Alabama man's 20-mile walk to work attracts praise, new car
Alabama man's 20-mile walk to work attracts praise, new car

An Alabama college student whose car broke down just before his first day of work made the 20-mile (32-kilometer) journey on foot, a feat that earned him fame - and a new car.

News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

A man has pleaded guilty in Alabama to federal charges that he paid bribes to Army officials in exchange for military contracts during the Iraq war. The Justice Department said Monday that 62-year-old Finbar Charles...

4 jailers fired, charged with promoting prison contraband
4 jailers fired, charged with promoting prison contraband

Authorities say four jailers have been charged in connection with a contraband investigation at a county jail in Alabama.

Man pleads guilty in Alabama to bribery for Army contracts
Man pleads guilty in Alabama to bribery for Army contracts

A man has pleaded guilty in Alabama to federal charges that he paid bribes to Army officials in exchange for military contracts during the Iraq war.

New charges for Alabama man in deadly July 4 boating crash
New charges for Alabama man in deadly July 4 boating crash

Authorities have added new charges against an Alabama man accused in a Fourth of July boating crash that killed two people and injured five others.

Great-Grandmother, boy killed; 2 others dead in Alabama city
Great-Grandmother, boy killed; 2 others dead in Alabama city

Police in an Alabama city say they're investigating the deaths of four people, including the killing of a 7-year-old boy and his great-grandmother.

19-year-old student running become Auburn's next mayor
19-year-old student running become Auburn's next mayor

A 19-year-old student who served as president of his high school marching band is running to become the next mayor of Auburn.

Louisiana man arrested after home invasion murder in Alabama
Louisiana man arrested after home invasion murder in Alabama

Police say a Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with a January home invasion murder in Alabama.

Fatal shooting leads to manhunt, suspect arrest in Alabama
Fatal shooting leads to manhunt, suspect arrest in Alabama

Police say man accused of fatally shooting another man has been arrested after a manhunt in Alabama.

Wife accused of fatally shooting husband in Alabama
Wife accused of fatally shooting husband in Alabama

Authorities say a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband has been arrested in Alabama.

Sea turtle found dead with beach chair string around neck
Sea turtle found dead with beach chair string around neck

An endangered sea turtle has been found dead on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string tangled around its neck.

Mission team stranded in Haiti returns back to Alabama
Mission team stranded in Haiti returns back to Alabama

An Alabama mission team stranded for days in Haiti has returned back to the state.

Georgia, Alabama, 3 other states in speed enforcement task
Georgia, Alabama, 3 other states in speed enforcement task

Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday.

Investigator: Girl was beheaded after seeing grandmother die
Investigator: Girl was beheaded after seeing grandmother die

Authorities say a 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded after she saw her grandmother killed in a cemetery.

Lawsuit filed against 'S-Town' podcast creators by estate
Lawsuit filed against 'S-Town' podcast creators by estate

The estate of the man at the center of the popular "S-Town" podcast is suing the show's creators, saying they exploited details of his private life for financial gain.

4 arrested in death of man reported missing in Alabama
4 arrested in death of man reported missing in Alabama

The body of an Alabama man who had been reported missing has been found.

Marshall returns to campaign in heated AG race with King
Marshall returns to campaign in heated AG race with King

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King are making their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday's Republican runoff.

Alabama man arrested in holiday boating crash that killed 2
Alabama man arrested in holiday boating crash that killed 2

A man faces charges in a west Alabama Fourth of July boating crash that killed two people and injured five others.

Alabama college launches program to help gifted students
Alabama college launches program to help gifted students

An Alabama college has launched a program to strengthen the state's efforts to educate gifted students.

Birmingham tax preparer gets 5 years for fraudulent returns
Birmingham tax preparer gets 5 years for fraudulent returns

A Georgia woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for preparing and filing fraudulent tax returns through her Alabama-based business.

Baseball team seeks millennial fans; ends up insulting some
Baseball team seeks millennial fans; ends up insulting some

In an effort to attract millennials to its games, a minor league baseball team in Alabama ended up insulting some of them.

The Latest: Ex- Arizona sheriff Arpaio duped by Baron Cohen
The Latest: Ex- Arizona sheriff Arpaio duped by Baron Cohen

The Latest on Sacha Baron Cohen duping celebrity politician (all times local):

Accusations fly in heated race for lt. gov.
Accusations fly in heated race for lt. gov.

