Widow of slain Alabama officer to attend State of the Union
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The widow of a slain Alabama police officer is attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell.
The Democratic lawmaker says Tiphanie Carter will join her at the speech Tuesday night.
Carter is the wife of the late Wytasha Carter, a Birmingham police sergeant who was shot to death in the line of duty last month.
Ailing former mayor released from prison
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has been in a Birmingham hospital after being released early from prison because of his failing health.
Local news outlets report Langford arrived at a Birmingham hospital Saturday night.
Records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons show that Langford was released from prison after a judge reduced his sentence from 15 years to time served.
Rep. Sewell urges release of ailing former Birmingham mayor
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A congresswoman on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump's administration to reduce the prison sentence of ailing former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford who is suffering from end-stage pulmonary disease,
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell said she was, "calling on the Trump Administration to act with compassion and immediately reduce Mayor Langford's sentence due to his deteriorating health."
Maddox: Ivey ignoring federal help for sewage crisis
UNIONTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox said Tuesday that it is "shameful" the state has not provided its share of funds to fix a wastewater crisis in poverty-stricken Uniontown, where half-treated sewage spills into waterways.
Black Democratic leaders will visit Alabama to help Doug Jones
Several top-tier African-American Democratic lawmakers will descend on Alabama this weekend to rally supporters for Doug Jones ahead of the Senate special election Tuesday -- a rarity for a campaign that has sought to maintain a distinctly local flavor.
Rep. Moulton bringing fellow House Democrats to Boston
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is bringing fellow House Democrats to Boston to show off the region's innovation and entrepreneurship.
The group will meet with researchers and business leaders, visit MIT, and meet with City Year.
At the New England Council's breakfast meeting Monday, the group will talk about the future of the Democratic Party. Later in the day they will take a tour of MIT's Media Lab.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement.
Sunday marks the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma. On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but were attacked by police. That violent episode became known as "Bloody Sunday."
The Latest: Alabama Dem asks Trump, Lewis to end feud
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST):
Rep. Terri Sewell, an African-American Democrat who represents Selma, Alabama, has issued a public invitation to President-elect Donald Trump and Georgia Rep. John Lewis to end their feud and cross the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge together as a sign of unity.
Lone Democrat in Alabama delegation skipping inauguration
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The lone Democrat and black person in Alabama's congressional delegation says she is skipping the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.
Rep. Terri Sewell of Selma tweeted Wednesday that she can't accept the disrespect shown to Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a civil rights veteran who grew up in Alabama.
Congresswomen wager barbecue, salmon on Peach Bowl matchup
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Congresswomen from Alabama and Washington are wagering barbecue versus salmon on the outcome of the football game between the universities in their home states.
The University of Alabama and the Washington Huskies meet Saturday afternoon in the championship semifinal. The winner will advance to the national championship game.
Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama and Rep. Suzan DelBene, both Democrats, announced the bet that has become a good-natured tradition among politicians.