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  • 16-year-old arrested in slaying of Alabama mother, twin sons

    MUNFORD, Ala. (AP) — A 16-year-old Alabama teenager has been arrested for the stabbing deaths of his mother and twin brothers, authorities said Wednesday. Landon Durham faces a capital murder charge for the deaths of his mother, 36-year-old Holli Christina Durham and his brothers, 13-year-old twins, Branson and Baron Durham, Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens said. The three were found dead Tuesday in their home in Munford, about 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) east of Birmingham. The prosecutor did not […]

  • Jim Lehrer of the ‘MacNeil-Lehrer Report’ dies at 85

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more recently, had undergone heart valve surgery in April 2008. For Lehrer, and for his friend and longtime partner Robert MacNeil, broadcast journalism was a service, with public understanding […]

  • Florence woman charged with helping Alabama prison escapee

    FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A woman is charged with assisting an Alabama inmate who was recaptured in the Tennessee Valley, authorities said. Escapee Xavier Lamont Armstead, 26, was arrested in Florence on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Department of Corrections. Officers also arrested 23-year-old Kayla Jean Fryer, who officials said was with the prisoner when he was arrested. Fryer is being charged with hindering the apprehension of an escaped inmate, the statement said. Court records were not immediately […]

  • President Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life. Trump has made it a priority to embrace social conservatives, particularly on the issue of abortion. In past years, he has sent members of his administration to speak at the march and has spoken via a video link. He’s going in person to this week’s event. “See you on Friday … Big […]

  • Petty scores 23 as Tide rolls over Vanderbilt 77-62

    Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — John Petty Jr. scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Alabama to a 77-62 win at Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. Kira Lewis Jr. added 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Crimson Tide, who had four scorers in double figures. Jaden Shackelford scored 15 points and Herbert Jones had 10. The Crimson Tide (11-7, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) improved to 2-4 on the road with its ninth win in 12 […]

  • Cambridge’s big night lifts Auburn over South Carolina

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Devan Cambridge scored 26 points, J’Von McCormick added 13 and No. 16 Auburn beat South Carolina 80-67 Wednesday night to stop a two-game skid. The Tigers started off sluggish but ran away with it down the stretch due in large part to hot shooting off the bench. Auburn (16-2, 4-2 SEC) had to lean on its role players after the starters went a combined 1 of 10 from the field out of the gate. Auburn shot […]

  • So-called conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but barring it in Utah could give a boost to similar efforts in other right-leaning states, said Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It’s really given people a lot of hope,” […]

  • Sheriff: Mother and her 2 children found dead in Talladega County home

    MUNFORD, Ala. (AP) — A mother and her two children have been found dead in a home in Alabama, according to a sheriff. The three people were found dead Tuesday in Munford, news outlets reported. Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore told WBMA-TV the victims are a mother and her two kids. Investigators were actively looking into the deaths, according to a statement from the sheriff’s department. It says the identities of the victims and their causes of death will be released at a later […]

  • Jefferson County Sheriff: 2 men shot at deputies while fleeing traffic stop

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two men and Alabama deputies exchanged fire while the suspects fled from a traffic stop, authorities said. A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office press release said deputies were trying to pull over a vehicle Tuesday when the driver refused to stop. Chief Deputy David Agee said the driver fled from authorities in a reckless manner and crashed into a tree. Agee said the driver and a passenger left the car and shot at deputies, shattering the patrol vehicle’s driver’s […]

  • Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is being done because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The cars have air bag control computers made by ZF-TRW that are vulnerable to electrical interference and may not signal the bags to inflate. The problem could affect as […]

  • Free agent OF Ozuna, Braves reach $18 million, 1-year deal

    ATLANTA (AP) — Free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves reached an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday that puts him on the team he helped beat in the playoffs last October. Ozuna hit .429 with two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their five-game win over the Braves in the NL Division Series. The 29-year-old Ozuna hit .241 with 29 home runs and 89 RBIs last season. His low batting average was something on an oddity […]

  • Tua, Young among juniors granted eligibility for NFL draft

    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor were among 99 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft. The NFL on Tuesday released the official list of 120 players who gave up college eligibility to enter the draft. Most, such as Tagovailoa, Young and Taylor, previously made their intentions public. Players less than four years removed from high school who have not completed a degree need to be granted special entry to […]

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