Although President Obama says recent diplomatic steps offer the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons inside Syria without the use of force, in an address to the nation last night, he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad and be ready to respond if other measures fail.

Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which thrust the U.S. into the war against terror. Commemorative ceremonies will be held at Ground Zero and the Pentagon.

Today is what would have been the 100th birthday of Paul "Bear" Bryant, and the Bryant Museum will offer free admission for today's visitors.

House and Senate leaders have formally awarded Congress' highest civilian honor to the four girls killed in the church bombing nearly 50 years ago.

Alabama consumers may notice slightly higher phone bills next month because of a law meant to help fully fund emergency dispatch services throughout the state.

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual ranking of public and private institutions, and the University of Alabama ranked 86th, a spot shared with four other institutions.  In terms of public universities, UA ranked 36th.

NASA officials say brilliant lights in the sky and loud booms reported in Alabama and Georgia late Monday came from a baseball-size meteor that streaked across the South, entering the Earth's atmosphere above Alabama.

Humberto has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane could gain more strength before likely weakening tomorrow.

While Shellie Zimmerman says she won't press charges against her husband in  a domestic dispute, her iPad is said ot have captured video of the dispute, and investigators say they're confident they would be able to get video from the now broken device in hopes that the evidence will help them determine if charges should be filed.

The U.S. porn industry has been rocked by news of a fourth adult movie star testing positive for HIV.