November 21, 2013 The state's parole board approved Thursday a posthumous pardon in the 1931 rape involving the three black men who were not pardoned in the infamous case. Nine black men were falsely accused of raping two white women on a train. All but one got the death penalty. Five convictions were overturned, and a sixth accused was pardoned before his death in 1976.
November 19, 2013 The justice issued a strong dissent when her colleagues declined to review an Alabama law allowing elected judges to override a jury's decision not to impose the death penalty.
November 5, 2013 The battle between the business and Tea Party wings of the Republican Party for Alabama's 1st Congressional District was won by Bradley Byrne, the choice of Chamber of Commerce types. Byrne defeated Dean Young in the primary election in the reliably Republican district.
November 1, 2013 The GOP establishment's preferred candidate has an overwhelming cash advantage over the Tea Party favorite in Tuesday's Alabama special election.
October 31, 2013 A question fit for Halloween: Why has there been so much resistance to an Alabama man burying his wife, at her request, in their front yard? Anthropologist Barbara J. King digs into our relationship with the dead.
September 25, 2013 They didn't receive much national attention, but two elections worth watching took place Tuesday: a House special election primary in southwest Alabama and a mayoral primary in Boston.
September 25, 2013 Some of the morning's most interesting political items included Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare Senate talkathon... another Republican calling him a "fraud"... and congressional Democrats viewing the GOP shutdown threat as an opportunity for Democratic political gains.
September 21, 2013 The special election to replace former Republican Rep. Jo Bonner serves as a useful barometer for gauging the ferocity of opposition to the Affordable Care Act among the party faithful. In one campaign ad, a GOP candidate throws a copy of the health care law into a trash can.
August 14, 2013 The large aircraft went down near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash. The jet was on a UPS flight from Louisville.
April 25, 2013 The blast late Wednesday in Mobile left three people with critical burns and forced the evacuation of a nearby cruise ship on the Mobile River.
March 14, 2013 Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a sweeping education bill that gives tax credits to parents who want to transfer their children from a failing public school to another public or private school. The bill became law one day after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled a lawsuit against it was premature.
March 8, 2013 A week after a sweeping education bill was abruptly adopted by Alabama's Legislature, the legislation is on hold, with a circuit judge and the state's supreme court reviewing separate lawsuits filed over it. The bill gives tax credits to parents who move children from struggling schools to private or public schools.
March 5, 2013 A judge has blocked Alabama's governor from signing a school choice bill, after a lawsuit alleged that lawmakers bypassed state rules when they substantially revised the legislation in committee. A vote on the bill was marked by confusion, anger, and accusations of "sleaziness" and "hypocrisy."
March 13, 2012 Reporters aboard his charter plane asked Romney asked about his expectations for Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. He said if the polls "are anywhere near correct, we'll end up with, I don't know, a third of the delegates." And Romney, said if that's the case that "inches us closer to the magic number" of 1,144 delegates.
January 9, 2012 The consensus seems to be that tonight's BCS championship game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU will be a defensive struggle, similar to the touchdown-free game they played on Nov. 5. But while they field elite defenses, LSU and Alabama's squads have very different strengths.