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  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:28:49 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a...
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:41:26 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.
  • CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

    CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:29:37 GMT
    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...
    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...
  • National education report slaps Alabama with failing grades

    New report ranks Alabama among the worst in nation for student achievement

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:33:36 GMT
    Alabama schools received mostly failing grades in a new national report. The report by the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation ranks Alabama near the bottom when it comes to student achievement.
    Alabama schools received mostly failing grades in a new national report. The report by the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation ranks Alabama near the bottom when it comes to student achievement. Alabama did an average job in some areas but overall, the report indicates significant improvement is needed.
  • Montgomery dental office offering services for information on sign theft

    Montgomery dental office offering services for information on sign theft

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:30:18 GMT
    A Montgomery dental office is offering a reward for information on who stole a sign from the business.Doctors Derrick Mendez and Ezingha Stovall say that sometime over the weekend the sign for their dental
    Dentists at a Montgomery dental office are offering a reward for information on who stole the sign from their business.
  • Multiple law enforcement agencies searching for Check N Go robber

    Multiple law enforcement agencies searching for Check N Go robber

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:20:18 GMT
    (Source: Clanton Police Department) (Source: Clanton Police Department)
    The Clanton Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Friday. The incident happened at the Check N Go store located on Logan Road at approximately 1:20 p.m. Investigators
    Crime Stoppers and law enforcement agencies in three counties are trying to identify a robbery suspect.
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:15:42 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...
  • New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:18:08 GMT
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.
  • WEB EXTRA: Rich and Josh discuss Hurricane Ivan 10 years later

    WEB EXTRA: Rich and Josh discuss Hurricane Ivan 10 years later

     

  • Enterprise man dies day after motorcycle crash

    Enterprise man dies day after motorcycle crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:15:49 GMT
    An Enterprise man has died from injuries he sufffered in a motorcycle crash Sunday. According to Trp. Kevin Cook with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Edward Lewis Sapp, 46, was operating a 2008 Suzuki
    An Enterprise man has died from injuries he sufffered in a motorcycle crash Sunday.
  • First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:45 GMT
    U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by...
    U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...
  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:38 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...
  • MPS taking precautions against Enterovirus D68

    MPS taking precautions against Enterovirus D68

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:27:02 GMT
    Montgomery Public Schools says it is taking precautions against the Entro-virus D68 after a least a dozen states reported cases. On Monday MPS personnel and custodial staff will be working to sanitize
    Montgomery Public Schools used a planned teacher In-Service day to take a pre-emptive strike against the virus.
  • Still haven't gotten Alabama tax refund? Possible reasons...

    Still haven't gotten Alabama tax refund? Possible reasons...

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:38:25 GMT
    Tax time has come and gone, but some residents are complaining that they still haven't gotten their tax refund from the State of Alabama. A check with the Alabama Department of Revenue yielded a few possible
    Tax time has come and gone, but some residents are complaining that they still haven't gotten their tax refund from the State of Alabama. A check with the Alabama Department of Revenue yielded a few possible explanations.
  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:28 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...
  • Positive cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Alabama

    Positive cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Alabama

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:14:28 GMT
    The Alabama Department of Public Health says test results show positive cases of Enterovirus D68 in the state.Four out of six specimens from Mobile County that were sent to the Centers for Disease Control
    The Alabama Department of Public Health says test results show positive cases of Enterovirus D68 in the state.
  • Alabama listed as worst state to have a baby

    Alabama listed as worst state to have a baby

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:38:55 GMT
    Thinking about having a baby? Well, if you live in Alabama, you won't be pleased with the results of an analysis conducted by the personal finance social network WalletHub.
    Thinking about having a baby? Well, if you live in Alabama, you won't be pleased with the results of an analysis conducted by the personal finance social network WalletHub.
  • Transcript: President's remarks at Medal of Honor ceremony

    Transcript: President's remarks at Medal of Honor ceremony

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:02:16 GMT
    The following is the transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks Monday at the White House in which he presented the Medal of Honor to two soldiers of the Vietnam War, one posthumously, and the other
    The following is the transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks Monday at the White House in which he presented the Medal of Honor to two soldiers of the Vietnam War, one posthumously, and the other an Opelika resident.
  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:41:39 GMT
    Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
    Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:51:23 GMT
    After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...
    Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers...
  • Adrian Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

    Adrian Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:27:58 GMT

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson posted a statement on his Twitter account Monday, hours after the team announced he would be active for Sunday's game. The former NFL MVP said he could not discuss the details of his child abuse case, at his attorney's request.

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson posted a statement on his Twitter account Monday, hours after the team announced he would be active for Sunday's game. The former NFL MVP said he could not discuss the details of his child abuse case, at his attorney's request.

  • State, 2 educators in MPS grade changing case reach agreement

    State, 2 educators in MPS grade changing case reach agreement

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:13:58 GMT
    The Alabama State Department of Education has reached agreements with two of the six educators who were connected to the Montgomery Public Schools grade changing investigation.
    The Alabama State Department of Education has reached agreements with two of the six educators who were connected to the Montgomery Public Schools grade changing investigation.
  • GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

    GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:26:58 GMT
    General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company.
    The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.
  • Correction: Drought-Bird Migration story

    Correction: Drought-Bird Migration story

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:20:51 GMT
    For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's...
    In a story Sept. 13 about efforts to provide habitat for migrating birds despite California's drought, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a conservationist. He is Greg Golet, not Greg Gulot.
  • Bentley creates small business commission

    Bentley creates small business commission

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:49:07 GMT
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is creating a commission to recommend ways the state can help small businesses get started and expand.Bentley signed an executive order Monday creating the Alabama Small Business
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is creating a commission to recommend ways the state can help small businesses get started and expand.Bentley signed an executive order Monday creating the Alabama Small Business
  • Prattville to host 4th annual Worldwide Day of Play

    Prattville to host 4th annual Worldwide Day of Play

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:05:17 GMT
    The City of Prattville announces it is holding it's fourth annual event for the Worldwide Day of Play and with it, Mayor Gill Gillespie Jr., is proclaiming that September 20 as the Worldwide Day of Play
    The City of Prattville announces it is holding it's fourth annual event for the Worldwide Day of Play and with it, Mayor Gill Gillespie Jr,. is proclaiming that September 20 as the Worldwide Day of Play for the city.
  • Anniversary of church bombing falls on Empowerment Week

