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America's most anti-gay judge will run for the U.S. Senate.

On the up side, he couldn't be worse than Jeff Sessions.CREDIT: AP Photo/ Tamir KalifaRoy Moore, the twice-disgraced former Chief Justice of Alabama, wants to bring his unique brand of religious defiance of the law to the United States Senate. Moore announced Wednesday that he will seek the Senate seat previously held by ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Why S-Town invites empathy not voyeurism.

Brian Reed, host of S-Town, somewhere in the woods of Bibb County, Alabama. Andrea MoralesWarning: this article contains spoilers. With In Cold Blood, Truman Capote invented the non-fiction novel and turbocharged the genre of literary journalism. S-Town, a podcast by the team at Serial and This American Life that appeared ...

- The Conversation - UK

The chaos created by former Alabama governor Bentley's fall is now headed for a 2017 special election.

Bentley is gone. But newly appointed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange's association with the disgraced governor just made his life a lot more difficult.

- Washington Post - US

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Running For Sessions' Former Senate Seat.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays and lesbians to marry, ...

- TPM News - US

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. " Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. " Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore says he is running for U.S. Senate.The outspoken conservative announced Wednesday he will seek the Senate seat previously held by Attorney...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alabama inmates riot, damage jail over bad food: report.

Seven inmates face additional charges in riot

- Times-Picayune - US

Alabama advances bill protecting adoption agencies that discriminate.

Religious freedom' is apparently more important than finding the best homes for kids.CREDIT: iStockphoto/ BrianAJacksonOn Monday night's The Daily Show, Alabama's first openly gay state lawmaker, Rep. Patricia Todd , boasted in a recorded interview, We are the only southern state that has not passed anti-gay legislation ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlements: Where the money went.

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf Coast, killing 11 people and injuring 17. So began an 87-day oil spill that spewed 3.19 million barrels, or nearly 134 million gallons, into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled the coasts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas and launched a ...

- ENN - US

Roy Moore to announce what's next for him.

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is preparing to announce his plans for the future. Moore has scheduled a Wednesday afternoon press conference on the steps of the Alabama Capitol … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples.

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or other households, because of their religious beliefs. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or other households, because of their religious beliefs.

- FOX News - US

Do You Know How to Escape from a Car Trunk?

A 25-year-old Avondale, Alabama, woman escaped from an abductor who locked her in the trunk of her own car – and it was all caught on camera!

- Yahoo! News - US

Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of their religious beliefs.

- Billings Gazette - US

Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or other households, because of their religious beliefs.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Alabama Legislature Voted To Let Adoption Agencies Turn Away LGBT Parents

Adoption agencies in Alabama can already discriminate, without penalty, because the state doesn't have an LGBT civil rights law. But critics say this bill officially sanctions discrimination. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

A top NFL prospect reportedly wasn't invited to the draft because of an altercation with a hospital worker at the combine

Butch Dill/APAlabama linebacker Reuben Foster was not invited to Thursday's NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell. Foster, a projected first-round pick, was reportedly not invited after he was sent home from the draft combine for getting into an altercation with a hospital worker. While the details are not ...

- Business Insider - US

White-Power Groups Are Banding Together, But For How Long?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together. Creating consensus among white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and the like is akin to herding rattlesnakes, given the caustic personalities often involved. Members typically get mad at each other and split, sometimes ...

- TPM News - US

The best cake from every state

Elaine Y / Yelp There are few occasions in life where cake isn't a good idea. Whether you're eating a slice in celebration or in despair, it's still going to taste delicious. We asked our friends at Foursquare to help us find the best slices around the country. From pineapple cake in Hawaii to red velvet in Tennessee, here ...

- Business Insider - US

Fleeing Syrian family killed by apparent US airstrike

An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between US-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the US-led coalition. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

Man charged with abuse after allegedly locking 2 children in trash container

Police in Alabama say a man is charged with abuse after allegedly locking two young children inside a trash bin container where authorities found them covered in ants.

- FOX News - US

With Executions in Balance, Supreme Court Grapples Over Role of Experts

An Alabama death row case, asking whether defendants who may be mentally ill are entitled to independent expert witnesses, also affects two executions Arkansas is hoping to carry out.

- New York Times - US

Alabama honors Southern soldiers on Confederate Memorial Day

Alabama is one of the last states in the country that still celebrates Confederate Memorial Day as an official holiday. The day brings controversy and confusion, with critics arguing about the appropriateness of the anniversary, supporters saying they want to honor their dead and some people just upset that their errands ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Lightning struck a tree and seemingly opened up the gates of Hell

If this isn't some sort of sign, we don't know what is. According to The Weather Network, Mississippi and Alabama experienced severe storms this past weekend, including at least three reported tornados. In the aftermath of the storms, Janis Melton took this photo of a tree burning from the inside out after being struck by ...

- Mashable! - US

Liberal US justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid the death penalty. The nine justices heard a one-hour argum...

