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Birmingham, AL, United States

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New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

A handful of U.S. hospitals are facing a financial crisis that officials say was caused by the federal government's rules for pandemic relief money → Read More

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

A crew working on the Alabama coast is assessing the remains of the last slave ship known to have landed in the United States, more than 160 years ago → Read More

Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer were prepared for a shootout

An Indiana sheriff says the Alabama murder suspect and jailer who evaded authorities for more than a week were heavily armed and preparing for a shootout when they were captured → Read More

Sheriff: Car linked to Alabama escapee, jail worker found

Authorities in Tennessee say they have located an abandoned vehicle used by a man wanted in Alabama for murder and the jail official who disappeared with him → Read More

Alabama church of 'Bloody Sunday' on endangered places list

An Alabama church that was at the center of the voting rights movement in the 1960s is now eaten up by termites and damaged by water leaks → Read More

Alabama church of 'Bloody Sunday' on endangered places list

An Alabama church that was at the center of the voting rights movement in the 1960s is now eaten up by termites and damaged by water leaks → Read More

Till relatives seek accuser's prosecution in 1955 kidnapping

Relatives of Emmett Till have been stymied in their calls for a renewed investigation into his lynching in Mississippi in 1955 → Read More

Apollo 16 moonwalker reflects on mission's 50th anniversary

Charlie Duke is part of a tiny fraternity that’s getting even smaller: People who walked on the moon → Read More

Muscogee return South nearly 200 years after forced removal

Native Americans whose ancestors were forced out of the Southeast almost 200 years ago are back for a festival with a name that sums up its purpose: “We have come back.” → Read More

Emmett Till relatives seek renewed probe of '55 lynching

Relatives of Emmett Till are asking authorities to reverse their decision to close an investigation of his 1955 lynching and instead prosecute a white woman at the center of the case → Read More

Emmett Till relatives seek renewed probe of '55 lynching

Relatives of Emmett Till are asking authorities to reverse their decision to close an investigation of his 1955 lynching and instead prosecute a white woman at the center of the case → Read More

Voter turnout sagging in troubled voting rights hub of Selma

The world knows the city of Selma, Alabama, as a historic beacon in the struggle for voting rights → Read More

Voter turnout sagging in troubled voting rights hub of Selma

The world knows the city of Selma, Alabama, as a historic beacon in the struggle for voting rights → Read More

US vaccination drive is bottoming out as omicron subsides

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 in the U.S. is grinding to a halt, and lagging demand is especially stark in conservative corners of the country where many people weren't interested in the shots in the first place → Read More

US vaccination drive is bottoming out as omicron subsides

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 in the U.S. is grinding to a halt, and lagging demand is especially stark in conservative corners of the country where many people weren't interested in the shots in the first place → Read More

Alabama revisits pairing KKK leader and Black student names

The University of Alabama is reconsidering its decision last week to retain the name of a one-time governor who led the Ku Klux Klan on a campus building while adding the name of the school’s first Black student → Read More

Historic Coretta Scott home where she wed MLK now forgotten

A little-known but important piece of American history stands vacant on a two-lane highway in rural western Alabama → Read More

Historic Coretta Scott home where she wed MLK now forgotten

A little-known but important piece of American history stands vacant on a two-lane highway in rural western Alabama → Read More

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

Alabama has executed an inmate for a 1996 murder after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state, clearing the way for the man to receive a lethal injection → Read More

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

Alabama has executed an inmate for a 1996 murder after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state, clearing the way for the man to receive a lethal injection → Read More