Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:17:00 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:53 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
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Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
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It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize.More >>
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -
A plan to let Alabama school systems get around some state regulations could be headed for success with a little retooling.
State Senator Arthur Orr said the School Flexibility Bill has plenty of support in the senate.
The bill was approved in the state house last week.
It would let school districts apply to make some of their own decisions on hiring and funding instead of being bound by state regulations.
The teachers union has come out against it, but Orr said it can improve education in the state.
"Sometimes change is difficult and sometimes going through the process of change can be disturbing, however, sometimes change can be good," said Orr. "The needs of the Black Belt are very different from Huntsville, Madison County and the surrounding areas and so this will allow us to do some innovative things in the world of education in Alabama."
Orr said lawmakers will have to work out differences between the house and senate versions of the flexibility bill.
A major one could be possible changes in the rules for teachers' tenure.
The bills are different from each other on that issue.
Orr said it is promising that some version of the flexibility bill should come through the state legislature this session.