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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to defer Social Security payroll taxes could be taking him into treacherous political territory. His directive — aimed at boosting an economy shaken by the coronavirus pandemic — doesn’t affect retirement benefits but impacts how they’re paid for. Democrats seized on it Monday as a signal that Trump …

As schools prepare to resume classes this fall and more of the economy reopens even as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, America’s biggest public utility is backing a decades-old technology that could zap the virus pathogens out of the air in public places to help limit the spread of the infection. The Tennessee Valley Authority is …

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism protests and have been further exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. “COVID-19 has been likened to an X-ray, revealing fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies …

Alabama continues to work on its 2021 recruiting class, but the coaching staff is still looking to get a jump start on the 2022 group as well. With that being said, tight end Elijah Brown landed an offer from the Crimson Tide on Monday. The three-star prospect out of Wayne High School in Dayton, Ohio, …

From The Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey amended the Safer at Home Order, requiring all individuals to wear masks or facial coverings when in public and in close contact with others. Ivey issued the emergency proclamation on Wednesday, July 15. The amended order goes into effect on July 16, at 5 …

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions came up short in a fight for his political life. Democrats picked their candidate to take on Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins in the fall, and Trump’s former physician Ronny Jackson won a GOP primary runoff for a Texas congressional seat. Those were a few of the top takeaways from …

Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama’s primary election, on March 3 in Mobile, Ala. Vasha Hunt/AP hide caption toggle caption Vasha Hunt/AP Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama’s primary election, on March 3 in Mobile, Ala. Vasha Hunt/AP Jeff Sessions will not regain his old Alabama U.S. …

Heading into the holiday weekend, several hot-spot states, including Arizona and Florida are seeing the rolling average of new cases hit record highs. Florida on Friday reported its seven-day average of new cases was 7,948 — the 26th consecutive day that state has set a record high in its seven-day rolling average. Arizona set a …

The parties are being held in Tuscaloosa, and infected people are urged to attend so others can intentionally contract the virus, City Council member Sonya McKinstry told CNN. She said she heard about the trend from fire officials. “We thought that was kind of a rumors at first. We did some research, not only do …

9.50am EDT 09:50 Supreme Court rejects 10 gun rights cases The Supreme Court has declined to take up 10 cases related to gun rights, which will leave in place lower-court decisions on issues such as owning assault weapons and openly carrying firearms. Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion on the court’s …