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Alabama museum to return art to 2 Alaskan tribes

Jun. 20, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A city-owned museum will return works of art to two Alaskan Native American tribes that requested the items back in 2017, decades after they were acquired for collections. A vote by the Birmingham City Council cleared the way for the Birmingham...

Alabama jobless rate drops to 3.4% as recovery continues

Jun. 18, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 3.4% in May, down sharply from a year earlier as the economy added jobs while it recovered from the pandemic, the state said Friday. The jobless rate fell from 3.6% in April, while wage and salary employment...

Mayor: Former police chief refused to hire Black officers

Jun. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A Black Alabama mayor accused of assault by the city's white former police chief claimed Thursday that the two got into a dispute because the chief wouldn't hire black officers. Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton told a news conference that former chief...

Ons Jabeur edges Canada's Leylah Fernandez at Birmingham

Jun. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Second-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia rallied past 18-year-old left-hander Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) on Thursday at the Birmingham grass-court tournament. Jabeur, who defeated 19-year-old American Catherine McNally in straight...

CoCo Vandeweghe advances at Birmingham grass tournament

Jun. 16, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe continued her resurgence on Wednesday, rallying to defeat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham grass-court tournament. Tomljanovic had upset top-seeded Elise Mertens in a grueling...

Lakeside Alabama 4-H complex opens $8.4M addition

Jun. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — A lakeside 4-H complex south of Birmingham has opened an $8.4 million expansion that makes it one of the largest conference centers in Alabama. Located on more than 260 acres on Lay Lake in Shelby County, the Alabama 4-H Center has added new...

Man dead after police shooting in Alabama

Jun. 11, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

BOLDO, Ala. (AP) — Officers responding to a call about an argument and shooting at a rural home were involved in a confrontation that left a man, authorities said. A woman called the Walker County Sheriff's Office on Thursday night to report that a relative had shot at...

Samford's Welch named ASWA small college athlete of year

Jun. 10, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Liam Welch had a successful football season, even if it didn't play out on fall Saturdays. With his football team playing in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound Samford University quarterback led the Southern...

Landing rental company relocating to Birmingham

Jun. 10, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Landing, an apartment rental company created by the founder of Shipt, is moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the move Thursday morning. She said it will create 816 full-time jobs. ...

Alabama, Boston College set football matchups for 2031, 2034

Jun. 09, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Boston College have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2031 and 2034 seasons. The schools announced Wednesday that the first game will take place in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Sept. 13, 2031. The Eagles will visit...