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Woman pleads guilty in Alabama to financing terror

Sep. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to help al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a charge of concealing terrorism financing. Federal prosecutors say Alaa Mohd Abusaad entered the plea Friday during a hearing in federal court in Tuscaloosa. Authorities arrested the one-time University of...

University of Alabama dean quits after tweets highlighted

Sep. 6, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A black dean at the University of Alabama has resigned after a conservative website highlighted old tweets he sent linking the U.S. flag with racism. News outlets quote a university statement as saying dean of students and assistant vice president Jamie R. Riley resigned a day after...

Alabama driver in fatal DUI crash to serve 6 months

Sep. 5, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man will spend the rest of the year in jail for causing a DUI crash that killed another man in 2014. The Tuscaloosa News reports 49-year-old Edward Michael Sexton, of McCalla, was charged with murder in the Dec. 23, 2014, head-on collision that killed 61-year-old Samuel...

No. 2 Alabama's defense absorbs tough hits before opener

Aug. 29, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The hits keep on coming for Alabama's defense in 2019. The latest blow to the second-ranked Crimson Tide defenders was Tuesday's knee injury to star middle linebacker Dylan Moses that likely sidelined the defensive play caller and leader for the season. Fellow starting inside...

Alabama, Michigan researchers to study heat waves, causes

Aug. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama researcher and scientists at Michigan State University will study the relationship between the size of heat waves and what causes them across the United States. David Keellings, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Alabama, was recently...

Ex-Alabama gov accused in sex scandal opens new office

Aug. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama governor who resigned amid a sex scandal has opened a new dermatology office. The Tuscaloosa News reports former Gov. Robert Bentley's new location opened Friday in Tuscaloosa. He previously practiced in another site. Bentley is a longtime dermatologist who entered...

Police: Alabama man broke into students' rooms as they slept

Aug. 13, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A paroled burglar is accused of breaking into the bedrooms of sleeping University of Alabama students and robbing them. The Tuscaloosa News reports 35-year-old Jim McCoy was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary and criminal trespassing. Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson...

UA and Tuscaloosa continue shared goal of growing businesses

Aug. 11, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New arrangements between the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa's business incubator are expected to help entrepreneurs and generate new jobs, officials said. The Bama Technology Incubator, which features on-campus support for startup companies, will now be known as Edge Labs, The...

Sarkisian inherits Alabama offense loaded with playmakers

Aug. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian keeps hitting the jackpot when it comes to quarterbacks and other offensive playmakers. A former USC and Washington head coach, Sarkisian left the Crimson Tide after the national championship game in January 2017 to head to the NFL. He took over an offense led by...

Woman fatally shot at car seat factory in Alabama

Aug. 5, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An employee at an automobile seat factory in Alabama is charged with murder after a co-worker was shot to death on the assembly line. News outlets report 28-year-old Angela Nichole Mayo is being held in the shooting of 27-year-old Shanina Smith. Both women worked at Lear Corp. in...