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2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards: Red carpet fashion highlights


Tiffany Haddish hosts the ceremony.

Alabama Power leaving Business Council of Alabama


Alabama Power CEO said the BCA "needs new leadership," in a letter announcing the company's decision.

Trump directs US Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200B in Chinese imports


President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

Birmingham Legion FC to hold community block party

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Birmingham Legion Football Club is hosting a community block party on Thursday to celebrate the new team.

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Sessions' fellow Methodists file church charges claiming 'child abuse, immorality' against immigrants


Twelve Methodist clergy and laity from Alabama signed the letter.


35-year-old woman shot dead during argument with mother in Birmingham


A suspect has been taken into custody, but police have not identified the suspect.

Protesters criticizing immigration policies gather outside Jeff Sessions' speech in New Orleans


They held signs mainly about the family separation immigration policy.


Maker of Miller Lite, Coors Light fights Trump's aluminum tariff


"I can't just go to the shareholders and say, 'You're just going to have to accept my profit's going to be $40 million less,' " Chief Executive Officer Gavin Hattersley said in an interview Tuesday. "It doesn't work that way."

4-star defensive lineman commits to Alabama

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Alabama has landed commitment No. 16 for its 2019 recruiting class.

33-year-old man killed in weekend Jefferson County crash


The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Jeffery Ranzie Pannell. He was 33 and lived in the Trussville area.


Trump orders creation of 'Space Force' equal to Air Force


The new force will be "separate but equal" with the Air Force, Trump said.


Riding lawnmowers kill average of 70 people each year, injure 80,000 more


This weekend's death of an Alabama man highlights the dangers that come with operating a riding lawnmower.


Man found dead in SUV on side of I-65 southbound in Birmingham


The discovery was made shortly after 9 a.m. on I-65 southbound just past the Green Springs Avenue exit. Initially Homewood police received the call but it was then turned over to Birmingham.

Deep South city named 1 of 30 rudest in America


The South is considered to be a friendly place but is that reputation undeserved?


Laura Bush op-ed on Trump immigration policy: It's 'immoral'


Former First Lady Laura Bush has weighed in on the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, calling the practice "immoral."

Man jailed on felony charge in Sunday-afternoon shooting in Decatur


If convicted, the suspect could face up to 20 years in prison.


Shark fishing allowed on experimental basis from Gulf State Park Pier


The state is allowing two nights of shark fishing on a trial basis, Tuesday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 26. Anglers are usually not allowed to land sharks on the pier, and instead must cut the line when a shark is hooked.

Watch as Tua Tagovailoa returns to Hawaii for first time since championship game

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In May, Tua Tagovailoa and his family returned home to Hawaii for the first time since moving to Alabama last summer. AL.com was there for a behind-the-scenes look, as the Tagovailoas reunited with family and friends for a celebration…


Cornelius Bennett on wearing Vols orange for son, the UT thing he won't do, and on Steve Beuerlein

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Cornelius Bennett:"To walk into Bryant-Denny Stadium as a fan of the opposing team going against my team was something strange."

Man shot to death while changing tire at Birmingham gas station identified


The shooting happened at a gas station in the 1800 block of Bessemer Road.

Monday, Jun 18

1 killed in Sunday-night east Birmingham house fire


Center Point Fire first responded to the 1600 block of Brewster Road at 9:04 p.m. Birmingham Fire and Rescue also responded and took over as the lead agency once it was determined the house is in the city limits.

Scuttled ship to add to Alabama offshore reef


The state conservation department says it will scuttle a 250-foot-long (76-meter-long) ship in the Gulf of Mexico this week to add new marine habitat off the Alabama coast.

Father-son boat trip ends in tragedy; father's body found


A father-and-son boating trip on the Tombigee River in Alabama turned tragic this week.

Sunday, Jun 17

Distinguished Young Women ready to meet Mobile


On Monday, more than 50 of the nation's best and brightest young women will arrive in Mobile for the Distinguished Young Women National Finals events.

Father's Day 2018: Fatherhood is forever, and altering the future of black boys takes us all


The need for sharing the lessons of manhood with black boys has never been greater. Whether a father or father figure, we must all embrace, lead and love our young men. Particularly now.

Rape, attempted murder suspect recaptured after escape


Jefferson County sheriff's officials on Saturday night said 39-year-old Courtnee Austin escaped while awaiting treatment at UAB Hospital. Authorities said Austin had been taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. While waiting…

Infant girl abducted in Mobile found safe


The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued the alert about 10 p.m. Saturday on behalf of the Mobile Police Department. Authorities identified the victim as Christiana Sara Hagler who is just 5 weeks old.

Saturday, Jun 16

Birmingham police lieutenant charged with first-degree rape of teen relative


Lt. Pete Williston, assigned to the city's East Precinct, is charged with a felony crime.

The week Down in Alabama, where corn comes in a jug


Some of the most Alabama things that happened this week.

Blacks, whites agree on most Alabama priorities, PARCA report says


The Public Affairs Research Council surveyed experts to determine top issues for the state and then surveyed registered voters to rank their priorities.

Jalen or Tua? Bobby Bowden says 'Nick can't go wrong'

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Legendary coach talks about Alabama's quarterback race involving Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.

Friday, Jun 15

Former North Alabama pediatrician, now a sex offender, working at Selma doctor's office


Dr. James Cartwright pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual harassment in December 2017.Limestone County Jail A former North Alabama pediatrician who is a registered sex offender is now working at a doctor's office in Selma. Dr. James Daniel…

Alabama Ethics Commission met behind closed doors before open meeting


Unclear whether meetings were illegal, and there's really no way to tell.

Sarah Sanders responds to reports she's leaving White House, prays for 'discernment'


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued her denial of reports she was planning to leave her job by the end of the year.

Chance Warmack receives Super Bowl ring

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Philadelphia Eagles guard Chance Warmack became the 29th Alabama alumnus on the active roster of a Super Bowl-winning team on Feb. 4.

Thursday, Jun 14

Facebook bringing $750 million data center to Huntsville


The announcement is the latest economic development coup for bustling Huntsville and Facebook lends a eye-catching brand to the Rocket City's prosperity.

Alabama OL Brandon Kennedy transferring to Tennessee

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Since deciding to leave the Alabama program in early May, Kennedy had wanted to transfer to either Tennessee or Auburn. Now, he can and is transferring to Tennessee, a source confirmed to AL.com.

Meet the 2018 AL.com Super All-State softball team

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20 players plus Player and Coach of the Year selected

U.S. Army's 243rd birthday 2018: Military facts, figures, history and more


The Army is celebrating its 243rd birthday on June 14, commemorating the date in 1775 when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.