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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala, hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, in Los Angeles. A court-appointed committee has yet to find the parents of 628 children separated at the border early in the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Jan. 14, 2021 3:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released Thursday...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, an unidentified man walks past a toppled statue of Charles Linn, a city founder who was in the Confederate Navy, in Birmingham, Ala., following a night of unrest. People shattered windows, set fires and damaged monuments in a downtown park after a protest against the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Pandemic deaths and economic fallout are top Alabama story

Dec. 28, 2020 7:25 AM EST

A biological threat that once seemed far removed from Alabama dominated both state news and everyday life like nothing else in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic was the state's top news story of the year, and its effects will linger into the New Year and beyond. Here is a look at that and other Top 10 Alabama news...

Today in History

Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 359th day of 2020. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1814, the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 following ratification by both the...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican state attorneys general about social media companies, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Barr offered his resignation last Monday after weeks of tension with Trump brought about an early exit from his post. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

As end approaches, Trump gets doses of flattery, finality

Dec. 20, 2020 8:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is ending how it began, with over-the-top declarations of praise for the chief executive. But now the flattery is mixed with a sense of finality as key people in the president’s orbit are beginning to turn the page and acknowledge his...

This combination photo shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the 110th NAACP National Convention on July 24, 2019, in Detroit and the cover of her book

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's book 'Persist' to come out in April

Dec. 16, 2020 6:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to those who have followed the Massachusetts Democrat's career: “Persist.” Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that “Persist,” which the...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend in St. Louis. Barr has announced he is resigning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

Dec. 15, 2020 12:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Barr went Monday to the White...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend in St. Louis. Barr has announced he is resigning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

Dec. 14, 2020 7:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Barr went Monday to the White...

Today in History

Dec. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2020. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well as targets in Malaya, Hong Kong, Guam, the Philippines and...

FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed

Charging the 'Beatles': Inside the case against IS militants

Nov. 30, 2020 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As two Islamic State militants faced a judge in Virginia last month, Diane Foley listened from home through a muffled phone connection and strained to make out the voices of the men prosecutors say kidnapped her son before he was murdered. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh stand...

Teen becomes part of inaugural group of female Eagle Scouts

Nov. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For years, Juliana Hudry watched her younger brother go on outdoor adventures where he cooked over fires, camped outside and rappelled from cliffs. “David went on these awesome trips and learned these cool things. I wanted to be part of it too, but never thought I would have...