News archive from 13 January 2017

Walker County main convicted of meth possession in federal court

A Walker County man was convicted in federal court for methamphetamine possession on Thursday, according to U.S. Department of Justice North Alabama District. Shannon Gober, 42, was arrested on Dec. 29, 2015 after a half-pound of meth was found in a...

 

Walker County main convicted of meth possession in federal court

A Walker County man was convicted in federal court for methamphetamine possession on Thursday, according to U.S. Department of Justice North Alabama District. Shannon Gober, 42, was arrested on Dec. 29, 2015 after a half-pound of meth was found in a...

 
Contents of Trump's folders spark speculation

Contents of Trump's folders spark speculation

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of President-elect Donald Trump's closely watched news conference, a burning question remains: What, exactly, was in those folders stacked on the desk next to him? The campaign wouldn't let reporters look at them....

Chron, 19:20 in Politics
 
Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. The repeal of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy is...

Chron, 19:20 in Politics
 

Bellefonte Nuclear Plant proposal: Project worth $1 billion annually, to generate 12,000 jobs

The future development of Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, the northeast Alabama facility sold at auction in November, will generate an economic impact of $1 billion and provide more than 12,000 jobs. The letter of intent to bid submitted by Nuclear...

 

Bellefonte Nuclear Plant proposal: Project worth $1 billion annually, to generate 12,000 jobs

The future development of Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, the northeast Alabama facility sold at auction in November, will generate an economic impact of $1 billion and provide more than 12,000 jobs. The letter of intent to bid submitted by Nuclear...

 

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a shocked Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday at the White House. Biden and the president had gathered for what the White House had described as...

 

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a shocked Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday at the White House. Biden and the president had gathered for what the White House had described as...

 

In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON –  At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called "the finest vice president we have...

Fox News, 19:46 in Politics
 

C-SPAN online video feed of House floor briefly switches to Russian channel

C-SPAN's online stream of action of the floor of the House of Representatives mistakenly switched to a broadcast of RT for approximately ten minutes Thursday.  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., was speaking on the floor during a debate on the Securities...

Fox News, 19:53 in Politics
 
Ask the Experts: Can company demand to see personal phone records?

Ask the Experts: Can company demand to see personal phone records?

 Question: Personal billsMy employer reimburses us for the portion of our cellphone use that is used for work. But now they want us to submit full copies of our monthly bills with the work calls highlighted so they can make sure we aren’t cheating...

 
Neely Spence Gracey opens 2020 Olympic push in Arizona

Neely Spence Gracey opens 2020 Olympic push in Arizona

If the story has a fairy tale ending, Neely Spence Gracey will qualify three years from now for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where her father, Steve Spence, won a marathon silver medal at the 1991 World Championships before becoming an Olympian the next...

AZCentral, 20:25 in Sport
 

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. The repeal of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy is effective...

 

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. The repeal of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy is effective...

 
U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimes

U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimes

An Arizona Republican is again trying to pass federal legislation that would require illegal immigrants charged with deportable crimes to be jailed. The bill is dubbed "Grant's law" after Grant Ronnebeck, a Mesa man who police say was slain...

 

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