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Alabama governor resigns as scandal leads to criminal charges

Apr 10 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned on Monday after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors related to campaign finance violations and linked to his relationship with a former adviser, ending a year-long scandal that has enveloped the state's government. | Video

Talks for Alabama governor to resign under way - lawmaker

Apr 10 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Talks that could lead to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's resignation were under way on Monday, as a legislative panel began impeachment proceedings on accusations stemming from his relationship with a former adviser, a state lawmaker and a local news website said.

Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on

Jun 25 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More and more voices across the U.S. South called for banishing the banner of the pro-slavery Confederacy on Wednesday in a fast-growing movement that adds new emotion and tensions to a year of soul-searching over race in America.

Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on

Jun 24 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More and more voices across the U.S. South called for banishing the banner of the pro-slavery Confederacy on Wednesday in a fast-growing movement that adds new emotion and tensions to a year of soul-searching over race in America.

Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on

Jun 24 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More and more voices across the U.S. South called for banishing the banner of the pro-slavery Confederacy on Wednesday in a fast-growing movement that adds new emotion and tensions to a year of soul-searching over race in America.

Alabama governor orders Confederate flags removed from state capitol

Jun 24 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama's governor ordered Confederate flags removed from the grounds of the Southern state's Capitol, his office said on Wednesday, joining a growing movement of politicians to spurn an emblem widely associated with slavery and racism.

Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on

Jun 24 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More and more voices across the U.S. South called for banishing the banner of the pro-slavery Confederacy on Wednesday in a fast-growing movement that adds new emotion and tensions to a year of soul-searching over race in America.

Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on

Jun 24 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More and more voices across the U.S. South called for banishing the banner of the pro-slavery Confederacy on Wednesday in a fast-growing movement that adds new emotions and tensions to a year of soul-searching over race in America.

Alabama governor orders Confederate flags removed from state capitol

Jun 24 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Alabama's governor ordered Confederate flags removed from the grounds of the Southern state's Capitol, his office said on Wednesday, joining a growing movement of politicians to spurn an emblem widely associated with slavery and racism.

Half a century on, carnage in Charleston resonates in the South

Jun 20 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A half century ago in this deeply southern city, a racially motivated attack on a black church left four young girls dead and helped galvanize a civil rights movement that changed voting laws across the United States.

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China virus ability to spread getting stronger

The ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people globally infected and 56 in China killed by the disease.