Alabama

'It is dumb on crime': Sessions' order for harsher drug sentences meets bipartisan backlash

Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew backlash from an array of liberal and conservative critics on Friday, after he rescinded a key Obama-era policy and ordered federal prosecutors to begin charging suspects with the "most serious, readily provable" offenses that carry the harshes...

AG Sessions to speak in Charleston Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver the opening remarks Thursday at a summit on the heroin and opioid epidemic scheduled Thursday in Charleston. Sessions, a former U.S. Senator from Alabama, is scheduled to speak at 9 a.m. at the federal Drug E...

Senate race ahead for suspended Alabama chief justice Moore

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his plan to run for U.S. Senate during a news conference Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defia...

Suspended Alabama judge running for Senate

Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday announced his plans to run for Senate. "I'll stand for the rights and liberties of the people," Moore told reporters Wednesday at the state Capitol, according to Al.com. "We can make America great again, we've got t...

The Latest: Staffer feels vindicated after governor resigns

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on impeachment hearings for Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local):6:45 p.m.The former Cabinet member who first publicly accused Gov. Robert Bentley of havi...

The Latest: Alabama governor apologizes for mistakes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on impeachment hearings for Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local): Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he has decided it's time for him to step down, professing ...

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigns

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced his resignation. Developing story. Check back for updates. Embattled Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Monday on ch...

Alabama governor booked on campaign finance charges

Embattled Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Monday on charges related to impeachment proceedings against him, and he has scheduled an announcement at 6 p.m. ...

Alabama governor reportedly planning to resign over sex scandal

Alabama’s embattled governor Robert Bentley reportedly is planning to resign over allegations he abused the powers of his office to facilitate and then cover up an affair with his adviser.  ...

Pressure grows on Alabama governor to quit

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) is considering resigning his seat as early as Wednesday after a year of mounting scandal that has cost him even his closest political allies. State lawmakers pl...

A look at Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak

| Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the U.S., is at the center of the controversy surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The former Alabama senator failed to disclose two meetings with K...

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