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Storms sweep over Deep South with rain, wind, floods; 1 dead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Deep South on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed one person...

One film isn’t available on Disney Plus: ‘Song of the South’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Racially segregated movie theaters and whites-only water fountains disappeared decades ago after court rulings struck down the legal framework of...

Author Rick Bragg at home with the ‘best cook’ – his mom

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Best-selling author Rick Bragg is back where he began, living in rural northeastern Alabama with the woman whose food has...

Harper Lee estate sues over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway version

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the...

Natalee Holloway’s mom sues over TV series about daughter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mother of Natalee Holloway, a U.S. teenager who vanished during her senior trip to Aruba in 2005, is seeking...

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites...

Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ call, dies

Keith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature "Whoa, Nelly!" From...

Things to know about Alabama’s new U.S. senator Doug Jones

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken...

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama’s Roy Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun...

Drivers whose cars were flooded by Harvey can’t find rentals

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — His three vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey, Jason Bell checked at one car-rental office only to find about 2,500 people...

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