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Birmingham, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Jay:

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

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

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

Keys to the past and the future of a community descended from enslaved Africans lie in a river bottom on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, where the remains of the last known U.S. slave ship rest a few miles from what’s left of the village built by the newly freed people after the Civil War. → Read More

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

Keys to the past and the future of a community descended from enslaved Africans lie in a river bottom on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where the remains of the last known U.S. slave ship rest a few miles from what's left of the village built by the newly freed people after the Civil War. → Read More

Sheriff: Escaped inmate Casey White, corrections officer Vicky White were prepared for a 'shootout'

Authorities say escaped murder suspect Casey White and fugitive corrections officer Vicky White were carrying $29,000 in cash, four handguns and an AR-15 rifle when they were captured following a high-speed chase. Casey White told investigators the couple was prepared to have a shootout with officers — and said they were both willing to die. → Read More

Sheriff: Car linked to Alabama escapee, jail worker found

The getaway vehicle used by a man wanted for murder in Alabama and the jail official suspected of helping him escape after a “jailhouse romance” was found in an impound lot in Tennessee, where it sat for nearly a week before authorities realized they had it, officials said Friday. → Read More

Alabama church of 'Bloody Sunday' on endangered places list

Like religious congregants all over, the people of historic Brown Chapel AME Church turned off the lights and locked the doors at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because it wasn’t safe to gather for worship with a deadly virus circulating. For a time, the landmark church that launched a national voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama, was off limits. → Read More

Alabama church of 'Bloody Sunday' is noted on endangered places list

UNDATED (AP) Like religious congregants all over, the people of historic Brown Chapel AME Church turned off the lights and locked the doors at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because it wasn't safe to gather for worship with a deadly virus circulating. For a time, the landmark church that launched a national voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama, was off-limits. → Read More

Strain on US weapons stockpile as President Biden visits Alabama

When President Joe Biden visits a Lockheed Martin plant on Tuesday that manufactures an antitank weapons system, he’s certain to herald the U.S.-made arms as a gamechanger in Ukraine’s stiff resistance to the Russian invasion. → Read More

Push to arm Ukraine putting strain on US weapons stockpile

The planes take off almost daily from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware — hulking C-17s loaded up with Javelins, Stingers, howitzers and other material being hustled to Eastern Europe to resupply Ukraine’s military in its fight against Russia. → Read More

Combat death puts spotlight on Americans fighting in Ukraine

A former U.S. Marine who died last week in Ukraine was believed to be the first American citizen killed while fighting there → Read More

Combat death puts spotlight on Americans fighting in Ukraine

Harrison Jozefowicz quit his job as a Chicago police officer and headed overseas soon after Russia invaded Ukraine. An Army veteran, he said he couldn't help but join American volunteers seeking to help Ukrainians in their fight. → Read More

Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant complicated 200 years after birth

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Civil War general and two-term president Ulysses S. Grant, whose legacy is complicated and conflicting. → Read More

Emmett Till's relatives seek accuser’s prosecution in 1955 kidnapping

Carolyn Bryant Donham was named nearly 67 years ago in a warrant that accused her in Till’s abduction, even before his mangled body was found in a river, FBI records show, yet she was never arrested or brought to trial in a case that shocked the world for its brutality. → 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

Till relatives seek accuser's prosecution in 1955 kidnapping

Stymied in their calls for a renewed investigation into the killing of Emmett Till, relatives and activists are advocating another possible path toward accountability in Mississippi: They want authorities to launch a kidnapping prosecution against the woman who set off the lynching by accusing the Black Chicago teen of improper advances in 1955. → Read More

Could Emmett Till finally get justice for his infamous 1955 lynching

A kidnapping warrant doesn't expire, meaning the original warrant in the Till case would still be valid. → Read More

Could Emmett Till finally get justice for his infamous 1955 lynching

A kidnapping warrant doesn't expire, meaning the original warrant in the Till case would still be valid. → 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