April 25, 2013 The blast late Wednesday in Mobile left three people with critical burns and forced the evacuation of a nearby cruise ship on the Mobile River.
March 14, 2013 Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a sweeping education bill that gives tax credits to parents who want to transfer their children from a failing public school to another public or private school. The bill became law one day after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled a lawsuit against it was premature.
March 8, 2013 A week after a sweeping education bill was abruptly adopted by Alabama's Legislature, the legislation is on hold, with a circuit judge and the state's supreme court reviewing separate lawsuits filed over it. The bill gives tax credits to parents who move children from struggling schools to private or public schools.
March 5, 2013 A judge has blocked Alabama's governor from signing a school choice bill, after a lawsuit alleged that lawmakers bypassed state rules when they substantially revised the legislation in committee. A vote on the bill was marked by confusion, anger, and accusations of "sleaziness" and "hypocrisy."
March 13, 2012 Reporters aboard his charter plane asked Romney asked about his expectations for Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. He said if the polls "are anywhere near correct, we'll end up with, I don't know, a third of the delegates." And Romney, said if that's the case that "inches us closer to the magic number" of 1,144 delegates.
January 9, 2012 The consensus seems to be that tonight's BCS championship game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU will be a defensive struggle, similar to the touchdown-free game they played on Nov. 5. But while they field elite defenses, LSU and Alabama's squads have very different strengths.
December 6, 2011 The law — considered the toughest in the country against illegal immigrants — came back to the spotlight after a Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested when he forgot his passport and license at his hotel. The attorney general is now recommending that some parts are repealed and others rewritten.
November 22, 2011 Detlev Hager was arrested during a routine traffic stop because he had left his passport at home. The arrest has business leaders asking if the incident will have broader implications for foreign investment in the state.
November 10, 2011 The history of the more than $4 billion in debt spans a decade and mostly involves a failed sewer construction deal fraught with corruption. Experts worry that the municipal bond market in the United States will suffer the consequences.
July 1, 2011 A new law aimed at illegal immigrants goes into effect in the state in September, and many are already leaving the state. Construction firms will find it harder to fill the many rebuilding and cleanup jobs they'll have open.
May 1, 2011 How can you help? For those who want to assist from afar, the National Donations Management Network has an online list of organizations that assist in disaster relief.
April 29, 2011 Natural disasters are no respecters of political parties or any of the other numerous ways humans use to separate themselves from each other. That seems to get largely ignored until calamities strike. Then, state officials who usually pan feds as intrusive welcome help from Washington.
April 28, 2011 President Obama plans his second presidential visit to Alabama Friday. This time he will view firsthand the widespread tornado damage in the state. Last year, he visited in the state's Gulf Coast in the wake of the BP oil spill. His visits to political red states tend to happen after tragedies.
April 28, 2011 Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has posted a video in which he warns that "today, we're going to see more severe weather." So, he says, "have a safe place to go and act quickly" if a tornado is near.