    Anniversary of church bombing falls on Empowerment Week

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:42:04 GMT
    Monday is the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that happened over 50 years ago.
    Monday is the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that happened over 50 years ago.
  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:41:19 GMT
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:10:55 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...
  • Troopers investigating crash that killed Hartford man

    Troopers investigating crash that killed Hartford man

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:34:34 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers say they are investigating a crash in Geneva County after a Hartford man was killed. According to troopers Joseph A. Miller, 38, was killed when the Harley Davidson motorcycle he
    Alabama State Troopers say they are investigating a crash in Geneva County after a Hartford man was killed.
  • Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:18 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
  • Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:16 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding...
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...
  • Arrest made after pedestrian struck by vehicle in Montgomery

    Arrest made after pedestrian struck by vehicle in Montgomery

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:08:44 GMT
    Montgomery Police say they have made an arrest after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Saturday.
    Montgomery Police say they have made an arrest after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Saturday.
  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:05 GMT
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
  • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

    Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:13 GMT
    An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.
    Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
  • Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:50:53 GMT
    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
  • CA Police: Man cooks girlfriends' dog after dispute

    CA Police: Man cooks girlfriends' dog after dispute

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:32:51 GMT
    A man in California allegedly killed and cooked his girlfriend's dog, then fed it to her. 
    A man in California allegedly killed and cooked his girlfriend's dog, then fed it to her. 
  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:44 GMT
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:40 GMT
    White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...
  • Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:10:46 GMT
    Adrian Peterson did not accompany the Minnesota Vikings to the stadium on Sunday for the game against the New England Patriots. The star running back is keeping his distance in the wake of child abuse charges that...
    The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.
  • USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

    USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:50:57 GMT
    Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.
    With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.
  • Pike Road VFD climbs RSA stairs for 9-11 tribute

    Pike Road VFD climbs RSA stairs for 9-11 tribute

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:39:46 GMT
    Hundreds of first responders from around the state gathered in the capital city Sunday. The mass gathering a way for them to pay honor the fallen heroes who died on September 11th 2001.22 stories, five
    Hundreds of first responders from around the state gathered in the capital city Sunday. The mass gathering a way for them to pay honor the fallen heroes who died on September 11th 2001.
  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:50 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron is summoning military and security chiefs for an emergency meeting in response to the beheading of a British hostage and a threat against another.
    Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.
  • First Assembly of God holds groundbreaking ceremony

    First Assembly of God holds groundbreaking ceremony

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:12:42 GMT
    Montgomery First Assembly held a groundbreaking ceremony and 80th anniversary celebration to mark the beginning of a milt-million dollar building project.
    Montgomery First Assembly held a groundbreaking ceremony and 80th anniversary celebration to mark the beginning of a milt-million dollar building project.
  • Casino seeks to break AG's winning streak

    Casino seeks to break AG's winning streak

    VictoryLand casino is trying to break the attorney general's winning streak in a series of cases involving gambling machines seized in raids.
    VictoryLand casino is trying to break the attorney general's winning streak in a series of cases involving gambling machines seized in raids.
  • Alabama changes execution drug combination

    Alabama changes execution drug combination

    Alabama has adopted a new combination of drugs for executions and is once again seeking to put inmates to death.
    Alabama has adopted a new combination of drugs for executions and is once again seeking to put inmates to death.
  • What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

    What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:47:12 GMT

    Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

    Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

  • California nudist camp accused of stealing water

    California nudist camp accused of stealing water

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:23:26 GMT
    Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.
    Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.
  • Edouard strengthens to hurricane in the Atlantic

    Edouard strengthens to hurricane in the Atlantic

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:59:39 GMT

    Hurricane Edouard becomes the fourth named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane strength.

    Hurricane Edouard becomes the fourth named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane strength.

  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:50:18 GMT
    North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years with labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage.
    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
  • 4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:05:03 GMT
    A top medical official in Sierra Leone says a fourth doctor has died of Ebola in the country after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment.
    Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent...
  • Category 4 Hurricane Odile threatens Mexico's Baja California

    Category 4 Hurricane Odile threatens Mexico's Baja California

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-09-14 09:58:36 GMT

    After quickly developing into a category 4 storm, Hurricane Odile is expected to strengthen even more before making landfall in Baja California.

    After quickly developing into a category 4 storm, Hurricane Odile is expected to strengthen even more before making landfall in Baja California.

  • Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75

    Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:09:35 GMT
    Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died at age 75.
    By CHARLES J. GANS Associated Press Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.
  • 'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars

    'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:59:45 GMT
    Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of "The Simpsons" in Hollywood on Friday.
    Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of "The Simpsons" in Hollywood on Friday.
  • 1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

    1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:49:41 GMT
    The head of Louisiana State Police says a natural gas accident on an oil platform off the coast has killed one person and injured two others.
    A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.
  • East Alabama family fights rare genetic disorder

    East Alabama family fights rare genetic disorder

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:09:39 GMT
    When Auburn alumni Michael and Sara Heatherly discovered their son Porter had a rare genetic disorder, they didn't know at first that their alma mater was leading the fight against it. Researchers at Auburn's
    When Auburn alumni Michael and Sara Heatherly discovered their son Porter had a rare genetic disorder, they didn't know at first that their alma mater was leading the fight against it. Researchers at Auburn's
  • Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:39:49 GMT
    Rescuers have called off their search in the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.
    Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.
  • Another hostage beheaded by ISIS in new video

    Another hostage beheaded by ISIS in new video

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:09:07 GMT
    The family of British aid worker David Haines pleaded for his life earlier Saturday. Just hours later, his death became public. 
    The family of British aid worker David Haines pleaded for his life earlier Saturday. Just hours later, his death became public. 
  • Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:49:53 GMT
    The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled of a domestic violence case involving a prominent player.
    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...
  • Pedestrian transported to hospital after being struck by vehicle

    Pedestrian transported to hospital after being struck by vehicle

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:05:31 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A pedestrian has been transported to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday. The Montgomery Police Department and medics responded at 3:40 p.m. to the incident, which happened in
    Police say the victim, and adult female, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:49:43 GMT
    State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.
    A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on...
  • Fmr. AEA head Hubbert sounds alarm at current conditions

