According to The Tuscaloosa News, Alexius Foster, who was charged in the murder of Antonio Williams, has also been charged in the killing of his uncle George Foster and is suspected of severely beating another person. He could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted.

Alabama's Banking Department will start a database of payday loans to make sure lenders don't issue more of the loans than state law allows. Lenders are not supposed to issue new loans to customers who have more than $500 in existing payday loan debt.

House Republican leaders are trying to organize support ahead of a scheduled vote today to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamp assistance. Democrats have united strongly against the cuts.

Music and movie industries are once again making noise over online piracy concerns, as illegal downloads are said to be on the rise.

According to our daily, organizers are looking for a new name for the "First Friday" street festival, which aims to bring together artists, art galleries, and local businesses. The monthly event is said to be intended to appeal to a broad spectrum of people including, the young, the old, families, students, and anyone else interested in what downtown has to offer. The next event is October 4.

Census Bureau data suggests a widening inequality even as the economy improves with new data showing lower-income households are a steadily increasing share of the population, while middle- to higher-income groups shrank or were flat.

Gates at the Washington Navy Yard have reopened to workers this morning. However, the building where the shootings took place remains off limits.

There is one lone winner for the Powerball jackpot. The ticket was sold in Lexington, South Carolina.