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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Sep. 20, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that...

Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on her lung

Sep. 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent a scheduled outpatient procedure on Friday as she gets set for specialized radiation treatment for cancer, her office said. Ivey announced Thursday that doctors had discovered a malignant spot on her lung. She described the cancer as having been...

Court: First Amendment protects "hate group" label

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw out a complaint filed by the...

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

Sep. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons. A statement issued by 3M Co. says it is temporarily halting some operations at its factory in Decatur, but no...

No. 2 Alabama hosts Southern Miss in another hot day game

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have bemoaned daytime September games where heat takes a toll on players and fans alike. They're no Saturday afternoon picnic for opposing teams either. The second-ranked Crimson Tide welcomes the latest big underdog Saturday when Southern Miss visits for a game...

Analysis: Week 4: ND, Georgia meet with playoff implications

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

There haven't been many tests so far for the teams atop the AP Top 25. For at least two of them, that should soon change. No. 7 Notre Dame visits No. 3 Georgia on Saturday in the first game of the season to match teams ranked this highly. The top seven teams in this week's poll are a combined 20-0 with an average...

AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history

Sep. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scandal surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a yearbook photo showing him in brownface at a 2001 costume party was published is bringing attention to a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean minorities. In the picture,...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she is being treated for cancer

Sep. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that she will receive radiation treatments for a cancerous spot on her lung. The 74-year-old Republican governor said the spot was discovered in a routine exam and was later confirmed to be what she called a tiny, isolated malignancy. Ivey...

No. 17 A&M could use signature win against No. 8 Auburn

Sep. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Coach Jimbo Fisher wouldn't agree that No. 17 Texas A&M's game against eighth-ranked Auburn could set the tone for the rest of the season. "I don't know if it's a tone setter," he said. "You set a tone but you got to reset that tone each and every week." Still, the...