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  • Severe thunderstorms crawled across the Southeast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and causing flash flooding in central Alabama.
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  • A Southern pastor who tried to leave the country is now the lead suspect in his wife's murder.
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  • A pre-dawn explosion shattered a two-story Birmingham apartment building Tuesday as residents slept, trapping an engaged couple in bed as bricks and concrete rained down on them.
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  • Normal operations are resuming at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after a threat was investigated.
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  • Couple finds cocaine on Alabama beach
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  • Several hundred people marched Wednesday at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations.
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  • Hundreds of people black and white, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday.
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  • Federal investigators found no initial evidence that a UPS cargo jet suffered engine failure or was burning before it clipped trees at the end of a runway and slammed into a hillside, killing the two crew members onboard, officials said Thursday.
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  • Boxes and charred debris are scattered across a grassy field near the Birmingham, Alabama airport, after this morning's crash of a UPS cargo plane.
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  • A purse snatched from the arms of a young woman in Montgomery, Ala., contained the ashes of her deceased newborn baby.
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  • alabama barge explosion
  • The barge exploded across the river from the Carnival Triumph, the cruise ship that became disabled in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., was rocked by a seventh explosion early Thursday and fire officials said they planned to let the fire, which has injured three, burn overnight.
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  • A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes and winds strong enough to peel the roofs from homes in the Deep South and heaped snow and ice on the Midwest, killing three people and leaving thousands without power.
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  • Authorities were searching for shipyard worker who was thrown into the water in strong winds that also tore a troubled Carnival cruise ship away from the dock at an Alabama port.
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  • The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it's being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship.
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  • As airport officials tried to figure out how a 300-pound arrival-departure panel fell off the wall and onto a family, the mother of a boy who was killed by the sign lay in a hospital with her own injuries, still unaware of what happened.
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  • Tens of thousands of people are still without power after powerful winds and massive hail hammered the South.
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  • Authorities say three people believed to be transients were crushed to death by steel beams inside a train car and a fourth was taken to a hospital with injuries.
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  • The vice president and black leaders commemorated a famous civil rights march on Sunday.
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  • A Coast Guard official said the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line.
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  • Passengers finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph and were on the move Friday after five numbing days at sea.
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  • Check out photos from onboard and above the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship as it's being towed back to shore
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  • Check out photos from onboard and above the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise as it was towed back to shore
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  • The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed up the Mobile River in Mobile, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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  • A passenger onboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship sent us a video of a food line with a 3-hour wait
  • A passenger onboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship sent us this video of a food line with a 3-hour wait
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  • A man who held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker for nearly a week before dying in a shootout with the FBI received multiple gunshot wounds, a county coroner said Thursday.
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  • As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to coax an Alabama man into freeing a kindergartner held hostage an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own, authorities say.
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  • The grandmother of a 5-year-old held hostage for a week in an underground bunker said Tuesday the boy is OK physically, but she fears the ordeal could stay with him the rest of his life.
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  • Jimmy Lee Dykes
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  • Jimmy Lee Dykes
  • Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy who had been held hostage.
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  • Jimmy Lee Dykes
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  • Jimmy Lee Dykes
  • The Alabama bus driver slain at the beginning of a multi-day hostage drama was known for his acts of kindness, from fixing someone's tractor to tilling the garden of a neighbor who had a heart attack.
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  • Jimmy Lee Dykes
  • A police standoff with an Alabama man accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker entered its fifth day.
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  • The standoff between police and a gunman accused of holding a kindergartner hostage in an underground bunker dragged into a fourth day on Friday, as authorities sought to continue delicate conversations with the man through a pipe and worked to safely end the tense situation.
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  • In this undated photo released by the Dale County Board of Education, bus driver Charles Albert Poland, Jr., is shown. A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day Thursday as police surrounded an underground bunker where a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a schoolbus after shooting Poland, the driver dead. Poland Jr., 66, was hailed by locals as a hero who gave his life to protect the 21 students aboard the bus. (AP Photo/ Dale County Board of Education)
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  • Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe, hostage negotiators tried Thursday to talk a man into releasing a kindergartener and ending a standoff in an underground bunker that stretched into its third day.
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  • In this undated photo released by the Dale County Board of Education, bus driver Charles Albert Poland, Jr., is shown. A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day Thursday as police surrounded an underground bunker where a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a schoolbus after shooting Poland, the driver dead. Poland Jr., 66, was hailed by locals as a hero who gave his life to protect the 21 students aboard the bus. (AP Photo/ Dale County Board of Education)
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  • In this undated photo released by the Dale County Board of Education, bus driver Charles Albert Poland, Jr., is shown. A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day Thursday as police surrounded an underground bunker where a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a schoolbus after shooting Poland, the driver dead. Poland Jr., 66, was hailed by locals as a hero who gave his life to protect the 21 students aboard the bus. (AP Photo/ Dale County Board of Education)
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  • Standoff: Man shoots Ala. bus driver, takes child
  • A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standoff that began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said.
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  • Standoff: Man shoots Ala. bus driver, takes child
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  • An Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son wailed, banged his head on a table and asked a central Indiana judge for a rope during his initial court appearance Thursday.
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  • A day after ESPN cameras lingered on her, Twitter was still abuzz about Katherine Webb, girlfriend of quarterback AJ McCarron.
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