This month, the Tuscaloosa Police Department is teaching The Equalizer Women's Self-Defense Program to empower women to recognize and avoid violent situations as well as give women the tools they need to survive and escape physically violent situations should they be attacked. For more information, call 248-4850.

More than 400 FFA students from across the state are headed to Montgomery to pack and donate 40,000 take-home meals to food banks in effort of fighting hunger.

The Associated Press has sought the email addresses of political appointees under the Freedom of Information Act, but most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over a list. Some of President Obama's appointees say the accounts are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages.

The Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year by crushing the Indiana Pacers last night 99-76.