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January 8, 2010
PASSING LEADERS Texas Garrett Gilbert...0-6, 2 int. Alabama McElroy...1-2, 11 yards RUSHING LEADERS Texas D.J. Monroe...1, 28 yards Alabama T. Richardson...6, 57 yards, TD RECEIVING LEADERS Texas None...0 yards Alabama Richardson...1, 11 yards Momentum: It was Alabama from start to finish, with Mark Ingram scoring on a two-yard run two plays into the quarter and defensive lineman Marcell Dareus scoring on a 28-yard interception return with only a few seconds left.
April 9, 2014 | By Diana Marcum, Scott Gold and Marisa Gerber
RICHGROVE, Calif. - In March 2013, a man with brooding, mahogany eyes and a walrus mustache traveled from his home in California to visit relatives in Alabama. The trip did not end well. When a business acquaintance insulted Jose Manuel Martinez's daughter, Martinez put two bullets in the man's head, officials said. It was a matter "of family honor," Errek Jett, an Alabama prosecutor, said Wednesday. But it was not, it turned out, the first time he had killed - far from it, authorities believe.
March 13, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Alabama, according to a projection by the Associated Press. Santorum had been running neck-and-neck with Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the final days, according to polls. All three candidates appeared to be in position to win some delegates, more than half of which are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. Returns showed Gingrich and Romney in a tight battle for second place. The victory could boost Santorum's effort to oust Gingrich from the race.
April 7, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A series of dangerous thunderstorms pelted the Southeast on Monday, sending rescue crews to a central Alabama mobile home park where hundreds of residents were evacuated from flood waters after a creek overran it banks, emergency officials said. The storms spread overnight from Mississippi into Alabama and Georgia, triggering flash floods, causing power outages and shutting down roads. Every firefighter in the Pelham Fire Department was out in the field trying to remove residents from hundreds of flooded mobile homes at Green Park South, said Robin Wilkinson, administrative assistant with the department.
August 6, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Defending national champion Alabama sits atop the preseason USA Today coaches' football poll. Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram returns at running back for the Crimson Tide, but nine starters are gone on defense. Alabama received 55 of the 59 first-place votes and 1,469 points from a nationwide panel of coaches. Ohio State picked up the other four first-place votes and is second with 1,392 points. Florida is third, followed by Texas, which lost to Alabama in last season's BCS title game.
April 28, 2013
I am a graduating senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I'm not your typical Alabama college student and Birmingham isn't your typical Alabama city. I wanted to say thanks for the story ["Moving Ever Forward," by Alice Short, April 14] on our very diverse urban home. We do have a controversial history, but our youth are breathing life into the heart of the city through lively art galleries, cycling groups, park events, film festivals, and much more. I encourage Short to return to the city and witness history as it happens.
October 18, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
I'm not sure today who is going to win this year's national title but go ahead and put Alabama down for winning it next year. The release of the Southeastern Conference's 2013 schedule Thursday instantly makes the Crimson Tide next year's lock-down favorite. Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California. It would be fitting for an SEC win in the last BCS title game played before college football moves to a four-team playoff in 2014. History will also be made at the Rose Bowl, where Alabama won its first BCS title in January 2010.
April 29, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has blocked Alabama from enforcing a state law that authorized the police to arrest and jail persons who hid or transported illegal immigrants. By an 8-1 vote, the justices let stand lower court rulings that said enforcing the immigration laws is the job of the federal government, not the states. Those rulings in turn were based on last year's Supreme Court ruling that threw out most of Arizona's strict immigration enforcement law. DOCUMENT: 2013 immigration reform bill Alabama's state attorney appealed to the high court earlier this year and argued that last year's decision in the Arizona case did not deal with a provision involving the transporting or concealing of illegal immigrants.
