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Despite title game, USFL already focusing on next season

Jul. 01, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

The USFL accomplished what the last two attempts at spring football failed to do — make it through its first season. As the league prepares for Sunday night’s championship game between the Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton,...

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ...

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

Jun. 30, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the...

Man convicted of murder in Alabama couple's 2019 slaying

Jun. 20, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder in the 2019 slaying of an Alabama couple found shot to death inside their home. A jury in Jefferson County recommended a sentence of life without parole for 41-year-old Terrance Jermain Holder after finding him guilty...

Alabama runoff features GOP contest for secretary of state

Jun. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

The party nominations for five statewide offices including secretary of state on the Republican side and governor on the Democratic ticket are on the ballot in Tuesday's primary runoff election in Alabama. The GOP nomination for a lone congressional seat also will be decided. Here is a look at the...

Gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner at Alabama church

Jun. 17, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — The 70-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot three of the elderly participants, one of whom died in his wife's arms as she...

Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in church shooting; suspect detained

Jun. 16, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A lone suspect fired on a small group meeting at a suburban church near one of Alabama's major cities Thursday evening, fatally wounding two people and injuring a third before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack occurred at Saint...

Man avoids death penalty in Alabama officer's killing

Jun. 14, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man charged with capital murder in the killing of an Alabama police officer who was shot to death during a chase in 2020 avoided a potential death penalty by pleading guilty to a reduced charge. Preston Johnson, 39, of Addison pleaded guilty to intentional...

Alabama Supreme Court sets execution date for inmate

Jun. 13, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has set an execution date of July 28 for a man convicted of killing his one-time girlfriend after breaking into her home in Jefferson County almost three decades ago, according to a court order made public Monday. Joe Nathan James...

Alabama student wins scholarship to aid in overcoming loss

Jun. 12, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mixed martial artist Cat Zingano is known for her toughness as a fighter. But she has a soft side as well that comes from being a survivor, not just in the ring but in her personal life. When Cat was in college, her mother was diagnosed with and eventually died of brain...