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Group buys Alabama abortion clinic to keep it from closing
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Group buys Alabama abortion clinic to keep it from closing

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Alabama last year tried to enact the nation’s most stringent abortion ban, but the attempt to outlaw the procedure may have had one ironic twist. An Alabama-based abortion rights group used a flood of donations that poured in from across the country after...

Sessions defends recusal in letter to Alabama voters
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Sessions defends recusal in letter to Alabama voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions, the former Alabama senator seeking to reclaim his seat after serving as President Donald Trump’s attorney general, has written an open letter to Alabama voters explaining his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sessions has gone on the offensive about the recusal, which drew...

Ivey administration inches forward on plan to lease prisons
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Ivey administration inches forward on plan to lease prisons

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s administration inched forward with a plan to lease three mega-prisons built by private companies as the Department of Corrections on Friday opened bids from two companies seeking the contracts. Ivey’s office said they are now in a “confidential proposal evaluation period.” Alabama...