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Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes. Experts said the study may draw U.S. interest to a strategy that has...

No one claims ownership of last slave ship 'Clotilda'

Sep. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state historical agency apparently will retain control of the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda, after no one else laid claim to the wreckage. Friday was the deadline under federal court rules for any potential owners to request control of wreckage of the wooden schooner,...

6 teens shot at end of high school football game in Alabama

Aug. 31, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old student was arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that happened at a high school football game in Alabama, leaving at least 10 people injured. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that six people were directly shot Friday and one person had a...

Arrest warrant issued for Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins

Aug. 30, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police have issued an arrest warrant for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for harassing communications. . The Mobile municipal court website indicates a warrant was issued for harassing communications, but does not list other...

Chao announces grant to support Gulf Coast train project

Aug. 29, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Federal funding has been awarded to Mississippi to support the return of passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, the secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday. Mississippi is getting more than $21 million for infrastructure improvements,...

Last slave ship: Alabama files federal claim of ownership

Jul. 29, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has filed a federal court claim to ownership of the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the U.S., a move the archaeologist who helped find the ship says will bolster protection of the site. The so-called admiralty claim presented by...

Alabama seeks to preserve 'last slave ship' wreckage

Jul. 26, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Friday filed a claim in federal court to preserve the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. The Alabama Historical Commission filed the claim in federal court in Mobile for the Clotilda, which was discovered earlier this...