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Prison construction, sentencing bill before lawmakers

Sep. 27, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Monday began a special session on prison construction, and related reforms. Here’s a look at what is up for debate: PRISON CONSTRUCTION The centerpiece of the session is a $1.3 billion prison...

SEC showdowns loom: Mississippi-Alabama, Arkansas-Georgia

Sep. 27, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

Alabama and Georgia, the top-ranked teams in the country and the favorites to win their Southeastern Conference divisions, are preparing to face the league’s biggest early season surprises. No. 12 Mississippi is heading to Alabama to take on the top-ranked Crimson Tide...

Alabama trying to use COVID relief funds for new prisons

Sep. 27, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama's notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers on Monday began a special session on a $1.3 billion construction plan that would use federal pandemic relief funds to pay part of the cost of building massive new lockups....

Alabama statues honor slaves subject to experimental surgery

Sep. 27, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new monument in Montgomery pays tribute to three enslaved Black women who were subjected to experimental surgery by a 19th century physician celebrated for advancing women's health. The statues of Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey — three of numerous...

Settlement reached in suit over Alabama student's suicide

Sep. 27, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The father of a University of Alabama student who killed herself after reporting she was raped has settled a lawsuit against the man she had accused. Details of the settlement between Michael Rondini, of Austin, Texas, and T.J. Bunn Jr. were not...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Preseason perception v small sample

Sep. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll. The number of ranked teams to lose through four weeks...

Denny Hamlin winning early, often in Cup Series playoff race

Sep. 27, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Denny Hamlin will reach the third round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs next month having faced the make-or-break pressure of the postseason only twice. Ending the first race of each postseason round in victory lane can do wonders for the blood...

Hamlin holds off Elliott, takes first NASCAR win in Vegas

Sep. 26, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Turns out 21 was Denny Hamlin's lucky number in Vegas. After finally getting his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his 21st try, Hamlin is on an undeniable hot streak he just might ride all the way to his long-sought first NASCAR Cup...

Auburn fires wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams

Sep. 26, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn has fired first-year wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams four games into the season. Spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed the firing Sunday evening, a day after the 22nd-ranked Tigers had to rally in the final minute to beat Georgia State. ...

Alabama lawmakers weigh using virus funds to build prisons

Sep. 26, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is weighing the use of $400 million in pandemic relief funds to build new prisons, a proposal that state Republican leaders say would save state taxpayer money but that critics argue is not the intended use of the federal aid. Lawmakers...