Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery law firm has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the state Finance Department to pay legal fees for work the firm did for a legislative oversight committee.
The firm of Thomas, Means, Gillis & Seay was hired by the Legislature's Contract Review Committee to stop the state from proceeding with a $13 million unbid computer contract with Paragon Source LLC, a company without a business phone listing or Web site. A Jefferson County judge earlier this year threw out the lawsuit filed to stop the contract.
The state Finance Department then refused to pay the lawyers. In the lawsuit filed Monday, the attorneys asked a Montgomery judge to order the state to pay the legal bill for more than $78,000.
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The Governor's spokesman, Jeff Emerson issued this statement to WSFA 12 News.
"This is just another frivolous and wasteful lawsuit filed by Democrats over this issue. The first lawsuit they filed about this sole source contract was thrown out of court. The Democrats continue to waste the people's time and money. They need to stop."
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