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9 children among 10 killed in Alabama crash caused 'likely' by storm

  • The eight girls killed in the van were returning to a youth ranch operated by the Alabama Sheriffs Association near Camp Hill, northeast of Montgomery.
Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a 15-vehicle crash about 55 kilometers south of Montgomery, Alabama(AP)
Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a 15-vehicle crash about 55 kilometers south of Montgomery, Alabama(AP)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 09:57 PM IST
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AP | , Atlanta

Video shows Alabama police officers stomping, assaulting man at local store

“We are aware of the video and investigating at this time,” Captain Michael Johnson of the Huntsville Police Department said in reply to queries regarding the incident.
A video showed officers of the Huntsville Police Department assaulting a man at the local store.(Screenshot - Facebook live video by Bruce Turner)
A video showed officers of the Huntsville Police Department assaulting a man at the local store.(Screenshot - Facebook live video by Bruce Turner)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

At least 5 dead after tornado cluster sweeps through US' Alabama, Georgia

Alabama tornado: A strong storm followed the series of tornadoes that ripped through Alabama on Thursday, including one that authorities said travelled roughly 100 miles (160 kilometres) across the state.
Ragan Chapel United Methodist church is destroyed after a tornado touched down killing several people and damaging multiple homes, Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Ohatchee, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Ragan Chapel United Methodist church is destroyed after a tornado touched down killing several people and damaging multiple homes, Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Ohatchee, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 02:39 PM IST
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Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court

The high court around midnight Thursday declined to let Alabama proceed with the lethal injection of Willie B. Smith III.
Smith had objected to Alabama's policy that his pastor would have had to observe his execution from an adjacent room rather than the death chamber itself.(AP)
Smith had objected to Alabama's policy that his pastor would have had to observe his execution from an adjacent room rather than the death chamber itself.(AP)
Published on Feb 13, 2021 04:04 PM IST
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PTI | , Washington

Alabama judge declares transgender driver's license policy as unconstitutional

  • US District Judge Myron Thompson, on Friday, said that the policy stating that people, "can only change the sex designation on their driver's licenses by changing their genitalia," is unconstitutional.
Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional(Pexels)
Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional(Pexels)
Published on Jan 16, 2021 09:48 AM IST
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AP | , Montgomery

Coronavirus in custody: Alabama ranks ninth for inmate deaths

As coronavirus cases skyrocket nationwide, they are also rising again in prisons, which are plagued by close contact and lack of good hygiene. In Alabama prisons alone, 34 people — 32 inmates and two staff members — have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement that is has taken multiple steps to combat the virus behind bars.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement that is has taken multiple steps to combat the virus behind bars.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Montgomery, Alabama | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

5 US states approve measures eradicating potentially racist language, symbols

Five states voted to cleanse the public sphere of words, phrases and symbols that to many were painful reminders of the nation’s history of slavery and the systematic oppression of Black people.
Courts had previously struck down the legality of the segregationist provisions that were enshrined in the document long ago, but the language banning mixed-race marriage, allowing poll taxes and mandating school segregation remained(REUTERS)
Courts had previously struck down the legality of the segregationist provisions that were enshrined in the document long ago, but the language banning mixed-race marriage, allowing poll taxes and mandating school segregation remained(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 08, 2020 07:51 PM IST
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Birmingham, Alabama | By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Louisiana braces for third hurricane strike this year as ‘Zeta’ approaches

Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall south of New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, Wednesday evening. It has weakened to a tropical storm, but is forecast to regain hurricane strength before making landfall.
A billboard lays on the ground, toppled by Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)
A billboard lays on the ground, toppled by Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 02:03 PM IST
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New Orleans | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

60-year-old tortoise missing for two days returns home after being spotted in soybean field

A big, roaming tortoise leaves tracks, and area farmers were able to see where Sparkplug had plowed through soybean fields.
The image shows Sparkplug, a 60-year-old African spurred tortoise.(Facebook/@Ty Andrea Harris)
The image shows Sparkplug, a 60-year-old African spurred tortoise.(Facebook/@Ty Andrea Harris)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 10:38 AM IST
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SARDIS CITY, Alabama | By Associated Press| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

