Alabama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26797/all en Black student who helped integrate University of Alabama dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/black-student-who-helped-integrate-university-alabama-dies One of the first black students to enroll at the University of Alabama 50 years ago, defying then-Governor George Wallace's pledge to block integration of the state's public schools, died on Thursday of natural causes, a funeral home said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/black-student-who-helped-integrate-university-alabama-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Human Interest James Hood University of Alabama Education United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736389 at http://www.globalpost.com Child freed, kidnapper dead, in Alabama bunker drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground Alabama bunker for almost a week was rescued Monday in a raid that left the kidnapper dead, authorities said.</p> <p>The boy, who has been identified only as Ethan, was rushed to safety and is "doing fine," an FBI agent told reporters in Midland City, Alabama.</p> <p>Agents said they feared the boy was in "imminent danger" after seeing the kidnapper, retired trucker Jimmy Lee Dykes, holding a gun.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Geography of Alabama Spies AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746124 at http://www.globalpost.com Child freed, kidnapper dead, in Alabama bunker drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground Alabama bunker for almost a week was rescued Monday in a raid that left the kidnapper dead, authorities said.</p> <p>The boy, who has been identified only as Ethan, was rushed to safety and is "doing fine," an FBI agent told reporters in Midland City, Alabama.</p> <p>Agents said they feared the boy was in "imminent danger" after they saw the kidnapper, retired trucker Jimmy Lee Dykes, holding a gun.</p> <p>Negotiations with the gunman deteriorated, according to FBI Special Agent Stephen Richardson.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Dothan metropolitan area Geography of Alabama AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746196 at http://www.globalpost.com Medicare dispute clouds Obama's Treasury pick -Republican senator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/medicare-dispute-clouds-obamas-treasury-pick-republican-senator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on Thursday warned that President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary could face a tough time winning confirmation if the White House did not clear up a dispute over the Medicare health program.</p> <p>Jack Lew, Obama's former chief of staff and budget director, is due to testify on Wednesday before a Senate panel that is vetting him for the administration's top economic job. Lew would succeed Timothy Geithner who left office last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/medicare-dispute-clouds-obamas-treasury-pick-republican-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749426 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Medicare dispute clouds Obama's Treasury pick -Republican senator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-medicare-dispute-clouds-obamas-treasury-pick-republica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on Thursday warned that President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary could face a tough time winning confirmation if the White House did not clear up a dispute over the Medicare health program.</p> <p>Jack Lew, Obama's former chief of staff and budget director, is due to testify on Wednesday before a Senate panel that is vetting him for the administration's top economic job. Lew would succeed Timothy Geithner who left office last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-medicare-dispute-clouds-obamas-treasury-pick-republica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749524 at http://www.globalpost.com Child freed, kidnapper dead, in Alabama bunker drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground Alabama bunker for almost a week was rescued Monday in an raid that left the kidnapper dead, authorities said.</p> <p>The boy, who has been identified only as Ethan, was rushed to safety and is "doing fine," an FBI agent told reporters in Midland City, Alabama. </p> <p>Agents said they feared the boy was in "imminent danger" after seeing </p> <p>the kidnapper, retired trucker Jimmy Lee Dykes, holding a gun.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Geography of Alabama AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:45:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751432 at http://www.globalpost.com US immigration deal gains steam on Capitol Hill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/us-immigration-deal-gains-steam-capitol-hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lawmakers from both sides of the US political divide expressed optimism this week about striking a deal on immigration reform in 2013, but a potential pathway to citizenship remains a hurdle.</p> <p>Senator Rand Paul became the latest Republican since his party's November election drubbing, when more than 70 percent of Hispanic voters supported Democratic President Barack Obama, to call for a comprehensive plan that brings 11 million undocumented migrants out of the shadows toward legalized status.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/us-immigration-deal-gains-steam-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Environment Health John Boehner Law Politics Social Issues United States House of Representatives AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:16:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789227 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Perils' await immigration reform effort: US senators http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/perils-await-immigration-reform-effort-us-senators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bipartisan group of US senators finally rolled out an immigration reform bill Thursday, insisting it was the best chance in a generation to fix a broken system, but admitting perils lie ahead.</p> <p>The comprehensive reform effort, filed with the Senate this week, is a huge measure aimed at bringing 11 million undocumented workers out of the shadows and onto a pathway to citizenship, while securing the nation's southern border.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/perils-await-immigration-reform-effort-us-senators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Immigration to the United States Politics of the United States AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:00:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819771 at http://www.globalpost.com Virginia governor billed taxpayers for sunscreen, dog vitamins -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/virginia-governor-billed-taxpayers-sunscreen-dog-vitamins-repor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Bob McDonnell used taxpayer money to pay for sunscreen and dog vitamins, the Washington Post reported on Monday, adding to other improper spending the paper says the FBI is investigating.