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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

Jan. 17, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The...

Frustration, confusion mark early vaccine rollout

Jan. 16, 2021 8:26 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Pam Stockley Causey of Duncanville has been scared to leave her house except for trips to the oncologist and grocery store. Battling neuroendocrine cancer and immunocompromised, she is anxious to get the vaccine but has no idea when it will be...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Destiny Clark, 33, of Odenville, Ala., sits infant of a pride flag for a portrait in Odenville, Ala. Alabama’s policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver’s license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Judge: Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional

Jan. 15, 2021 7:53 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver’s license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson said Alabama policy’s that...

Alabama sending 750 Guard soldiers to Washington

Jan. 15, 2021 6:37 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is sending 750 Army National Guard soldiers to help provide security for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the governor’s spokeswoman said Friday. Gov. Kay Ivey activated the Guard at the request of Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel R....

Alabama sending Guard for inauguration security

Jan. 14, 2021 7:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is sending 250 Army National Guard soldiers to help provide security for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the governor's spokeswoman said Thursday. Gov. Kay Ivey activated the Guard at the request of Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel R....

FILE _ In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump watches with Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as the flag for U.S. space Command is unfurled as Trump announces the establishment of the U.S. Space Command in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.   The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Ala. as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, according to  Gov. Kay Ivey.   The governor said she was informed of the decision Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

Jan. 13, 2021 5:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is...

Alabama's governor says Huntsville, Alabama, will be announced as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.

Jan. 13, 2021 1:57 PM EST
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor says Huntsville, Alabama, will be announced as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.
Congressional staff passes through a metal detector and security screening as they enter the House chamber, new measures put into place after a mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

Jan. 12, 2021 11:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 11:28 p.m. The House has voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and hold a Cabinet vote to remove President Donald Trump from...

3 jailed after illegal moonshine operation busted in Alabama

Jan. 12, 2021 6:41 PM EST

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Three people are in custody after state authorities busted an illegal moonshine operation in east Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 6 carried out a search in rural Russell County near Hurtsboro where agents discovered a...

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey receives her second COVID-19 vaccine shot at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Ivey urges patience with Alabama's vaccine rollout

Jan. 12, 2021 2:38 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday urged people to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, but to take the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. A state hotline has been overwhelmed with calls from people seeking appointments for the shots next week when the...