News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. CDT

After some conservative Alabama probate judges stopped issuing marriage licenses over the issue of same-sex marriage, state lawmakers have come up with a workaround: marriage certificates that don't have to be signed...

Alabama man gets life for killing relative over lawn dispute
Alabama man gets life for killing relative over lawn dispute

A 75-year-old Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his brother-in-law over a dispute that started over lawn care.

House passes mandatory kindergarten, sparks debate
House passes mandatory kindergarten, sparks debate

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring 5-year-olds to attend kindergarten.

Man who led police chase through SW Louisiana pleads
Man who led police chase through SW Louisiana pleads

A man who led police on a chase throughout southwest Louisiana before being shot by an officer last year has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

Lawmakers vote to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses
Lawmakers vote to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses

Alabama lawmakers have voted to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses as some conservative probate judges continue to object to same-sex marriage.

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes
Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

The wreck of the final U.S. slave ship has been found in coastal waters infested with alligators and poisonous snakes. The question now is what to do with it.

Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership
Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership

The nation's largest Protestant denomination is reporting its twelfth year of declining memberships.

House speaker makes plea for respectful behavior in chamber
House speaker makes plea for respectful behavior in chamber

Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon makes a plea for cordiality the day after tempers flared in the chamber.

Chesney, Aldean among headliners for Bayou Country Superfest
Chesney, Aldean among headliners for Bayou Country Superfest

Country music stars Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean headline this weekend's return of the Bayou Country Superfest to Baton Rouge, where it all began.

The Latest: Pompeo says Lindh still poses a threat to US
The Latest: Pompeo says Lindh still poses a threat to US

The Latest on John Walker Lindh's release from prison (all times local):

Alabama judge suspended for 3rd time in 10 years
Alabama judge suspended for 3rd time in 10 years

An Alabama Circuit Court judge has been suspended over charges related to having multiple phone conversations with parents involved in a custody battle without their attorneys' knowledge.

Lawmaker's censure sought after comments about Trump Jr.
Lawmaker's censure sought after comments about Trump Jr.

Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned after one lawmaker called for the censure of another over comments that included calling the president's son "evidently retarded."

Alabama House OKs bills meant to combat human trafficking
Alabama House OKs bills meant to combat human trafficking

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing mugshots of people charged with soliciting prostitutes to be published.

Motown legend has Alabama lawmakers 'Dancing in the Street'
Motown legend has Alabama lawmakers 'Dancing in the Street'

When Motown legend Martha Reeves sings her 1964 hit "Dancing in the Street" in the Alabama House of Representatives, let the record show that lawmakers feel compelled to sing along.

Lawmaker: Lottery bill 'dead' for session
Lawmaker: Lottery bill 'dead' for session

A key lawmaker says a lottery bill is dead for the legislative session.

Abortion opponents savor victory in Alabama rally
Abortion opponents savor victory in Alabama rally

Abortions opponents held a rally at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory as Alabama and other states seek stringent abortion bans.

Huntsville auto plant announced; will create 650 jobs
Huntsville auto plant announced; will create 650 jobs

A group of automobile suppliers announced plans to invest $220 million in a manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving
Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving.

Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying
Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying

An Alabama inmate serving life in prison for a robbery conviction has been indicted in the 1974 fatal shooting of a Texas police officer.

Senate committee advances Alabama equal pay legislation
Senate committee advances Alabama equal pay legislation

A Senate committee has advanced legislation that seeks to end Alabama's status as one of two states without an equal pay for equal work law.

Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill
Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation to put doctors in prison if they don't try to save babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion.

City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law
City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law

The city of Birmingham says a company has decided against moving to Alabama because of the state's move to outlaw virtually all abortions.

Alabama city's police chief suspended
Alabama city's police chief suspended

The police chief for an Alabama city has been suspended for 10 days without pay.

6 charged after Alabama slaying, 7th suspect sought
6 charged after Alabama slaying, 7th suspect sought

Police in Alabama say they've arrested six people and are still looking for another suspect in a slaying earlier this month.

The Latest: Terror, confusion at Alabama park amid shooting
The Latest: Terror, confusion at Alabama park amid shooting

The Latest on the Sunday killing of an Alabama police officer (all times local):

Hearing set for guardsman in slaying of Alabama officer
Hearing set for guardsman in slaying of Alabama officer

A man suspected of killing one Alabama police officer and wounding two others is due in court for an initial hearing.

Plea hearing set for Alabama man in $2M scam
Plea hearing set for Alabama man in $2M scam

State prosecutors aren't recommending additional jail time for a man who pleaded guilty in a nearly $2 million scam that sucked in nearly an entire Alabama town.

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty
At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

Abortion providers say the flurry of recent state laws restricting abortion has emboldened protesters and left patients confused.

Lottery bill heads to key Alabama House vote
Lottery bill heads to key Alabama House vote

A proposal to start a state lottery in Alabama is heading to a key vote in the House of Representatives.

Alabama Public Television won't run 'Arthur' gay wedding
Alabama Public Television won't run 'Arthur' gay wedding

Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding.

Police officers accused of sexual abusing woman at nightclub
Police officers accused of sexual abusing woman at nightclub

Two Alabama police officers are accused of sexually abusing a woman at a Birmingham nightclub.

WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary
WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

A World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle.

In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters
In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made an appeal to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil...

Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia

A trial has begun in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn four abortion-restriction measures in Virginia.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law
US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Ivey: Abortion law reflects value for 'sanctity of life'
Ivey: Abortion law reflects value for 'sanctity of life'

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state's new abortion ban reflects Alabamians' value for the "sanctity of life."

The Latest: Alabama gunman hunted; 1 officer dead, 2 wounded
The Latest: Alabama gunman hunted; 1 officer dead, 2 wounded

The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local):

Police seek armed Alabama man accused of shooting officers
Police seek armed Alabama man accused of shooting officers

Authorities in Alabama are searching for a man they say shot and wounded three Auburn police officers.

Georgia man's sexual extortion case to go before grand jury
Georgia man's sexual extortion case to go before grand jury

A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn't meet him for sex.

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol
Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban.

Parking lots fill up with new cars from Alabama auto plant
Parking lots fill up with new cars from Alabama auto plant

Parking lots have been filling up with scores of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Alabama.

As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface
As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what that means for women who might seek an abortion.

Board: No increase in tuition at Troy University
Board: No increase in tuition at Troy University

Tuition will not increase next year at Troy University.

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