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Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

Aug. 06, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in November over Alabama’s efforts to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender minors. Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to lift an injunction and let it enforce a law that...

102-year-old WWII veteran from segregated mail unit honored

Jul. 26, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Millions of letters and packages sent to U.S. troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. This wasn’t junk mail — it was the main link between home and the...

Judge homers twice, Yankees come back to beat Rays 5-4

Jun. 23, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 26th and 27th home runs, Jose Trevino delivered a two-run shot that put New York ahead in the eighth inning and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Judge's 22nd career multi-homer game...

Alabama state pension funds down, facing challenges

Jun. 19, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Investments that are a key source of funding for Alabama’s Employees Retirement System have lost ground in the slumping financial markets this year, but officials say the pension fund is sound. The system's Board of Control heard a presentation on the...

Alabama student wins scholarship to aid in overcoming loss

Jun. 12, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mixed martial artist Cat Zingano is known for her toughness as a fighter. But she has a soft side as well that comes from being a survivor, not just in the ring but in her personal life. When Cat was in college, her mother was diagnosed with and eventually died of brain...

Several Alabama legislators lose to primary challengers

May. 29, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At least six members of the Alabama Legislature lost to primary challengers on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns, and several races are yet to be decided. In one of the tightest races, Republican Sen. Tom Whatley of Auburn is trailing challenger Jay...

Katie Britt, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate runoff

May. 25, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who overcame losing former President Donald Trump's endorsement to remain a contender for the GOP nomination. The candidates are seeking...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey avoids runoff in Republican primary

May. 25, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey turned back eight primary challengers to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination without a runoff Tuesday after an unexpectedly tough race that pushed a candidate known for folksiness far to the right. With a comfortable lead over her two...

Montgomery woman raises her voice for history and hometown

May. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The call came from one of the many people Wanda Howard Battle considers a family member, whether they’re related or not. They were asking her to do something different: Lead tours of one of the nation’s most historic places, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church...

Sources: Hyundai to set $7B US plant during Biden Asia visit

May. 12, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week that it’s building a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia, according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement. Hyundai is finalizing those plans as...