Alabama's top health official says the state has "literally shrunk." According to preliminary data, it saw 64,714 total deaths and 57,641 births in 2020.
Ray DeMonia didn't die from COVID-19, but after the 73-year-old experienced a cardiac emergency, he was turned away from dozens of packed ICUs, his family says.
A federal labor official found that Amazon's anti-union tactics may have tainted last spring's voting process sufficiently to scrap its results. Workers had rejected unionization more than 2-to-1.
Public health officials are sounding the alarm in Alabama, the state with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country. New infections are spiking, yet fewer people are seeking shots.
April 27, 2011 was one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. More than 300 people died across the Deep South. Some have rebuilt but the recovery shows racial and economic disparities.
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country.
Birmingham's Randi Pink's new book 'Angel of Greenwood' is reviewed by Caitlyn Paxson, a regular reviewer for NPR Books.
Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is facing criticism for his role as former U.S. Attorney General in a new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.
An uneven vaccine rollout across Southern states is causing frustration. Health departments are overwhelmed with people seeking shots as phone lines and websites are unable to keep up with the demand.
Alabama is one of 10 states backing the Trump administration's memorandum that argues undocumented immigrants should not be counted in the 2020 federal census.