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POLL ALERT: Indiana jumps into Top 25 after stunning Penn State; Ohio State surges to No. 3 behind Clemson, Alabama

Oct. 25, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Indiana jumps into Top 25 after stunning Penn State; Ohio State surges to No. 3 behind Clemson, Alabama.

Alabama tourist site with natural rock bridge up for sale

Oct. 25, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

HAYLEYVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A tourist site in northern Alabama that is billed as having the longest natural rock bridge east of the Rocky Mountains is up for sale, and at least one legislator is interested in turning it into a state park. The family that has owned Natural Bridge Park for 40 years is asking $3...

Alabama economy expected to contract 3.4%, rebound possible

Oct. 25, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Pounded by the coronavirus pandemic, Alabama's economy will contract 3.4% this year but could be on a normal trajectory toward recovery by the first half of 2021, according to a forecast by the University of Alabama. The assessment by economists Samuel Addy and Ahmad Ijaz said the...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talk with quarterback Justin Fields during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 52-17. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Heisman race begins as Fields enters

Oct. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Now that Justin Fields has arrived, the Heisman Trophy race can begin. Though the front-runner might not be the quarterback you think. Fields made up some ground Saturday with a spectacular season debut for No. 5 Ohio State against Nebraska. He went 20 for 21 for 276 yards and a couple of touchdowns. His only...

'Sweet' business: Cake designer turns hobby into enterprise

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Fedelia “Dee Dee” Crenshaw remembers the big, fancy cakes her mother prepared when she was a little girl. Crenshaw loved to sit in the kitchen and watch her, mesmerized as she slathered the cakes with frosting, spinning them like tops while she scraped the sides to...

Flora-Bama Mullet Toss returns in pandemic: ‘This is normal’

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Sarah Watkins stepped into the small circle outlined on the Florida sand Saturday and launched a 1-pound dead fish into the air in hopes of breaking her past record. Thump! The fish landed following a toss of 89 feet, or 1-foot shy of a personal best of 90 feet. Watkins was in the...

Rockette, Baker spark South Alabama past UL-Monroe

Oct. 24, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Devin Rockette returned an interception a school-record 95 yards to open scoring early, Kawaan Baker hauled in six passes for 154 yards with three touchdowns and South Alabama walloped Louisiana-Monroe 38-14 on a hot and humid Saturday night. The win was a second straight for South...

No. 2 Alabama loses Jaylen Waddle, beats Tennessee 48-17

Oct. 24, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing their most dynamic player left Alabama in no mood to celebrate — not even a big win over a longtime rival. Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle broke his right ankle on the opening kickoff Saturday, about the only thing that didn't go the Crimson Tide's way in a 48-17 victory...

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) pulls in a pass over Mississippi defensive back A.J. Finley (21) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Saban says Alabama's Jaylen Waddle likely needs surgery

Oct. 24, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban said junior wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has a high ankle sprain with a fracture and will be out the rest of the season if he needs surgery. Waddle was hurt when he took the opening kickoff out to the Alabama 15. He was tackled by Kenneth George Jr., and...

People wait  in the rain to vote in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said a record number of absentee ballots have already been cast this year in the election. Some counties allowed Saturday voting for the first time. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Absentee voting hits record level in Alabama

Oct. 24, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians are voting by absentee ballot in record numbers this year after pandemic rules made it easier to do so, even lining up on Saturdays to cast votes. And as early voting opportunities prove popular, some are asking the question why the state does not allow this every year....