    Fmr. AEA head Hubbert sounds alarm at current conditions

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:04:39 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The former head of the Alabama Education Association, a powerful teachers union, is expressing concern about the organization's future. Dr. Paul Hubbert sent a letter to AEA board members claiming the
    The former head of the Alabama Education Association, a powerful teachers union, is expressing concern about the organization's future. Dr. Paul Hubbert sent a letter to AEA board members claiming...
  • NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

    NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:25:22 GMT
    America's favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch and reminders of lingering domestic violence cases.
    America's favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch and reminders of lingering domestic violence cases.
  • Troy PD investigating Friday night shooting that left 3 injured

    Troy PD investigating Friday night shooting that left 3 injured

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:05:14 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    The Troy Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured three people on Friday night. Lt. Weed told WSFA 12 News that the shooting occurred late on Friday, just a little bit before midnight
    The Troy Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured three people on Friday night. Lt. Weed told WSFA 12 News that the shooting occurred late on Friday, just a little bit before midnight at the Sky View Apartments which is on Park Street.
  • Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

    Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:39:32 GMT
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
  • Your Week in Viral Videos: Time to shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Time to shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:37:18 GMT

    Shake It Off is catchy, has broad appeal and gives uncoordinated people a license to display their lack of coordination without shame.

    Shake It Off is catchy, has broad appeal and gives uncoordinated people a license to display their lack of coordination without shame.

  • Food Bank of East Alabama faces potential shortages

    Food Bank of East Alabama faces potential shortages

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:28:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    More than 13,000 people depend on the Food Bank of East Alabama for their daily meal. But a summer shortage has made providing that food difficult.  "Soup kitchens, and food pantries and senior programs
    More than 13,000 people depend on the Food Bank of East Alabama for their daily meal. But a summer shortage has made providing that food difficult.  "Soup kitchens, and food pantries and senior programs
  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 11:19:11 GMT
    Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the...
    Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.
  • After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 09:39:24 GMT
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed...
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free...
  • Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:49:16 GMT
    Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.
    Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.
  • Illinois TV anchor tells viewers he has months to live

    Illinois TV anchor tells viewers he has months to live

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-09-13 02:54:07 GMT

    Anchor Dave Benton said he is “dedicated to continue good work” as he fights his diagnosis.

    Anchor Dave Benton said he is “dedicated to continue good work” as he fights his diagnosis.

  • KKK-style hate, ignorance fuel IS terrorists, experts say

    KKK-style hate, ignorance fuel IS terrorists, experts say

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-09-13 02:26:00 GMT
    Hatred, vast lawless territory and ignorance of Islam is driving ISIS' success, experts say. 
    Hatred, vast lawless territory and ignorance of Islam is driving ISIS' success, experts say. 
  • Jury finds man guilty of murdering Eclectic 6-year-old

    Jury finds man guilty of murdering Eclectic 6-year-old

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:10:08 GMT
    A man accused of taking a little girl's life while she was sleeping is now on trial.Stalandus Slaughter is charged with murder. Prosecutors say he shot and killed six-year-old Kenyatta kendrick while she
    A jury has found Stalandus Slaughter guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl in Eclectic.
  • Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:10 GMT
    Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria who escaped from prison Thursday night.
    Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
  • Mother of boy who committed suicide hopes his story can save lives

    Mother of boy who committed suicide hopes his story can save lives

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:51:49 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    September is suicide awareness month. Suicide claims more lives each year than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Now one mother, whose son killed himself, is sharing his story in hopes of saving
    September is suicide awareness month. Suicide claims more lives each year than war, murder, and natural disasters combined.
  • Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

    Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is touring the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, where U.S. troops defended the city of Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812.
    President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. "is...
  • Danish child porn investigation leads investigators to Alabama

    Danish child porn investigation leads investigators to Alabama

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:41:01 GMT
    An Etowah County man has been charged with first degree sexual abuse as a result of a federal child pornography investigation. Victor Gray Dingler, 33, was arrested on September 9 in Etowah County. He
    An Etowah County man has been charged with first degree sexual abuse as a result of a federal child pornography investigation.
  • Golf instructor charged with child molestation, soliciting hit man

    Golf instructor charged with child molestation, soliciting hit man

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:39:48 GMT
    A once highly-regarded golf pro now charged with molesting students has been charged with attempting to order hits on the victims.
    A once highly-regarded golf pro now charged with molesting students has been charged with attempting to order hits on the victims.
  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:38 GMT
    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.
    European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.
  • Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:20:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.
    President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.
  • GM puts the brakes on Corvette sales

    GM puts the brakes on Corvette sales

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:40:58 GMT

     General Motors has stopped the sales of Corvettes due to a fault in the driver's airbag and problems with the parking brake.

     General Motors has stopped the sales of Corvettes due to a fault in the driver's airbag and problems with the parking brake.

  • Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:19:44 GMT
    The South African judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed explaining her reasoning behind her upcoming verdicts in the case against the double-amputee Olympian.
    A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...
  • Student cuddles cat, dodges 'lasers' in senior photo

    Student cuddles cat, dodges 'lasers' in senior photo

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:09:26 GMT

    Schenectady, NY, High School student Draven Rodriguez wants to share his senior photo with a friend - his kitty cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. 

    Schenectady, NY, High School student Draven Rodriguez wants to share his senior photo with a friend - his kitty cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. 

