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Nation Jun 12Southern Baptists endorse steps to combat sex abuse
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.
Nation Mar 08Local Alabama leaders were planning shelter when killer tornado hit
Now that the worst has happened, Fire Chief Mike Holden said, perhaps everyone will agree on a final plan and find the funding to remedy a situation that much of Alabama addressed about eight years ago after twisters killed more…
World Feb 20Alabama woman who joined ISIS can’t return to U.S., Pompeo says
An Alabama woman who left home to join ISIS after becoming radicalized online now wants to return with her 18-month-old son, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that she is not a U.S. citizen and will not…
Nation Nov 17New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing
In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about getting tough on crime, Jefferson County’s new sheriff ran and won on an alternative message.
Nation Oct 18Hurricane Michael death toll reaches at least 30
Authorities have recorded deaths relating to Hurricane Michael in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
Nation Oct 16Hurricane Michael deaths rise to at least 16 in Florida alone
The scope of the storm's fury has become clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches in the devastated neighborhoods of the Florida Panhandle.
Nation Oct 11Hurricane Michael leaves path of destruction, kills at least two people
The third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction across Florida and Georgia, destroying homes and shopping centers and felling trees that killed at least two people. And it's not done…
Science Oct 10Live Map: Track the path of Hurricane Michael
Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the Panhandle, a lightly populated, 200-mile stretch of white-sand beach resorts, fishing towns and military bases.
Nation Oct 10Hurricane Michael makes landfall as a Category 4 storm
Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland.
Nation Sep 05As Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall, child died after tree falls on home
Authorities posted on its Facebook page that responding deputies discovered that the child had been killed after a tree fell on a mobile home in Pensacola. The name and age were not released.