2 onboard US Navy training plane killed in Alabama crash

The crash occurred southeast of Mobile, near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs.
A US Navy training plane crashed in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast on Friday.(AP)
A US Navy training plane crashed in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 07:57 AM IST
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US | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Interactive tool allows people to check toxicity of drinking water in their area, learn which chemicals are used at nearby fracking sites

The interactive tool can be used to inform users about their potential exposure to hydraulic fracturing chemicals in drinking water so as to curb chances of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects and other medical problems
Interactive tool allows people to check toxicity of drinking water in their area(Twitter/NoahJamesBangs)
Interactive tool allows people to check toxicity of drinking water in their area(Twitter/NoahJamesBangs)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 01:01 PM IST
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Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama

Noted journalist and iconic author of American history, Winston Groom passed away at the age of 77 in South Alabama town, Fairhope. He is best known for his novel Forrest Gump, which was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie.
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Fairhope (US) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Hurricane Sally kills 1, swamps US Gulf Coast with massive floods, ‘unreal’ rain

Sally, which made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, was downgraded in the afternoon to a tropical storm as maximum sustained winds dropped to 70 miles per hour (113 kph).
Downed trees and flooding are seen after Hurricane Sally made a landfall, on Dauphin Island, Alabama, US.(Reuters image)
Downed trees and flooding are seen after Hurricane Sally made a landfall, on Dauphin Island, Alabama, US.(Reuters image)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 07:44 AM IST
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PENSACOLA | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Hurricane Sally makes landfall on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

ally made landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama, and was creeping toward the Alabama-Florida border at 3 mph (5 kph). Its winds and rains will stretch from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle, the NHC said.
People use flashlights as they walk on flooded streets in search of their vehicle, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama,.(AP File Photo)
People use flashlights as they walk on flooded streets in search of their vehicle, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama,.(AP File Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Alabama family escapes fire thanks to pet dog’s bark

When Derek Walker heard a “different kind of bark” coming from Ralph, a 4-year-old Great Dane, he got up to investigate.
Ralph, the 4-year-old Great Dane was unharmed in the fire.(Pixabay)
Ralph, the 4-year-old Great Dane was unharmed in the fire.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 10:08 AM IST
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Telangana FCRI student receives scholarship, fee waiver worth Rs 50 lakh in US varsity

Suharsha Baskarla, a final year student of BSc Forestry has got admission to the Masters of Science programme in School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University, Alabama, USA.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 01:17 PM IST
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Hyderabad | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

‘People think Covid-19 is political scheme or conspiracy theory’: Doctor who survived virus bewildered by public disregard

The sharp increase in confirmed virus cases in Alabama has coincided with the reopening of restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms, sports leagues and churches that were all closed down when the virus first hit.
Dr. Michael Saag, left, speaks with an unidentified coworker in Birmingham on July 10, 2020. Saag survived Covid-19 and now treats patients with the disease.(AP)
Dr. Michael Saag, left, speaks with an unidentified coworker in Birmingham on July 10, 2020. Saag survived Covid-19 and now treats patients with the disease.(AP)
Published on Jul 18, 2020 10:49 PM IST
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Birmingham | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Humour: Five novel ideas to beat isolation blues

From trans-Atlantic drama to Mumbai masala, fiction can kill quarantine time
Books make for lively companions in unnervingly still times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Books make for lively companions in unnervingly still times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 02:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir

Emails show fallout from Donald Trump’s claims about Hurricane Dorian

In a more formal letter, McLean wrote that what concerned him most was that the Trump administration “is eroding the public trust in NOAA for an apparent political recovery from an ill timed and imprecise comment from the President.”
As Dorian headed for the southeastern US in early September, Trump tweeted that Alabama was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”(Bloomberg File Photo)
As Dorian headed for the southeastern US in early September, Trump tweeted that Alabama was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”(Bloomberg File Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2020 07:52 AM IST
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Washington | By Associated Press

‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at Alabama appearance

The incident occurred during Trump’s visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The balloon, which is over 20 feet (6.1 meters) tall, was set up in a nearby park.
A responding officer and an unidentified man stands by a Baby Trump balloon deflated by someone at Monnish Park as people were protesting President Donald Trump's visit to an NCAA college football game between Louisiana State and Alabama playing nearby in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The towering Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during Trump's trip to Alabama, organizers said.(AP)
A responding officer and an unidentified man stands by a Baby Trump balloon deflated by someone at Monnish Park as people were protesting President Donald Trump's visit to an NCAA college football game between Louisiana State and Alabama playing nearby in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The towering Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during Trump's trip to Alabama, organizers said.(AP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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Tuscaloosa | By Associated Press

