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For hippo Fiona's 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved hippo, born premature, as a way to raise money ...


Lawsuit over 'S-Town' podcast headed to mediation

BIRMINGHAM (AP) A lawsuit over the hit podcast S-Town, which tells the story of a man's troubled life and death ...


Prison system seeks money to hire more officers

Alabama's corrections chief on Thursday asked lawmakers for a $42 million funding increase as the state tries to combat "unacceptably ...


Sheriff's office names 1st woman deputy chief in 200 years

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that Felicia Rucker-Summerlin was named deputy chief, the first woman in that position ...


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Study says Dublin Airport supporting or facilitating 130,000 jobs

DUBLIN, Ireland - The importance of the tourism industry to Ireland has been highlighted in a report which has examined ...

Chinese stocks sink as investors panic over spreading virus

SYDNEY, Australia - Shares in China dropped sharply on Friday as two populous cities in the country went into lockdown ...

Queen Elizabeth grants Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

LONDON, UK - Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit bill finally became law after receiving royal assent from Queen Elizabeth ...

Huanggang locks down over coronovirus threat

BEIJING, China - The authorities in Huanggang city in China have imposed a quarantine lockdown in a bid to stop ...

Small nations dominate rankings of least corrupt countries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | COPENHAGEN, Denmark - New Zealand and Denmark have jointly been awarded the least corrupt countries in ...

Airlines facing competition from sleeper trains

Dutch airline KLM recently launched a new advertising campaign called "Fly Responsibly". Remarkably, it seems to encourage viewers to fly ...

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Coronavirus spreading rapidly, 13 Chinese cities now in lockdown

BEIJING, China - The death toll and infected rate from the Wuhan coronavirus in China has increased dramatically, while the ...

U.S. Senate moves to second phase of Trump trial

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, ...

Turkish earthquake caused scores of casualties, interior minister says

ANKARA, Turkey - The death toll from Friday's powerful earthquake which struck in eastern Turkey keeps rising, the country's interior ...

New cases of hog virus reported on Philippine island of Luzon

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 24 (PIA) - As China is grappling to contain an outbreak of coronavirus, in the Philippipines, the ...

Queen Elizabeth grants Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

LONDON, UK - Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit bill finally became law after receiving royal assent from Queen Elizabeth ...

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Warren Vows her Organization Will Win Primary, Beat Trump

DES MOINES, IOWA - Elizabeth Warren says she has more than 1,000 campaign staffers in 31 states and 100-plus field ...


No. 16 Auburn tries to keep home streak alive vs. Iowa St.

Getting back home apparently gave Auburn the boost it needed, and the No. 16 Tigers will go for a 14th ...


Auburn DC Steele agrees to three-year extension

Auburn's Kevin Steele has agreed to a three-year contract extension that reportedly will make him the highest-paid defensive coordinator in ...


A brief history of black names, from Perlie to Latasha

Most people recognize that there are first names given almost exclusively by black Americans to their children, such as Jamal ...


Alabama unemployment rate unchanged at 2.7%

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama's unemployment rate is unchanged at a record-low 2.7%, well below the jobless level from a year ...


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons Over the Weekend on Drug Charges

Law enforcement agents from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Investigations and Intelligence Division have reported recent illegal contraband findings ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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