According to our daily, the Adopt-A-School program is looking for new partners for the upcoming school year. The program works to build relationships between the people in businesses and organizations and the schools. Interested parties should contact the Chamber of Commerce.

Today, Governor Bentley will hold a ceremonial signing ceremony for a bill that allows qualified emergency workers to vote by absentee ballot if they are called away from their homes to respond to an emergency immediately before an election.

U.S. researchers are about to start an experiment with some cancer patients as they undergo chemotherapy, which involves using cold to try to keep the patients from losing eith hair. The process is used widely in Europe and Canada.

Prince William's wife, Kate, was admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labor today. Things are said to be progressing as normal.

According to AL.com, this weekend, more than 200 people marched from Stillman College to A.L. Freeman Park, where demonstrators spoke and prayed for 4-year-old Tamerra Harper who was shot during a drive-by last week, victims of gun violence nationwide, and in oppostion of the George Zimmerman verdict.

The launch of an initiative aimed at addressing childhood obesity in Alabama has slowed an increase of overweight children compared to other states but hasn't improved Alabama's childhood obesity rate.

The latest survey ob business economists by the National Association for Business Economics has found that companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are adding jobs.

A shallow, magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook a hilly farming area in western China, killing at least 54 and injuring hundreds.