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A pedestrian passes the perimeter fence of the Presbyterian Church in Bedfordview, Johannesburg South Africa, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The fence is covered with ribbons to represent a person who has died in the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

The Latest: South Africa cabinet minister dies from virus

Jan. 21, 2021 1:18 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s president says Jackson Mthembu has died from the coronavirus, becoming the first cabinet minister to succumb to the disease. The 62-year-old Mthembu in recent months had been a central figure in communicating to the public the South African government’s response...

Gov. Kay Ivey extends Alabama face mask order into March

Jan. 21, 2021 12:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended a statewide mask order into March as the state continues to face high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Ivey made the announcement during a news conference at the state Capitol. The order, which has been in place since July, requires face masks in...

Health officials urge Ivey to extend Alabama's mask order

Jan. 20, 2021 7:24 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Health officials want Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to extend a state mask order that is set to expire Friday as limited national supply hinders the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations. Ivey is expected to announce whether she will extend the order during a Thursday news conference. The...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 20, 2021 11:02 AM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 18 The Dothan Eagle on a recent comment by former NBA star Charles Barkley: After a stellar career as a standout basketball player — first as an Auburn Tiger, and then on to NBA glory — Charles Barkley enjoys success as a sports commentator. He...

Frustration, confusion mark early vaccine rollout

Jan. 16, 2021 8:26 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Pam Stockley Causey of Duncanville has been scared to leave her house except for trips to the oncologist and grocery store. Battling neuroendocrine cancer and immunocompromised, she is anxious to get the vaccine but has no idea when it will be...

Alabama sending 750 Guard soldiers to Washington

Jan. 15, 2021 6:37 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is sending 750 Army National Guard soldiers to help provide security for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the governor’s spokeswoman said Friday. Gov. Kay Ivey activated the Guard at the request of Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel R....

Alabama sending Guard for inauguration security

Jan. 14, 2021 7:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is sending 250 Army National Guard soldiers to help provide security for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the governor's spokeswoman said Thursday. Gov. Kay Ivey activated the Guard at the request of Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel R....

FILE _ In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump watches with Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as the flag for U.S. space Command is unfurled as Trump announces the establishment of the U.S. Space Command in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.   The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Ala. as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, according to  Gov. Kay Ivey.   The governor said she was informed of the decision Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

Jan. 13, 2021 5:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is...

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey receives her second COVID-19 vaccine shot at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Ivey urges patience with Alabama's vaccine rollout

Jan. 12, 2021 2:38 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday urged people to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, but to take the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. A state hotline has been overwhelmed with calls from people seeking appointments for the shots next week when the...

State COVID vaccination line overwhelmed with calls

Jan. 9, 2021 4:53 PM EST

A state hotline for COVID-19 vaccination appointments has been overwhelmed with calls after Alabama announced that the state will begin giving the shots to people 75 years old or older, as well as first responders, later this month. The Alabama Department of Public Health said Saturday that the telephone number...