An appeals court on Monday sided with the federal government in blocking several provisions in Alabama and Georgia's controversial anti-illegal immigration laws, while allowing other key parts of those laws to stand.
Several people were shot at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, bar. Police say they've arrested the man, seen on surveillance video.
Male guards at an Alabama women's prison engaged in the widespread sexual abuse of female inmates for years, a nonprofit group alleged in a formal complaint filed with the Justice Department on Tuesday.
Alabama lawmakers passed a new bill Wednesday aimed at improving the state's controversial immigration law, but critics said the new measure might make things worse.
Reports show rising absenteeism among Hispanic students in the wake of Alabama's immigration law. Rafael Romo reports.
A top U.S. Justice Department official warned Alabama's education department that the state's controversial immigration law has had "lasting" and possibly illegal consequences for Hispanic school children, according to a letter released Thursday.
Less than a year after a tornado swept through central Alabama, killing scores of people, a debris field created by that tornado caught fire Tuesday, threatening more than a dozen houses in the town of Brookwood, an official said.
A year after a tornado swept through Brookwood, Alabama, a debris field left by that storm has caught fire.
A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Thursday blocked two more portions of Alabama's tough law against illegal immigration.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Thursday that it will not render an opinion on the challenges to tough laws against illegal immigration in Georgia and Alabama. The appeals court will let the Supreme Court first make a decision in a case regarding a similar law in Arizona.
Groups seeking to repeal a controversial Alabama immigration law are asking the state's highly influential auto manufacturing industry to join their cause.
One game can mean so much, good or bad, at this point in the season. A number of teams took significant steps toward or away from the Field of 68 this week. Ahead of Tuesday's next full update, here's an interim look at the biggest bubble results from this week (teams in alphabetical order):
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday toured communities hit by a tornado that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and killed two people.
The Supreme Court gave an Alabama death row prisoner another chance Wednesday to appeal his conviction after a mailroom mistake and other circumstances initially left him unable to pursue further claims in court.
CNN's Nick Valencia gives an update on the latest in Alabama's immigration debate.
Fierce critics of Alabama's controversial new immigration law -- and one of its staunchest supporters -- are pointing to the arrest of a German Mercedes-Benz executive last week to make their case.
The Justice Department late Monday announced approval of a plan for Alabama's congressional districts that political observers say is likely to protect the seven incumbents.
A prominent Alabama state senator is leading an effort to revise the state's controversial anti-illegal immigration law, saying "unintended consequences" make some changes necessary.
Enforcement of Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law has many Alabama residents wondering about the state's future.
Alabama's immigration law is unconstitutional and aims to threaten "the most basic human needs," the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing.
The Justice Department sent a letter to the Alabama's attorney general Friday asserting that federal civil rights lawyers have the authority to investigate Alabama schools for discrimination based on immigration status -- and will continue to do so.
Alabama's attorney general questioned Wednesday whether the federal government has the legal right to ask for data from school districts in the state, which has recently passed controversial legislation intended to reduce illegal immigration.
Alabama now has the toughest immigration law in the nation. The law went into effect on September 29, prompting hundreds of families to pull their children from school and workers to disappear from Alabama farms. A federal appeals court has blocked some provisions, including the one requiring state officials to check the legal status of students in public schools. No doubt, the issue is far from being settled.
A lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center is challenging policies in several Alabama counties that, the center says, bar undocumented immigrants from getting marriage licenses.
A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of parts of a controversial immigration enforcement law in Alabama.
A federal district judge in Alabama denied on Wednesday an emergency request aimed at blocking parts of the state's new immigration law during an appeal process.
The ink had barely dried on the order signed by Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn, allowing most of Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law to go into effect, when fear settled into some in the state's Hispanic community.
A federal judge has again temporarily blocked enforcement of key parts of a tough immigration law in Alabama.
A Harvard-educated former biology instructor will stand trial beginning March 19, 2012, in the shootings at a northern Alabama university that left of three of her colleagues dead and three wounded, her attorney said Thursday.
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a tough immigration law in Alabama on Monday.
A new Alabama immigration law could lead to racial profiling and adversely affect the rights of Mexican nationals living in or visiting the state, Mexican officials said Friday.
After an anxious three-month wait, residents of a northwest Alabama town that lost 18 residents and its business core to an EF-5 tornado learned Monday night that their largest employer will rebuild -- and may add jobs.
