The Birmingham News
Jul 18, 2011 16:06 EDT
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Alabama's Jefferson County wants creditors to wipe $1.3 billion from its bond debt as part of a settlement plan, a local newspaper said in a report that a senior county official said on Monday was broadly accurate.
Apr 27, 2011 23:06 EDT
Storms spawning deadly tornados flattened buildings, overturned vehicles and knocked out power lines as they tore through central and southern United States, raising the death toll from severe weather to at least 44 people.
Jan 04, 2011 18:57 EST
Ala. federal judge prepares to handle thousands of lawsuits involving Chantix. A federal judge in Birmingham is overseeing at least 1,200 lawsuits involving pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its stop-smoking drug Chantix.
Jan 04, 2011 18:48 EST
Birmingham, Ala. federal judge overseeing pretrial activity in anti-smoking drug lawsuits. A federal judge in Birmingham is overseeing about 1,200 lawsuits involving pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its stop-smoking drug Chantix, many of them with smokers and their families claiming the drug left them with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, aggressiveness and suicidal thoughts.
Sep 08, 2010 08:16 EDT
'Beetlejuice' actor Glenn Shadix, 58, dies at home in Alabama; best known for role as Otho. Glenn Shadix, best remembered for his portrayal of a portly, pretentious designer in the metaphysical comedy "Beetlejuice," died Tuesday at his home in Birmingham. He was 58.
Aug 21, 2010 19:16 EDT
Ex-USDA official Shirley Sherrod says she plans to meet with Ag Secretary Vilsack on Tuesday. Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod says she is meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday to discuss a new job offer.
Aug 20, 2010 21:36 EDT
Person familiar with situation: Pro basketball hopeful Mikhail Torrance hospitalized. Former Alabama standout point guard Mikhail Torrance collapsed after a workout in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday and is hospitalized in critical condition, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Jun 18, 2010 21:42 EDT
Terrell Owens, cousin, named in $12,000 Ala. lawsuit over lease dispute for their martini bar. An Alabama business has filed a lawsuit against NFL receiver Terrell Owens and his cousin, claiming the two didn't pay expenses from a lease termination agreement for their martini bar.
May 18, 2010 21:11 EDT
Ala. geometry teacher investigated after using Obama assassination example to teach angles. A Jefferson County geometry teacher was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday after being accused of using a hypothetical assassination plot on President Barack Obama as a way to teach geometric angles.
May 18, 2010 13:34 EDT
Alabama teacher investigated for using example of presidential assassination in geometry class. The Secret Service questioned an Alabama teacher after school officials said he used an hypothetical example of shooting at the president to teach geometric angles.
Mar 29, 2010 09:07 EDT
Veteran editor David Meeks named as assistant managing editor of Associated Press. David Meeks, a veteran investigative and sports editor who led award-winning newspaper coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has been named an assistant managing editor for The Associated Press.
Mar 09, 2010 08:26 EST
8 music acts suing former City Stages exec, say they weren't paid for Ala. festival. Eight music acts are suing the former president of Birmingham's City Stages festival for payment for performances during the 2009 event.
Mar 03, 2010 19:00 EST
Tax returns show convicted ex-Birmingham mayor won 555 jackpots, $1.5M in electronic gambling. Former Mayor Larry Langford, who was ousted after being convicted of bribery, won 555 electronic bingo jackpots over three years at a casino run by a longtime friend and supporter, according to newly disclosed tax records.
Feb 03, 2010 16:09 EST
Ala. jury awards ex-stripper $100,000 after wrecking after on-the-job drinking. A Jefferson County jury has awarded a former stripper $100,000 in a lawsuit in which she claimed the club that employed her failed to stop her from driving home after her on-the-job drinking. Patsy Hamaker of Bessemer was injured in a wreck after leaving work at The Furnace on Oct. 17, 2007. She said she can no longer dance because of her injuries.
Feb 02, 2010 21:16 EST
Ala. man angry over turned-off pump allegedly drives SUV through gas station window. A man was charged with attempted murder after authorities said he drove his truck through the window of a service station. Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian said a 49-year-old man pulled into a BP station on Alabama 75 in Pinson Sunday morning and got into a dispute with the clerk because the pump was turned off. Christian said the station has a pay-first policy.
Jan 07, 2010 16:49 EST
Governor's task force asks Alabama Supreme Court to allow raid of new $87M bingo casino. Gov. Bob Riley's antigambling task force asked the Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday to clear the way for a state raid of the new bingo casino near Dothan before Sunday.
Jan 05, 2010 15:10 EST
Jim Walter Energy settles coal dispute with Turkish steel company. Jim Walter Energy says it has settled its dispute with a Turkish steel mill over an unpaid $89 million bill.
Jan 05, 2010 08:02 EST
State examiners find no problems with Alabama lawmakers' spending from nonprofit groups. State examiners have found that two nonprofit organizations that went unaudited for three years after being created by state legislators have not spent most of the $800,000 they have received in Alabama tax revenue.
Jan 05, 2010 07:56 EST
Wichita Eagle publisher is named to top post with The Birmingham News. Pam Siddall, an Alabama native who is publisher of The Wichita Eagle in Kansas, has been named publisher of The Birmingham News.
Dec 30, 2009 11:08 EST
One of the world's oldest giraffes dies at the Birmingham, Ala., zoo at age 24. The Birmingham Zoo says one of the oldest giraffes in the world has died at age 24.
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The Birmingham News.
|Founded||The Evening News: 1888|
The Daily News: (unknown)
The Birmingham News: 1895
|Headquarters||2200 4th Avenue North|
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
|Sister newspapers||The Huntsville Times|