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Alabama judge apologizes for calling Gov. Kay Ivey 'MeMaw'

Oct. 27, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has apologized for calling the state’s female governor “MeMaw” in a court order he issued earlier this year to cancel a hearing due to Alabama’s stay-at-home order. Mobile County Circuit Court Judge James Patterson made the comment in an...

FILE- In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020, file photo, former Auburn coach, Tommy Tuberville, speaks to supporters after he defeated Senator Jeff Sessions in the runoff election in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is outspending Tuberville in the home stretch of Alabama’s Senate race.   (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Jones fights for survival in Alabama as Tuberville coasts

Oct. 27, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Standing by a blue pickup truck at a rally near the birthplace of the late civil rights icon John Lewis, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones urged voters to look at his record from his three years in office and not what he called Republican distortions about him. “Don't listen to the lies. ......

4 teens shot, 1 fatally, in metro Birmingham

Oct. 27, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An apparent drive-by shooting left one teenager dead and three others wounded near Birmingham, authorities said. Gunfire erupted Monday afternoon at a house in Bessemer, located just west of Birmingham. An 18-year-old was killed, and three other males ages 13, 16 and 18 were wounded,...

200-pound tortoise is back home after escaping Alabama pen

Oct. 27, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

SARDIS CITY, Ala. (AP) — A 200-pound tortoise named Sparkplug that escaped from a pen in Alabama is back home after a journey across two counties and at least one soybean field. Sparkplug, a 60-year-old African spurred tortoise that lived in an enclosure in Etowah County, pushed its way out of the fenced...

Authorities: 2 girls in truck led police on 30-mile chase

Oct. 26, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

ARGO, Ala. (AP) — Two young girls in a pickup truck led police on a chase of at least 30 miles through metro Birmingham, Alabama authorities said. News outlets reported the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a report about the unauthorized use of a vehicle. Bessemer police spotted the...

People wait  in the rain to vote in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said a record number of absentee ballots have already been cast this year in the election. Some counties allowed Saturday voting for the first time. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

More than 200,000 Alabama absentee votes already cast

Oct. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A record 200,000 Alabamians have already voted in the November election amid an early voting push and pandemic rules that made it easier to vote by absentee ballot. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Monday that 271,318 absentee ballots have been requested, and a 206,552...

Michigan running back Zach Charbonnet (24) carries for a touchdown against Minnesota in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)

No. 13 Michigan's offense was ready for season opener

Oct. 26, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even as Michigan closed the 2019 season with dispiriting losses to Ohio State and Alabama, there were some encouraging signs for the Wolverines on offense. Now Michigan has more evidence that coordinator Josh Gattis is making progress. The Wolverines began this pandemic-delayed 2020...

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) pushes away Tennessee defensive back Kenney Solomon (31) during an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

No. 2 Bama striving to replace (some of) Waddle's production

Oct. 26, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Alabama isn't looking for Slade Bolden to be another Jaylen Waddle. Not even the second-ranked Crimson Tide has that kind of depth. Alabama (5-0) must carry on without Waddle starting Saturday against Mississippi State after losing one of the nation's top receivers to a broken right ankle on the opening kickoff...

Man accused of sexual misconduct at corrections program

Oct. 26, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man was accused of sex crimes involving three victims while he was working with a county corrections program, officials said Monday. James Michael Hardaway, 61, of Elkmont was arrested on sexual misconduct and ethics charges on Friday, according to a statement from the...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. (13) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity. Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues currently playing games. Plus, there is an independent. There is something for everyone, but that kind of variety can make some fans question whether those non-Power Five teams really...