A small plane went down short of an airport in rural Alabama, killing a couple and five of their children, authorities said.
Several prominent civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit Friday challenging Alabama's new anti-illegal immigration law, the latest such legal effort aimed at similar bills passed in various states.
State representatives in Alabama discuss the immigration bill just signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley.
Alabama's governor has signed what he billed as tough illegal immigration legislation, requiring police to check the status of anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally when stopped for another reason.
The storms that devastated the South are gone, but the survivors are just beginning to realize how much they've lost.
CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how insurance claims are helping Alabama storm victims put their lives back together.
The storm system that plowed through the South left scenes of destruction described as "surreal" and "sickening" by those who saw them. Authorities were working to reach those trapped; some states are facing a long and arduous recovery. Here's a look at the latest confirmed death toll as provided by state authorities as well as reports from some of the worst-hit areas.
In a matter of minutes, a way of life disappeared in Hackleburg, Alabama.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to a man who videotaped a tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Affiliate WDBD shot this video of a tornado on the ground near Jackson, Mississippi.
The Supreme Court will decide whether a mailroom mistake was sufficient reason for a death row inmate's appeals to be rejected.
Federal officials announce charges against 11 people in Alabama alleging corruption related to the state legislature.
Federal officials announced charges Monday against 11 people in Alabama as part of a 39-count indictment alleging corruption related to the state legislature.
Alabama schools have been having a rough time of it, and it only looks like it's going to get rougher. The Cotton State recently came in last place in the federal Department of Education's Race to the Top grant competition. And a steadfast global recession combined with the Gulf Coast oil spill this summer have put a severe strain on the state's tax receipts, the primary source of revenue for Alabama's education system, forcing several school systems to take out private loans just to make it through the year.
As many as 100 people were treated Monday for exposure to an ammonia leak at a warehouse in Theodore, Alabama, an emergency management official said.
The number of Americans filing for initial unemployment insurance fell last week, the government said Thursday.
Rust-colored oil washed ashore on barrier islands off Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, while more patches of crude offshore appeared to be moving toward those states' coasts, authorities reported.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann confirms that oil has reached Alabama's shores for the first time.
Three states -- Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico -- hold primaries Tuesday, and voters could make history in one of those states.
The federal government ordered another 1,200 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing Monday due to the ongoing oil spill off Louisiana, extending the restricted zone toward the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi.
As Gulf Coast residents wait for a huge oil slick to reach their shores, the spill and the massive response already have begun wreaking havoc on livelihoods in a region where jobs are largely dependent on two ocean intensive industries: seafood and tourism.
CNN's David Mattingly reports from an Alabama town that is facing a grim future after the oil spill.
Mobile County, Alabama got hit with the snow storm that swept through the South. (no audio)
A ninth-grade student was in custody Saturday and charged with murder after he allegedly shot a classmate in the back of the head at their northern Alabama middle school, authorities said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- IndyCar racing is coming to NASCAR country.
The battle for control of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama began with a bold move by some of the crew to jump the pirates, crew members say.
A mass grave unearthed Tuesday in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, is believed to contain bodies from an epidemic of yellow fever that swept the city in the 1870s, police said.
An Alabama man went on a shooting spree, killing 10 people, before committing suicide. Brooke Baldwin reports.
At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in a shooting spree that spanned two small southern Alabama towns, state officials confirmed. The gunman, who turned the gun on himself, and the wife and child of a sheriff's deputy were among those killed.
A new plan that would effectively fine Alabama state employees who don't monitor their health is set to start early next year.
A trip through sweltering Alabama to experience some of the civil rights movement's most important sites brought history books to life for my family and me.
Alabama, pushed to second in national obesity rankings by deep-fried Southern favorites, is cracking down on state workers who are too fat
Jeannie Felts Buckner is caught in a recession triple squeeze.
The kid who delivers your pizza may be charging you an extra buck for gas, but for the guy that trucked the tomatoes, hauled the dough or milked the cows, passing along the fuel increase isn't as easy as pie.
A bus carrying members of a Marine Corps Reserve unit overturned at an Alabama military base Sunday, leaving 23 Marines injured, four of them critically, the military said in a news release.