  • Phone system restored at all MPS schools

    Phone system restored at all MPS schools

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:52:49 GMT
    The Montgomery Public School System says phone service has been restored to all campuses.
    The Montgomery Public School System says phone service has been restored to all campuses.
  • Tim Jones, Jr., on suicide watch, waives first appearance in court

    Tim Jones, Jr., on suicide watch, waives first appearance in court

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:39:11 GMT
    Tim Jones, Jr. (Lexington County Detention Center) Tim Jones, Jr. (Lexington County Detention Center)
    Tim Jones, Jr., the man accused by Lexington County investigators of brutally murdering his five children, is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.
    Tim Jones, Jr., the man accused by Lexington County investigators of brutally murdering his five children, waived his right to a hearing Friday morning.
  • Group voices concerns about Common Core at forum

    Group voices concerns about Common Core at forum

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:38:53 GMT
    Common Core is a key part of Plan 20-20-- the state's strategy to get Alabama students college and career ready. But at least one group is pushing back. Citizens Voice of Truth held a forum Thursday
    Common Core is a key part of Plan 20-20-- the state's strategy to get Alabama students college and career ready. But at least one group is pushing back.
  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:52:50 GMT
    Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
    Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
  • Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman to headline "A Montgomery Family Christmas"

    Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman to headline "A Montgomery Family Christmas"

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:41:36 GMT
    Multi-award winning Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman is set to headline the 10th anniversary celebration of "A Montgomery Family Christmas" on December 2.Chapman's long music career has seen 47 No.
    Multi-award winning Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman is set to headline the 10th anniversary celebration of "A Montgomery Family Christmas" on December 2.
  • VictoryLand casino trial entering fourth day

    VictoryLand casino trial entering fourth day

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:09:00 GMT
    A trial over the legality of gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino in Macon County is entering its fourth day. 
    A trial over the legality of gambling machines seized from VictoryLand casino in Macon County is entering its fourth day. 
  • WATCH: News chopper captures dramatic rescue from flood waters

    WATCH: News chopper captures dramatic rescue from flood waters

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-09-12 10:38:02 GMT
    (WMC) – WMC Action News 5's Chopper 5 captured an incredible water rescue as a man was pulled from his sinking car with just seconds to spare. At the beginning of the video, you can see the rescuer standing
    WMC Action News 5's Chopper 5 captured an incredible water rescue as a man was pulled from his sinking car with just seconds to spare.
  • Food for Thought: Restaurant inspection scores

    Food for Thought: Restaurant inspection scores

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:06:57 GMT
    Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.
    This week's food scores are all related to Montgomery area schools. Do you know the health rating where your student eats lunch?
  • Tropical Storm Edouard forms

    Tropical Storm Edouard forms

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:51:17 GMT

    Tropical Storm Edouard has formed in the far eastern Atlantic.

    Tropical Storm Edouard has formed in the far eastern Atlantic.

  • Noise ordinance proposed for Lee County

    Noise ordinance proposed for Lee County

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:46:56 GMT
    The Lee County Commissioners are currently considering a noise ordinance that would effect the unincorporated parts of the county. One commissioner believes the ordinance will have no trouble being approved. "In
    The Lee County commissioners are currently considering a noise ordinance that would affect the unincorporated parts of the county. One commissioner believes the ordinance will have no trouble being approved.
  • Despite closings Dothan officials say business is growing

    Despite closings Dothan officials say business is growing

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:45:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Several businesses in downtown Dothan are calling it quits. Tibadors Station, Nektar and Dakota Coffee are just three businesses that have decided to close up shop in Dothan. Right now there are more
    Leaders with the downtown Dothan redevelopment authority say despite the closings this area is still very much open for business.
  • Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:48:25 GMT
    The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original...
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...
  • Police: Convicted sex offender offered services as a children's photographer

    Police: Convicted sex offender offered services as a children's photographer

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:40:06 GMT
    Mountain Brook police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a sex offender who had set up an appointment to photograph children.
    Mountain Brook police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a sex offender who had set up an appointment to photograph children.
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:08:29 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
  • Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:58:43 GMT
    Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the...
    Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company...
  • CBS drops Rihanna song as opening for Ravens-Steelers game

    CBS drops Rihanna song as opening for Ravens-Steelers game

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:40:59 GMT
    One of the most high-profile victims of domestic violence will no longer be the musical voice for a Thursday Night Football game featuring an NFL team beset by the Ray Rice scandal.
    One of the most high-profile victims of domestic violence will no longer be the musical voice for a Thursday Night Football game featuring an NFL team beset by the Ray Rice scandal.
  • New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:10:04 GMT
    A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.
    The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to...
  • Father accused of killing 5 children extradited back to S. Carolina

    Father accused of killing 5 children extradited back to S. Carolina

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:56:58 GMT
    The father accused of killing and dumping the bodies of his five children along a rural dirt road in Wilcox County, Alabama was successfully extradited back to the state of South Carolina
    The father accused of killing and dumping the bodies of his five children along a rural dirt road in Wilcox County, Alabama was successfully extradited back to the state of South Carolina Thursday to face charges, according to local reports.
  • DHR child safety procedures examined after SC slayings

    DHR child safety procedures examined after SC slayings

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:43:06 GMT
    The way authorities handled the case involving a man accused in the murder of his five children is raising questions about policies at human and social services agencies nationwide.
    The way authorities handled the case involving a man accused in the murder of his five children is raising questions about policies at human and social services agencies nationwide.
  • Jimmy John's to issue vouchers over sprout-less subs

    Jimmy John's to issue vouchers over sprout-less subs

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:33:02 GMT
    Sandwich shop Jimmy John's is issuing vouchers in their effort to settle a class-action lawsuit over a sandwich without alfalfa sprouts. 
    Sandwich shop Jimmy John's is issuing vouchers in their effort to settle a class-action lawsuit over a sandwich without alfalfa sprouts. 
  • Founder of Montgomery boot camp faces more sexual abuse charges

    Founder of Montgomery boot camp faces more sexual abuse charges

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:30:49 GMT
    The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.
    There are new sexual abuse charges against the founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at-risk students.
  • Guest Editorial: 9/11 reminds us...

    Guest Editorial: 9/11 reminds us...