November 15, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
Alabama native Omar Shafik Hammami has been added to the FBI's most wanted terrorists list, one of several Americans targeted by the authorities for links to terrorism. Hammami, 28, was indicted by the U.S. attorney in Alabama in 2007, suspected of providing material support to terrorists, and was designated a terrorist in 2008. He's been called the "rapping Jihadist" for rapping in a recruitment video for the Shabab, a militant group. Hammami was born in Alabama and traveled to Somalia in 2006 and joined the Shabab's front lines as a fighter a year later when Ethiopian forces invaded the country.
April 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A year after devastating tornadoes swept through Alabama, a preliminary study has found that less than half of those who died received some warning and many of those who took protective action were killed in shelters that could not withstand the strong winds. The study, which has yet to be published, was carried out by researchers at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Red Cross, CDC spokeswoman Vivi Abrams said by telephone. The American Red Cross shares disaster data with the CDC. “These were catastrophic winds that could destroy pretty much anything in its path,” Cindy Chiu, an epidemic intelligence service officer, said, describing the preliminary findings at a CDC conference this month.
March 21, 2014 | By David Zucchino
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water. "Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of chemical weapons inside thousands of metal containers that were buried on this 38,000-acre base after World War II. Watson is part of a team charged with finding, identifying and eventually cleaning up 17 long trenches that snake for six miles, crammed with World War II chemical agents and munitions.
March 4, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin and his wife, Layla, have sold their home in Manhattan Beach for $6.5 million. They bought the house less than two years ago for $5.5 million. The 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman-style home, built in 2002 and later updated, sits on nearly half an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Among interior features are vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The three-car garage opens to a gated driveway. Car lover's delight in La Cañada Flintridge The grounds include a saltwater swimming pool and spa, a fire pit, a guest house, an outdoor kitchen, a dog run and mature trees.
February 24, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - It's unusual for this Supreme Court to overturn a death penalty conviction, more so without dissents from conservatives Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia. But Monday all nine justices found a double murder conviction so troubling that without hearing oral arguments they rebuked an Alabama appeals court and sent the case back to consider whether Anthony R. Hinton deserved a new trial. In three restaurant robberies in Birmingham 29 years ago, two restaurant managers were killed and one injured.
February 20, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The pilots of a UPS cargo jet killed in a crash in August had complained about the company's work schedules but also made mistakes shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, a National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing was told Thursday. Flight 1354 was en route to Birmingham, Ala., from Louisville, Ky., a hub for the package delivery company. The pilots were completing their third flight since reporting to work the previous day in Illinois, according to information at the one-day hearing.
February 6, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
The rich just got richer. Signing players from 15 states, Alabama Coach Nick Saban continues to have the magic touch in college football recruiting. Both Rivals- .com and proclaimed Alabama's recruiting class No. 1 in the nation on Wednesday. "They got a stud at every single position," said Greg Biggins, a national recruiting analyst for "There's not one single area that they didn't fill with an impact type of kid. They can recruit nationally unlike anyone right now. They're on a different level.
January 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior quarterback Ricky Town of St. Bonaventure sent out a tweet on Saturday morning announcing that he was no longer committed to Alabama. Then by Saturday night, he announced he had committed to USC. Here's a story link from He had been committed to Alabama since early August.  
January 13, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Less than a week after announcing that Bo Davis was the new defensive line coach on his USC staff, Coach Steve Sarkisian announced Monday that Davis had changed his mind and would take a similar position at Alabama. "We wish Bo and his family the best of luck.  He is a good coach," Sarkisian said in a statement on the athletic department's website. "We will move forward and find a great coach for our defensive line. " Sarkisian said Davis, who played at Louisiana State and coached the last three seasons at Texas, reconsidered because of family reasons.
January 11, 2014 | Wire Reports
Alabama hired former USC coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after coaching stints with the Trojans, Tennessee and the NFL's Oakland Raiders. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan. "He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level," Coach Nick Saban said in a statement. Kiffin spent a week in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last month exchanging ideas with Saban and his staff and observing Alabama's offense.
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