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Loading up in the trenches a now thing for NFL teams

Apr. 26, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL teams showed some preference for quarterbacks, as always, and an infatuation with players who protect them and disrupt them during the first round of the draft. Maybe for the next two rounds they will go after the speed demons and running backs who, in many cases, fell through...

Authorities seek Georgia man in $20K theft from Alabama bank

Apr. 26, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Georgia man accused of running an email phishing scheme and stealing $20,000 from an Alabama bank. The Telegraph of Macon reports 25-year-old John Pierre is being sought on charges including theft by using computers. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office in...

Raiders take Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell 4th overall

Apr. 26, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock pulled off a bit of a shocker with his first pick as an NFL general manager that even surprised the player he selected. The Oakland Raiders used the fourth pick in the draft on Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell on Thursday night, passing up other pass rushers rated...

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

Apr. 26, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground. That was the look for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Arizona defied NFL custom and at least...

Jets draft Alabama DT Quinnen Williams with No. 3 pick

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets got a big building block for their new-look defense with their first pick in the NFL draft. Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was selected No. 3 overall Thursday night, giving coach Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams a playmaking pass...

The Latest: Steelers trade up, select Devin Bush at 10

Apr. 25, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 9:27 p.m. The first trade of the 2019 NFL draft lifted Pittsburgh from 20th to 10th, swapping with Denver. The Steelers, with all-time great Joe Greene making the announcement, then selected Michigan linebacker Devin Bush — a...

Alabama Senate approves lottery bill, first big hurdle

Apr. 25, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A proposal to start a state lottery narrowly cleared its first major hurdle in the Alabama Legislature as senators gathered the minimum 21 votes needed Thursday to get the measure through the state Senate. Senators voted 21-12 for the bill that would put the idea of starting a state...

Alabama House to vote on abortion ban next week

Apr. 25, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers next week will debate one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation, a measure that would make performing an abortion a felony with almost no exceptions. The House Rules Committee put the bill on the House of Representatives' debate schedule for...

The Latest: Alabama Senate narrowly approves lottery bill

Apr. 25, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on debate on lottery legislation being considered by the Alabama Legislature (all times local): 4:18 p.m. The Alabama Senate has narrowly approved a lottery bill. Senators on Thursday voted 21-12 for the bill. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. The bill...

Figures running for Democratic Party chair

Apr. 25, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures is running to lead the Alabama Democratic Party. Figures announced Thursday that she is running for party chairman. She joins a field of candidates seeking to unseat current chairwoman Nancy Worley. The Mobile Democrat has served in the Alabama Senate...