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:20:03 GMT
    Human memory is an interesting thing. Time can water it down, remove the impact and significance of past events. As I watched the 13th anniversary commemoration ceremonies for 9/11, I was reminded of that.
    Human memory is an interesting thing. Time can water it down, remove the impact and significance of past events.
  • Bond set for Ozark kidnapping, sex assault suspect

    Bond set for Ozark kidnapping, sex assault suspect

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:50:15 GMT
    David Pitts (Source: Ozark Police Department) David Pitts (Source: Ozark Police Department)
    More than a month after being arrested in connection to the vicious kidnapping and sexual assault of an Ozark mother and her child, the man accused of the crimes faced a judge.
    More than a month after being arrested in connection to the vicious kidnapping and sexual assault of an Ozark mother and her child, the man accused of the crimes faced a judge.
  • Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

    Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:38:24 GMT
    Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the...
    Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at...
  • UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:13 GMT
    Fiji says its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in a new video posted on YouTube.
    Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of...
  • Local observances mark 13th anniversary of 9/11

    Local observances mark 13th anniversary of 9/11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:04:07 GMT
    The fight against terrorism rages on as the American nation reflects on the events on September 11, 2001. It has been 13 years since that day, but the events and images of that day are those that will
    The fight against terrorism rages on as the American nation reflects on the events on September 11, 2001. It has been 13 years since that day, but the events and images of that day are those that will never be forgotten.
  • Deatsville woman killed in Chilton County crash

    Deatsville woman killed in Chilton County crash

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:37:53 GMT
    A Deatsville woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 31 in Chilton County Thursday afternoon. Alice Scott, 58, was killed when the 2008 Chevy HHR she was driving collided with a 2007 International
    A Deatsville woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 31 in Chilton County Thursday afternoon.
  • Burger King releases 'black burger' in Japan

    Burger King releases 'black burger' in Japan

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:57:05 GMT

    Two Kuro Burgers, which offer black cheese and black buns, will be available in Japan for a limited time.

    Two Kuro Burgers, which offer black cheese and black buns, will be available in Japan for a limited time.

  • Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:28:59 GMT
    An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month. 
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a...
  • Victoryland presents its side on day 3 of bingo trial

    Victoryland presents its side on day 3 of bingo trial

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:27:28 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A judge is deciding whether the state of Alabama can destroy gaming machines seized at Victoryland. The proceedings on Tuesday come more than a year after a state raid of the facility, which was ordered
    Day three of the civil case between Victoryland and the Attorney General's Office is underway.
  • Motorcyclist killed in hit and run in Bullock County

    Motorcyclist killed in hit and run in Bullock County

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:56:52 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are searching for a vehicle which left the scene of a crash where a man died. The fatal crash was involving a motorcycle, pedestrian and passing vehicle. According to officials on
    Alabama State Troopers are searching for a vehicle that left the scene of a crash where a man  was killed Wednesday. The fatal crash was involving a motorcycle, pedestrian and passing vehicle.
  • Parents make 'bucket list' for unborn, terminally ill son

    Parents make 'bucket list' for unborn, terminally ill son

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:21:38 GMT

    Dan and Jenna Haley, of Philadelphia, PA, found out in April that their child, Shane, had anencephaly - a birth defect that causes the baby to not have a fully formed brain and skull. Almost all children with it die shortly after birth.

    Dan and Jenna Haley, of Philadelphia, PA, found out in April that their child, Shane, had anencephaly - a birth defect that causes the baby to not have a fully formed brain and skull. Almost all children with it die shortly after birth.

  • 1 killed, 2 seriously injured in Dallas Co. crash

    1 killed, 2 seriously injured in Dallas Co. crash

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:18:56 GMT
    A Plantersville woman was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Dallas County Road 39, according to Alabama State Troopers.Verloish Woods, 50, was killed when the 2004 Kia she was driving left
    A Plantersville woman was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Dallas County Road 39, according to Alabama State Troopers.Verloish Woods, 50, was killed when the 2004 Kia she was driving left
  • 15 LAMP students recognized as National Merit semifinalists

    15 LAMP students recognized as National Merit semifinalists

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:21:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Fifteen Montgomery students were recognized as National Merit semifinalists Wednesday and they all attend Loveless Academic Magnet Program, or LAMP.
    Fifteen Montgomery students were recognized as National Merit semifinalists Wednesday and they all attend Loveless Academic Magnet Program, or LAMP.
  • Perjury trial for Ala. lawmaker set for October

    Perjury trial for Ala. lawmaker set for October

    A Lee County Circuit Court judge has moved the trial for an Alabama lawmaker facing perjury charges to October.
    A Lee County Circuit Court judge has moved the trial for an Alabama lawmaker facing perjury charges to October.
  • Judge: Negligence, no premeditated murder in Pistorius trial

    Judge: Negligence, no premeditated murder in Pistorius trial

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:14:59 GMT

    Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day, 2013. He said it was an accident.

    Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day, 2013. He said it was an accident.

  • Hot Reads: 'Dogs open eyes and SEC East race

    Hot Reads: 'Dogs open eyes and SEC East race

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:00:27 GMT
    Georgia emerges from the dark depths of a bye week and heads across I-20 to take on South Carolina. Redheaded stepchildren have gotten better treatment than the Bulldogs in their last two trips to Columbia.
    Georgia emerges from the dark depths of a bye week and heads across I-20 to take on South Carolina. Redheaded stepchildren have gotten better treatment than the Bulldogs in their last two trips to Columbia.
  • Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:57:52 GMT
    Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
    Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
  • Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:18:17 GMT
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal...
    By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the...
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:48:32 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
  • Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

    Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:20:39 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before...
    Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a...
  • Mike Tyson directs vulgarities at Canadian TV host

    Mike Tyson directs vulgarities at Canadian TV host

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:55:21 GMT
    Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up the former heavyweight champion's conviction for sexual assault.
    Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up the former heavyweight champion's conviction for sexual assault.
  • Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

    Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:37:35 GMT
    Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote...
    A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.
  • NFL taps ex-FBI director Mueller to probe Rice investigation

    NFL taps ex-FBI director Mueller to probe Rice investigation

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:17:57 GMT

    Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has been chosen to lead an independent review of the "NFL's pursuit and handling of evidence" in the Ray Rice investigation.

    Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has been chosen to lead an independent review of the "NFL's pursuit and handling of evidence" in the Ray Rice investigation.

  • Rash of auto break-ins reported in Opelika subdivision

    Rash of auto break-ins reported in Opelika subdivision

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:41:58 GMT
    Opelika police say one subdivision has been hit hard recently by a serial car thief. Wyndham South is located only 2 miles east of Tigertown but has seen as many as 5 cars broken into in a single
    Opelika police say there has been a rash of car break-ins one subdivision, and they need help identifying and locating a suspect.
  • Radio host says candidate for Alabama governor threatened him

    Radio host says candidate for Alabama governor threatened him

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:09:18 GMT
    Conservative radio show host Matt Murphy says he felt physically threatened by Parker Griffith, the Democratic candidate for Alabama governor, after an interview Wednesday.
    Conservative radio show host Matt Murphy says he felt physically threatened by Parker Griffith, the Democratic candidate for Alabama governor, after an interview Wednesday.
  • ASU psychology students discuss recent events in Wilcox Co.

