JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying "we've lost our greatest son." ...Read more
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