AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The agent for coach Nick Saban told Texas officials in January that Texas was the only school he would consider leaving Alabama for and that his success with the Crimson Tide had put him under "special pressure," The Associated Press has learned.
The agent, Jimmy Sexton, made the comments during a 45-minute call with former Texas Regent Tom Hicks and current Regent Wallace Hall. Hicks detailed the call in a Sept. 24 email that was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press through an open-records request. ...Read more
Reser's Fine Foods is recalling nearly 23,000 pounds of meat because of a possible Listeria contamination. The items include 12 ounce to 5lb packs of premade chicken salad, ham salad, potato salad and baked beans.
They were sold under brands including Cobble Street, Cross Valley Farms and Millers.All of the products were distributed to stores across dozens of states, including Alabama. ...Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
Passage of the bill late Wednesday in the House and Senate ended a Washington-created crisis that closed much of government for 16 days. It came on the eve of the date the Treasury Department warned it would no longer be able to borrow to pay the government's bills. ...Read more
Flood waters continue to ravage the state of Colorado. The death toll continues to rise as hundreds of people are still unaccounted for and the damage grows by the hour.
Officials in Larimer County made an emotional statement of hope on Saturday as the reality sinks in that rebuilding will be a long and painful process.
If you would like to help the people of Colorado get back on their feet contact the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter to donate.
You can send a check directly to their office at:
Mile High Chapter ...Read more
"It's an enormous catastrophe, in Humanitarian terms. A part of me when I see footage like this, I want to say no, we have to go do this, we have to go do it right now, this is terrible. That urge, the urge to say that is powerful," says Dr. Daniel Levine.
Levine has been teaching Middle Eastern politics at the University of Alabama for two years. And even with a knowledge of the Syrian government and the regime, the images, for him, are sometimes unbelievable. ...Read more