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The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

Feb. 21, 2019 12:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The lawyer for an Alabama woman denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria says he has...

Auburn rides 3-point barrage to 79-56 win over Arkansas

Feb. 20, 2019 11:49 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers buried Arkansas under an early avalanche of 3-pointers, and the Razorbacks never came close to climbing out. Bryce Brown scored 18 points and contributed five 3s to Auburn's long-range barrage in a 79-56 rout of the Razorbacks Wednesday night. The Tigers (18-8, 7-6...

GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

Feb. 20, 2019 9:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is...

Stafford lifts North Alabama over Kennesaw State 76-61

Feb. 20, 2019 9:39 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kendall Stafford had a season-high 21 points plus 10 rebounds as North Alabama got past Kennesaw State 76-61 on Wednesday night. Jamari Blackmon had 18 points for North Alabama (9-19, 6-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which broke its five-game losing streak. Kendarius Smith added eight...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

Feb. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Alabama prep star drops suit against high school association

Feb. 20, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school basketball star who had been ruled ineligible dropped a lawsuit against the Alabama High School Athletic Association shortly after her senior season ended. Pike County Circuit Judge Sonny Reagan dismissed the suit Wednesday at the request of Maori Davenport's...

Former Secretary of State testifies at fraud trial

Feb. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a jury Wednesday that she rejected a suggestion that she serve on the board of a company associated with two men on trial in an investment fraud case. Donald V. Watkins Sr., of Atlanta, and Donald V. Watkins Jr., of Birmingham, each...

US Rep Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former Alabama seat

Feb. 20, 2019 6:36 PM EST
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — US Rep Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former Alabama seat.

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of US

Feb. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A sprawling storm dumped several inches of snow from the Midwest to the East Coast and deluged the South with rain Wednesday as it closed schools, snarled air travel and littered highways with crashes. Only a few inches of snow fell along the Interstate 95 corridor from New York to...

The Latest: Sprawling storm drops snow, rain over much of US

Feb. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting much of the U.S. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The early closure of many schools, businesses and governments in several states appears to have helped stem complications from a winter storm plaguing much of the U.S. On the East Coast, the evening rush hour...