    ASU psychology students discuss recent events in Wilcox Co.

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:05:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Students at Alabama State University are discussing the recent events in Wilcox County in their psychology class. The ASU students say the horrific discovery of five children's bodies is all that is being
    Students at Alabama State University are discussing the recent events in Wilcox County in their psychology class.
  • 2 Wiregrass law enforcement agencies to receive new forensics training

    2 Wiregrass law enforcement agencies to receive new forensics training

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:34:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Two law enforcement agencies in the Wiregrass are partnering to give some officers unique training using technology to better handle emergencies like car crashes and violent crimes. The Dothan Police
    Two law enforcement agencies in the Wiregrass are partnering to give some officers unique training using technology to better handle emergencies like car crashes and violent crimes.
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:19:04 GMT

    In an address to the nation, Obama also announced he was dispatching nearly 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to assist that country's besieged security forces.

    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless...
  • Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:59:09 GMT
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions.
    A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:37:24 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
  • Wilcox Co. property owner shaken by discovery of 5 bodies

    Wilcox Co. property owner shaken by discovery of 5 bodies

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:34:35 GMT
    The peace has returned back to the Oak Hill community one day after a suspect led authorities to the site where he dumped the five bodies of his own children.It was in an isolated area of Wilcox County,
    The peace has returned back to the Oak Hill community one day after a suspect led authorities to the site where he dumped the five bodies of his own children.
  • Burglary suspect nabbed seeking ride from undercover officer

    Burglary suspect nabbed seeking ride from undercover officer

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:54:40 GMT
    A south Alabama burglary suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning after he mistakenly tried to hitch a ride from the undercover police officer who had just left the scene of the crime.Zoterrian Marquez
    A south Alabama burglary suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning after he mistakenly tried to hitch a ride from the undercover police officer who had just left the scene of the crime.Zoterrian Marquez
  • WSFA's Valorie Lawson, Sally Pitts locked up for a cause

    WSFA's Valorie Lawson, Sally Pitts locked up for a cause

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:53:21 GMT
    Some of our very own here at WSFA 12 News were locked up Wednesday. They're all accused of having a big heart. Valorie Lawson, Sally Pitts and WSFA marketing director Josh Morey now need help paying bail
    Some of our very own here at WSFA 12 News were locked up Wednesday. They're all accused of having a big heart.
  • Prattville officials warn residents of phone scam

    Prattville officials warn residents of phone scam

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:34:27 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    Prattville officials say that they have been receiving reports lately of a phone scam where the callers claim the individual has won a prize. The callers claim to be from Publishers Clearing House and
    Prattville officials say that they have been receiving reports lately of a phone scam where the callers claim the individual has won a prize.
  • Man hit in leg following Opelika shooting

    Man hit in leg following Opelika shooting

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:23:20 GMT
    A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon, according to the Opelika Police Department. The victim was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.Investigators
    A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon, according to the Opelika Police Department. The victim was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
  • Grandfather of 5 slain children speaks out

    Grandfather of 5 slain children speaks out

     

     

  • Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:08:04 GMT

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq's Shiite leader on Wednesday to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis - or jeopardize any hope of defeating the Islamic State group.

    The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a daylong visit to Baghdad...
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr recovering from mild stroke

    Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr recovering from mild stroke

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:58:02 GMT
    The family of Bart Starr said the Hall of Famer and Green Bay Packers legend is expected to make a full recovery after having a stroke last week. 
    The family of Bart Starr said the Hall of Famer and Green Bay Packers legend is expected to make a full recovery after having a stroke last week. 
  • Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

    Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:39:05 GMT
    A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad despite their repeated attempts to stop her pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
    A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the militant Islamic State group under a plea deal in the terrorism case that requires her to give authorities information about other Americans with...
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:28:36 GMT
    Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt - tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security benefits offset when...
    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social...
  • Documents: Tim Jones, Jr. was 'highly intelligent, responsible father'

    Documents: Tim Jones, Jr. was 'highly intelligent, responsible father'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:41:48 GMT
    Court documents from Lexington County shed new light on the relationship between a woman and a man accused of killing his five children. Tim Jones, Jr. filed for divorce from his wife, Amber M. Jones,
    Court documents from Lexington County shed new light on the relationship between a woman and a man accused of killing his five children.
  • US State Dept. combats ISIS social media campaigns

    US State Dept. combats ISIS social media campaigns

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:40:40 GMT
    The U.S. State Department is using social media to combat Islamic State's digital outreach campaign. 
    The U.S. State Department is using social media to combat Islamic State's digital outreach campaign. 
  • Prattville officials warn public of phone scam

    Prattville officials warn public of phone scam

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:04:40 GMT
    Officials with the city of Prattville are warning residents about a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Publishers Clearing House. According to Paula Barlow with the Prattville Police Department
    Officials with the city of Prattville are warning residents about a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Publishers Clearing House.
  • Your Week in Music: Grab your free copy of U2's new album

    Your Week in Music: Grab your free copy of U2's new album

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:49:47 GMT

    U2 drops a welcome surprise for music-thirsty fans, P!nk gets in touch with her folk side and legends cover one of their own in this week in music.

    U2 drops a welcome surprise for music-thirsty fans, P!nk gets in touch with her folk side and legends cover one of their own in this week in music.