- The Raw Story - US

As executions loom, Supreme Court splits on mental health claims

The high court may side with an Alabama death row inmate, which could help two in Arkansas.         

- USA TODAY - US

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid execution. The legal fight involving Alabama inmate James McWilliams assumed greater ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Liberal U.S. justices lean toward death row inmate in mental health dispute

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated support for a convicted murderer held on Alabama's death row who argued he had a right to an independent medical expert to assess his mental health and potentially help him avoid the death penalty. The legal fight involving Alabama inmate James McWilliams assumed ...

- Yahoo! News - US

15 schools produce nearly half of all first-round picks in the NFL Draft

No team produces more top-NFL talent than the University of Alabama. In the last ten NFL Drafts, Alabama has had 18 players taken in the first round, three more than the school with the second-most, the University of Florida. In all, 15 different schools have produced at least seven players selected in the first round over ...

- Business Insider - US

Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.

- Billings Gazette - US

Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

WASHINGTON " The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees.The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said the 2010...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.S. top court preserves Alabama campaign finance curbs

The Alabama Democratic Conference had asked the justices to review a September 2016 decision by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sided with the state and found that the law did not violate the organization's rights to free expression and free association under the U.S. Constitution.

- Yahoo! News - US

U.S. high court won't review WellCare ex-CEO fraud conviction

Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in August 2016. Farha had asked the justices to overturn his conviction, taking issue with the trial judge's handling of his case.

- Yahoo! News - US

U.S. top court preserves Alabama campaign finance curbs

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by an Alabama black-voter outreach group with close ties to the state's Democratic Party of a lower court's ruling that upheld a state ban on cash transfers between political action committees.

- Reuters - US

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

- NPR - US

Congress facing health care questions at town halls

Congress is back in session this week. But during a two-week break, many congressional members heard from angry constituents at town halls. Nancy Cordes followed a Republican congressman from Alabama to three town halls where health care was a hot topic with voters.

- CBS NEWS - US

Alonso sees Indy as a bigger challenge than Le Mans

LEEDS, Alabama - Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso sees next month's Indianapolis 500 as a bigger challenge than the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race as he seeks to win motorsport's famed 'Triple Crown'.

- SBS.com.au - AU

2 dead after fight over cellphone in Alabama: report

Two men were found dead at the scene; the shooter escaped.

- Times-Picayune - US

Crime victims: Alabama is wrong to post personal info online

Crime victims are calling for personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers to be removed from Alabama's court records website.

- FOX News - US

Crime victims: Alabama is wrong to post personal info online

Tiffany Lawson's ex-boyfriend kicked in her door, beat her and poured hot cooking oil onto her face, back and legs in Birmingham, Alabama.

- Billings Gazette - US

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

The BP oil spill scared tourists away from the Gulf Coast for years and effects still linger. These states, especially Mississippi and Alabama, can't afford to have their cruise terminals, beaches, wildlife, and seafood poisoned. -Sarah Enelow

- Skift - US

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century, UA Study Confirms

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.The work, published in Scientific Reports, show pollution's effect appears a bit earlier than previously thought, ...

- ENN - US

Another Ex-US Attorney Takes Law School Job, This Time at Alabama

The former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama is joining the University of Alabama School of Law as a distinguished visiting lecturer in August.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Students share their experiences at US space centre

Seven students from the city who were among the 320 selected from 45 countries to be part of a two-week intensive leadership programme hosted by the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, shared their experiences.Interacting with reporters on Friday, Nizam Kurile Thomas, student of Whitefield Global School who ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

11 Republican AGs file on behalf of Exxon, claiming climate investigation is a 'witchhunt'

On behalf of the public, they want to stop an investigation into a corporation.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has come to Exxon's defense — again. AP Photo/Eric Gay, FileCiting Exxon Mobil's right to free speech,' 11 state attorneys general — all Republicans — filed in court this week to stop an ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Meet Alabama's first black House minority leader

Anthony Daniels was supposed to be an athlete. And then a physical therapist. And then a teacher. But instead, he's making Alabama history as the…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Alabama congressman faces tough questions at town-hall marathon

Congress goes back to work Monday after a two-week recess. Some Republicans who returned to their districts avoided tough questions from constituents, but not Congressman Bradley Byrne. Nancy Cordes went for a ride-along with the Alabama lawmaker who held 11 town halls in four days.

- CBS NEWS - US

The highest-paying job in every state

Phalinn Ooi/flickr Anesthesiologist is the highest-paying job in America, on average — but it's only the top-paying profession in 17 states. We sifted through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey to find out who are the highest-earning professionals in each state and ...

- Business Insider - US

Ala. congressman fields tough questions during town-hall marathon

Some Republicans who returned to their districts avoided tough questions from constituents, but not this Alabama congressman who's holding 11 town halls in four days

- CBS NEWS - US

Exxon probe is unconstitutional, Republican prosecutors say

A group of 11 Republican state attorneys general are protesting an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp. violated consumer protection laws when selling fossil fuel products, according to a court filing. Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

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