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Alabama jobless rate drops to all-time low of 2.8%

May. 20, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to an all-time low of 2.8% last month, the state said Friday, down slightly from a month earlier and well below the national rate. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate was 0.1% better than in March, and it compared...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

The tiniest babies: Shifting the boundary of life earlier

May. 19, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Michelle Butler was just over halfway through her pregnancy when her water broke and contractions wracked her body. She couldn’t escape a terrifying truth: Her twins were coming much too soon. Dr. Brian Sims entered the delivery room and gently explained...

Saban calls out Texas A&M for using NIL deals to buy players

May. 19, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for “buying” players in its top-ranked recruiting class with name, image and likeness deals, saying Crimson Tide football players earned more than $3 million last year “the right way.” ...

Man gets life in shooting death at online sale that went bad

May. 18, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former football player for the University of Alabama at Birmingham was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison in the death of a nursing student who was shot during an online sale that went bad. Carlos Stephens, 24, was convicted in April of capital...

Steve Stricker opens with 65 to take Regions Tradition lead

May. 12, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez and Wes Short Jr. after the opening round of the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker, the 2019 champion, closed his...

Stars return in Dallas as 2nd golf major of year looms

May. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

PGA TOUR AT&T BYRON NELSON Site: McKinney, Texas. Course: TPC Craig Ranch. Yardage: 7,468. Par: 72. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Prize...

Transgender treatment, doctors threatened by new Alabama law

May. 09, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Dr. Hussein Abdul-Latif spent the last week typing out prescription refills for his young transgender patients, trying to make sure they had access to their medications for a few months before Alabama made it illegal for him to prescribe them. He also...

Sisters give back during final softball season together

May. 08, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

From the time Carmyn Greenwood was big enough to hold a bat, she was hitting balls off the T all the way to the fence. Her 22-months-younger sister, Cassady, followed in her footsteps. “Our dad always got us involved in sports,” says Cassady — including volleyball, soccer,...

Column: Spring football league's time has come ... and gone

May. 06, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

Pro football in the springtime. An idea that once had so much promise. Now, no matter how many of these leagues keep popping up, there's little chance of carving out even a tiny niche on the American sports scene. Give it up, USFL. Ditto...