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Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.More >>
After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that...More >>
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About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially...More >>
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt...More >>
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A Montgomery student hit by a car after school is showing signs of improvement after weeks in the hospital. The community has rallied around his family as he continues to heal. The accident outside CapitolMore >>
A Montgomery student hit by a car after school is showing signs of improvement after weeks in the hospital. The community has rallied around his family as he continues to heal. The accident outside Capitol Heights Middle School in Montgomery shed more light on safety concerns for students in the area. More >>
Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:03:22 GMT
President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Paper or plastic? It's a familiar question in grocery stores across the country, but soon, in California, it may not be an option.
Lawmakers there just approved a bill that would get rid of plastic bags at grocery stores and pharmacies, if the Governor signs it into law. Shoppers who don't bring a bag and want one would have to pay at least 10 cents for either paper or reusable bags.
One California shopper wasn't too pleased about the bill, saying, "We spend enough money in these stores! You know? Now we got to bring our own bags?"
State Senator Padilla, the bill's sponsor, on the other hand says, " I think it's a win-win, good for business, good for the economy, good for the environment, and hopefully it will be an example for other states to follow."
But do people in other states, like Alabama, even want to follow in California's footsteps? According to one Alabama resident we talked with, no way! Rowena Duncan said it's just another regulation.
Massachusetts and Washington are also considering similar plans to ban plastic bags and 5 other states are looking at taxes or fee, anywhere from 1 to 15 cents per bag.
Meanwhile, California Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of September to decide whether to sign the plastic bag ban into law.