Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests

Sarah Collins Rudolph thought she’d never see what happened in her hometown: Prompted by protests, the city removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument near where her sister and three other black girls died in a racist church bombing in 1963.

Civil rights: The road to Bloody Sunday began 30 miles away

Della Simpson Maynor remembers the mounted police officer cracking her elbow with a baton. She recalls the panicked marchers unable to escape the onslaught, and the scuffle between officers and a young church deacon who was trying to protect his mother and grandfather. Most of all, she remembers the gunshot.

Democratic candidates join Selma bridge march

Thousands of people joined the Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in honor of the black civil rights protesters attacked by white police there.

Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats

Boaters leaped into the water to escape a fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday. Authorities said there were fatalities as 7 people were sent to hospitals and 7 others were initially reported missing.