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UK's Truss sticks by economic plan as her party worries

Oct. 02, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss said Sunday that she could have done a better job “laying the ground” for her package of unfunded tax cuts, but insisted she would push on with an economic plan that has caused turmoil on financial markets and weakened the country’s public...

Anderson suffers second-degree burns in Talladega crash

Oct. 01, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson suffered second-degree burns across his neck, face, right arm and both knees as he desperately jumped from his burning vehicle Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. The 31-year-old journeyman was running fourth in the Truck...

UK train strikes and energy hikes add to a week of turmoil

Oct. 01, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Trains in Britain all but ground to a halt Saturday as coordinated strikes by rail workers added to a week of turmoil caused by soaring energy prices and unfunded tax cuts that roiled financial markets. Only about 11% of train services were expected to operate across...

TV hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ expands story through dance show

Sep. 26, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” production, based on the hit TV show that he wrote and created. Watching the immediate...

Alabama boater found dead after going missing on Lay Lake

Sep. 25, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

SHELBY, Ala. (AP) — The body of a missing boater was recovered Sunday from Lay Lake in central Alabama. Searchers found the body of David D. Etheridge, 51, of Hoover in the Spring Creek section of the lake, said Sgt. Jeremy Burkett of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency ...

Hiers sparks Samford to 35-12 romp over Western Carolina

Sep. 24, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Michael Hiers passed for 292 yards and four touchdowns to propel Samford to a 35-12 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday. Hiers completed 24 of 30 passes with an interception for Samford (3-1) in a Southern Conference opener. Hiers opened...

'We got our miracle': Freed Americans back home in Alabama

Sep. 24, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting with Ukrainian forces against Russia arrived home to Alabama on Saturday, greeted by hugs, cheers and tears of joy at the state's main airport. Alex Drueke, 40, and Andy Huynh, 27,...

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies

Sep. 24, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88. Fletcher died in her...

Book shows personal side of 'Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

Sep. 23, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — To the world, Harper Lee was aloof to the point of being unknowable, an obsessively private person who spent most of her life avoiding the public gaze despite writing one of the best-selling books ever, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” To Wayne Flynt, the Alabama-born author was...

'Fifth Little Girl' of 1963 Klan bombing reunites with nurse

Sep. 18, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — When an initially blinded, and nearly lifeless, 12-year-old girl found in the rubble of a church bombing was wheeled onto the 10th floor of University Hospital in Birmingham nearly 60 years ago, one of the first people to tend to the child was Rosetta “Rose” Hughes, a...