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International students still come to US despite pandemic

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Because of COVID-19, many schools and universities across the U.S. had to turn away international students from attending classes in person last year. Countries under travel restrictions because of the pandemic have seen their embassies reduce hours or close completely,...

Woman’s killing in a small Alabama city remains a mystery

Jul. 25, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) — There aren’t many photos of Sandra Lockett Huckleberry, her sisters say, since she didn’t like her picture to be taken. But her image is still seen in Bibb County’s Centreville and nearby areas, especially around October, when reminders of...

17-year-old Nicholas Dunlap wins US Junior Amateur

Jul. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nicholas Dunlap won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday at The Country Club of North Carolina, beating Cohen Trolio 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. The 17-year-old Dunlap, from Huntsville, Alabama, won three straight holes to take...

Alabama officer getting paid after murder conviction resigns

Jul. 24, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who remained on his city's payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville Police Department. Officer William Darby left of his own accord, the city told WAAY-TV on Friday. ...

Founder of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama departing

Jul. 24, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The founder and chief executive of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama will leave the nonprofit organization at the end of the year, the group said in a statement. Isabel Rubio, who has led the Birmingham-based organization for 20 years,...

400 panties found in home of man facing voyeurism charges

Jul. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Police searching the home of a man suspected of attacking an Alabama woman in her home found more than 400 pairs of women's panties, authorities said. Investigators also found dozens of photos of John Thomas Uda's co-workers taken without their...

Jesse Owens’ granddaughter visits Alabama museum

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

OAKVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jesse Owens was more than just a track-and-field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist. He was a golfer, a Western movie fanatic, a friend, and a grandfather. Marlene Dortch, one of Owens’ grandchildren, visited the Jesse Owens Museum in...

Alabama prison officer convicted in inmate abuse case

Jul. 23, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A one-time shift commander who supervised officers at an Alabama prison was convicted of letting another worker abuse a prisoner, prosecutors said Friday. Willie Burks, 42, was the fourth officer convicted on federal charges in the abuse, which...

Alabama offering $5 incentive for inmates to get shots

Jul. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With Alabama trailing the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations, infections rising and the governor refusing incentives to encourage more people to get shots, state prisons are offering $5 canteen credits to inmates to encourage more inoculations. The...

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies

Jul. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according to the library and an obituary published by his family. Shelly Millender Jr. of Birmingham died on Saturday. He was...