Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:49 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:49:29 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 >>
Medical examiner's office spokeswoman Amy Elliot said she believes some of the Moore, OK, tornado victims were counted twice in the early chaos, according to USA Today. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
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 >>
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 because the bureau had improperly...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:33 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:33:11 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 >>
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 are using social media to find out.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:13:44 GMT
You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.The American Red Cross is acceptingMore >>
Learn how you can help victims of severe weather recover in the Plains States...More >>
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
You had plenty to say regarding our editorial on the legislators voting themselves a pay raise, that would make them the 8th highest paid in the country.
Some suggested tying legislator pay to per capita income to the state of Alabama - as we do better they will do better, or pay legislators a flat mileage rate.
Others were more vocal:
Jackie, from Opp, "I suggest they raise the minimum wage and let their pay revert to minimum wage and get paid for the time they are actually working. Let them pay for their own expenses. They are the ones who asked for the jobs and the pay that goes with it."
Alice, from Birmingham, "Your part-time job now pays you more than my full-time job. I am a state employee myself. I teach in the Birmingham Public School system and would like a 62% cost of living raise myself to pay for gas, food and the high cost of living. For my next job, I think I will run for office."
Jason, from Montgomery, "Why can't the legislature give themselves the same pay increase that they give the state workers and let them live off that. The state workers work full time while the legislature works part time.
Loretta from Montgomery, "This is totally outrageous! They should be increasing the salaries of our teachers and educators!"
And Don, from Montgomery, "Did they understand what the pay was when they ran for office? I know when I took a job I was told what I was going to be paid and what it took to receive an increase. If a person needs more money, find another place of employment. I am sure there are MANY qualified people that would be willing to take their place at the Capitol."