Alabama cancels oyster season after divers find dramatic decline from previous

There won’t be an oyster season on the Alabama coast in the coming year, an unusual move caused by what officials say is a lack of oysters in state waters. Al.com reported Thursday that an official with the state conservation agency announced the decision during a meeting with seafood harvesters and dealers in southern Mobile …

The Latest: State of emergency declared in California fire

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A fire official says the Northern California town of Paradise has been “pretty much” destroyed. CalFire Capt. Scott McLean says a wind-whipped wildfire destroyed thousands of structures but he said they won’t have an exact count until they can get into the area. SIGN ME …

Southern Miss revives its bowl hopes vs. Marshall behind a stout D and a new QB

With starting quarterback Jack Abraham standing on the sideline in a hoodie, it was up to the defense to carry the day for Southern Miss Saturday against Marshall. Defensive coordinator Tim Billings’ group responded with all the support that freshman QB Tate Whatley would need. The Golden Eagles’ D forced four turnovers, each at crucial …

5 things to watch for in final Wisconsin US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir talked foreign policy for the first time together in their final debate by weighing in on the alleged killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Baldwin says the U.S. should impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia and Vukmir agrees but added that she trusts President …