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Families describe assaults and deaths behind bars during hearing on Alabama prison conditions

Jul. 24, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Deandre Roney told officials at the Alabama prison he was incarcerated at that he feared for his life because another inmate had been threatening him, his sister said. On June 8, months away from his scheduled release date, the 39-year-old was stabbed to death. ...

Puerto Rico bans discrimination against those who wear Afros and other hairstyles on diverse island

Jul. 24, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday signed a law that prohibits discrimination against people wearing Afros, curls, locs, twists, braids and other hairstyles in the racially diverse U.S. territory. The move was celebrated by those who had long...

Suburban Alabama school district appears headed toward state oversight

Jul. 24, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A suburban Alabama school district appears headed toward state oversight. The board for the Bessemer City Schools District voted unanimously Monday to approve a resolution to “fully acknowledge, agree and consent” to state intervention, al.com reported. If...

Woman pleads guilty to stealing $300K from Alabama church to buy gifts for TikTok content creators

Jul. 23, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former administrative assistant at an Alabama Catholic church pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling about $300,000 to cover gifts for TikTok content creators and personal expenses, federal authorities said. Kristen Marie Battocletti, 35, entered her plea to...

Alabama universities shutter DEI offices, open new programs, to comply with new state law

Jul. 23, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The three University of Alabama System campuses on Tuesday shuttered diversity, equity and inclusion offices— and opened new offices — to comply with a new Republican-backed law attempting to ban the programs on public college campuses in the state. The...

They made one-of-a-kind quilts that captured the public's imagination. Then Target came along

Jul. 23, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

Over the past two decades, Gee’s Bend quilts have captured the public’s imagination with their kaleidoscopic colors and their daring geometric patterns. The groundbreaking art practice was cultivated by direct descendants of slaves in rural Alabama who have faced oppression, geographic...

Auburn National: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 23, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn National Bancorporation Inc. (AUBN) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.7 million. The bank, based in Auburn, Alabama, said it had earnings of 50 cents per share. Auburn National shares have decreased...

What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here's how that might work

Jul. 21, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With President Joe Biden ending his reelection bid and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats now must navigate a shift that is unprecedented this late in an election year. Democrats are set to hold their convention in Chicago on Aug. 19-22. What was...

Lawsuit filed over Alabama law that blocks more people with felony convictions from voting

Jul. 19, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A voting rights group says a new Alabama law that expanded the list of felonies that cause a person to lose their right to vote is “out of step” with what is happening in most of the nation on voting rights for formerly incarcerated people. The Campaign...

5 people, including 4 children, killed in Alabama shooting

Jul. 19, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

An Alabama man is accused of killing his wife along with four children, between the ages of 2 and 9, in a Thursday night shooting that shocked the rural central community where they lived. Brandon Allan Kendrick II, 32, was arrested on five counts of capital murder for the death of...