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Father grieves son killed by Alabama airport sign's collapse

In a Facebook post Saturday, Ryan Bresette expressed his grief and love for his late son, who was killed a day earlier when a flight display board fell on him at the Birmingham, Alabama, airport.


Thompson claims Honda for first PGA Tour win

Michael Thompson's dream of winning his first PGA Tour event was walking up the final fairway with a big lead and very little stress. The reality was much different Sunday in the Honda Classic. He had a one-shot lead as he stood in the 18th fairway, some 240 yards from the flag with trouble in the way in the shape of large lake. The motto from his golf team at Alabama was to "finish strong," and Thompson did just that.


'Nightmare' cruise ending for thousands of passengers

The crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship — described as a "nightmare" of filth — finally docked in Mobile, Ala., Thursday night, but officials said it would still be hours before all the passengers would be able to get off.


Alabama police kill kidnapper and save boy

Jimmy Lee Dykes

Police in the US state of Alabama have killed a kidnapper, saving his five-year-old boy captive from the bunker where he had been held for six days. FBI agent Steve Richardson told a news conference Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, was killed after negotiations deteriorated. He had been keeping the boy, Ethan, in a storm shelter since last Tuesday after abducting him from a school bus and shooting dead the driver.


Slain bus driver remembered as hero as hostage standoff continues

Charles Poland

As a suspect in Midland City, Alabama continued to hold a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker on Thursday morning, the small town mourned the bus driver authorities say he killed on Tuesday.


Airbus' Alabama plant to create 2,500 construction jobs

Airbus should create about 2,500 construction jobs to build a new $600 million airliner assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama, and 400 to 500 full-time jobs once production starts in 2017, a source familiar with the plans said on Saturday.


Voters in Alabama and Mississippi Head to the Polls

Alabama and Mississippi Primaries

A win in Alabama or Mississippi for Mitt Romney on Tuesday could all but wrap up the nomination and give him a victory in one of the most conservative parts of the country.


Santorum banking on victory in Kansas caucuses

Mitt Romney

Setting the stage for primary elections Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, Republicans in Kansas gathered Saturday for their presidential caucuses. Forty delegates are at stake.


Tornado reported in Alabama as storms roar in South

Emergency management officials in northern Alabama say houses have been destroyed by a tornado as the region braces for a storm outbreak.


Stepmom gives birth after arrest in girl's death

An Alabama woman has given birth the same day she was arrested for the death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter, who authorities say died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for eating a candy bar....


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