Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:32:27 GMT
The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, the 12th meeting day of the regular session:
Passed a bill designed to protect jobs at the Walgreens Customer Care Center in Muscle Shoals. Goes to Senate.
Passed a measure to ban school bus drivers from using mobile phones in any capacity while driving, except in an emergency. Goes to Senate.
Approved a bill to allow cities to create entertainment districts where citizens can drink from open containers. Goes to Senate.
Gave final approval to a bill to allow for the training of replacement poll workers in the event one falls ill or cannot perform his or her duties. Goes to governor.
Approved a bill to have the state take up payments of health insurance premiums for families of state workers killed in the line of duty. Goes to Senate.
Passed routine bills to extend the existence of several state boards. Go to House.
Welcomed back Republican Sen. Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb after her acquittal last week in Alabama's gambling corruption trial.
House and Senate Constitution and Elections committees postponed consideration of bills to restructure legislators' compensation.
House meets at 9 a.m. Thursday and Senate meets at 10 a.m.
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