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Ex-astronaut set for trial in wreck that killed 2 girls

Nov. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander is set for trial next month in Alabama on reckless murder charges in a wreck that killed two girls. Court records show the trial of one-time NASA astronaut James Halsell Jr. is scheduled for Dec. 9. The 63-year-old Halsell was arrested after a wreck...

Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at college football matchup

Nov. 9, 2019 11:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation's top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene...

'Baby Trump' balloon slashed at Alabama appearance

Nov. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A towering "Baby Trump" protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during President Donald Trump's Saturday trip to Alabama, organizers said. The incident occurred during Trump's visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The balloon,...

8 years later, it's No. 1 LSU versus No. 2 Alabama again

Nov. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU are ready for another 1 versus 2 November get-together. It took eight years, seismic offensive shifts and two Heisman Trophy-contending quarterbacks, but they're back for another massive meeting between the nation's two top-ranked teams in the AP poll. No. 1 LSU...

LSU-Alabama holds high stakes for QBs in Heisman contention

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Another high stakes tilt between LSU and Alabama could once again prove pivotal in Heisman Trophy voting. While the winner of the game will have an inside track to the College Football Playoff, the matchup also features top Heisman hopefuls at the same position for the second time...

Trump expected to attend LSU-Alabama football game

Nov. 4, 2019 10:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to attend Saturday's college football matchup between the two highest-ranked teams in the nation, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. The Federal Aviation Administration is advising that Trump will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for...

New Alabama Democratic chair elected; infighting continues

Nov. 2, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama state representative was elected chair of the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday after months of in-house bickering about the party's leadership. But the election may not settle the ongoing battle between two factions of the party over governance and leadership, as the...

Legislator England running for chair of Democratic Party

Oct. 28, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa said Monday that he is running for chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party. The Tuscaloosa legislator has been one of the leading advocates for changes in how the state party is run. England first made the announcement Sunday night on Twitter....

Burrow's 321 yards helps No. 2 LSU down No. 9 Auburn, 23-20

Oct. 26, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow bounced up immediately from a high-speed hit that looked like it could have given the LSU quarterback whiplash as he was sent crashing into the Auburn bench area. Trotting resolutely back to the line of scrimmage, Burrow resumed his school-record eighth career 300-yard...

All eyes turn to showdown of the Tigers in Death Valley

Oct. 25, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

There remains one obstacle for both No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU before Nov. 9 arrives and the expected showdown in Tuscaloosa of the top two teams in the country. No. 9 Auburn and unranked Arkansas would love nothing more than to derail those plans. LSU (7-0) has a far more difficult challenge when it welcomes...