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Alabama duo accused of suburban Atlanta crime spree

Sep. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Two Alabama men with guns were apprehended after police say they went on an afternoon crime spree in the Atlanta suburbs, police said. Employees of a check-cashing business in the Marietta area called 911 shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, saying two armed men tried to rob the business....

West Virginia senator resigns for new job

Sep. 23, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Greg Boso is stepping down from his seat. The Republican senator from Nicholas County announced Monday he's resigning to serve as president of a forensic engineering practice in Mobile, Alabama. Boso says his new job at Forensic Consulting Group is requiring him...

White lions join crew of animals at Alabama animal preserve

Sep. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An animal preserve in northeast Alabama is now home to two white lions. Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain recently announced that Bakari and Kimani are settling in well at the facility in DeKalb County. Al.com reports that Tigers for Tomorrow is home for more than 160 animals...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Are there quality losses?

Sep. 23, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

The value of a loss can be tricky to quantify for AP Top 25 voters. For the first time this season, the AP college football poll presented by Regions Bank was given a good shake. Seven ranked teams lost, a season-high, including three in Saturday's trio of top-15 matchups. Three teams fell out of the rankings,...

AP Top 25: Wisconsin into top 10; Cal makes big move to 15

Sep. 22, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost. The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by three...

As police and firefighter numbers fall, officials urge prep

Sep. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — With natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity, first responders are finding it more difficult to reach and rescue the thousands of victims of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. Throughout the country, many emergency units have fewer people to navigate disaster...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Separating contenders and pretenders

Sep. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

Highlighted by three games matching top-15 teams, this was the first weekend of the season to seriously separate College Football Playoff contenders and pretenders. Feel free to take a seat at the adults' table No. 8 Auburn and No. 13 Wisconsin. You, too, No. 12 Texas. And No. 7 Notre Dame, even in a loss you...

City plans to trap scores of cats that make park their home

Sep. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — There's a plan afoot to trap scores of stray cats that moved into a city park in east Alabama after the felines drew complaints from park-goers. City officials say they've received complaints about feral cats begging for food at Idle Hour Park in Phenix City, WTVM-TV reported . The...

Grant money to help assist immigrant crime victims

Sep. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nearly $700,000 in federal grant money will go to a nonprofit group that works with Hispanic immigrants in central Alabama. An announcement from the governor's office says the Birmingham-based Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama is receiving the money to work with immigrants who...

Pygmy hippo born at Montgomery Zoo

Sep. 22, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A pygmy hippopotamus has been born at the Montgomery Zoo The zoo this week announced the arrival of the calf born. Aug. 4. The calf was born to first time parents, mom, Asali, and dad, Mikey. Asali gave birth to twins, but the zoo said the other calf lived only two days because of a...