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Police say van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona, causes injuries

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Police say van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona, causes injuries

- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people as it plowed into a summer crowd of tourists and residents, police said. The El Pais newspaper said police were treating the crash as a terror attack. Quoting unnamed police sources, El Pais said the two perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street
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Chef and former Food Network host opens Mountain Brook restaurant

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Chef and former Food Network host opens Mountain Brook restaurant

- Root to Tail, a new farm-to-table restaurant from Southern chef and former Food Network host Ben Vaughn, is opening next week in Mountain Brook's English Village. Root to Tail will open for lunch at 11 a.m. next Tuesday, Aug. 22, Vaughn said. Vaughn, a Florida native who moved to Birmingham with his wife and four children earlier this year, has previously opened restaurants in Memphis, Atlanta and Las Vegas
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Bringing Back the Blazers: Recapping the past, present, and future of UAB football

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Bringing Back the Blazers: Recapping the past, present, and future of UAB football

- "[The program's return] was an immense victory for our city. It shows that Birmingham has a bright future. And it gives us confidence. If we can do this, then what's next?" First Quarter: The Beginning. Second Quarter: The Rise. Just four years later, the Blazers made their Division I-A debut, taking on the Auburn Tigers in front of 80,000 people at Jordan-Hare Stadium
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McCalla man charged in series of car break-ins

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McCalla man charged in series of car break-ins

- A 26-year-old McCalla man has been charged with a spate of car break-ins in the Coleman Lakes area. On Tuesday, deputies obtained warrants against Chapman for the car break-ins. He is charged with first-degree receiving stolen property, third-degree receiving stolen property, fourth-degree receiving stolen property and unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.
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17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside

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17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside

- A 17-year-old boy is injured after reported gunfire at a Sunnyside apartment complex. Police went to the Sunflower Terrace Apartments off of Bellfort at about 9 p.m. Wednesday after getting reports of a shooting, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. Officers found the teenager with a gunshot wound in his leg. The teen - who police did not identify - did not immediately tell officers who had shot him or where the gunfire took place, Crowson said
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J.W. Carpenter, Birmingham Education Foundation head, seeks opportunities for city's students

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J.W. Carpenter, Birmingham Education Foundation head, seeks opportunities for city's students

- As executive director of the Birmingham Education Foundation, J.W. Carpenter doesn't want the city's schoolchildren to be limited by their circumstances in life. The foundation helps Birmingham students become "life ready" after high school, whether that's college, inspiring them to learn a trade, entering the workforce or joining the military. Carpenter, a native of Maryland who went to high school in Indian Springs and has a law degree from Georgetown, said he chose to work at the foundation to give back to those who don't have the same advantages he grew up with
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Gunfire breaks out during basketball game at northeast Houston park

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Gunfire breaks out during basketball game at northeast Houston park

- A basketball game at a northeast Houston park turned violent late Wednesday with a shootout. The chaos started about 11 p.m., when a handful of people betting on a neighborhood basketball game got into an argument, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. Several people started shooting, attracting the attention of nearby police officers. The officers arrived at Patrick Milton Park, in the 6100 block of Jensen, where they spotted one shooter trying to drive away from the park, Crowson said
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73-year-old woman killed in head-on Trussville crash

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73-year-old woman killed in head-on Trussville crash

- A 73-year-old woman is dead after a head-on crash in Trussville. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victim as Shirley Rotenberry. She lived in Pinson. The accident happened at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday on Deerfoot Parkway between Husky Drive and Deerfoot Crossings Drive. Authorities said Rotenberry was traveling westbound when, for unknown reasons, she veered into oncoming traffic. The crash remains under investigation by Trussville police
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Native Americans protest Christopher Columbus replica ships

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Native Americans protest Christopher Columbus replica ships

- TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Some controversy erupted as replicas of two Christopher Columbus ships docked at Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City on Wednesday. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians protested as the Nina and Pinta ships pulled in. Members of the band said the ships are a painful reminder of the past. "To us this is the replication of a serious crime that happened to us," said Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Councilor Tom Shomin
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Could Tropical Storm Harvey be named soon? Lots going on in the tropics

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Could Tropical Storm Harvey be named soon? Lots going on in the tropics

