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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Week 14: Ohio State returns and BYU-Coastal square off

Dec. 4, 2020 2:25 AM EST

Among the teams contending for a playoff spot, the intrigue is not about who No. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend. Ohio State seems to be on track to play at Michigan State on Saturday after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the program forced a cancellation of...

In this photo provided by Holly Wooten McDonald, World War II veteran and COVID-19 survivor Major Wooten holds a celebratory milkshake on his 104th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Madison, Alabama. Wooten was released from the hospital this week after contracting the illness caused by the new coronavirus before Thanksgiving. (Holly Wooten McDonald via AP)

World War II vet beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

Dec. 3, 2020 10:24 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the new coronavirus but appears to be on...

Alabama man convicted of delivering drugs in government car

Dec. 3, 2020 7:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county government worker has been found guilty in federal court of delivering nearly 2 pounds (1 kilogram) of methamphetamine using his work truck, according to prosecutors. Anthony Lamon Frazier, 38, was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute more than 50...

Amazon workers in bid to unionize at Alabama warehouse

Dec. 3, 2020 7:19 PM EST

BESSEMER, Ala (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are seeking to form a union, setting up a potential battle in the Deep South with a company that has opposed unionization efforts. Employees at the Bessemer facility filed a petition last month with the National Labor Relations Board saying...

Explosives topple 1,000-foot stack at old power plant

Dec. 3, 2020 6:55 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Ala. (AP) — Crews used explosives to topple a 1,000-foot-tall (305-meter-tall ) smoke stack at an old power plant in Alabama on Thursday in a major step toward preparing the site for redevelopment. Workers hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority set off the charges at the site of the Widows...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) and wide receiver John Metchie III (8) celebrate Smith's touchdown against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

College Football Picks: Alabama-LSU has decided lack of buzz

Dec. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EST

Alabama-LSU has in 13 months gone from Game of the Century to not even as interesting as BYU at Coastal Carolina. The top-ranked Crimson Tide visit the defending national champion Tigers on Saturday for a game that is likely to be a name-the-score blowout for Alabama, which is favored by more than four...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) and wide receiver John Metchie III (8) celebrate Smith's touchdown against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

No. 1 'Bama can hand LSU 1st 2-game skid under Orgeron

Dec. 3, 2020 5:15 PM EST

No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 8-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at LSU (3-4, 3-4), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Alabama by 29 1/2. Series record: Alabama leads 53-26-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE Alabama probably can afford one loss and still make the College Football Playoff, but a loss to a sub-.500 team would represent a...

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) hands the ball off to running back Isaiah Spiller (28) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

No. 5 Texas A&M visits Auburn riding 5-game winning streak

Dec. 3, 2020 4:46 PM EST

No. 5 Texas A&M (6-1 SEC, No. 5 CFP) at Auburn (5-3), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN). Line: Texas A&M by 7. Series record: Tied 5-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Aggies are still in the playoff hunt even with slim chances of winning the SEC Western Division. They’ve won five games in a row though two...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) heads for a long gain as coach Nick Saban watches during the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

No. 1 Alabama primed to prolong its primacy at LSU

Dec. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The way top-ranked Alabama has been rolling over opponents, coach Nick Saban likely could spend another week or more recovering from COVID-19 at home without jeopardizing the Crimson Tide’s national title hopes. Saban, however, has left little doubt about his intention to be...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, introduces Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event in Independence, Iowa. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

Dec. 3, 2020 2:47 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida...