MOBILE, Ala. — The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it's being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship. Read More
Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field.
Certainly, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama would have to play nothing less than a classic football game to live up to all the hype for tonight’s BCS championship. Read More
Michael Thompson is familiar with the Olympic Club having finished runner-up in the U.S. Amateur held on the Lake Course in 2007.
He’s also familiar with San Francisco, staying with a family on Lombard Street both for that event in 2007 and again this week for the U.S. Open.
The one place he’s not so familiar with? The top of the Open leaderboard. Read More
No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night. Read More
Mayor Jack Scott of Cordova, Ala., seems determined to keep his tornado-devastated town 35 miles outside Birmingham free of mobile homes. He is refusing to waive a local ban on single-wide trailers, which means homeless residents can’t stay in temporary mobile homes delivered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Two twisters hit Cordova on April 27, killing four people and cutting a half-mile-wide swath of destruction through the blue-collar, 2,000-population town. Read More
Four Florida men posing as relief workers were arrested and charged with looting tornado-struck homes in Pleasant Grove, Ala. A witness called the county sheriff after seeing the foursome allegedly taking property from unoccupied houses and loading it into a truck. Deputies said that when arrested, the men had property from storm victims’ homes as well as materials used by Alabama Power to repair damaged lines. Read More
Alabama-born al Qaeda terrorist Omar Hammami's rap songs released on the Internet Tuesday are a far cry from legends like Eminem or Jay-Z. Or for that matter, the kid I heard rapping in downtown Baltimore last weekend.
In fact, his attempts to pull off a Barry White deep vocal, while asking future terrorists to “make jihad with me” are cringe-inducing. Read More
WHAT: Medical investigators found Serratia marcescens bacteria contaminating the intravenous nutritional supplement given to nine patients who died and 10 others who became ill at six Alabama hospitals.HOW: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suspect the fatal bacteria was introduced during the mixing of a liquid nutritional supplement called Total Parenteral Nutrition at Meds IV Pharmacy in Birmingham. Read More
When the police found the body of the town’s 58-year-old retired fire marshal, the lights had been turned off in his house and he had no running water. He had no money to pay his bills and was too proud to accept help from his neighbors.Perhaps because he was so proud, The New York Times was polite enough not to use the fire marshal’s name in their account of his death. Read More
Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala., narrowly lost his re-election in a conservative district in southeast Alabama after a campaign in which Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s name loomed large. He’s none too happy about the Democratic caucus’s plans to keep her in the top Democratic spot, The Hill reports: Read More