Police cars block the entrance to Victoryland in Shorter, Ala. Feb. 4, 2010.
Alabama bingo poll
A new statewide poll says 72% of Alabamians support regulating and taxing proceeds from gambling. The numbers could play a major role if a bill makes it out of the state legislature to put the legality of gambling to a vote.More >>
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May.More >> For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...More >> U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-District 2) says strong evidence shows that manipulation of patient scheduling at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Administration was a "facility-led, standardMore >> On Tuesday, Alabama Representatives responded to an audit that was published about access to the VA.More >> European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.More >> Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks....More >> Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.More >> Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on...More >>
A federal judge is easing one restriction and strengthening another on people indicted in the Alabama bingo investigation.More >> A state senator indicted in the Alabama bingo investigation doesn't want to have to record his conversations with other elected officials and give them to the federal government.More >> The 11 defendants accused of conspiring to buy and sell votes for a pro-gambling bill at the Alabama Legislature have pleaded not guilty to the federal charges Friday.More >> A federal judge has turned down a request by the governor's gambling task force to intervene in a lawsuit against VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor.More >> A federal judge has refused a request from indicted casino owner Milton McGregor to have federal investigators turn over information about wire taps and copies of...More >>