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Montgomery rap artist speaks in a new way through kids’ book

Dec. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — There was a time during the pandemic when Jacoby Browder, a Birmingham native who grew up around Prattville, was unemployed for around seven months. Add to that the pressure of being the non-working partner in a relationship and caring for a child, and Browder found...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Retired Alabama deputy killed in shooting recalled fondly

Dec. 02, 2021 13:39 PM EST

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — Madison “Skip” Nicholson retired from his job as a deputy with the Wilcox County Sheriff's Department a couple years ago, but he never really left. He was still around the office many days, partly because he was serving as a constable and serving legal documents in...

Alabama gunfire: Suspect, deputy killed; another deputy hurt

Dec. 01, 2021 21:10 PM EST

YELLOW BLUFF, Ala. (AP) — A suspect and a sheriff's deputy are dead after a domestic call in Alabama erupted in gunfire Wednesday, authorities said, adding another deputy was injured. The shooting broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in the town of Yellow Bluff in Wilcox...

Today in History

Nov. 30, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2021. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill, which required a five-day...

Actor charged in riot almost talked way into staying in jail

Nov. 29, 2021 15:47 PM EST

An actor charged with storming the U.S. Capitol as a member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group nearly talked his way into remaining in jail after a judge heard on Monday that the Florida man was challenging the court's authority over him. A prosecutor said he...

Florida man charged in Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol

Nov. 23, 2021 21:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man affiliated with the far-right Oath Keepers militia group was arrested Tuesday on charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, officials said. James Beeks, 49, of Orlando, was charged with a felony count of...

Today in History

Nov. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2021. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1945, 22 former Nazi officials went on trial before an international war crimes...

Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

Today in History

Nov. 14, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2021. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1910, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship as his Curtiss...