Nearly 300 drinking water wells and other water sources in California have traces of toxic chemicals linked to cancer, new state testing has found. Testing conducted this year of more than 600 wells across
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) We’re covering the latest developments in Syria, Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate and a fatal shooting by a police officer in Texas. Syrian
Impeachment inquiry: Subpoena deadline for key player in Ukraine controversy A subpoena delivered to a Gordon Sondland, a U.S. ambassador involved in the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine, that
Decatur: A new, $21 million aerospace facility has opened. The Huntsville-based Dynetics will use the center in Decatur to assist with the design, construction and testing of large structures in one place.
California will become the first state in the nation to mandate later start times at most middle schools and high schools under legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, a proposal designed
BATON ROUGE, La. — Residents of a largely white suburb of Baton Rouge voted on Saturday to incorporate a new city of their own — to be called St. George — and take away control of the community’s taxes,
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday did what two of his predecessors refused to do: He prohibited smoking and vaping in most areas of California state parks and beaches. People caught using cigarettes, cigars,
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Montgomery: The state said $30 million is available for cities and counties across Alabama to use on road and bridge projects. The money announced Thursday is coming from a 10 cent-a-gallon increase in
Nobel Peace Prize, former Ukraine ambassador testifies, Trump meets with China: 5 things to know Friday
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Ahmed was honored "for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation,"
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Montgomery: Thirteen nights of fun, fright and good times are ahead at ZooBoo, which begins Friday. The Halloween-themed evening event at the Montgomery Zoo has provided generations of River Region citizens
Trump campaign rally, Simone Biles eyes more gold, California power outages: 5 things to know Thursday
President Donald Trump is traveling to Minneapolis Thursday for his first campaign rally since House Democrats announced an impeachment inquiry against him. The president lost Minnesota to Hillary Clinton
In an unprecedented move, Pacific Gas & Electric early Wednesday began shutting off power to about 800,000 customers across Northern California in an attempt to avoid wildfires caused by winds damaging
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Forget fall. Portions of the central U.S. will feel downright winterlike over the next few days as a potent snowstorm and bitter cold takes aim on the region. The powerful system is expected to produce
Tuscaloosa: The city is getting $3 million in federal grant money to help remove lead contamination from low-income homes. The Tuscaloosa News reports the money will be used for safety improvements in
Supreme Court is divided over gay, transgender job bias in civil rights case to be decided during 2020 election
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Tuesday on a major civil rights question: whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination on the