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Slain Alabama officer laid to rest with salutes, sobs

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer shot to death in what authorities have described as an ambush was laid to rest with honors Thursday. Dozens of police cars and motorcycles with sirens wailing formed a procession for Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer as a...

Saban: Alabama will be "very cautious" in COVID-19 protocols

Aug. 05, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't taking any chances with COVID-19 with the season approaching. Saban says the team will use the 2020 safety protocols for “the next six weeks or so” even though the vast majority of his players are fully...

Tua Foundation donating $93K to girls ranch hit by 8 deaths

Aug. 05, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit foundation started by Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said Thursday it would donate $93,000 to an Alabama girls home to cover the funeral expenses of eight children killed in a horrific interstate crash in June. The Tua...

Biden's new evictions moratorium faces doubts on legality

Aug. 05, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. But he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might...

Expanded playoffs means more games and ... more injuries?

Aug. 05, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Few college football coaches know the mental and physical grind that comes with navigating a long postseason better than Chris Klieman. The Kansas State coach was formerly at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State, whose teams routinely compete for national titles in a...

Brooks seeks immunity in Capitol violence lawsuit

Aug. 05, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is asking a federal judge to grant him immunity from a lawsuit accusing him of helping to incite violence at the U.S. Capitol, arguing he was performing his job duties when he spoke at a rally on Jan. 6. In a...

Pedestrian struck and killed on interstate in Birmingham

Aug. 05, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has been struck and killed on an interstate highway in Birmingham. The crash happened Wednesday night on Interstate 65 North, Al.com reported. The male pedestrian was hit near the Green Springs...

Birmingham hospitals: Most COVID patients are unvaccinated

Aug. 04, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hospitals in Birmingham are seeing a surge in COVID-19 patients — usually unvaccinated and often younger — as doctors and administrators pleaded Wednesday for people to get vaccinated. Doctors and administrators at seven Birmingham hospitals...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 04, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

Decatur Daily. July 29, 2021. Editorial: Editorial: Vaccinations are better than masks or mandates The Issue As the delta variant of COVID-19 surges, federal health officials are again recommending wearing masks. ...

Attorney General: Colleges can't fine unvaccinated students

Aug. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — To combat COVID-19 on campus, Birmingham-Southern College said all students would be required to undergo regular testing at the school at a cost of $500, but that vaccinated students could skip that hassle and also get their money back. The...