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  • Old Boaz outlet being converted to rec center

    BOAZ, Ala. (AP) — The north Alabama city of Boaz used to be a regional destination for outlet shoppers before many of its retail stores closed. Now the town is converting one of those old outlet centers into a recreation center. Officials gathered on Thursday in the parking lot of a former outlet store to break ground on a nearly $13 million recreation center. The facility will include two gymnasiums, an indoor pool with eight lanes, a resort-style outdoor pool, […]

  • Biden on racism: Whites ‘can never fully understand’

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday the country hasn’t “relegated racism and white supremacy to the pages of history” as he framed current tensions in the context of the movement’s historic struggle for equality. He spoke to parishioners at 16th Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham as they commemorated the 56th anniversary of the bombing that killed four black girls […]

  • AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked

    California and Arizona State have moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years. A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the AP media poll presented by Regions Bank mostly unchanged. Clemson remains No. 1, with 57 of the 62 first-place votes, as the top nine held their spots Sunday. Alabama was No. 2, receiving five first-place votes, followed by Georgia, […]

  • Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

    DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. Union leaders said the sides were still far apart on several major issues and they apparently weren’t swayed by a GM offer […]

  • Tagovailoa has career day in No. 2 Alabama’s 47-23 victory

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tua Tagovailoa threw for a career-high 444 yards and tied his personal best with five touchdowns to help No. 2 Alabama open Southeastern Conference play with a 47-23 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. Coach Nick Saban improved to 12-1 at Alabama in SEC openers and wiped away some bad memories of his last visit to Williams-Brice Stadium nine years ago. Tagovailoa and his receivers quickly got the Crimson Tide (3-0, 1-0) rolling with first-quarter TD passes […]

  • Whitlow, Nix lead No. 8 Auburn past Kent State, 55-16

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) JaTarvious Whitlow rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Bo Nix ran and passed for scores to lead No. 8 Auburn to a 55-16 victory over Kent State Saturday night. The Tigers (3-0) piled up 467 rushing yards and three 100-yard rushers in their final tune up before Southeastern Conference play. They also got some big plays running and passing from Nix, including a 49-yard flea flicker to Eli Stove for a touchdown in the third […]

  • Woman pleads guilty in Alabama to financing terror

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to help al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a charge of concealing terrorism financing. Federal prosecutors say Alaa Mohd Abusaad entered the plea Friday during a hearing in federal court in Tuscaloosa. Authorities arrested the one-time University of Alabama student last year. Court documents show Abusaad communicated over messaging programs with a person she didn’t know was an undercover FBI employee. A statement from prosecutors shows she gave instructions on […]

  • Musician Eddie Money dies at age 70

    A publicist for Eddie Money said the rock star has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70. Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family saying Money died peacefully Friday morning in Los Angeles. The husky-voiced, blue collar performer was known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for “Take Me Home Tonight,” which featured a cameo […]

  • Sheriff: Teen in stolen truck kills pastor, wife in Knoxville crash

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a 15-year-old boy was the driver of a stolen vehicle that caused a fatal car crash, killing a local pastor and his wife. A Knox County sheriff’s report says the teen crossed double yellow lines to a pass a dump truck Tuesday before hitting an oncoming car. News outlets report Belinda Wilson and Three Points Baptist Pastor Ruben Wilson were inside the struck car and died. A GoFundMe page says the Wilson’s […]

  • Ohio State denied request to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word “The.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office turned down the university’s request to trademark “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. OSU submitted the trademark application last month. The patent office cited the trademark appears to be used for “merely decorative manner” and as an “ornamental feature” that doesn’t appear to function as a trademark that would differentiate the items […]

  • Friday court hearing for Mississippi man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer faces a scheduled court hearing in Tennessee. Martez Abram is set to appear in court Friday on a fugitive warrant in Memphis as he fights extradition to Mississippi. The 39-year-old Abram has undergone treatment at a Memphis hospital since being shot by police and arrested July 30 at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi. Authorities say Abram had been suspended from his job before […]

  • Cooper elected as Nashville’s 3rd mayor in less than 2 years

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Cooper has won the election for Nashville mayor, giving the growing southern city its third mayor in less than two years. The metro councilman defeated incumbent Mayor David Briley in Thursday’s runoff election, continuing his momentum from an Aug. 1 general election in which he outpaced Briley by about 10 percentage points. Briley conceded Thursday night. “We’re going to have more growth in the next five years than in the last five years,” Cooper said […]

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