Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no...More >>
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Phillips Elementary School in Bear Creek has been evacuated due to a nearby train derailment, Marion County officials confirm. The Marion County Sheriff's Department says the train derailed around 12:30More >>
A school in Marion County was evacuated after a train derailed Thursday afternoon.More >>
The British government's emergency committee is going to meet after two attackers butchered a man in a brutal daylight attack in London amid fears that terrorism has returned to the capital.More >>
Two Muslim hardliners say the man seen wielding a bloody butcher's knife after the killing of a British soldier is a Muslim convert who took part in demonstrations with the banned radical group al-Muhajiroun.More >>
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In a 1:00 P.M. news conference today, Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Department of Public Health, assuaged concerns about the mysterious illness in south east Alabama.According to Williamson,More >>
Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Department of Public Health: "No evidence of anything unusual in the flu viruses in the 7 patients."More >>
A union leader says a possible strike by dockworkers in Mobile could affect the rest of Alabama.
Union Local 1410 president Mark Bass says about 800 members of the International Longshoremen's Association load ships and perform other jobs around Mobile's port.
He says those docks handle shipments for Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and other companies doing business in Alabama, so a walkout could have a ripple effect through the state.
Talks between dockworkers and shipping companies broke down Dec. 18. The current contract expires at midnight Sunday for workers on the East and Gulf coasts.
Bass says the union already is making preparations in case of a strike. Docks director Jimmy Lyons says talks continue and the situation is "very fluid."
The union has five locals in Mobile.
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