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FILE - In this June 16, 2019 file photo, the Autherine Lucy Clock Tower at the Malone Hood Plaza stands in front of Foster Auditorium on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The university has decided to remove from an academic building the name of a white doctor who misused medical evidence to support slavery, according to school officials. The system's board of trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, to strip the name of Dr. Josiah Nott from the campus facility which houses the Honors College, labs and offices, and replace it with Honors Hall, news outlets reported.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

U of Alabama to remove slavery supporter's name from hall

Aug. 6, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has decided to remove from an academic building the name of a white doctor who misused medical evidence to support slavery, according to school officials. The system's board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to strip the name of Dr. Josiah Nott from...

Tuscaloosa to limit nightlife as college students return

Aug. 5, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Leaders in Tuscaloosa are moving to limit nightlife in the college town during the pandemic as thousands of students return to school for the fall semester. The Tuscaloosa News reports that a divided City Council approved a measure Tuesday night that allows Mayor Walt Maddox to...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

Virus testing sites for Alabama college students opening

Aug. 3, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than a dozen sites are opening across Alabama to test about 200,000 students before they head to college and university campuses statewide, officials said Monday, but the program will help stem the spread of the new coronavirus only if students abide by guidelines at school....

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

$75,000 gift to help UAB center aid Black Belt in pandemic

Jul. 25, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $75,000 donation to help diminish the effects of COVID-19 and cancer in Alabama's Black Belt. AL.com reports that the gift from the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation will go toward...

Dr. Michael Saag, left, speaks with an unidentified coworker in Birmingham, Ala., on Friday, July 10, 2020. Saag survived COVID-19 and now treats patients with the disease. (Amanda Chambers/University of Alabama at Birmingham via AP)

Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

Jul. 18, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Dr. Michael Saag spends much of his time treating patients fighting for their lives and working with colleagues who are overwhelmed and exhausted by the relentless battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. But he enters a different world when he walks out the door of his Alabama clinic:...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Harvard players, students and fans celebrate their 45-27 win over Yale after an NCAA college football game at Fenway Park in Boston. Harvard defeated Yale. The Ivy League has canceled all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then. “We simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment...

Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

Jul. 2, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first, an official said. Students hosted the parties to intentionally infect each other with the new coronavirus, news outlets quoted Tuscaloosa City...

Funds to provide tests for 265,000 Alabama college students

Jun. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As many as 265,000 students entering Alabama colleges this fall will be tested for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 under a program announced Monday to help prevent the disease from spreading on two- and four-year campuses. Under the program, which is being funded with $30...