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Alabama: State in the southeastern United States
Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

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Cop busts a move with dancers during Mardi Gras parade in Alabama

A police officer marching behind a group of dancers decided to follow their moves during a Mardi Gras parade in Alabama.
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Mandatory vasectomy at age 50? Alabama lawmaker proposes response to abortion ban

A proposed Alabama law would require all men get a vasectomy after they turn 50. The sponsor says the bill is a response to abortion bans.
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Videos for Alabama


Is This The World's Oldest Gym Goer? 91-Year-Old Man Works Out Three Days A Week [Video]Is This The World's Oldest Gym Goer? 91-Year-Old Man Works Out Three Days A Week

?Is this the world's oldest gym goer? 91-year-old Lloyd Black from Alabama attends the gym three times a week, and has become an internet sensation after pictures of him working out went viral. Dressed..

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Alabama Democrat Doug Jones to vote to convict Trump in Senate trial [Video]Alabama Democrat Doug Jones to vote to convict Trump in Senate trial

U.S. Senator Doug Jones of Alabama, seen as a potentially vulnerable Democratic lawmaker from a Republican state, announced on the floor of the Senate that he will vote to convict President Donald..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Multiple fatalities reported in Alabama dock fire [Video]Multiple fatalities reported in Alabama dock fire

A fire consumed at least 35 vessels in what local media described as a riverboat community along the Tennessee River early Monday morning, and local officials said there were multiple fatalities...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:38Published

"We don't start these movies to win awards": Jamie Foxx on 'Just Mercy' [Video]"We don't start these movies to win awards": Jamie Foxx on 'Just Mercy'

Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan answer questions on the Oscars diversity debate at London screening of 'Just Mercy'

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

U.S. winter storms cause 10 deaths, massive power outages [Video]U.S. winter storms cause 10 deaths, massive power outages

At least 10 people died and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

American firefighter paramedic proposes in Santa Claus costume [Video]American firefighter paramedic proposes in Santa Claus costume

She said yes! Firefighter paramedic dressed as Santa Claus asks his girlfriend to marry him

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:20Published

 

Jeff Sessions Was ‘Trump Before Trump.’ Will Alabama Voters Remember?

Ask Republicans in the state what they think of Mr. Sessions, who is running again for the Senate there, and many will use the same belittling adjectives the president has hurled at him.
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Special Report: 'Scam PAC' fundraisers reap millions in the name of 'heart-tugging' causes

From unmarked strip-mall offices in small-town Alabama, the calls go out across the United States, meant to talk people into giving money for heart-tugging causes like helping breast cancer patients or..
Reuters - Published

Crews work through wreckage after Alabama dock fire kills 8: What we know now

The blaze broke out early Monday in at the Scottsboro, Alabama, dock, killing at least eight and scorching almost three dozen boats, authorities say.
USATODAY.com - Published

How Impeachment Puts Doug Jones in a No-Win Situation in Alabama

Mr. Jones, the lone Democratic senator from the Deep South, is in a precarious political position as he cautiously approaches impeachment in a state where President Trump is immensely popular.
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AP Top Stories January 27 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 28th: President Trump to unveil Mideast peace plan; Republicans say impeachment trial could sink Joe Biden; Crews search for more victims after Alabama boat dock..
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Ala. fire chief: Boat dock fire killed at least 8

A massive fire killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday. A fire chief says more people could be dead because some may have been trapped on boats that..
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Alabama fire: Eight killed as blaze engulfs 35 boats in marina

The aluminium roof of the wooden dock in a marina in Arizona collapsed, and some of the boats sank.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Alabama fire chief confirms 8 deaths after fire destroys 35 boats

Boaters leaped into the water to escape a fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday.
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At least two killed in Alabama marina fire: local media

Fire at a lakefront marina in Alabama early on Monday killed at least two people and left eight others missing, local media reported, citing officials.
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Republicans criticize Schiff over ‘head on a pike’ comments.

“I’m not intimidated,” said Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama. “That was probably a little bit overboard.”
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Storms devastate US South and Midwest

At least 12 people die as tornadoes sweep through Texas, Alabama and Louisiana.
BBC News - Published

Residents survey Alabama tornado damage

Residents of Pickens County, Alabama returned on Sunday to survey damage done by a tornado one day earlier. The National Weather Service said a tornado packing winds of at least 134 mph hit Pickens..
USATODAY.com - Published

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

storms sweep southern us, midwest as death toll rises to 11
HOUSTON: Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the US and up into the Midwest were blamed on Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds,..
WorldNews - Published

US storms: At least eight killed in severe weather

Fatalities are reported in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas as extreme weather continues.
BBC News - Published

High school merger creates strong football program

In Clay County, Alabama, two longtime rival high schools were part of a contentious merger in 2012. The new high school has gone on to win consecutive state football championships. (Jan. 9)  
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Burger King to test plant-based Impossible Croissan'wich in select markets starting in late January