If you've seen one tourism brochure that refers to itself as a "year-round" destination, you've probably seen them all.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with a man who survived a tornado by taking refuge in a laundry room.
Sick of hearing about the class of 2008 after a few days of paralysis by analysis? Good. Now it's time to move on to the class of 2009.
Life was pretty good for Tommy Bowden before Wednesday. The Clemson coach recently signed a seven-year contract extension -- after a flirtation with Arkansas -- that could pay him as much as $2.2 million a year. He already had defensive end DaQuan Bowers, the player some believe is the best prospect in the class of 2008, on campus and attending classes.
The Supreme Court blocked a scheduled execution at the last minute, keeping in place a de facto moratorium on capital punishment while it considers the constitutional question over how lethal injection is administered.
Players are committing earlier and earlier these days. How early? Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Matt Barkley, one of the nation's top prospects for the class of 2009, already announced his commitment to USC.
As she and her family deal with grief and anger, the mother of four children thrown from a bridge speaks to the press.
Rain and snow fell Saturday across the Southeast, causing slippery roads, triggering flight cancellations and setting the stage for icy conditions as temperatures continued to drop.
The easiest way to rank a recruiting class is to wait four years and add up a school's wins and losses. But where's the fun in that? With three weeks to go until national signing day, most programs have a pretty good idea how their class will look. And while it's a fruitless exercise to rank classes that aren't yet complete, it's not hard to figure out which category some of the nation's high-profile programs belong in at the moment.
Lower-income Americans spend eight times more of their disposable income on gasoline than wealthier residents do.
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The state's school board is the first to approve a text for studying the Bible's influence on history and culture, which is not the same thing as Bible study. Will other states follow suit?
An Army helicopter on a training flight in foggy weather struck a power line and crashed in northeast Alabama, killing all three soldiers on board
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A range of remedies to help homeowners and businesses.
A measure to end the sale of alcohol in Athens, Ala., is up for a citywide vote, a rare instance where voters could overturn a previous vote to allow sales
Bus, SUV collide in Alabama
In Alabama, late-paying homeowners can lose their properties to foreclosure at breathtaking speed - as little as 30 days after a delinquency notice is published.
Bush's adviser was cited in efforts to get the Justice Dept. to pursue Siegelman, according to a newly disclosed affidavit
Anyone who follows college football recruiting knows that it's a cyclical business.
A train carrying reusable solid rocket booster segments for the space shuttle derailed in western Alabama Wednesday, leaving at least two people injured, a NASA spokeswoman said.
SI.com's experts weigh in with their predictions for this Sunday's race in Talladega, Ala.
This much we now know beyond the shadow of a doubt: Americans love their spring football.
Last Monday, I published a column about new Alabama coach Nick Saban that mentioned how he abruptly skipped out on our scheduled interview during my recent visit there. That little nugget was never intended to be the centerpiece of the column. It was part of a larger description of what I observed there -- all of which illustrated a larger point that Saban's "jerkish" ways would ultimately be good for Alabama's long-struggling (and often loosely run) program.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- New Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't have time for you. Or me. Or anyone that's not one of the 85 or so football players he's trying to turn into champions (or the prospective recruits he'd like to add to those 85). Thus, he treats the rest of his world -- assistants, support staff, the media -- accordingly.
ATLANTA -- They came within one basket of the Sweet 16 last year, returned four starters, and were ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation in December. And now the Alabama Crimson Tide will wait for a call from the NIT.
It's a Mata-Matta world -- in that order -- at the top of the regular season's final Power Rankings.
Storms stampeded throughout the central and southeastern United States on Thursday, leaving at least 11 people dead.
1. Sweat shirt size of the week: The XXXXXXL sported by 7-foot-9, 370-pound Chinese center Sun Ming Ming for the Maryland Nighthawks of the ABA. Naturally, Sun (or is it Ming Ming?) complains that the garment is too small. Indeed, it's so hard to find a good tailor (or schneider, for you Yiddish-speaking readers) these days.
It's the first Friday of the month and thus time for the latest all-reader-submission edition. Thanks as always for the entries. Please check back with the 10 Spot next week when we will be on location in Glendale, Ariz., for the BCS Championship Game, including a live running diary posted throughout Monday night's game.
A powerful cold front headed for the Deep South on Thursday, bringing the lowest temperatures of the season to many parts of the United States.
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