As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a case challenging the Voting Rights Act of 1968, civil rights advocates are rising to support the anti-discriminatory law. But why?
After eleven hours, fires have finally been extinguished on two natural gasoline barges that exploded overnight in Mobile. The spectacular accident comes at an inopportune time for an industry pushing for increased shipments overseas.
It was initially unclear what happened inside Jimmy Lee Dykes' bunker in Midland City, Alabama on Monday afternoon, but by combing through reports, we've been able to piece together an account.
After hostage negotiations broke down and the kidnapper was found to have a 5-year-old boy in "imminent danger" with a gun, the kindergartner known as "Ethan" was rescued today by a team of FBI agents.
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We're a full day into the ongoing Alabama hostage situation, and the child is safe as far as authorities know, but more details have trickled out about the unstable man behind the disturbing crime, including accounts that he was a "survivalist" with anti-American views.
Police and FBI negotiators are still in a standoff with a man who murdered a school bus driver before kidnapping a six-year-old child and holing up in an underground shelter.
The Twitterverse woke up Tuesday morning to NFL player Darnell Dockett virtually trying to woo Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron's girlfriend with the tempting prospect of ... fried chicken wings and a visit to a Miami strip club.
During a moment when the gun control debate is at the forefront of everyone's minds, the reports of a shooting in an Alabama hospital early Saturday morning aren't helping anything.
Three people are dead and more are injured after a fight escalated and someone started shooting in a student neighbourhood in Auburn, Alabama.
What hurts Newt Gingrich the most about his second-place finish in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday? That his southern brethren didn't back him? That conservative leaders are now screaming for him to pull out of the Republican presidential race?
This is it, you guys: the very last chance all primary -- maybe all election -- to try out your jazziest Dixieland cliches.
Newt Gingrich sure looked bored while he read his own campaign website on the Rick & Bubba radio show in Alabama Tuesday.
Rick Santorum isn't having a great day, from an embarrassing typo to a retracted endorsement and admitting he didn't do all that well on Super Tuesday.
There's a chance -- just a chance -- that the Republican primary will finally end tonight if Mississippi and Alabama pick Mitt Romney.
President Obama opened a wide lead over Mitt Romney in the last few weeks, but three polls show Romney now beating Obama in the 2012 election. But if you write about that on Facebook, it could cost you friends. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Rick Santorum can appeal to those those blue-collar workers that brittle rich guy Mitt Romney can't reach because… wait, why exactly?
The Republican candidates are finishing up their last minute pitches to voters who usually don't get that much attention -- those in Alabama and Mississippi.
We all know that if Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich want to be the Republican presidential nominee, they have to win more states. But they also have to win by large margins.
A Federal court put a temporary block on two controversial provisions of a tough immigration law in Alabama, the A.P. reports, and other states that might contemplate similar laws are likely watching.
Democrats say they're really mad about Rush Limbaugh's slut controversy, but it sure is useful to them. Obama reelection adviser David Axelrod did his part to keep the story alive on Wednesday, asking reporters that if Mitt Romney can't stand up to Limbaugh, "how can he stand up to Ahmadinejad?"
Only four days after Virginia shot down a similar measure, the Alabama State Senate is moving forward with a law that would require women to go through an invasive vaginal ultrasound procedure in order the get an abortion.
The formation of an Occupy Wall Street super PAC by an activist in Decatur, Alabama is sparking a backlash from the movement's organizers in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Embracing Occupy Wall Street means embracing the language of the 99 percent—even when you're filing for a super PAC.
Today in sports: The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Hue Jackson after one penalty-plagued 8-8 season, Les Miles lost a big chunk of change by not winning the BCS title game, and Tony Romo's ill-timed Vegas weekend.
Court issues a temporary stay on several provisions of the strict immigration law.
Helped organize the Alabama protests that led to the Voting Rights and Civil Rights acts
Funding for a small park in the middle of Alabama angers some, but it's untouchable
Mayor Jack Scott is banning tornado victims from accepting FEMA trailers
People are trying to reunite photos and documents with their owners
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