Latest Birmingham News

UK cost-of-living woes stir push for more free school meals

Dec. 09, 2022 02:13 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — As the school bell rings, dozens of children begin filing into the canteen at Hillstone Primary School. The day's offering, a roast dinner, is a popular one, and many are eager to tuck into their plates of turkey slices, roasted potatoes, broccoli and gravy. ...

Coastal Carolina to face East Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

Dec. 04, 2022 17:26 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Coastal Carolina (9-3, Sun Belt) vs East Carolina (7-5, AAC), Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m. ET LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama. TOP PLAYERS Coastal Carolina: QB Grayson McCall is a three-time Sun Belt Conference player of the year. He...

Mamie King-Chalmers, woman in civil rights photo, dies at 81

Dec. 02, 2022 18:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Mamie King-Chalmers, who as a young Black woman appeared in an iconic photo about civil rights struggles in Alabama, has died at the age of 81. She died Tuesday in Detroit, her home since the 1970s, daughter Lasuria Allman said. A cause wasn't disclosed. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 02, 2022 10:58 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Arizona election equipment was...

Jude Bellingham's World Cup debut keeps him up all night

Nov. 22, 2022 13:27 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jude Bellingham endured a largely sleepless night after his first international goal and World Cup debut for England. That was partly because of the adrenaline after the 6-2 rout of Iran on Monday — but also the sheer amount of congratulatory messages he...

Woman convicted in kidnapping of 3-year-old Alabama girl

Nov. 17, 2022 14:59 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Federal jurors convicted an Alabama woman on Thursday in the death of a 3-year-old girl who disappearance from a public housing community prompted a more than weeklong search in 2019. News outlets reported that Derick Irisha Brown, 32, was convicted of a...

Team from Black college quits tournament after racial abuse

Nov. 16, 2022 09:42 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A women's volleyball team at a small, historically Black college withdrew from their conference tournament in Alabama after a member was subjected to racial abuse during an awards banquet, officials said. A Talladega College player using a feature that...

Republican Kay Ivey wins 2nd full term as Alabama governor

Nov. 08, 2022 23:59 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey easily won a second full term Tuesday against Democrat Yolanda Flowers, the first Black woman to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination in the state, after surviving both a health scare and multiple Republican challengers in the primary. ...

American defender Chris Richards to miss World Cup

Nov. 08, 2022 16:56 PM EST

American defender Chris Richards will miss the World Cup because of an injury that has sidelined him for more than two months. “Gutted that this injury has ruled me out of the World Cup,” he wrote Tuesday on Instagram. “Will be rooting for y’all the whole...

Election 2022: A look at what's on the Alabama ballot

Nov. 07, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Alabama voters will decide races ranging from U.S. Senate and governor to local offices in Tuesday's election Polling places and registration status can be found on the secretary of state's website, at https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/voterview. Voter turnout is expected to be moderate, according to...