Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) Minority Leader on why gas prices are so high, the 2012 elections and Obama's policies.
U.S. gas prices showed their smallest increase since early January -- and may be nearing or past their peak if the price of crude oil holds steady, according to a national survey published Sunday.
If you think all conservatives support a deportation-only approach to immigration, think again. Last week, hundreds of conservative evangelicals gathered in Alabama to engage in a reasonable, respectful discourse on immigration.
An Alabama judge on Thursday abruptly dismissed the murder case against a man accused in the scuba-diving death of his newlywed wife off Australia's coast.
Jose Baez defends a judge's decision to dismiss the murder case against a man accused in the death of his newlywed wife.
Did Tina Watson drown while diving during her 2003 honeymoon because of a "perfect storm" of unfortunate circumstances, or did her husband kill her for the insurance money?
A trial date has been set for May for an Alabama man accused of killing his wife during their honeymoon in Australia.
Five people were found dead Sunday at a home in Birmingham, Alabama, by officers responding to a report of a robbery in progress, police said.
CNN Meteorologist Reynolds Wolf reports from Alabama on the aftermath of a deadly storm that struck the state.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday toured communities hit by a tornado that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and killed two people.
Severe weather tore across the Southeast, killing at least two people and spreading damage through Arkansas and Alabama.
Severe weather tore across the Southeast early Monday, killing at least two people, injuring more than 100 and spreading damage through several states, emergency officials said.
A decision on whether Alabama's Jefferson County can proceed in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history could be made by the end of this week.
The 71-year-old gentleman was shown to his table in a trendy Italian restaurant in Birmingham, Ala., the other day and seemed to slip by everyone completely unnoticed. Other than the waiter who took his order, nobody else seemed aware that, perhaps, the most powerful man in collegiate sports was sitting nearby having a quiet lunch and enjoying 90 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of life in the fast lane.
Stan Case, an anchor for CNN Radio, has died in a car crash in Birmingham, Alabama, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
It is one of the painful ironies of our time that in the same season Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory is finally honored with a memorial in our nation's capital, the state where he began to lead the civil rights movement is once more the center of an ugly conflict over racial injustice.
Enforcement of Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law has many Alabama residents wondering about the state's future.
Alabama's Jefferson County is set to file for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history after commissioners failed to approve a settlement on the county's billions in debts.
At a recent neighborhood meeting in Birmingham, Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell said the harsh anti-immigrant law promoted and signed by Gov. Robert Bentley is embarrassing Alabama in the eyes of the nation.
With at least 1,488 tornadoes and 547 deaths, 2011 has been one for the record books. Although the tools forecasters use are getting better, concerns remain about whether residents have enough accurate information or are heeding warnings.
Civil rights icon Andrew Young speaks about the late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, urging people to celebrate his life.
The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, who helped lead the civil rights movement, has died, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute said Wednesday. He was 89.
It's so hot that even the "It's so hot" jokes are getting overheated.
Top federal officials voiced admiration and vowed cooperation Sunday after touring tornado-ravaged areas in Alabama and Mississippi, promising help to those who made it through this week's storms as they reconstruct their lives and communities.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talk about damage from recent storms.
The storm system that plowed through the South left scenes of destruction described as "surreal" and "sickening" by those who saw them. Authorities were working to reach those trapped; some states are facing a long and arduous recovery. Here's a look at the latest confirmed death toll as provided by state authorities as well as reports from some of the worst-hit areas.
I had to live all over the country before I realized that Americans everywhere live with some kind of fear hanging over their daily lives.
A Marshall County, Tennessee, man dies after his car is swept into a flooded creek. WMC reports.
We knew the threat was real when little pieces of Tuscaloosa began to drop on Birmingham. For such a violent storm, there was very little rain. Instead, paper receipts from businesses 50 miles away and strangers' family photos flitted through the air.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to a man who videotaped a tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Birmingham, Alabama -- a city with a long history of racial strife -- has been shaken by the release this week of a video recording showing a group of white police officers hitting an African-American man accused of attempting to steal a car.
Alabama health officials seeking to find the source of bacteria suspected in the deaths of nine hospital patients and the sickening of 10 others announced Thursday they found the same bacteria in a pharmacy in Birmingham.
Dr. Don Williamson discusses the source of bacteria suspected in the deaths of 9 hospital patients.
As health officials continued their investigation into what role a bacterial infection may have had in the deaths of nine hospital patients and the infection of 10 others in six Alabama hospitals, one official acknowledged that they may never find out.
Nine Alabama patients have died due to contaminated IV bags. Ten others have been infected.
A large herd's worth of beef cattle has passed through the Cooking Light Test Kitchen over the past 24 years, almost all of it standard-issue, grain-fed supermarket meat.
You can debate all you want about which college football rivalry is the biggest. The truth is, it's whichever one your team is involved in. But the higher the stakes in a given game, the bigger the rivalry becomes to the rest of us, and for the past two years, none has loomed larger than Alabama-Auburn.
