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    MLB players Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte have both died in car crashes

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes. WHNT News 19 will update this story as more information comes in. 

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    11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather

    ATLANTA (AP) _ State emergency management officials say 11 people are dead and 23 are injured after severe weather struck central Georgia. Catherine Howden of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said Sunday morning that the deaths occurred in Cook, Brooks and Berrien counties. She said the deaths were related to severe weather but could not specify whether tornadoes were the cause. Tornado warnings had been issued for parts of Georgia overnight. Local officials are still assessing the area. No other […]

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    Crystal Gayle to be inducted into Grand Ole Opry

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Country music legend Crystal Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager. The Grand Ole Opry announced that Gayle’s sister, country luminary Loretta Lynn, will induct her into the country music institution during a Saturday night ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium. The honor comes almost 50 years after Gayle made her Grand Ole Opry debut, singing “Ribbon of […]

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    Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville set sights on the moon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) _ The University of Alabama in Huntsville is aiming for the moon with a $237 million proposal to NASA. reports ( ) that the university hopes to lead a satellite mission to the moon to study supernovae. Astrophysicist Richard Miller is the lead author of the proposal that involves UAH and nine other institutions, including Johns Hopkins University. reports that if the mission is funded, the science operations center would be at UAH for the […]

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    Alabama State Comptroller Thomas White dies Thursday

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ Alabama State Comptroller Thomas L. White Jr. has died. The governor’s office issued a statement Friday saying the longtime state employee died Thursday after a brief illness. He headed the state office that’s responsible for paying the state’s bills, handling contracts and other financial services. Gov. Robert Bentley says White was a great public servant for more than four decades. Before being appointed comptroller, White was the chief financial officer for the state Health Department and […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  Donald Trump's Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis (C) arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis to run Pentagon

    WASHINGTON – Friday afternoon, the Senate confirmed retired Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon in President Donald Trump’s new administration. Mattis will serve as the 26th Secretary of Defense after retiring a few years ago as a decades-long serving Marine. Mattis could be carrying orders from Trump on immediate changes, the official said, but the Pentagon leadership in place during the transition has not been briefed on any expected immediate significant decisions. But that could change quickly, the official […]

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    Human remains discovered wrapped in trash bags in east Alabama creek

    AUBURN, Ala. – Authorities say additional human remains have been found in a creek where the leg of a missing man was discovered in east Alabama. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the first grisly discovery occurred Wednesday afternoon after a construction worker noticed a bag in a creek under a bridge. Officials told a news conference Friday that some of the remains were in trash bags, similar to the leg that was discovered in Cossey Branch Creek near the Macon […]

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    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to attend Trump inauguration

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is attending Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Bentley initially supported Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the GOP presidential nomination and was critical of Trump during the primary campaign. But now Bentley says he is excited to see Trump sworn in as president on Friday. And Bentley says he is meeting with other governors on Thursday to discuss how to repeal and replace President Barrack Obama’s signature health care law. […]

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    At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said. At least two dozen other children were injured when the speeding truck collided head-on with the bus, said Javeed Ahmed, the state’s top police official. The children, between the ages of 3 and 12, were studying at a school in the town of Etah. Another police officer, Daljeet […]

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    Iran: 30 firefighters killed in collapse of Tehran high-rise

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital’s sprawling bazaar. Iran’s state-run Press TV announced the firefighters’ deaths, without giving a source for the information. Local Iranian state television said 30 civilians were injured in the disaster, while the state-run IRNA news […]

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    FBI investigates threats made to Jewish centers nationwide, including in Alabama & Tennessee

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department’s civil-rights division are investigating “possible civil rights violations in connection with threats.” The statement from the agency’s Washington headquarters doesn’t characterize the threats. But the Anti-Defamation League the same day issued a statement citing “a series of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in at least 17 states.” The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt adds about actual explosives that “so […]