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More funding for police department, not less, says Birmingham (Ala.) chief

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Defunding the police department is a not good idea and could cost lives, said Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Chief Patrick...

Alabama law could allow more felons to vote

By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama might allow more former felons to vote in upcoming elections after lawmakers, for the first time, approved...

First ever Minority Pre-Law Conference in Alabama begins Friday

Special to The Times The inaugural College Minority Pre-Law Conference will be held in Birmingham on Friday, April 21 at the Robert S. Vance Federal...

CHINA’S EASING OF BIRTH LIMIT A BOON TO COUPLES, COMPANIES

BEIJING (AP) -- China's decision to abolish its one-child policy is a boon to couples and to sellers of goods from formula to diapers...

AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES RULING THAT UPHOLDS CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PAC-TO-PAC TRANSFER LAW

            MONTGOMERY— Attorney General Luther Strange announced that a federal court has upheld the constitutionality of Alabama’s law banning PAC-to-PAC transfers. The state law bans...

Man Who Flew Into Birmingham Airport And Tried to Fly Out...

        BIRMINGHAM -- A man who flew into the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport under an assumed name in March 2014 is wanted in Michigan for the murder...

ATTORNEY GENERAL STRANGE REVIEWS COMPLAINTS OF VIOLATIONS OF ALABAMA GUN LAWS

  (MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Luther Strange today released public statements about formal complaints received by his office concerning possible unlawful prohibitions of firearms by...

AG CHOOSES SYLACAUGA POLICE CHIEF TO BE AG LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange today announced he has selected Sylacauga Police Chief Chris Carden to serve as his office’s new law enforcement coordinator. Carden...

Black Female Activist Charged With Lynching in Controversial Case

By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton  (pictured) over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest...

Obama: Health Law is Now ‘Reality,’ Despite What Critics Say

 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared his health care law a firmly established "reality" of American life even as the legality...

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