Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:04:03 GMT
By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.More >>
By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:03:56 GMT
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David Hall and Tony Helms watched closely as Geneva County voting officials canvassed votes from last Tuesday. It took less than an hour for the votes to be certified and Helms to be officially declaredMore >>
David Hall and Tony Helms watched closely as Geneva County voting officials canvassed votes from last Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:47:55 GMT
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A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief. Johnny Ray Metcalf spent 27 years with the Opp Police Department,More >>
A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:20 GMT
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Crews are currently working to improve four student residences at Tuskegee University. The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected toMore >>
The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the Fall 2014 semester.More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
North Alabama veterans are voicing their opinions after learning that President Obama is weighing a range of options including military airstrikes in response to recent insurgency in Iraq.
For Henry Hiller, it's not hard to recall what Iraq was like.
"Your blood is coursing," said Hiller. "There are bullets going down range and coming back at you."
Hiller's tour there ended in late 2007. While he and his fellow Marines did the job they were sent to do, he said this militant uprising was inevitable.
"Now, in a day, they've reversed what we did, what took weeks. That is a tough pill to swallow; that's the hardest part," he said.
Hiller said starting over and sending more troops is a mistake. He said the U.S. has already armed the Iraqi soldiers with weapons and the knowledge to stand alone.
"We've done everything we can except keep it as ours. We don't want to do that. We've got our own beautiful country – let's just stay here for a minute," Hiller said.
"Here" is where Hiller said is home. "It feels like home. It doesn't just feel like you are coming back to the United States. It feels like home," he said.
Thursday, President Obama said that over the past year, the U.S. has been providing the Iraqi government with additional military equipment and intelligence. The White House Press Secretary said that does not mean boots on the ground.