- There could be a new name in the Atlantic soon: Harvey. That wave, known now as , was located about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on Thursday morning. It is tracking to the west and could get to the Caribbean by Friday. The hurricane center said that an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to take a closer look at the storm this afternoon
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With Doug Jones, Alabama Democrats see potential for 'Mount Rushmore of political upsets'

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With Doug Jones, Alabama Democrats see potential for 'Mount Rushmore of political upsets'

- To them, Jones' unique biography as the prosecutor of the two men responsible for the 1963 Sixteenth Church bombing which killed four girls and sparked nationwide outrage during the height of the Civil Rights movement, is "an antidote" to what occurred in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. For now, in the immediate aftermath of the primary, Jones' win is giving Democrats a rare glimpse of statewide hope
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Man allegedly peeking into bathroom stall arrested, Madison police say

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Man allegedly peeking into bathroom stall arrested, Madison police say

- A Madison man who allegedly peeked into a bathroom stall while another man was in the stall was arrested for disorderly conduct. The user of the bathroom was a 20-year-old male employee of the restaurant. "He said he was using the facilities and after entering one of the stalls, he felt as if someone was watching him," said police spokesman Howard Payne
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US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

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US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

- BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, told reporters that President Donald Trump directly has "told us to develop credible viable military options and that's exactly what we're doing
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The case for Dothan to win new Toyota-Mazda plant

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The case for Dothan to win new Toyota-Mazda plant

- Well, it's time for the closures to stop and openings to begin. Dothan is poised for a manufacturing comeback, and it starts with receiving the new Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile plant that's projected to employ 4,000 workers. Educated and Trainable Workforces. Cost is Split with State of Florida.
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Mazda |  Toyota | 
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SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

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SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

- SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks. Kasatka died Tuesday evening "surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who loved her," after battling lung disease for years, the company said in a statement
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Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017

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Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017

- About 100 Houston-area schools were recognized this week for achieving all possible "campus of distinction" designations, which denote high achievement compared to campuses of similar size and demographics. The designations recognize achievement in four core subjects: math, science, social students and language arts/reading. They also denote schools that rank in the top 25 percent of similar schools on three measures: student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness
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Bessemer PD searching for suspect who escaped in handcuffs

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Bessemer PD searching for suspect who escaped in handcuffs