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive Thursday morning to investigate a small plane crash that killed one person in Birmingham, Alabama.
A man accused of killing his new bride on a honeymoon scuba dive in Australia has been returned to Alabama, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien shares how growing up in a mixed-race family helped shape her outlook as a journalist.
We are approaching the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The King family and Morehouse College offer me an exclusive opportunity to review his private papers. His words have become the treatise of our country's civil rights movement. Whenever people cry out for justice, they quote King. "There is a new Negro in the South."
He will be at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Friday afternoon, anxiously walking the sidelines, his penetrating green eyes scanning the field for injuries. He is the only man in the state of Alabama who can say he plays for both the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. When someone from either team is slow to rise after the whistle blows, the silver-haired 68-year-old who nearly died of a heart attack five years ago will charge forward, and suddenly the most famous sports doctor in America will be on center stage. Look closely into the crowd and, as the man leans down to tend to the fallen athlete, fingers will point and cameras will flash, because in his home state Dr. James Andrews is about as popular -- and well known -- as the two head coaches that will be pacing opposite sidelines.
Former Alabama state trooper James Bonard Fowler, 77, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor manslaughter Monday in a civil rights-era murder case that was a catalyst for the 1965 Selma-Montgomery march, District Attorney Michael Jackson told CNN.
Tennessee has the highest combined state and average local sales tax rate of any U.S. state, at 9.44%, according to a research group's report released Thursday.
The James Beard Foundation Awards are often referred to as the "Oscars of the food world," but the honorees are more frequently photographed in chefs' whites and clogs than tuxes and red carpet couture, and they're hounded for hot dish from diners rather than the staff of TMZ.
Holidays often mean cookies -- and calories. Here's a way to keep the flavor but trim some of the fat in one tasty treat.
The holidays are an ideal time to make these sweet treats.
Guaranty Bank was closed by federal regulators Friday in the third largest bank failure this year bringing the total number of failures to 81 in 2009.
Don't look now, but your local bank branch might be disappearing.
Five police officers brutally kicked and beat an unconscious suspect after a high-speed chase through Birmingham, Alabama, in an incident caught on camera and discovered a year later.
Five police officers were fired after they were caught on videotape beating a suspect following a high speed chase.
Gas prices jumped nearly a quarter in the past three weeks, but the trend is unlikely to continue, according to a survey published on Sunday.
It looks like the government isn't going to let Citigroup fail. But that wasn't enough to save the market Monday.
It should have been an ugly morning for the markets.
We'll do some periodic baggies off the Australian Open. Also, I'm considering "live blogging" the final, so stay tuned for details.
Police say a man faked a life-or-death emergency in his private aircraft before parachuting out. WKRG reports.
An Indiana judge Monday froze the assets of Marcus Schrenker, a suburban Indianapolis financial manager who authorities say tried to fake his own death by crashing his private plane into a Florida swamp.
A man whose financial management business is under investigation faked a life-or-death emergency in his private aircraft before secretly parachuting out and letting his plane crash in the Florida panhandle, authorities said Monday.
From the time he first emerged as a civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lived with the threat of death, but he never wavered in his commitment to non-violence.
When James Earl Ray bought a white Mustang in the summer of 1967, he stood on a streetcorner in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, and pulled the cash out of his shirt pocket, $2,000 in all.
The FBI on Monday arrested the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on federal charges including conspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax returns.
With sales slow and credit almost nonexistent, small businesses - the country's largest employer - face painful job cutbacks.
With the latest earnings season in the rearview mirror for most of the nation's banks, investors can breathe a little easier.
The former American Idol winner weds Surata Zuri McCants in Alabama
The second-season Idol champ plans to tie the knot in big style Saturday in Alabama, a source tells PEOPLE
In a stinging passage from a "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. condemned white churches for rejecting his pleas for support.
Christine King Farris breaks her silence about the brother friends called 'Tweed.'
A U.S. military plane with three U.S. senators and a U.S. House member onboard came under rocket fire while leaving Baghdad, Iraq, for Amman, Jordan, Thursday night and had to take evasive maneuvers.
Los Angeles ranks as the smoggiest city in the United States, according to an annual report card released Tuesday by the American Lung Association. It leads the nation in all three major air pollution categories, short-term particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution.
Gasoline prices climbed 10.73 cents over the past two weeks, to an average of $3.00 per gallon for self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday.
Riding the 7:40 a.m. train from Luton to King's Cross, nothing seemed amiss.
Nearly two years after his capture and weeks before he was to go on trial on charges of bombing a Birmingham, Alabama, women's clinic, Eric Robert Rudolph has pleaded guilty to charges related to that blast and three other attacks.
I'm trying to decide whether I should roll the money in my old 401(k) account into the 401(k) plan offered by my new employer or roll it into an IRA rollover account with a mutual fund or investment firm. What factors should I consider in making this decision?
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