Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:42:49 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:30:34 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:24:26 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
National Geographic is telling tourists they should check out Birmingham.
Vulcan Park, the Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center and the Museum of Art, along with others, have worked to make Birmingham a great place for stay-cations during spring break. And now, others are taking note.
"The recognition means all the hard work we've been doing the last three, three and a half years, is receiving the recognition it should," Birmingham Mayor William Bell.
That recognition comes from the website Livability.com as it has named Birmingham one of the top 10 spring destinations for families this year.
Also, National Geographic's Traveler magazine has features Birmingham as a comeback city in its April issue. The accolades have extra special meaning as they come during the city's 50th year commemoration of the civil rights movement.
"It helps to build on our past, but it gives us encouragement in our present that we can have an even brighter future," Bell said.
Having grown up in Birmingham, Mayor Bell says he can remember when some of the sites that have helped the city get the recognition today were closed to him as a child years ago. But he hopes the honors will serve as encouragement to others.
"In those places around the world that see things as hopeless, all they need to do is look to the south, look to Birmingham and see change can come," he said.
Several of Birmingham's venues such as the Zoo, Vulcan Park, the Museum of Art and McWane Science Center, have deals allowing Birmingham students to get in free during spring break.