Alabama already above average for year with 53 tornadoes

Published Apr. 22 2019

Alabama already has exceeded its yearly average for tornadoes with more than 50 twisters verified in the state so far...

Health care system to pay worker who was fired after refusing to get flu shot because of his religion

Published Apr. 22 2019

Tennessee's leading faith-based health care system is set to pay $75,000 to a worker fired for not getting a required...

A win for people who park too long: Federal court rules tire marking unconstitutional

Published Apr. 22 2019

Marking tires to enforce parking rules is like entering property without a search warrant, a federal court said Monday as...

Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

Published Apr. 20 2019

Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama's status as one...

California company to pay back wages in Colorado, Tennessee

Published Apr. 20 2019

Officials say a California-based vaccine distributor is paying $1.6 million in back wages and benefits to 515 workers in Colorado...

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Published Apr. 20 2019

Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged...

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Published Apr. 20 2019

Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the...

Cardi B rejects plea deal, faces charges in strip club fight case

Published Apr. 20 2019

Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall.

Alabama prison chief optimistic state will settle, avoid lawsuit

Published Apr. 20 2019

Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said Thursday that he is optimistic the state will reach a settlement and avoid a...

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Published Apr. 19 2019

Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that...

Environmental groups want ruling on coal ash water pollution

Published Apr. 19 2019

Two Tennessee environmental groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the federal Clean Water Act...

How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

Published Apr. 19 2019

President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to...

Protesters gather in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges

Published Apr. 19 2019

Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being...

Tennessee wants to help patients affected by doctor arrests

Published Apr. 19 2019

Following a sweeping crackdown on doctors accused of illegally prescribing opioids, Tennessee has activated substance abuse resources and statewide call...

Thailand says US man's seasteading home violates sovereignty

Published Apr. 19 2019

Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner...

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Published Apr. 19 2019

The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky...

Yankees stop using Kate Smith recording while investigating racism

Published Apr. 19 2019

The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they...

Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

Published Apr. 18 2019

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Published Apr. 18 2019

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come...

Doctor says Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

Published Apr. 18 2019

A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at...

Warnings, watches issued as strong storms enter Southeast

Published Apr. 18 2019

Forecasters warned about tornadoes and other violent weather Thursday as a front that unleashed twisters and hail in the lower...

Paris police: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Published Apr. 18 2019

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said...

Search finds multiple weapons, cellphones in Alabama prison

Published Apr. 18 2019

A search of the prison where Alabama conducts executions has turned up multiple weapons and cellphones.