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Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are children

Feb. 21, 2024 23:27 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's largest hospital paused in vitro fertilization treatments Wednesday as providers and patients across the state scrambled to assess the impact of a court ruling that said frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children. The University of Alabama...

Nelson powers No. 13 Alabama to 98-93, overtime win over No. 24 Florida

Feb. 21, 2024 21:55 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Grant Nelson had 22 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots and No. 13 Alabama started fast in overtime to beat newly ranked No. 24 Florida 98-93 on Wednesday night. The Crimson Tide (19-7, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) scored the first seven points of...

Alabama seeks to carry out second execution using controversial nitrogen gas method

Feb. 21, 2024 21:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to put a second inmate to death using nitrogen gas, a move that comes a month after the state carried out the first execution using the controversial new method. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office asked the state Supreme...

Ex-Alabama police officer to be released from prison after plea deal

Feb. 21, 2024 19:37 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer convicted for killing an unarmed Black man in 2016 is being released from prison. A judge on Wednesday granted Aaron Cody Smith's “Rule 32” petition which allows a defendant to challenge their conviction in the same court...

How an Alabama court ruling that frozen embryos are children could affect IVF

Feb. 21, 2024 19:27 PM EST

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, raising concerns about how the decision could affect in vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF. The decision issued in wrongful death cases brought by couples who had frozen...

Alabama replacing football radio play-by-play man Eli Gold with Chris Stewart

Feb. 21, 2024 18:36 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is replacing longtime football radio announcer Eli Gold. The school announced Wednesday that Chris Stewart will replace Gold, 70, starting with the spring football game. Gold has been the voice of Alabama football for 35 years, calling seven national...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 21, 2024 17:54 PM EST

Cullman Times. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Don’t trust the process? Volunteer as a poll worker When you think “politics” in America, words such as “dissent,” “contentious” and “fragmented” can immediately come to mind. There’s no...

Alabama seeks to carry out second execution using controversial nitrogen gas method

Feb. 21, 2024 17:48 PM EST
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama seeks to carry out second execution using controversial nitrogen gas method.

Major Alabama hospital pauses in vitro fertilization treatments after court ruling

Feb. 21, 2024 15:55 PM EST
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Major Alabama hospital pauses in vitro fertilization treatments after court ruling.

Alabama lawmakers would define man and woman based on sperm and ova

Feb. 21, 2024 12:25 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are advancing legislation that would strictly define who is considered female and male based on their reproductive systems. Opponents said the move could erode the rights of transgender and intersex people in the state. “There are only...