- Bessemer police are searching for a burglary suspect who got away in handcuffs. Police say officers caught the man after he broke into DTLR clothing store in Academy Drive and stole some shoes. He was arrested but somehow escaped while still handcuffed. Officers searched for the suspect for an hour before calling it off. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the Bessemer Police Department
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See how Houston ISD schools have transformed after the 2012 Bond projects
See how Houston ISD schools have transformed after the 2012 Bond projects Also, check out the new photos of the completed schools. Published 10:35 am, Thursday, August 17, 2017 With a $1.89 billion price tag, the Houston Independent School District's 2012 Bond Program is lofty. Now five years after the amount was approved, nearly half of the construction projects are set to be completed by the end of this month. "All but one of our projects have finalized construction documents, and by the end of this summer we'll be at roughly 50 percent completion," HISD Construction Services Officer Derrick Sanders said earlier in August   Read More ...
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Houston backs bullet train, inks deal to help progress
Houston backs bullet train, inks deal to help progress Backers of a Texas high-speed rail line on Thursday announced for the second time this week what they called significant progress on the controversial line, inking an agreement with Houston officials, detailing the work to come. At City Hall, Houston and Texas Central Partners announced the signing of an memorandum of understanding, which commits both sides to share environmental surveys, utility analysis and engineering related to the project and surrounding area and work together to develop new transit and other travel options to and from the likely terminus of the bullet train line   Read More ...
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Police say van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona, causes injuries
Police say van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona, causes injuries BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people as it plowed into a summer crowd of tourists and residents, police said. The El Pais newspaper said police were treating the crash as a terror attack. Quoting unnamed police sources, El Pais said the two perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street   Read More ...
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Where to get solar eclipse glasses in Alabama
Where to get solar eclipse glasses in Alabama Solar glasses used for safely viewing Monday's eclipse are the hot item of the week. As the big day approaches, however, finding the viewers is getting more and more difficult. Couple of things before you start looking for glasses: So where do you get glasses? There are still a couple of places: In Between Boutique in Huntsville has glasses coming in Friday   Read More ...
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Chef and former Food Network host opens Mountain Brook restaurant
Chef and former Food Network host opens Mountain Brook restaurant Root to Tail, a new farm-to-table restaurant from Southern chef and former Food Network host Ben Vaughn, is opening next week in Mountain Brook's English Village. Root to Tail will open for lunch at 11 a.m. next Tuesday, Aug. 22, Vaughn said. Vaughn, a Florida native who moved to Birmingham with his wife and four children earlier this year, has previously opened restaurants in Memphis, Atlanta and Las Vegas   Read More ...
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Bringing Back the Blazers: Recapping the past, present, and future of UAB football
Bringing Back the Blazers: Recapping the past, present, and future of UAB football "[The program's return] was an immense victory for our city. It shows that Birmingham has a bright future. And it gives us confidence. If we can do this, then what's next?" First Quarter: The Beginning. Second Quarter: The Rise. Just four years later, the Blazers made their Division I-A debut, taking on the Auburn Tigers in front of 80,000 people at Jordan-Hare Stadium   Read More ...
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1 ejected, 4 transported to hospital after five-vehicle wreck
1 ejected, 4 transported to hospital after five-vehicle wreck FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — Four people were transported to the hospital following a five-vehicle wreck on Thursday morning. According to Fultondale Police, the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Highway 31. A total of seven people were involved in the wreck. Of the four people transported to the hospital, one is in critical condition and two others have significant injuries   Read More ...
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Birmingham municipal elections just days away
Birmingham municipal elections just days away Immediately after the U.S. Senate race, the Jefferson County Registrars Office had to jump into high gear for the upcoming city election. There are 12 candidates vying to become the city’s next mayor, including incumbent William Bell. Seats on the city council and the school board are also up for grabs. Resources are already strapped throughout the county but with two elections just a week a part, that puts even more of a strain on the office   Read More ...
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11 Alabama counties under disaster designation
11 Alabama counties under disaster designation MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Eleven Alabama counties are under a natural disaster designation after excessive rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy. The conditions caused extensive damage to crops, sparking Gov. Kay Ivey to ask for federal assistance for Alabama farmers in June. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in a news release Wednesday, said farmers may be eligible for emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency   Read More ...
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Town sworn in as US attorney for Alabama’s northern district
Town sworn in as US attorney for Alabama’s northern district BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has a new U.S. Attorney working in the Northern District. Jay E. Town began his new role last week after taking his oath of office Friday from Chief U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre. Town, a former judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, previously served as a senior prosecutor in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office in Huntsville   Read More ...
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A list of Virginia's 200-plus Confederate monuments and public symbols
A list of Virginia's 200-plus Confederate monuments and public symbols In 2015, nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. were slain during a Bible study by Dylann Roof, a white supremacist. Photographs later emerged of the killer carrying a Confederate flag. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Ala., sought to catalog “Confederate place names and other symbols in public places, both in the South and across the nation   Read More ...
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McCalla man charged in series of car break-ins