  • Afghan talks could continue after inauguration

    Afghan talks could continue after inauguration

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:17:21 GMT
    Afghan officials say 14 people, including civilians, have been killed in a U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan.
    The candidate most likely to be named the next president of Afghanistan said Wednesday that he believes in a government of national unity and will seek to include his political opponent even if doing so requires...
  • Former Calhoun County Judicial Assistant indicted

    Former Calhoun County Judicial Assistant indicted

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:14:57 GMT
    A former judicial assistant is being charged for felony ethics and theft charges after officials say she used her position as a public employee for personal gain. According to Attorney General Luther Strange,
    A former judicial assistant is being charged for felony ethics and theft charges after officials say she used her position as a public employee for personal gain.
  • Suspect wanted in multiple robberies taken into custody

    Suspect wanted in multiple robberies taken into custody

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:51:00 GMT
    Montgomery Police say a man is being charged with robbery following the robberies of two businesses in the city. According to police suspect Michael Williams was found to have committed robberies on September
    Montgomery Police say a man is being charged with robbery following the robberies of two businesses in the city.
  • Woman charged with assault after biting officer

    Woman charged with assault after biting officer

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:32:34 GMT
    A woman is being charged with assault after allegedly biting a Montgomery Police Officer. According to court documents, 25-year-old Tomika McKeithen is charged with assault second degree after she reportedly
    A woman is being charged with assault after allegedly biting a Montgomery Police Officer.
  • Lek's Railroad Thai reopens after building repairs

    Lek's Railroad Thai reopens after building repairs

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:05:17 GMT
    Lek's Railroad Thai in downtown Montgomery is set to reopen its doors following a renovation to the building where it's located. The Montgomery restaurant icon, which is located in the historic Union Station
    Lek's Railroad Thai in downtown Montgomery is set to reopen its doors following a renovation to the building where it's located.
  • 11th Circuit pushes back Siegelman appeal

    11th Circuit pushes back Siegelman appeal

    A federal appeals court has delayed Gov. Don Siegelman's case again.
    A federal appeals court has delayed Gov. Don Siegelman's case again.
  • Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:57:32 GMT
    Detroit has reached a tentative deal with one of its key creditors that could remove the biggest stumbling block in the city's plan to reduce its debts and emerge from federal bankruptcy protection.
    In a story Sept. 9 about a tentative agreement reached between Detroit and major creditor Syncora in its bankruptcy trial, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steven Schlein is a spokesman for Syncora. Schlein...
  • Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:37:32 GMT
    Ukraine's president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country's pro-Russian east, where separatists...
    Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.
  • Montgomery home left with extensive damage following fire

    Montgomery home left with extensive damage following fire

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:40:55 GMT
    Montgomery fire investigators say an early morning fire Wednesday leaves one house with extensive damage.Officials say the fire happened in the 59-hundred block of Oakleigh Road. Neighbors say no one was
    Montgomery fire investigators say an early morning fire Wednesday leaves one house with extensive damage.
  • As 9/11 anniversary approaches, security experts worry

    As 9/11 anniversary approaches, security experts worry

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:26:34 GMT

    Analysts have issued warnings about landmarks being a prime target for terrorists.

    Analysts have issued warnings about landmarks being a prime target for terrorists.

  • News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:24:14 GMT
    Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
    Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
  • Poll shows Scotland independence vote likely will be nail-biter

    Poll shows Scotland independence vote likely will be nail-biter

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:05:20 GMT

    About 51 percent of voters plan to vote yes on Scottish independence, while 49 percent intend to vote no, according to a recent poll.

    About 51 percent of voters plan to vote yes on Scottish independence, while 49 percent intend to vote no, according to a recent poll.

  • MPS passes new budget for 2015 school year

    MPS passes new budget for 2015 school year

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:51:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Montgomery Public School System voted to approve a new budget for 2015 on Tuesday. The decision followed two public hearings to discuss the system's finances. The $220 million spending plan is largely
    The Montgomery Public School System voted to approve a new budget for 2015 on Tuesday.
  • Town hall meeting held for veterans to voice concerns about the VA

    Town hall meeting held for veterans to voice concerns about the VA

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:38:09 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A town hall meeting was held on Tuesday in Montgomery, one of many the VA set up across the country to give veterans a chance to voice concerns and ask questions. Local Vets, many very emotional, shared
    A town hall meeting was held on Tuesday in Montgomery, one of many the VA set up across the country to give veterans a chance to voice concerns and ask questions.
  • Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

    Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:27:54 GMT
    Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a knockout punch in a video shown to The...
    As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:36:59 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • Montgomery unveils new Smart 911 system

    Montgomery unveils new Smart 911 system

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:05:50 GMT
    Montgomery city leaders unveiled the new Smart 911 system during a meeting on Tuesday.
    Montgomery city leaders unveiled the new Smart 911 system during a meeting on Tuesday.
  • New Walmart Express set to open in Slocomb

    New Walmart Express set to open in Slocomb

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:52:05 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A major retailer is planting its roots in Geneva County. Construction is in full swing on the new Wal-Mart express in Slocomb. The new store is located off of highway 52 just east of downtown Slocomb.
    Construction is in full swing on the new Wal-Mart express in Slocomb. The new store is located off of highway 52 just east of downtown Slocomb.
  • Websites 'slow down' for net neutrality

    Websites 'slow down' for net neutrality

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 00:47:06 GMT
    Websites and organizations such as Netflix, Reddit, Imgur, the ACLU, Mozilla and more are coming together to protest the FCC's proposed rules as part of The Internet Slowdown.
    Websites and organizations such as Netflix, Reddit, Imgur, the ACLU, Mozilla and more are coming together to protest the FCC's proposed rules as part of The Internet Slowdown.
  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:58:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday to discuss his plans for expanding U.S. efforts to confront militants in Iraq and Syria.
    President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to...
  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:29:58 GMT
    Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.
    President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that...
  • ADPH investigating 2 possible respiratory illness cases

    ADPH investigating 2 possible respiratory illness cases

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:59:25 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    On Monday, we reported that the Alabama Department of Public Health sent a message to all primary care physicians to consider testing for EV-D68 in children with severe respiratory illness. On Tuesday,
    The ADPH has confirmed that it is investigating two clusters of respiratory illness in children, one in Mobile and one in north Alabama.
  • Publix issues bagel recall after glass, stone found

    Publix issues bagel recall after glass, stone found

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:03:28 GMT
    Grocery chain Publix has issued a recall "out of an abundance of caution" on its Publix brand Jalapeno Bagels after a report said they may contain pieces of glass and small stones.
    Grocery chain Publix has issued a recall "out of an abundance of caution" on its Publix brand Jalapeno Bagels after a report said they may contain pieces of glass and small stones.
  • 3rd arrest for fmr. Montgomery daycare owner on child sex charges

