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Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama: sources

FILE PHOTO: View of a Toyota logo on a wheel at the Mondial de l’Automobile, Paris auto show, during media day in Paris, France, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen/File Photo NEWS DESK: Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President…

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January 10, 2018


Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party’s Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago, reported Reuters. Beverly Young Nelson said Moore sexually assaulted her…

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November 14, 2017


Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

NEWS DESK: A woman has accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, prompting top Republicans to say he should step aside if the allegations prove true. According…

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November 10, 2017


US governor brought down by humiliating scandal

Robert Bentley, 74, pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors on Monday to two misdemeanor campaign violations and is barred from seeking public office again. “I have spent the last year in deep and earnest prayer over our state and our people. I pray every morning for wisdom and guidance and forgiveness for the sins…

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April 11, 2017


Google data center to rise in former power plant

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Wednesday announced it will convert a former coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a data center using renewable energy. It will be the first Google data center built on the site of a former coal-burning power plant. “Data centers need a lot of infrastructure to run 24/7, and there's a lot…

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June 24, 2015


US man released after 30 years on death row

WASHINGTON: A man in Alabama who has been on death row for nearly 30 years for murder and robbery charges will be released after his case was dismissed, lawyers said Thursday. Anthony Ray Hinton will walk free Friday after spending close to three decades in jail over the 1985 murder of two men in two…

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April 3, 2015


Two killed in fiery Alabama crash of UPS cargo jet

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: A large UPS cargo plane crashed and burst into flames early Wednesday on approach to the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, killing the pilot and co-pilot in the latest in a series of aviation accidents in the United States this year.”I can confirm they were killed in the crash,” Birmingham Mayor William Bell said…

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August 14, 2013


Pro wrestling manager known as 'Paul Bearer' dies in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama: The professional wrestling community on Wednesday mourned the death of William Moody, a real-life undertaker who gained fame as a wrestling manager with the ring name Paul Bearer.Moody, 58, who managed the entertainment sport's champion The Undertaker and helped launch the careers of wrestlers Kane and Mankind, died Tuesday night at a hospital…

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March 7, 2013


Springsteen, Alabama Shakes top Rolling Stone's 2012 best music

LOS ANGELES: Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen and newcomer blues-rock band Alabama Shakes landed the top awards in Rolling Stone magazine's annual list of the year's best music on Friday, which featured many of next year's leading Grammy nominees.Springsteen's 17th studio album “Wrecking Ball” topped the magazine's list of best albums, with the magazine calling it…

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December 8, 2012


Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama

WASHINGTON: Florida Democrat Earl K. Wood and Alabama Republican Charles Beasley won their respective elections but they will not take office.Both men died weeks before the November 6 election yet managed to beat their very much alive opponents by comfortable margins.Wood died on October 15 from natural causes at age 96, during his campaign for…

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November 8, 2012


US storms, tornadoes kill 25 in Alabama alone

BIRMINGHAM: Tornadoes and storms lashed the U.S. South on Wednesday, leading to 25 deaths in Alabama alone over a 24 hour period, state authorities said. The deaths occurred across the northern and central parts of the state and nine people were also injured, said Valerie Hayes of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.”I can confirm the…

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April 28, 2011


Nine die in Alabama during bacteria outbreak

BIRMINGHAM: Nine patients in Alabama have died after receiving intravenous nutrition that authorities say was contaminated, but it was unclear whether the bacteria contributed to the deaths. Alabama authorities said they were investigating an outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia, a bacterial infection in the blood, in 19 patients at six hospitals in the state who…

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March 31, 2011


Obama may owe win to Alabama town

SELMA: If Democratic candidate Barack Obama wins Tuesday's presidential election, he will owe a debt to this Alabama town where one of the most significant confrontations of the civil rights era played out. Forty-three years ago, state troopers and local police wielding clubs and firing tear gas charged peaceful civil rights protesters marching across the…

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November 3, 2008