McCalla man charged in series of car break-ins A 26-year-old McCalla man has been charged with a spate of car break-ins in the Coleman Lakes area. On Tuesday, deputies obtained warrants against Chapman for the car break-ins. He is charged with first-degree receiving stolen property, third-degree receiving stolen property, fourth-degree receiving stolen property and unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.   Read More ...
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17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside
17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside A 17-year-old boy is injured after reported gunfire at a Sunnyside apartment complex. Police went to the Sunflower Terrace Apartments off of Bellfort at about 9 p.m. Wednesday after getting reports of a shooting, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. Officers found the teenager with a gunshot wound in his leg. The teen - who police did not identify - did not immediately tell officers who had shot him or where the gunfire took place, Crowson said   Read More ...
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J.W. Carpenter, Birmingham Education Foundation head, seeks opportunities for city's students
J.W. Carpenter, Birmingham Education Foundation head, seeks opportunities for city's students As executive director of the Birmingham Education Foundation, J.W. Carpenter doesn't want the city's schoolchildren to be limited by their circumstances in life. The foundation helps Birmingham students become "life ready" after high school, whether that's college, inspiring them to learn a trade, entering the workforce or joining the military. Carpenter, a native of Maryland who went to high school in Indian Springs and has a law degree from Georgetown, said he chose to work at the foundation to give back to those who don't have the same advantages he grew up with   Read More ...
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Disturbances lead to arrests of 2 men, Madison police say
Disturbances lead to arrests of 2 men, Madison police say Two men who allegedly caused disturbances at a Downtown bar and near a residence were arrested early Saturday morning, with one suspect allegedly carrying a knife and the other allegedly carrying cocaine. The two left a bar in the 400 block of North Frances Street at about 2 a.m., but came back and had to be asked to leave after getting rowdy with staff   Read More ...
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Gunfire breaks out during basketball game at northeast Houston park
Gunfire breaks out during basketball game at northeast Houston park A basketball game at a northeast Houston park turned violent late Wednesday with a shootout. The chaos started about 11 p.m., when a handful of people betting on a neighborhood basketball game got into an argument, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. Several people started shooting, attracting the attention of nearby police officers. The officers arrived at Patrick Milton Park, in the 6100 block of Jensen, where they spotted one shooter trying to drive away from the park, Crowson said   Read More ...
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President Trump tweets against taking Confederate statues down
President Trump tweets against taking Confederate statues down WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- In the midst of the debate over whether Confederate statues across the country should be taken down or not, President Trump has weighed in with his opinion. rump tweeted against the removal of Confederate statues citing "the history and culture of our great country." It is not the first time the President has said his two cents about the debate   Read More ...
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73-year-old woman killed in head-on Trussville crash
73-year-old woman killed in head-on Trussville crash A 73-year-old woman is dead after a head-on crash in Trussville. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victim as Shirley Rotenberry. She lived in Pinson. The accident happened at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday on Deerfoot Parkway between Husky Drive and Deerfoot Crossings Drive. Authorities said Rotenberry was traveling westbound when, for unknown reasons, she veered into oncoming traffic. The crash remains under investigation by Trussville police   Read More ...
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Native Americans protest Christopher Columbus replica ships
Native Americans protest Christopher Columbus replica ships TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Some controversy erupted as replicas of two Christopher Columbus ships docked at Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City on Wednesday. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians protested as the Nina and Pinta ships pulled in. Members of the band said the ships are a painful reminder of the past. "To us this is the replication of a serious crime that happened to us," said Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Councilor Tom Shomin   Read More ...
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Electronic research could help eliminate wrong-way driving
HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. Nearly a mile of concrete stood before him with plenty of room to run, but he wouldn't need all of it to prove his point — he'd be going the wrong way in no time. The Houston Chronicle reports accelerating past a pole jutting from an electrical box — just like the ones that line every Texas highway — it took only a few seconds for the tablet mounted to the dash of Balke's Ford Explorer to explode with the flashing warning: Wrong Way, styled just like the signs common on roads, with a red background and bold letters   Read More ...
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Could Tropical Storm Harvey be named soon? Lots going on in the tropics
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With Doug Jones, Alabama Democrats see potential for 'Mount Rushmore of political upsets'
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Man allegedly peeking into bathroom stall arrested, Madison police say
Man allegedly peeking into bathroom stall arrested, Madison police say A Madison man who allegedly peeked into a bathroom stall while another man was in the stall was arrested for disorderly conduct. The user of the bathroom was a 20-year-old male employee of the restaurant. "He said he was using the facilities and after entering one of the stalls, he felt as if someone was watching him," said police spokesman Howard Payne   Read More ...
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US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
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BRIEF-The Madison Square Garden Company Q4 revenue $305.6 mln
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Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks
Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor whose reaction to President Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville spread widely says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her words. Kat Timpf, of the show “The Fox News Specialists,” said that she’s blocked part of her Twitter feed and stopped looking at emails   Read More ...
