Registration for the upcoming school year may be completed online. Parents of returning students will receive a letter in the mail in the coming days.

Six area nonprofit groups recently received grants from the Community Foundation of West Alabama. Recipients include Arts 'n Autism, Tuscaloosa's One Place, Family Counseling Services, Catholic Social Services, Project Horeseshoe Farm, and Sight Savers of America KidCheck.

Alabama Department of Corrections officials are searching for 39-year-old Michael Orton, who escaped from the Hamilton Community Work Center Saturday night.

A Jefferson County judge has scheduled a hearing for today on a bid to shut down what health regulators say is an unlicensed abortion clinic in Birmingham, known as New Woman All Women Health Care.

Lawmakers say recent online "chatter" about terror threats represent one of the gravest threats to the United States since 9/11. The State Department says it has ordered U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world to remain closed at least through the end of this week out of caution.

Eleven-term New York Republican Congressman Peter King is said to be testing the waters for a possible future presidential bid, saying he believes the Republican Party would be receptive to his candidacy, but he hasn't yet conducted any polling or taken steps usually taken by serious contenders.

Rapper 50-Cent is scheduled for arraignment in a California court today on charges that he attacked his ex-girlfriend and trashed her condo.

Alex Rodriguez faces suspension today and likely through the 2014 season as part of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation.

Deontay Wilder's string of 28 knockouts is the fourth all-time in the heavyweight division.