</p> <p>McDonnell and his wife also used state employees to run personal errands for their adult children and billed the state for deodorant, shoe repairs and a digestive system "detox cleanse," the newspaper said, citing spending records it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/virginia-governor-billed-taxpayers-sunscreen-dog-vitamins-repor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Hospitality Labor Law Social Issues State governments of the United States Virginia Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:31:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5858911 at http://www.globalpost.com Jefferson County, Ala., files plan to exit $4.2 billion bankruptcy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130630/jefferson-county-ala-files-plan-exit-42-billion-bankruptcy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Attorneys for Alabama's Jefferson County have filed a 101-page plan that would allow it to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.</p> <p>The plan filed Sunday calls for cutting the county's $4.2 billion debt by more than $1.2 billion and raising sewer rates annually by 7.41 per cent for four years. Rates would rise by 3.49 per cent annually for an undetermined amount of years after that.</p> <p>Most of the $4.2 billion debt stems from bonds that funded sewer system repairs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130630/jefferson-county-ala-files-plan-exit-42-billion-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Birmingham–Hoover metropolitan area Geography of Alabama The Canadian Press Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:04:33 +0000 The Canadian Press 5871981 at http://www.globalpost.com Former HealthSouth CEO Scrushy's bribery conviction upheld http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/former-healthsouth-ceo-scrushys-bribery-conviction-upheld <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the bribery conviction of HealthSouth Corp &lt;HLS.N&gt; founder and former Chief Executive Richard Scrushy, rejecting his argument that new evidence of possible juror and judicial bias warranted a new trial.</p> <p>The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand Scrushy's 2006 conviction for paying $500,000 to former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman in exchange for a seat on a state hospital board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/former-healthsouth-ceo-scrushys-bribery-conviction-upheld" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Don Siegelman Hospitality Law Politics Richard M. Scrushy Richard Scrushy Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:32:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5884654 at http://www.globalpost.com Out of prison, former HealthSouth CEO Scrushy seeks redemption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130721/out-prison-former-healthsouth-ceo-scrushy-seeks-redemption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel and Verna Gates</p> <p>NEW YORK/BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Freed from federal prison but still owing more than $2 billion to the company he once ran, former HealthSouth Corp Chief Executive Richard Scrushy is trying to make a comeback. Not everyone wishes him success.</p> <p>Scrushy said he has been talking to entrepreneurs and bankers about business opportunities in healthcare, while at the same time trying to persuade a federal judge that he is fit to serve as an officer or director of a public company.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130721/out-prison-former-healthsouth-ceo-scrushy-seeks-redemption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Health Labor Richard M. Scrushy Richard Scrushy Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:03:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5889503 at http://www.globalpost.com Alabama executes killer despite claims of mental illness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/alabama-executes-killer-despite-claims-mental-illness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Alabama has executed Andrew Reid Lackey, 29, by lethal injection at Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, a prison official said. He was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. CDT (2325 GMT).</p> <p>Lackey, who has been described as mentally ill, was convicted of killing Charlie Newman, an 80-year-old World War Two veteran. It was Alabama's first execution since 2011. Newman died in 2005 after Lackey stabbed him 70 times.</p> <p>(Reporting by Verna Gates; Editing by Eric Beech)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Alabama Capital punishment in Alabama Human Interest Southern United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:40:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5894105 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 Dead in cargo plane crash in Alabama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130814/2-dead-cargo-plane-crash-alabama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Aug 14 (EFE).- The pilot and copilot of an Airbus A300 cargo plane operated by UPS died Wednesday when their jet crashed on the approach to the Birmingham, Alabama, airport, authorities said.</p> <p>Birmingham Mayor William Bell said that firefighters had found the bodies of the two pilots in the charred wreckage of the plane, which had taken off earlier Wednesday morning from UPS's air hub in Louisville, Kentucky.</p> <p>The pilot and copilot were the only people on board the aircraft, UPS spokesman Mike Mangeot confirmed to WBRC television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130814/2-dead-cargo-plane-crash-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbus A300 Alabama Disaster Florida Agencia EFE Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:31:02 +0000 Agencia EFE 5910104 at http://www.globalpost.com Ill-fated UPS jet was on autopilot seconds before crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130817/ill-fated-ups-jet-was-autopilot-seconds-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Verna Gates</p> <p>BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The UPS cargo jet that crashed in Alabama this week, killing its two crew members, was flying on autopilot until seconds before impact, even after an alert that it was descending too quickly, authorities said on Saturday</p> <p>"The autopilot was engaged until the last second of recorded data," said Robert Sumwalt, a senior official with the National Transportation Safety Board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130817/ill-fated-ups-jet-was-autopilot-seconds-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbus A300 Alabama Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Disaster Thomson Reuters Sun, 18 Aug 2013 02:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5912124 at http://www.globalpost.com