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Weather permitting, Old Farm Lane from north of Rocky Mount Road to south of State Route 14 will be closed for utility relocation Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 p.m., as part the Alabama Department of Transportation's ongoingMore >>
Weather permitting, Old Farm Lane from north of Rocky Mount Road to south of State Route 14 will be closed for utility relocation Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 p.m.More >>
French President Francois Hollande has signed a law authorizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, after months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate.More >>
France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching...More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
A federal prosecutor in Alabama's gambling corruption trial says the defendants conspired to pass pro-gambling legislation because electronic bingo machines were making millions of dollars.
The opening arguments began Wednesday morning with prosecutor Edward Kang pointing at VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor and saying he was trying to line his pockets with money. He pointed out that McGregor's business interests had more than $40 million in income in 2009 when VictoryLand's casino was open and lost more than $4 million in 2010 when the casino was closed.
Kang said McGregor's lobbyists and others joined in the scheme because it was a gravy train for them and four senators agreed to help because it was a quick source of campaign funding.
Defense attorneys will present their arguments after the prosecution finishes.
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