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NC college students win high marks at robotics competition

May. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Brenneman didn’t know what to expect at the 2022 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition in Mobile, Alabama. As captain of the UNC Asheville’s IEEE Student Chapter, Brenneman and his 11 team members developed a robot not knowing whether it could compete at the...

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

May. 12, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Keys to the past and the future of a community descended from enslaved Africans lie in a river bottom on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where the remains of the last known U.S. slave ship rest a few miles from what's left of the village built by the newly freed people after the Civil...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sailboat in Gulf of Mexico

May. 08, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Five people were rescued from a disabled sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. News outlets report that the 36-foot sailboat put out a distress call Friday afternoon because of a broken mast. The vessel was located about 200 miles...

Alabama store flattened as storms race across Southeast

May. 06, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado flattened a downtown store before dawn and ripped the front off a metal building across Mobile Bay on Friday, and forecasters said more storms could hit an area stretching from south Alabama to coastal Virginia. Violent winds ripped open a...

Airbus posts profit, plans new jet assembly line in Alabama

May. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Airbus said Wednesday that its profit in the first three months of 2022 more than tripled to 1.22 billion euros ($1.28 billion), helped by an increase in aircraft deliveries as airlines recover from the worst of the pandemic. Airbus said it plans to speed up production of its A320...

Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship

May. 01, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast near Mobile to assess the sunken remains of the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States more than 160 years ago. The Alabama Historical Commission says a team will begin a 10-day evaluation of...

Ex-student blames lax security at Alabama college for rape

Apr. 22, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Lax security that included broken door locks at a private Catholic college in Alabama allowed a male student to enter the dorm of a female student and sexually assault her, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the woman. The woman, a former student at Spring...

'Fancy Like' feels like a No. 1 draft pick to singer Hayes

Apr. 21, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like most any boy growing up in Mobile, Walker Hayes' early goal in his sporting career was obvious. Star at Alabama and then be drafted into the NFL. While it hasn't quite worked out that way for the country music singer/songwriter, he has found the No. 1 overall...

Robbie Ray backed by 3 homers as Mariners beat Rangers 6-2

Apr. 20, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray pitched six strong innings to win his home debut for Seattle, Eugenio Suárez hit a three-run homer in the first and the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday night. Ray, the reigning 2021 AL Cy Young Award winner, made his first two starts on...

Stifled by brick-and-mortar, barber took business on road

Apr. 16, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Through blood, sweat, and...barbicide, Jon Shiflett is keeping the long honored tradition of barbering alive, but putting the experience into high gear. Shiflett is bringing his shop to you. More punk rock than quartet, his mobile barbershop Beggars &...