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Long absentee lines draw vote suppression criticism

Oct. 29, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The final day of in-person absentee voting in Alabama brought long lines, accusations of voter suppression and unsettled questions over the fate of some votes after a court fight temporarily altered ballot requirements. A record 259,000 Alabamians have voted by absentee ballot so...

A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

Elaborate displays turns homes into Halloween havens

Oct. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Inflated and wavering in the blustery night wind as they are, the Audrey II man-eating plants probably jump out first; then the jack-o’-lantern garage, spread with bared fangs topped by glowing eyes. Hanging black lights turn rain reflections on the pavement into abstract,...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2020, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban walks off the field after losing to Auburn in an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. The mid-week news that Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 added a challenging backdrop for the season’s first Top 5 matchup. Saban figures to be communicating his marching orders and input from home while offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is manning the show within the football building. (Chris Shimek/The Decatur Daily via AP, File)

Tide goes for 14th straight in 'Third Saturday in October'

Oct. 22, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Here are things to watch in Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Apologies to the purists: the “Third Saturday in October” rivalry between No. 2 Alabama and Tennessee actually falls on the fourth weekend of the month. But it’s one of the few games that remained in its...

No. 2 Alabama roars back for 41-24 win over No. 3 Georgia

Oct. 18, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A positive COVID-19 test couldn't keep Nick Saban from the sideline, and Georgia's heralded defense had scant hope of keeping Alabama's playmakers out of the end zone. Mac Jones passed for 417 yards and four touchdowns and the No. 2 Crimson Tide picked apart No. 3 Georgia in the...

Alabama college adds Terry Saban, 2 others to its board

Oct. 9, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A small historically black liberal arts college in Alabama has named Terry Saban and two others to its board of trustees. Stillman College on Thursday announced the additions of Saban— the CEO co-founder of Nick's Kids Foundation and wife of Alabama football coach Nick Saban...

Rabies vaccines distributed by helicopter, truck in Alabama

Oct. 5, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Workers are using helicopters and trucks to distribute thousands of oral vaccines across a 17-county region of Alabama to help stop the spread of rabies. The state health department says about 900,000 packets containing a vaccine meant to be found by raccoons will be distributed...

Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Tuscaloosa enforcing bar crowd limits as football returns

Oct. 2, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Officials in Tuscaloosa say they will enforce strict limits on bar capacities as University of Alabama football returns to town Saturday for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. Police and fire officials will monitor how many people are inside establishments, Mayor Walt...

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, left, talks with quarterback Kellen Mond (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Week 5 Preview: Top-25 matchups in SEC; ACC title rematch

Oct. 2, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

Two games matching ranked Southeastern Conference teams. including the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, highlights the fifth week of the college football season. No. 13 Texas A&M visits No. 2 Alabama on Saturday, looking for its biggest SEC victory since Johnny Manziel beat the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa in 2012....

Ticket limits jeopardize fan's 605-game attendance streak

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Superfan Tommy Ray has attended 605 consecutive University of Alabama football games, rolling up 48 complete seasons dating back to 1972, including away games, playoffs and bowls. In this pandemic year, though, Ray’s streak has fallen into serious jeopardy. As of this week,...