Johnny Mims and his school band were wrapping up their last song when Birmingham police insisted the performance stop immediately. The confrontation ended with Mims tased in front of his students.
Alabama is once again asking the Supreme Court to let it keep Republican-drawn congressional districts. In essence, the state is fighting a court order that the high court upheld just months ago.
Alabama Republican Party Chair John Wahl is the youngest state GOP chair. He wants to increase GOP turnout among Black and young voters amid a larger redistricting battle and a looming election.
Smith was supposed to be executed in November 2022 by lethal injection, but corrections officers failed to insert an IV properly. The U.S. Supreme Court has authorized nitrogen hypoxia in his case.
A new reactor at a nuclear power plant in Georgia has entered commercial operation. Georgia Power Co. announced Monday that Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta, has completed testing and is now sending power to the grid reliably.
It remains unclear why the 25-year-old Alabama nursing student fabricated a story of a stranded toddler and why she went missing for two days.
It was the first execution carried out in Alabama this year after the state halted executions last fall. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced a pause on executions in November to review procedures.
A judge has refused to dismiss lawsuits alleging Georgia's congressional and legislative districts illegally discriminate against Black voters. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled Monday that he could only decide disputes over the facts of the cases and the credibility of the witnesses after a full trial.
Sally Sierer Bethea's new book, Keeping the Chattahoochee, is part love letter to the river, part call-to-action for those who want to protect it.
Congressional leaders have unveiled a new stamp that commemorates former Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who died in 2020 after serving more than three decades in Congress. The ceremony took place Wednesday at the Capitol.
People at the epicenter of the fight for voting rights six decades ago are reflecting on the times and their struggles. They're certain their struggles were worth it.
Andrew Young, one of the last surviving members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle, recalls the journey to the signing of the Voting Rights Act as an arduous one, often marked by violence and bloodshed. Now 91, Young says voting rights have always been the vehicle for equality and notes that progress has never happened in a straight line.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision a decade ago that tossed out the heart of the Voting Rights Act continues to reverberate across the country. Republican-led states continue to pass voting restrictions that, in several cases, would have been subject to federal review had the court left the provision intact.
Prosecutors in Georgia say they're dismissing the murder and child cruelty charges against a man whose toddler died in a hot car nine years ago. Justin Ross Harris was convicted in 2016 on eight counts including malice murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.
Shell casings from four types of handguns were recovered at the dance studio just off the town square in Dadeville, about an hour's drive northeast of Montgomery, a lead police investigator said.