Connect to share and comment

Alabama's Auburn University scrubs classes over rampage threat

(Reuters) - Alabama's Auburn University said it found no immediate safety threat after canceling classes on Wednesday due to a message posted in a campus restroom that reportedly warned of a "rampage of biblical proportion." The university suspended normal operations for the day in light of "student and parent anxiety," according to a statement on Auburn's website. A school spokesman could not be reached to confirm the specifics of the threat. Local newspapers reported the message threatened a "rampage of biblical proportion."

XX - PlayerWatch

CF Trent Mummey, who was chosen by the Orioles in the fourth round pick of the 2010 draft from Auburn University, was released by Baltimore on Tuesday. Mummey had been playing with the club's Class-A affiliate in Frederick, but has been hampered by numerous injuries.

Alabama candidate takes shot, literally, at Obamacare in ad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A congressional candidate in Alabama is taking aim - literally - at the federal statute known as Obamacare in a new campaign advertisement in which he fires rounds from several weapons into a paper copy of the healthcare reform law. Will Brooke, a Birmingham businessman, is one of seven Republican candidates seeking to replace U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus, who is retiring.

Tower audio shows Birmingham airport trying to reopen runway when UPS jet crashed, killing 2

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An audio recording from the control tower at Birmingham's airport shows workers were trying to reopen the main runway when a UPS cargo jet crashed while trying to land on an alternate runway, killing two pilots. The recording, posted on the Federal Aviation Administration's website, shows an air traffic controller asked a Birmingham Airport Authority worker about reopening the runway less than two minutes before the Airbus A300-600 jet went down shortly before dawn Aug. 14.

Inmates at Alabama women's prison face sexual abuse: U.S. Justice

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Inmates at an Alabama women's prison have been sexually abused and harassed by guards and in some instances allegedly forced to perform sex acts to obtain basic sanitary supplies, a U.S. Department of Justice report released on Wednesday said. The report was the result of a months-long investigation into conditions at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, which is located in central Alabama and holds more than 900 inmates. It is also home to the only death row for women in the state.

Republican takes large lead in Alabama special congressional election

By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - A business-backed Republican lawyer captured 68 percent of the vote against his Democratic opponent on Tuesday in an Alabama congressional race, with 85 percent of precincts reporting. Bradley Byrne, 58, declared himself the winner over Democrat Burton LeFlore in a special election to replace Republican Representative Jo Bonner, who in May announced he was resigning to take a job at the University of Alabama.

Temple 87, Alabama-Birmingham 66

Temple 87, Alabama-Birmingham 66: Dalton Pepper notched a career high for the second straight game, scoring 24 points as the Owls ran past the Blazers in the fifth-place game of the Charleston Classic at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. Quenton DeCosey added 18 for Temple (3-3), while Will Cummings contributed 17 and Anthony Lee went for 16. Lee also grabbed 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the year

Alabama rail line seen shut for seven days after oil-train wreck

Aliceville, ALABAMA (Reuters) - The Genesee & Wyoming Inc rail line in western Alabama that was shut on Friday by a major oil-train derailment is likely to reopen in about a week, a company official said. Bill Jasper, president of the Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway, told Reuters that the line's parent Genesee was working with larger railroads to help reroute traffic. Officials had not yet examined the scene as some of the 25 tank cars that derailed and exploded were likely to continue burning until Saturday.

Business interests line up against Tea Party candidate in Alabama

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A tight primary election in an Alabama Republican stronghold has pitted a business-backed former state senator against a Tea Party movement favorite in a race highlighting tensions between the party's pragmatic and ideological wings over the recent government shutdown.

Republican cautions against blocking Yellen's Fed nomination

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Republican on the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday he would oppose efforts to block the nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairwoman with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerged. "I don't think I would filibuster a Fed nominee unless something came up that was just horrible," Alabama Senator Richard Shelby told Reuters Insider. "But that doesn't mean I won't speak against them, vote against them, work against them."
Syndicate content