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WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

May. 21, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother." Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and...

LSU lands coveted recruit Trendon Watford

May. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade says highly rated power forward Trendon Watford has signed to play for the Tigers. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Watford has been playing for Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was part of three straight Class 7A state championships. During his...

Vanderbilt leads stacked field at SEC Tournament

May. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

Vanderbilt's blazing second half of the season has turned the Commodores into one of the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference tournament this week in Hoover, Alabama. The Commodores (45-10, 23-7 SEC) captured their first regular-season league title since 2013 by winning 14 of their final 15 league games,...

In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters

May. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil rights movement. Speaking before a racially diverse crowd...

Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday selected as SEC player of the year

May. 20, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday has been named the Southeastern Conference player of the year and Tim Corbin has been selected the coach of the year. The SEC announced its individual conference awards Monday. Mississippi State has the league's pitcher of the year in Ethan Small and freshman of...

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

May. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities said. Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was being held without bond in the shooting death of Officer William...

Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia

May. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist." Dr. Mark Nichols, an obstetrician/gynecologist who worked for years as the medical director of a Planned Parenthood chapter...

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

May. 20, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Inside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, administrator Shannon Brewer has been fielding phone calls from women who want to know whether they can still terminate a pregnancy if they think they might be more than a few weeks along. The confusion comes from a Mississippi law that's set...

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

May. 20, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment. Gov. Kay Ivey last week...

The Latest: Capital murder charge filed in police shooting

May. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 11:27 a.m. A suspect is being charged with capital murder in the slaying of an Alabama police officer. Authorities say 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes could face the death penalty in the shooting death of...