Jay Reeves, The Associated Press

Jay Reeves

The Associated Press

Birmingham, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Jay:

U.S. captives ‘prayed for death’ on brutal ride from Ukraine

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even after three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the ride to freedom that nearly bro… → Read More

Regions Bank to refund $141M for illegal overdraft fees

Regions Bank for a second time in a decade was found charging illegal overdraft fees, the government said Wednesday, in a settlement that will require the bank to repay $141 million to customers and pay an additional $50 million in fees. → Read More

Regions Bank to refund $141M for illegal overdraft fees

Regions Bank for a second time in a decade was found charging illegal overdraft fees in a settlement that will require the bank to repay $141 million to customers plus $50 million in fines → Read More

Regions Bank to refund $141M for illegal overdraft fees

Regions Bank for a second time in a decade was found charging illegal overdraft fees, the government said Wednesday. → Read More

Book shows personal side of ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee

To the world, Harper Lee was aloof to the point of being unknowable, an obsessively private person who spent most of her life avoiding the public gaze despite writing one of the best-selling books ever, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” To Wayne Flynt, the Alabama-born author was his friend, Nelle. → Read More

Alabama sidesteps compensation for survivor of ’63 16th Street Baptist bombing in Birmingham

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and still has pieces of glass inside her body from a Ku Klux Klan bombing that killed her sister and three other Black girls at an Alabama church 59 years ago, and she's still waiting on the state to compensate her for those injuries. → Read More

Alabama sidesteps compensation for survivor of '63 KKK blast

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and still has pieces of glass inside her body from a Ku Klux Klan bombing that killed her sister and three other Black girls at an Alabama church 59 years ago, and she's still waiting on the state to compensate her for those injuries. → Read More

Ruby Bridges, who fought segregation as 6-year-old trailblazer, writes kids book

The book, aimed at readers as young as 4, tells Bridges' story as an uplifting tale to teach children to start making a difference. → Read More

Black woman who integrated Southern school writes kid’s book

Ruby Bridges was a 6-year-old first-grader when she walked past jeering crowds of white people to become one of the first Black students at racially segregated schools in New Orleans more than six … → Read More

Black Pastor arrested by 3 white cops while watering neighbor's flowers

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — Michael Jennings wasn’t breaking any laws or doing anything that was obviously suspicious... → Read More

Watering while Black: anatomy of a pastor's Alabama arrest

Michael Jennings wasn't breaking any laws or doing anything that was obviously suspicious; the Black minister was simply watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town. → Read More

Watering while Black: anatomy of a pastor's Alabama arrest

A Black pastor plans to sue an Alabama town whose white police officers placed him in handcuffs after he refused to identify himself while watering flowers for his neighbor on private property → Read More

Rosalynn Carter marking 95th birthday with butterflies

The former first lady turns 95 today. Here's how she's celebrating. → Read More

Rosalynn Carter turning 95 Thursday, marking birthday with butterflies

Rosalynn Carter, the 2nd-oldest first lady ever, turns 95 Thursday on a birthday that will be marked not just with cards and best wishes, but with butterflies. → Read More

Rosalynn Carter marking 95th birthday with butterflies

Rosalynn Carter, the second-oldest U.S. first lady ever, turns 95 Thursday on a birthday that will be marked not just with cards and best wishes, but with butterflies. → Read More

Rosalynn Carter marking 95th birthday with butterflies

Rosalynn Carter, the second-oldest U.S. first lady ever, turns 95 Thursday on a birthday that will be marked not just with cards and best wishes, but with... → Read More

Rosalynn Carter marking 95th birthday with butterflies

Rosalynn Carter turns 95 Thursday, and her birthday is being marked with butterflies → Read More

Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Emmett Till case

Nearly 70 years later, Donham's retelling of the days surrounding Till's abduction and lynching stokes fresh frustration among relatives of Till and activists pushing for Donham's prosecution, particularly now that a Mississippi grand jury has decided against charging her with kidnapping in his abduction or manslaughter in his death. → Read More

Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Till case

By her own telling, Mississippi authorities provided Carolyn Bryant Donham with... → Read More

Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Till case

By her own telling, Mississippi authorities provided Carolyn Bryant Donham with preferential treatment rather than prosecution after her encounter with Emmett Till led to the lynching of the Black teenager in the summer of 1955. → Read More