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US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years – and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.


Witnesses: Slain student appeared intoxicated

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Witnesses say a University of South Alabama student was screaming obscenities and talking about being on a “spiritual quest” shortly before campus police fatally shot him. Two students who knew 18-year-old […]


Ala. council stops work on Confederate statue

SELMA, Ala. (AP) – Council members in an Alabama city voted Tuesday to stop a group’s work on a new monument honoring a Confederate general who was an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan. […]


Dolphin found in Louisiana was shot to death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Conservationists are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin in Louisiana. The dolphin’s body was found Saturday at Elmer’s Island […]


Ex-prof in court on Ala. university shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A police investigator has testified during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that left three of her colleagues […]


Stepmother may make plea in Alabama girl's death

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A defense attorney says a plea deal may be in the works for the stepmother of a 9-year-old Alabama girl who prosecutors say was run to death as punishment for lying. […]


Holmes' behavior raised flags at Alabama school

DENVER (AP) – Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes’ behavior during interviews raised concerns at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which rejected him from its neuroscience program despite describing him as an excellent candidate. […]


'Modern Family' star unveils dream dog park

(AP) – It’s a good time to be a dog if you’re in the Birmingham, Ala., suburb of Alabaster. A star of ABC-TV’s “Modern Family” series, Eric Stonestreet, was in the Shelby County city on […]