The two Republicans vying for the position of lieutenant governor are locked in a bitter battle for the job that has limited responsibility except for one major element: The potential to succeed the governor.

Roy Moore says he's among political figures duped by TV show
Roy Moore says he's among political figures duped by TV show

Defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore is talking about a defamation suit after discovering that he too was duped by actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming television series.

Trump endorses Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz during European trip
Trump endorses Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz during European trip

President Donald Trump is tweeting his endorsement of a Florida congressman during his trip to Europe, writing that Rep. Matt Gaetz "is one of the finest and most talented people in Congress."

4 students named Peyton Manning Scholars at Tennessee
4 students named Peyton Manning Scholars at Tennessee

The University of Tennessee has four new Peyton Manning Scholars.

Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale August
Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale August

The federal government's Aug. 15 oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico will offer slightly more acreage than officials originally announced.

Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings
Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

A North Carolina author who wrote about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till says FBI agents called him not long after its 2017 publication to ask about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying.

Judge dismisses lawsuit by AG Marshall's challenger
Judge dismisses lawsuit by AG Marshall's challenger

A Montgomery judge has swiftly dismissed challenger Troy King's lawsuit against Attorney General Steve Marshall over contributions he received from the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Government probing 'new information' in Emmett Till slaying
Government probing 'new information' in Emmett Till slaying

A year after a book on the brutal slaying of black teen Emmett Till revealed that a key figure in the case acknowledged lying, the federal government has reopened its investigation of the 1955 crime that helped build...

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis
Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

The nation's burgeoning pension crisis has spurred thousands of workers and retirees to rally in Ohio's capital.

The Latest: Mississippi DA mum on new Till investigation
The Latest: Mississippi DA mum on new Till investigation

The Latest on the renewed investigation into the killing of Emmett Till (all times local):

Latino voters seek to challenge Alabama Census lawsuit
Latino voters seek to challenge Alabama Census lawsuit

Latino voters and civil-rights groups have asked to join a lawsuit to defend the practice of including people in the country illegally in U.S. Census counts.

The Latest: China seafood importers feel trade dispute pinch
The Latest: China seafood importers feel trade dispute pinch

The Latest on the U.S.-China trade dispute (all times local):

States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination
States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination

Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws.

Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs
Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs.

Man apprehended by police dog died from ruptured artery
Man apprehended by police dog died from ruptured artery

Authorities say preliminary autopsy results show that a burglary suspect died from a ruptured femoral artery after being apprehended by a police dog in Montgomery, Alabama.

Challenger files lawsuit against Alabama attorney general
Challenger files lawsuit against Alabama attorney general

Challenger Troy King has filed a lawsuit against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall seeking to stop him from spending campaign contributions from the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Alabama man admits trying to have sex with underage girls
Alabama man admits trying to have sex with underage girls

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to trying to meet underage girls for sex.

Unmarked police cars to lurk for speeders on Natchez Trace
Unmarked police cars to lurk for speeders on Natchez Trace

More National Park Service rangers will range on the Natchez Trace Parkway in unmarked vehicles.

Ivey: Jail food funds can't go into sheriffs' pockets
Ivey: Jail food funds can't go into sheriffs' pockets

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state will no longer give jail food funds to "sheriffs personally" in the wake of criticism that some sheriffs profited large sums by skimping on meals.

Protesters targeting Northeastern over $2.7M ICE contract
Protesters targeting Northeastern over $2.7M ICE contract

Northeastern University students and community activists are demanding the school cancel a multimillion-dollar research contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

8 Alabama inmates ask for execution by nitrogen gas
8 Alabama inmates ask for execution by nitrogen gas

A lawsuit challenging Alabama's lethal injection process has taken an unexpected turn after eight inmate plaintiffs asked to be put to death by the state's new execution method: inhaling nitrogen gas.

Pilot dies after his ultralight plane crashes in Alabama
Pilot dies after his ultralight plane crashes in Alabama

Federal transportation officials are investigating after a small plane crashed in an Alabama community, killing the pilot.

Bill would release records from civil-rights cold cases
Bill would release records from civil-rights cold cases

A bill proposed by Alabama U.S. Sen. Doug Jones would require the government to release records from unsolved criminal cases linked to the civil-rights era.

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