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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...

Creativity without the pressure at 'paint and sip' studios

Sep. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative. One of the places where it all began was a little studio outside Birmingham, Alabama....

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation. "In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear, trauma, brought...

Lawsuit: Poor information about pipeline led to fatal blast

Sep. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses a major pipeline company based in Georgia of failing to tell work crews where a major underground pipeline was located before they ruptured the line, touching off a deadly explosion in Alabama. The workers were trying to make repairs after a Colonial Pipeline Co....

Trump denies ordering NOAA to rebuke forecasters over Dorian

Sep. 11, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. Trump responded to a New York Times report that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told...

Weather chief thanks Alabama employees for Dorian forecast

Sep. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Struggling to keep his emotions in check, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday and thanked forecasters who contradicted the president's claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama....

NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules

Sep. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly chastised a weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian threatened...

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, launched his reelection bid Sunday, seeking to create another Deep South victory in a Republican-dominated state. Before several hundred cheering supporters in Birmingham, Jones...

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, has kicked off his reelection bid. Jones launched his 2020 campaign with a rally in Birmingham attended Sunday by several hundred cheering supporters. Invoking the campaign theme...

NOAA assailed for defending Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim

Sep. 8, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump's statement from days ago that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. They say NOAA's action risks the...