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Jude Bellingham's World Cup debut keeps him up all night

Nov. 22, 2022 13:27 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jude Bellingham endured a largely sleepless night after his first international goal and World Cup debut for England. That was partly because of the adrenaline after the 6-2 rout of Iran on Monday — but also the sheer amount of congratulatory messages he...

Woman convicted in kidnapping of 3-year-old Alabama girl

Nov. 17, 2022 14:59 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Federal jurors convicted an Alabama woman on Thursday in the death of a 3-year-old girl who disappearance from a public housing community prompted a more than weeklong search in 2019. News outlets reported that Derick Irisha Brown, 32, was convicted of a...

Team from Black college quits tournament after racial abuse

Nov. 16, 2022 09:42 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A women's volleyball team at a small, historically Black college withdrew from their conference tournament in Alabama after a member was subjected to racial abuse during an awards banquet, officials said. A Talladega College player using a feature that...

Republican Kay Ivey wins 2nd full term as Alabama governor

Nov. 08, 2022 23:59 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey easily won a second full term Tuesday against Democrat Yolanda Flowers, the first Black woman to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination in the state, after surviving both a health scare and multiple Republican challengers in the primary. ...

American defender Chris Richards to miss World Cup

Nov. 08, 2022 16:56 PM EST

American defender Chris Richards will miss the World Cup because of an injury that has sidelined him for more than two months. “Gutted that this injury has ruled me out of the World Cup,” he wrote Tuesday on Instagram. “Will be rooting for y’all the whole...

Election 2022: A look at what's on the Alabama ballot

Nov. 07, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Alabama voters will decide races ranging from U.S. Senate and governor to local offices in Tuesday's election Polling places and registration status can be found on the secretary of state's website, at https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/voterview. Voter turnout is expected to be moderate, according to...

Man charged in Alabama church shooting fighting mental test

Nov. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man facing a potential death penalty in the killing of three people who were shot at an Alabama church dinner in June is fighting a court-ordered mental evaluation requested by prosecutors. Robert Findlay Smith, 70, hasn't told a court he plans to use a...

Alabama Media Group to stop publishing newspapers

Nov. 03, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Media Group is moving to all-digital delivery, ending publication in 2023 of its four newspapers in Alabama and Mississippi. The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register and Mississippi Press will be published through Feb. 26,...

Alabama school district leader resigns amid notebook scandal

Nov. 02, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school district's superintendent has resigned after it was revealed that school officials had been aware of a student's notebook filled with threats for a year before taking action to ensure student safety. Trussville City Schools Superintendent...

Steven Gerrard out as manager of Premier League club Aston Villa

Oct. 20, 2022 18:13 PM EDT
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Steven Gerrard out as manager of Premier League club Aston Villa.