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Plans to redevelop Loveman Village underway
Plans to redevelop Loveman Village underway BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The city is moving forward with plans to redevelop the Loveman Village Housing Complex. The city plans to tear down 500 units and build 164 on-site units in two different phases. An additional 120 units will be constructed off-site. Michael Lundy with the Housing Authority says all of the residents in phase one have relocated with the exception of two or three families   Read More ...
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The case for Dothan to win new Toyota-Mazda plant
The case for Dothan to win new Toyota-Mazda plant Well, it's time for the closures to stop and openings to begin. Dothan is poised for a manufacturing comeback, and it starts with receiving the new Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile plant that's projected to employ 4,000 workers. Educated and Trainable Workforces. Cost is Split with State of Florida.   Read More ...
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SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease
SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks. Kasatka died Tuesday evening "surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who loved her," after battling lung disease for years, the company said in a statement   Read More ...
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Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017
Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017 About 100 Houston-area schools were recognized this week for achieving all possible "campus of distinction" designations, which denote high achievement compared to campuses of similar size and demographics. The designations recognize achievement in four core subjects: math, science, social students and language arts/reading. They also denote schools that rank in the top 25 percent of similar schools on three measures: student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness   Read More ...
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Bessemer PD searching for suspect who escaped in handcuffs
Bessemer PD searching for suspect who escaped in handcuffs Bessemer police are searching for a burglary suspect who got away in handcuffs. Police say officers caught the man after he broke into DTLR clothing store in Academy Drive and stole some shoes. He was arrested but somehow escaped while still handcuffed. Officers searched for the suspect for an hour before calling it off. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the Bessemer Police Department   Read More ...
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Driver of Texas trailer in immigrant-smuggling attempt indicted for 10 passengers' deaths
Driver of Texas trailer in immigrant-smuggling attempt indicted for 10 passengers' deaths SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a tractor-trailer packed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation was indicted Wednesday on charges related to the deaths of 10 people inside. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in San Antonio on five counts, including a count of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death, and a separate count of conspiracy to transport immigrants illegally, resulting in death   Read More ...
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Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea
Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression with “fire and fury.” In an interview with The American Prospect posted online Wednesday, Bannon tells the liberal publication that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China   Read More ...
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5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii
5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division. Two pilots and three crew members were on board, he said   Read More ...
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11 Alabama counties under disaster designation
11 Alabama counties under disaster designation Eleven Alabama counties are under a natural disaster designation after excessive rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy. The conditions caused extensive damage to crops, sparking Gov. Kay Ivey to ask for federal assistance for Alabama farmers in June. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in a news release Wednesday, said farmers may be eligible for emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency   Read More ...
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2 men dead in 'cold, calculated' shooting in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are investigating after two men were found shot to death inside a home. Local news outlets report the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the men, found early Wednesday, as 20-year-old DeJohn Lewis Williams and 22-year-old Dante Lanier Hall. Williams lived in the home where the killings took place. Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards says police responded around 1 a   Read More ...
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Lone Star Flight Museum planes fly from Galveston to Houston
Lone Star Flight Museum planes fly from Galveston to Houston GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Some vintage military aircraft have been flown from a now-closed Southeast Texas museum to their new home in Houston. Lone Star Flight Museum spokeswoman Katie Jackman said Wednesday that the planes are being prepped for the Sept. 2 reopening at Ellington Airport. Volunteers on Tuesday flew a dozen planes, including a B-17 bomber, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) to Houston   Read More ...
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Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled
Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils – an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. With corporate chieftains fleeing, Trump took to Twitter to explain the exodus on his own terms. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both   Read More ...
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Charlottesville victim’s mother urges ‘righteous action’
Charlottesville victim’s mother urges ‘righteous action’ CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to “make my child’s death worthwhile” by confronting injustice the way she did. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her,” said Susan Bro, receiving a standing ovation from the hundreds who packed a downtown theater to remember 32-year-old Heather Heyer   Read More ...
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Savage is Houston’s starting QB, but Watson impressing early
Savage is Houston’s starting QB, but Watson impressing early By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Tom Savage is Houston’s starting quarterback for now, but coach Bill O’Brien is keeping a keen eye on rookie Deshaun Watson, charting his progress as the Texans prepare for their season opener. When the Texans traded up 13 picks to take Watson 12th overall in this year’s draft many assumed that the Clemson standout would immediately move into the starting role   Read More ...
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