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FILE - Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., in this Sunday, July 28, 2013, file photo. Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves said Aaron died peacefully in his sleep. No cause of death was given. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

Jan. 22, 2021 9:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Sure, he's remembered mostly for dethroning the Babe to become baseball's home run king on the way to 755, but don't forget about the .300 average, or the graceful way he fielded his position, or the...

Unique Morgan Dunston pauses in her hometown of Albertville, Ala., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, before a protest against a Confederate monument and flag located on the lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse. Transformed by leaving the virtually all-white town where she grew up, Dunston has been leading the demonstrations since August. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Small-town Alabama resident transformed to protest leader

Jan. 3, 2021 10:53 AM EST

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — During her final year at Albertville High School in 2015, teachers gave Unique Morgan Dunston a citizenship award and fellow seniors voted her the class clown. Today, she's the target of death threats and jeers on Main Street. The change is because of what Dunston does now, not who...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2020 file photo, debris remains on the sidewalk in front of buildings damaged in a Christmas Day explosion  in Nashville, Tenn.   The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to communications outages over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. networks. Widespread service outages followed the explosion, which damaged a major AT&T network hub, extended hundreds of miles to at least four neighboring states, disrupting 911 call centers, hospitals and flights out of the Nashville airport. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Nashville bombing spotlights vulnerable voice, data networks

Dec. 31, 2020 1:46 PM EST

The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local...

Florida wide receiver Trevon Grimes (8) makes a touchdown catch for a touchdown against Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II (2) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 10 Florida will be without top 4 pass catchers in Cotton

Dec. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida will be without its top four pass catchers in the Cotton Bowl against eighth-ranked Oklahoma. Receivers Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney announced Monday they are skipping the game in Arlington, Texas, to prepare for their NFL futures. Fellow receiver Jacob Copeland...

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, center, watches play against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

AP All-SEC: No. 1 Alabama leads the way for top awards

Dec. 23, 2020 1:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama is on top of the Southeastern Conference again. The SEC champions dominated all-SEC honors as voted on by a panel of members of The Associated Press. Nick Saban was voted the league's coach of the year, receiver DeVonta Smith nabbed SEC offensive player of the year...

Georgia State quarterback Cornelious Brown IV throws in the first half during an NCAA football game, against Appalachian State Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Boone, N.C. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Georgia State, Western Kentucky bound for Lending Tree Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EST

Georgia State (5-4, Sun Belt Conference) vs. Western Kentucky (5-6, Conference USA), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Georgia State: Redshirt freshman QB Cornelious Brown IV is second in the Sun Belt in passing (227.3 yards per game) and total offense (256.3 ypg). Has passed for 14...

Alabama sheriff removes 'thugshots' Christmas tree post

Dec. 7, 2020 12:01 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff’s department has removed a photo of a Christmas tree adorned with what they called “thugshots” of people who have been arrested after criticism that it was demeaning and cruel. The Mobile County Sheriff's Department deleted the photo from its...

Sheriff's Christmas tree 'thugshots' rub some the wrong way

Dec. 4, 2020 5:04 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Officials from an Alabama sheriff's department are being criticized for displaying a photo of a Christmas tree adorned with what they called “thugshots” of people who have been arrested. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office used its Facebook page to post a doctored...

Finch lifts Jacksonville St. past Mobile 85-66

Nov. 30, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Finch scored a career-high 17 points with seven assists and six rebounds and Jacksonville State beat Mobile 85-66 on Monday. The game was an exhibition for NAIA member Mobile, which played three games in four days against Division I teams. Darian Adams added 16 points for...

Flowers leads South Alabama past Mobile 95-75

Nov. 27, 2020 10:04 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Michael Flowers scored 25 points and John Pettway had 22 points and eight rebounds as South Alabama beat Mobile 95-75 on Friday night. Tyreke Locure had 15 points, eight rebounds and six steals for South Alabama (2-0). Kayo Goncalves added 10 points. Trenton Short had 26 points for the...