earle “adopted” an embryo frozen 20 years earlier by another couple. Matthew Eppinette and his wife chose to forgo IVF out of ethical...