Burger King will soon start testing the Impossible Croissan'wich in markets including Albuquerque, New Mexico; Montgomery, Alabama; Lansing, Michigan.
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Alabama police apologise for 'insensitive' homeless quilt photo

Two officers taped together cardboard signs begging for money, and posted the photo on Facebook.
BBC News - Published

Alabama police chief apologizes for 'insensitive' viral photo of officers holding 'homeless quilt'

A viral photo shows two police officers holding what they're calling a 'homeless quilt,' constructed of panhandling signs.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Civil rights leader John Lewis faces cancer battle

civil rights leader john lewis faces cancer battle
US congressman John Lewis has announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer. The 79-year-old Democrat is the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, a group once led by the Rev..
WorldNews - Published

States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect

states charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect
The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge..
WorldNews - Published

Tornadoes tear through US south killing three

Officials say one person died in Louisiana and two in Alabama after storms triggered tornadoes.
BBC News - Published

Tornadoes sweep across southeastern U.S., killing at least three: officials

Tornadoes swept across swaths of the southeastern United States killing at least two people in northern Alabama and one person in Louisiana, tearing roofs off buildings, splintering trees and downing..
Reuters - Published

1 dead at plant outside Atlanta; suspect arrested

A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. (Dec. 13)  
USATODAY.com - Published

How Nick Saban's internship program at Alabama helps fired coaches get paid so well

Alabama's football program helped popularize the analyst position, which doesn't pay much but helps fired coaches meet big buyout obligations.
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Florida Shooting Updates: 3 Sailors Who Were Killed Are Identified

Sailors from Alabama, Florida and Georgia were killed in the attack at a naval air station in Pensacola, and eight others were injured.
NYTimes.com - Published

Winners and losers in fifth College Football Playoff rankings include Utah and Alabama

The College Football Playoff committee released its fifth rankings of the 2019 season. There were winners and losers, including Alabama and Utah.
USATODAY.com - Published

Death penalty sought in killing of Alabama woman

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, authorities announced Monday. Ibraheem Yazeed..
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Pete Buttigieg focuses on appealing to black voters during Southern swing

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told CBS News' LaCrai Mitchell his trip through North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama is part of an ongoing effort to boost his engagement with black voters,..
CBS News - Published

Alabama Unveils Statue of Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks

A new statue of Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man.
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Rosa Parks honored with statue in Montgomery, Alabama

A new statue was dedicated to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in Alabama’s capital of Montgomery on Sunday. The bronze monument was unveiled on the 64th anniversary of one of the key moments in the..
CBS News - Published

Football Four: Alabama's out, and now the debate shifts: Utah vs. Oklahoma or Baylor

With Alabama now out of the College Football Playoff debate, the focus shifts to the Big 12 (either Baylor or Oklahoma) and Pac-12 favorite Utah.
USATODAY.com - Published

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 14

Rivalry weekend brings major matchups with Ohio State-Michigan and Alabama-Auburn leading the lineup. Our staff picks for college football's Week 14.
USATODAY.com - Published

The son of a deputy from a neighboring county has been charged with the murder of Alabama Sheriff 'Big John' Williams

William Chase Johnson, the suspect in the killing of Alabama Sheriff "Big John" Williams, is the son of a sheriff's deputy in a neighboring county.
USATODAY.com - Published

Son of Deputy from Neighboring County Accused of Killing Sheriff

Sheriff John Williams was responding to a disturbance call at an Alabama gas station when he was fatally shot. William Chase Johnson, 18, has been charged with his murder.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alabama county sheriff killed, suspect in custody

Alabama authorities say Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was killed in the line of duty Saturday night. The suspect in custody was identified as 18-year-old William Chase Johnson. (Nov. 25)  
USATODAY.com - Published

The 'senseless' murder of Sheriff 'Big John' Williams has stunned Lowndes County, Alabama: 'I don't understand it'

John Williams' towering height gave him his nickname. A beloved lawman serving in his home county, he was regarded highly by the home folk.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bloomberg files paperwork in Arkansas to get on the primary ballot

Bloomberg has also filed to get on the primary ballot in Alabama, but has not filed in any early primary states
CBS News - Published

Alabama sheriff shot and killed while responding to call

Sheriff "Big John" Williams was killed Saturday night at a gas station
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Alabama sheriff shot and killed while answering a call, search for suspect ongoing

Several law enforcement sources confirmed that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was answering a call at a convenience store when he was shot.
USATODAY.com - Published

White Alabama officer convicted in death of unarmed black man

District Attorney Darryl Bailey said the state will ask for the maximum sentence, a CBS affiliate in Montgomery reported
CBS News - Published

Alabama cop who chased, beat and shot black man after stop-and-frisk guilty of manslaughter

Prosecutors argued Aaron C. Smith escalated a consensual stop to deadly force, killing Greg Gunn feet away from the home he lived in with his mother.
USATODAY.com - Published

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