Alabama's chief supreme court justice was suspended by a judicial oversight committee on Friday for issuing an order that required probate courts to deny applications for marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
By PBS NewsHour
Southern Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is one of the most biologically diverse spots in North America. Some environmental activists, among them E.O. Wilson, are pushing for a new national park in the area to protect the delta’s biodiversity from development.
By PBS NewsHour
Alabama has the most overcrowded prison system in the nation: More than 24,000 inmates are housed in a system designed for half that number. The violence, overcrowding and actions taken by the federal government pushed state government to action, passing…
By Mark Sherman and Phillip Lucas, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Alabama's top court went too far when it tried to upend a lesbian mother's adoption of her partner's children.
As a young officer in Montgomery, Alabama, Kevin Murphy wondered why no one had ever acknowledged past injustices committed by police against civil rights activists. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Murphy about his initiatives as police chief to promote…
In our news wrap Wednesday, Alabama state Chief Justice Roy Moore urged local officials to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the Supreme Court decision is at odds at his court's earlier rulings, causing confusion. Also, the Republican-led House…
By Michael D. Regan
Residents of several southern states on Saturday began surveying the ruins left by tornadoes and heavy rains that barreled through the region this week, killing at least 18 people.
By Michelle Harven
For the first time, Alabama students will be required to learn about evolution and climate change after the State Board of Education unanimously voted to update the science standard for 2016. The last time the science standards was updated was…
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Two women have passed the Army's Ranger School, becoming the first females to complete the grueling combat training program and earn the right to wear Ranger tabs on their uniforms.
The shooter who opened fire Thursday night in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two people, before turning the gun on himself, was a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama, authorities said Friday.
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