    3rd arrest for fmr. Montgomery daycare owner on child sex charges

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:57:24 GMT
    A former Montgomery daycare owner who was cleared on child molestation charges is now facing similar charges in the state of Georgia. Lordrick 'C.J.' Williams, who has since legally changed his name
    A former Montgomery daycare owner who was cleared on child molestation charges is now facing similar charges in the state of Georgia.
  • Multiple auto burglaries under investigation in Enterprise

    Multiple auto burglaries under investigation in Enterprise

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:53:32 GMT
    Multiple automobile burglaries are under investigation by the Enterprise Police Department. The crimes are mainly occurring in the area of College Street, Rawls Street and Becky Lane for the last two weeks.Authorities
    Multiple automobile burglaries are under investigation by the Enterprise Police Department. The crimes are mainly occurring in the area of College Street, Rawls Street and Becky Lane for the last two weeks.
  • Apple answers consumer demand with smartwatch

    Apple answers consumer demand with smartwatch

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:10:09 GMT
    Apple stock immediately jumped 3.8 percent after the announcement of its Apple Watch and new versions of the iPhone - the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    Apple stock immediately jumped 3.8 percent after the announcement of its Apple Watch and new versions of the iPhone - the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

    Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:02:08 GMT
    Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla (hoh-ZAY' puh-DEE'-uh) has received a new prison sentence of 21 years after a federal appeals court ruled his original term of 17 years was too lenient.
    Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was...
  • Former soldier on trial in death of daughter, 4

    Former soldier on trial in death of daughter, 4

    Lawyers have made opening statements in the trial of a former Fort Rucker soldier accused of killing his 4-year-old daughter.
    Lawyers have made opening statements in the trial of a former Fort Rucker soldier accused of killing his 4-year-old daughter.
  • NTSB releases final report on UPS plane crash

    NTSB releases final report on UPS plane crash

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:30:44 GMT
    Federal investigators will close the book on the August 2013 UPS plane crash near the Birmingham Airport.
    Federal investigators have closed the book on the deadly August 2013 UPS plane crash near the Birmingham airport.
  • Raging floods kill over 440 in Pakistan, India

    Raging floods kill over 440 in Pakistan, India

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:06:35 GMT
    The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has reached 400 as authorities warned of more flooding in the days ahead.
    Raging monsoon floods sweeping across India and Pakistan have killed more than 440 people, authorities said Tuesday, warning hundreds of thousands more to be prepared to flee their homes as helicopters and boats raced to...
  • Ken Hare in Depth: NFL players hit harder for domestic violence than federal judge

    Ken Hare in Depth: NFL players hit harder for domestic violence than federal judge

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:36:31 GMT
    A few weeks ago, the National Football League was being battered in the court of public opinion for its ridiculously lenient treatment of a professional football player who struck
    A few weeks ago, the National Football League was being battered in the court of public opinion for its ridiculously lenient treatment of a professional football player who struck his wife. But now the NFL appears to be leagues ahead of the federal court system in how it treats domestic abusers.
  • Montgomery County Sheriff's Office fishing rodeo held Tuesday

    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office fishing rodeo held Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:00:14 GMT
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has invited all adults to the Annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday at the Montgomery County fishing ponds. This fishing rodeo is being held at the ponds, which
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has invited all adults to the Annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday at the Montgomery County fishing ponds.
  • Ray Rice's wife breaks silence, blames media

    Ray Rice's wife breaks silence, blames media

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:54:08 GMT

    Janay Palmer defends her husband Ray Rice in a statement released on Instagram.

    Janay Palmer defends her husband Ray Rice in a statement released on Instagram.

  • Alabama lawmaker seeks to delay next week's trial

    Alabama lawmaker seeks to delay next week's trial

    Republican state Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise is asking a judge to delay his perjury trial, which is scheduled to begin next week in Opelika
    Republican state Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise is asking a judge to delay his perjury trial, which is scheduled to begin next week in Opelika
  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:08:29 GMT
    Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.
    Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and...
  • Guantanamo prisoner in standoff as transfer stalls

    Guantanamo prisoner in standoff as transfer stalls

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:08:13 GMT
    At about 155 pounds, the Syrian prisoner is gaunt for a man over 6 feet tall. He is pale and weak, so lethargic at times that one of his lawyers said he had to lie on the floor when he met with her one day this...
    At about 155 pounds, the Syrian prisoner is gaunt for a man over 6 feet tall. He is pale and weak, so lethargic at times that one of his lawyers said he had to lie on the floor when he met with her one day this summer at...
  • Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:06:31 GMT
    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft."
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday.
  • Should schools have a dress code for parents?

    Should schools have a dress code for parents?

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-09-09 10:39:06 GMT
    Sagging pants and pajamas in school buildings are sights one Broward County School Board member says have no place in an educational setting, and suggests implementing a formal dress code for parents visiting
    A dress code for parents and students, that's what school board members in Broward County, Florida are proposing. News Leader 9's Tyrone McCoy set out to see if this proposal could or should make its way to the Fountain City.
  • Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:10:56 GMT
    A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an "unnecessarily provocative" incident, Defense Minister Rob...
    A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an "unnecessarily provocative" incident, Defense Minister Rob Nicholson...
  • US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

    US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:46:26 GMT
    Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. allies in the Middle East who are deeply frustrated with a White House they believe has...
    Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. allies in the Middle East who are deeply frustrated with a White House they believe has been...
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  • Community leaders use Twitter to address truancy in schools

    Community leaders use Twitter to address truancy in schools

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:28:07 GMT
    With the school year in full swing, school officials along with city leaders want to make sure the issue of truancy remains top of mind for parents and students. One organization is using social media
    With the school year in full swing, school officials along with city leaders want to make sure the issue of truancy remains top of mind for parents and students. One organization is using social media to create an open conversation.
  • Class Act: Trinity Presbyterian School's Heather Boling

    Class Act: Trinity Presbyterian School's Heather Boling

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:19:14 GMT
    Your average teen would probably not classify honor prep chemistry or biology under the "fun" category but this week's Class Act finds creative ways to tackle even the trickiest subjects. Heather Boling
    Your average teen would probably not classify honor prep chemistry or biology under the "fun" category but this week's Class Act finds creative ways to tackle even the trickiest subjects.
  • Calculator could save hundreds off cost of iPhone 6

    Calculator could save hundreds off cost of iPhone 6

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