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UK nurses, ambulance crews strike, straining health system

Feb. 06, 2023 07:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance staff walked off the job in the U.K. on Monday in what unions called the biggest strike in the history of the country's public health system. The walkout is the latest in a wave of strikes that has disrupted Britons’ lives...

Georgia lawmakers propose to block mining outside Okefenokee

Jan. 25, 2023 11:03 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A group of Georgia lawmakers is trying to prohibit future mining near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, though their proposal wouldn't stop a company's mining application currently before state regulators. Rep. Darlene Taylor of...

Mental health crisis center opens in Birmingham

Jan. 24, 2023 15:58 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday marked the opening of a new mental health crisis center in Birmingham, one of six such centers in the state intended to address a dire service shortage. The centers provide care to a person experiencing a mental health or...

Huntsberry's 19 help North Texas knock off UAB 63-52

Jan. 21, 2023 18:41 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kai Huntsberry had 19 points in North Texas' 63-52 win against UAB on Saturday night. Huntsberry also contributed six assists and three steals for the Mean Green (16-5, 7-3 Conference USA). Abou Ousmane added 13 points while shooting 6 of 11 from the field,...

Historic Black churches receive $4M in preservation grants

Jan. 20, 2023 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Administrators of a trust fund established to preserve historic Black churches in the United States on Friday revealed a list of houses of worship receiving $4 million in financial grants. The list of 35 grantees includes 16th Street Baptist Church Inc. in...

Regulators move mine plan near Okefenokee a big step forward

Jan. 19, 2023 14:07 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A company's plan to mine minerals just outside the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected wildlife refuge moved a big step closer Thursday to approval by Georgia regulators, who have spent years evaluating the project that opponents say could permanently harm an...

Dye puts up 19 in Samford's 83-58 win against Wofford

Jan. 11, 2023 23:16 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Logan Dye's 19 points helped Samford defeat Wofford 83-58 on Wednesday night. Dye shot 8 for 11, including 3 for 4 from beyond the arc for the Bulldogs (11-7, 5-0 Southern Conference). A.J. Staton-McCray scored 16 points and added five rebounds. Jermaine...

Birmingham OKs plan to offer tiny shelters to the homeless

Jan. 10, 2023 15:44 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tiny shelters for the homeless were approved Tuesday by the Birmingham City Council. The city plans to use up to $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund the program, along with support from non-profit organizations and corporate...

Prosecutors: 11 charged in illegal sports betting operation

Jan. 06, 2023 18:41 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that 11 people across the country have been charged with tax evasion and other crimes in connection to an online sports betting organization. Prosecutors said the defendants operated the Red44 sports betting organization,...

County declares emergency over underground landfill fire

Jan. 03, 2023 19:28 PM EST

MOODY, Ala. (AP) — A county commission on Tuesday declared a state of emergency regarding an underground landfill fire that has been burning since November in Alabama. The St. Clair County Commission voted to approve the emergency declaration, news outlets reported, in order to...