Monday, Steven William Karr was sentenced to 9 years in prison. Authorities say Karr befriended the families of 11 boys, who trusted him to be alone with their children, and molested them during a 30 year period.

A new state law imposing stricter regulations on abortion clinics is facing a federal court challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, as the regulations are said to be medically unnecessary and would shut down three of the state's five abortion clinics.

52-year-old Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of holding captive and repeatedly raping three women for years, will make his first court appearance today since being indicted last Friday. He faces more than 300 charges, including the murder of a fetus.

This just isn't a good month for rapper 2 Chainz. He was supposedly robbed a few days ago, and yesterday, he was arrested on felony narcotics possession.

Monday night, 54-year-old James Murdock called police to report he had shot his wife. When officers arrived at the home, they found his wife with a gunshot in the neck and the gunman dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As of yesterday, the wife was listed in serious condition at DCH. The case is under investigation.

HUD officials will present Governor Bentley with a $49 million check in Cordova today to help communities rebuild from damage caused by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.

The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America's acceptance of gay members at the denomination's annual meeting in Houston. Leaders of the denomination have already warned that allowing gay members could mean the churches would no longer sponsor troops.

AAA researchers say speech-to-text systems that help drivers send, scroll through, or delete email and text messages are more dangerous as they require greater concentration than just talking on the phone.