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Holley Gerelds.

An Alabama high school student was shocked to learn she was left out of her school yearbook after she wore a tux instead of the ‘required’...

Holley Gerelds, who graduated from Springville High School, northeast of Birmingham, Alabama in June, said she was listed as "not pictured" in the yearbook.

A car sank into the sand at an Alabama beach after its owner parked close to the shore ahead of Hurricane Barry

The owner of the car made the mistake of parking it close to the beach as then-Tropical Storm Barry caused tides to rise suddenly on Friday.

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast

Hundreds of cargo and passenger ships could be affected by the storm, which could cause dangerous flooding in New Orleans and other coastal regions

Wasps are taking over Alabama with ‘super nests’ that can hold 15,000 yellow jackets

Charles Ray, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is warning residents to be on the lookout for "super nests."
Abortion rights activists rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC in May 2019 and an inset of a screenshot from the "Don't Ban Equality" ad placed in The New York Times.

187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states

Postmates, Slack, and Yelp were also among those that signed a full-page ad in The New York Times that said abortion restrictions harmed employees.
The Alabama State Capitol building is seen on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL.

Alabama’s state legislature just passed a bill to chemically castrate child sex offenders

Alabama's state legislature passed a bill that will require convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration prior to their release.
New restrictions on abortion are highlighting the US' high maternal mortality rate.

The states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the country

Experts say being denied abortion access contributes to entrenched poverty and worse economic outcomes.
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016.

Abortion bans are popping up all around the US. Here are the states that have passed new laws to challenge Roe v. Wade in 2019.

In the months of April and May alone, the governors of Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama signed some of the most restrictive abortion bans in the US.

Trump says disgraced Alabama ex-judge Roy Moore should not run for Senate again in 2020

In a major upset, Democratic nominee Doug Jones narrowly defeated Moore in the 2017 special US Senate election to replace Jeff Sessions.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S.

The Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that requires aborted fetuses to be buried, and experts say it’s a dark sign for abortion rights

In allowing the law to stand, the Supreme Court contributes to a broader trend of fetuses gaining more legal rights and protections.