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Scott Dixon seeks motorsports milestone 7th championship

Apr. 16, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott Dixon looks around the IndyCar paddock and sees drivers half his age acting like A.J. Foyt even if they’ve never crossed the finish line first. They are young and brash with the same swagger of “Super Tex,” the winningest driver in...

Alabama's Jaden Shackelford exploring NBA draft

Apr. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's leading scorer guard Jaden Shackelford is testing the NBA draft waters. Shackelford announced on social media Thursday night that he was entering the draft but wouldn't hire an agent, leaving the door open for a return to the...

US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world Thursday, nearing the 200 millionth vaccine administered in a race to protect the population against COVID-19, even as other countries, rich and poor, struggle with stubbornly high infection rates and...

Alabama lawmakers vote to ban trans girls from female teams

Apr. 15, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams. The Republican-dominated Alabama Legislature on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from...

Bill would ban state enforcement of federal gun laws

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Thursday backed legislation to make it a crime for local police officers to enforce any new federal gun restrictions, part of a wave of GOP nullification proposals to try to resist any new gun control measures. Senators...

After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers

Apr. 15, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a union battle at an Alabama warehouse, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos acknowledged that Amazon has to do better for its workers and vowed to make Amazon a safer place to work. Bezos made the promise Thursday in his annual letter to shareholders. He...

Medical marijuana bill heads to key House vote

Apr. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A second legislative committee on Thursday approved a medical marijuana bill, putting the proposal in line for a key vote in the House of Representatives. The House Health Committee approved the legislation by Republican Sen. Tim Melson of...

University of South Alabama board appoints acting president

Apr. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The University of South Alabama's Board of Trustees appointed an acting president Thursday to replace Tony Waldrop, who's retiring effective July 1. The board's executive committee approved a resolution that names Executive Vice President Dr. John W....

Proposal in Alabama to up protection for Confederate statues

Apr. 14, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker who disputes that slavery was the cause of the Civil War has proposed fining cities $10,000 a day for taking down Confederate and other longstanding monuments, a bill that drew contentious debate on Wednesday. The House State...

IndyCar opens season with stacked rookie class chasing Dixon

Apr. 14, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson, Scott McLaughlin and Romain Grosjean, oh my! That's quite the rookie class for IndyCar, which opens the season Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama stacked with storylines throughout the grid. Johnson brings seven NASCAR...