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Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

Police: Person killed by Alabama deputies after opening fire

Jan. 19, 2022 14:17 PM EST

PERDIDO, Ala. (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man who was walking along a rural road early Wednesday after he pulled a gun and opened fire, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Two deputies who were on patrol in the southwest Alabama county about 1:30 a.m. when...

Relative of jailed Alabama mayor seeks protection from abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 09:55 AM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A female relative of an Alabama mayor jailed on a domestic violence charge while campaigning for statewide office asked a court for protection, claiming he choked and threatened to kill her, court records show. The woman filed the request in Elmore County on...

Ford recalls 200K cars because brake lights can stay on

Jan. 19, 2022 09:05 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 200,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars as well as some 2015 Mustangs. All were sold or registered in Texas,...

Police: Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana found in camper

Jan. 19, 2022 08:03 AM EST

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Two California men were jailed in Alabama after police said they found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $3 million hidden in a camper just off Interstate 20. An officer saw a camper running off the road while exiting the highway Tuesday morning,...

Penn scores 20 to lift Bellarmine over North Alabama 68-60

Jan. 18, 2022 21:58 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dylan Penn had 20 points as Bellarmine defeated North Alabama 68-60 on Tuesday night. Juston Betz had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Bellarmine (10-8, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. CJ Fleming added 10 points and Curt Hopf...

Ivey calls special session on relief funds

Jan. 18, 2022 18:39 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced a midweek launch of a special session on how to use $771 million in pandemic relief funds, with lawmakers set to consider a plan to steer large sums to water and sewer projects, broadband expansion and healthcare costs. ...

Alabama trying to reverse 3-game skid, fall from rankings

Jan. 18, 2022 18:18 PM EST

Alabama, one of college basketball's high-flying teams in early December, is looking to rebound following three straight close losses. The Crimson Tide (11-6, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) fell out of the rankings this week after rising to No. 6 on Dec. 13, with a win over current No....

Mayor, PSC candidate arrested on domestic violence charge

Jan. 18, 2022 08:57 AM EST

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor who is seeking a seat on the utility-regulating Public Service Commission was jailed on a charge of domestic violence, records show Tuesday. Tallassee Mayor John Randal Hammock, 47, was in the Baldwin County Jail with bail set at $20,000...

Police apprehend man after gunshot is fired in Walmart store

Jan. 18, 2022 08:48 AM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect after a shooting inside an Alabama Walmart. The gunfire happened shortly after noon on Monday in Homewood, Al.com reported. No one was injured, Homewood police Sgt. John Carr said. The victim, who is from out...