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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother."

Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and luck, that plane is again bound for the French coast for what could be the last great commemoration of the Allied battle to include D-Day veterans, many of whom are now in their 90s.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding.

The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner.

APT showed a re-run instead.

AL.com reports that APT director of programming Mike Mckenzie defended the decision by saying parents trust that their children can watch the station without supervision.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil rights movement.

Speaking before a racially diverse crowd at Mt. Zion Church AME Church in Alabama's capital, Sanders renewed his calls for extending health care coverage to all Americans and reducing student debt.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama police officers are accused of sexually abusing a woman at a Birmingham nightclub.

News outlets report Fairfield police officers Markeith Williams and Jonathan Hill were arrested Saturday on first-degree sexual abuse charges. Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams says they're are accused of assaulting a club employee while she was in the bathroom. An off-duty officer working at the club was alerted to the assault and detained the men. Williams attempted to flee and was shocked with a stun gun.

The Birmingham News file

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn't meet him for sex.

Tonight, PBS audiences across Alabama and nationwide will get a glimpse into the lives of a determined group of students.

“Wrestle” is a documentary telling the unlikely success story of the wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School. The team and school were underfunded, and the wrestlers were inexperienced. But the kids were also working to navigate life in north Huntsville – meaning crime, poverty and many other pitfalls.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday.

An intense manhunt led to his arrest hours later, not far from the Arrow Head Trailer Park, which is only a few miles from the campus of Auburn University, where students had been warned to be on alert. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency described 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes as armed and extremely dangerous, wearing camouflage body armor and a helmet.

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban. 

Protesters chanted "My body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" as they rallied Sunday evening, days after Governor Kay Ivey signed the near total abortion ban into law.

The Alabama law, the nation's most restrictive, is to take effect in six months. It bans abortion in almost all cases unless necessary because of a mother's health. There are no exceptions for pregnancies involving rape and incest.

Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title. 

Wilder hurt Breazeale with a right to the head early in their fight at Barclays Center, but the challenger had recovered from that early onslaught. But there was no coming back from the right later in the round that immediately dropped Breazeale, who was trying to get up as referee Harvey Dock counted him out at 2:17 of the round.

Alabama environmental regulators have proposed a $250,000 fine against Alabama Power Company after groundwater tests near the company's coal ash pond in Gadsden showed high levels of arsenic and radium.  

Alabama Department of Environmental Management says Alabama Power "caused or allowed the unpermitted discharge of pollutants associated with ash pond wastewater ... to waters of the State."

The violations stem from groundwater test results submitted May 2. The samples were taken from 18 wells around the now-closed ash pond on the Coosa River.

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