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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...

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

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...

Trudeau can look to US politicians amid brownface scandal

Sep. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau need only look to the United States for lessons on how to survive the furor over a photo of him in brownface at a costume party nearly two decades ago. A few Southern politicians responded to similar scandals recently with denials, apologies...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces that she is being treated for a malignant spot on her lung

Sep. 19, 2019 3:13 PM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces that she is being treated for a malignant spot on her lung.

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

Sep. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the...

Alabama governor doesn't plan to resign over blackface skit

Sep. 3, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday that she should not have worn blackface in a college skit decades ago, but she does not plan to resign over something that happened so long in the past. In her first public appearance since issuing a public apology last week, Ivey, 74, reiterated...

The Latest: Category 4 Hurricane Dorian growing stronger

Aug. 30, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian, hours after become an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, has gotten even stronger. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian is now packing top sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kph) as it...

Alabama governor apologizes for wearing blackface in college

Aug. 29, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized Thursday for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their university days. Ivey, 74, issued the apology after a 1967 radio interview surfaced in which her...

Alabama K-9 who died after drug contact honored at memorial

Jul. 30, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama K-9 known as both the best narcotics-sniffing dog in the state and a "knucklehead" was honored at a memorial service Tuesday after he died searching for drugs during a prison sweep. The 5-year-old Belgian Malinois named Jake suddenly became ill on July 18 after he came...