Ala.: 'Commandments' judge in tight race

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Roy Moore, trying to get his job back as Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, was in a tight battle Tuesday with Democrat Bob Vance, early returns showed.
Racial unity hailed at Selma anniversary

Racial unity hailed at Selma anniversary

SELMA, Ala., March 7 (UPI) -- Black Democrats welcomed Alabama's new Republican governor to commemorations of the Selma voting rights march and hailed improved relations.

Obama makes 3rd post-spill trip to La.

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama flew Friday to Louisiana to assess progress on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, his third visit to the area since the disaster.

Southern states' water talks foundering

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Negotiations among Florida, Alabama and Georgia are reportedly near collapse amid disagreements over water discharges from drought-stricken Georgia.

Governors discuss climate change

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. governors are grappling with how they can best help address global climate change, it was reported Sunday.

Three drought states talk water allocation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia agreed to forge an emergency drought relief agreement with federal help by February.

Alabama man's execution delayed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An Alabama man, hours from being executed, was granted a 45-day stay because the state plans to change its lethal injection procedure.

Man put to death for 27-year-old murder

ATMORE, Ala., July 27 (UPI) -- Alabama has executed a man convicted of killing an elderly widow during a Christmas Eve burglary at her home in 1980.

Alabama lawmakers pass slavery apology

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 25 (UPI) -- Alabama state legislators have passed resolutions apologizing for slavery.

Social workers outfitted with GPS

JACKSON, Miss., March 15 (UPI) -- Mississippi and Alabama are outfitting social workers with Global Positioning System tracking devices to ensure their safety on the job.

Economic regionalism grows in U.S. South

MOBILE, Ala., March 6 (UPI) -- Three Southern U.S. states have teamed up to lure $2.9 billion in business -- a move some experts say is the start of a trend, a published report says. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, all Republicans,

Bush says troop pullout greatest threat

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush, at Birmingham, Ala., fundraiser, said an early withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would be dire for the United States.

Former Ala. governor guilty of bribery

MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 30 (UPI) -- Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy have been convicted of bribery and conspiracy.

Status quo in Alabama primaries

MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 7 (UPI) -- Alabama voters gave the state's top two elected officials, the governor and lieutenant governor, their seal of approval in primary voting.

Is the California girl an 'Idol' underdog?

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Wealthy, beautiful and talented apparently aren't enough for Southern Californians selecting a winner of the "American Idol" singing competition. The Los Angeles Times says local girl Katharine McPhee, who was raised in affluent Sherman Oaks, Calif., rece
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Bob Riley
Alabama Governor Bob Riley testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the presidents request for additional Gulf Coast aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, in Washington on March 7, 2006. Riley was seated next to Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Robert Renfroe "Bob" Riley (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician in the Republican Party. He was the 52nd Governor of Alabama, first elected in 2002, and re-elected in 2006.

Riley was born in Ashland, Alabama, a small town in Clay County where his family ranched and farmed for six generations. Riley attended the University of Alabama, and he graduated with a degree in business administration. Riley is married to Patsy Adams Riley, also from Ashland. The couple have four children (one of whom is deceased) and seven grandchildren.

Riley is married to the former Patsy Adams, also from Clay County. The Rileys have four children, Rob, Jenice, Minda and Krisalyn. Jenice, the Rileys' first daughter and the campaign's fundraiser, passed away in August 2001. The Rileys have three granddaughters and three grandsons. He is an alumni brother of Phi Kappa Sigma.

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