Alabama governor apologizes for wearing blackface in college

Ivey, 74, issued the apology after a 1967 radio interview surfaced in which her now-ex-husband describes her actions at Auburn University, where she was vice president of the student government association.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey apologized Thursday for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their university days.(REUTERS)
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey apologized Thursday for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their university days.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 07:41 AM IST
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Montgomery | By Associated Press

Chris Evans, Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga and others condemn Alabama abortion ban

Several Hollywood actors and celebrities such as Chris Evans, Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga and Ava DuVernay have condemned the Alabama abortion ban.
Chris Evans, Reese Witherspoon and Lady Gaga.
Chris Evans, Reese Witherspoon and Lady Gaga.
Updated on May 16, 2019 05:16 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent

‘Gift from God:’ Alabama governor bans nearly all abortions

The law’s sponsors want to give conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court a chance to gut abortion rights nationwide.
Alabama’s Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.(NYT)
Alabama’s Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.(NYT)
Updated on May 16, 2019 04:28 PM IST
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Montgomery | By Associated Press

Trump blasts theories of body double of his wife Melania

Trump alleged on Wednesday in a tweet that photos of his wife had been altered to make them appear as though a look-alike accompanied him to Alabama last week to survey tornado damage.
US President Donald Trump is not amused by the #FakeMelania conspiracy theories circulating on social media.(AP)
US President Donald Trump is not amused by the #FakeMelania conspiracy theories circulating on social media.(AP)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Donald Trump signs Bibles for tornado-hit people in Alabama

Donald Trump made the gesture on Friday while visiting a Baptist church in Opelika, Alabama, that is serving as a disaster relief centre, reports The Hill magazine.
Donald Trump signed several hats and Bibles, including one for a 12-year-old boy, an action which drew applause from people who came to see the President.(NYT)
Donald Trump signed several hats and Bibles, including one for a 12-year-old boy, an action which drew applause from people who came to see the President.(NYT)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Washington | By Indo Asian News Service

Trump’s top communications aide Bill Shine quits, moves to re-election campaign

Shine, a former Fox News executive, resigned on Thursday and will serve as a senior campaign adviser ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
White House communications director Bill Shine has resigned as Donald Trump’s top White House communications aide and will move to work on the U.S. president’s 2020 re-election campaign.(AP)
White House communications director Bill Shine has resigned as Donald Trump’s top White House communications aide and will move to work on the U.S. president’s 2020 re-election campaign.(AP)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 09:52 AM IST
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Washington | By Reuters

Tornado kills at least 23 people in US state of Alabama: Sheriff

At least two twisters tore through Lee County, local NBC and ABC affiliates said, citing the local sheriff.
People clear fallen trees and debris on a road following a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama, U.S.(Reuters)
People clear fallen trees and debris on a road following a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama, U.S.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 07:36 PM IST
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Washington | By Reuters

Shocking picture of car crashed into Alabama home goes viral

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.
The scary photo shows the car almost upright against a wall of the house.(Montgomery Fire/Rescue/Facebook)
The scary photo shows the car almost upright against a wall of the house.(Montgomery Fire/Rescue/Facebook)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 06:50 PM IST
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Excerpt: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Who do you rely on, in an ever-changing world? How much scepticism is enough? An exclusive excerpt from the chapter on education.
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Pied Piper of Hamelin.(Kate Greenaway/Getty Images)
Vintage engraving of a scene from the Pied Piper of Hamelin.(Kate Greenaway/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yuval Noah Harari

This restaurant in Alabama is voted the best in America

The James Beard Foundation Awards named Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, America’s most Outstanding Restaurant.
Sumptuous dishes at Highlands Bar & Grill.(Highlands Bar & Grill/Facebook)
Sumptuous dishes at Highlands Bar & Grill.(Highlands Bar & Grill/Facebook)
Updated on May 10, 2018 10:47 AM IST
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