The Sunrise News Sampler
Topping the headlines this morning, multiple large explosions have been reported at Kenya’s Westgate mall in Nairobi. At least 62 people have been reported dead, and 10 or fewer hostages remain. At least 3 of the attackers are said to possibly be from the U.S., according to CNN.
Governor Bentley has scheduled a news conference for 9:00 this morning at the Tuscaloosa River Market, where he is expected to make an economic development announcement.
Tuscaloosa County Commissioners are considering three sites for a proposed consolidated emergency dispatch center. All three sites are on more than 500 acres the Black Warrior Solid Waste Disposal Authority bought from the Alabama Department of Mental Health last year.
Alabamians hoping to find health insurance through a new federally developed insurance marketplace won’t get any details until the insurance options go online in October. People can then begin signing up for coverage that will start January 1.
State retirement officials say they’re trying to crack down on former public employees retiring, collecting pensions, and working as contractors for public agencies.
President Obama continues his push for tougher gun laws. He spoke at a memorial for the 12 people killed in last week’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, where he stated that Americans cannot accept “senseless violence.”
Just two days after Apple launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access, Reuters reports that a group of German hackers claim to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner.
Microsoft is said to be releasing a new, smaller tablet to compete with Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad Mini.
Upsets are said to have ruled last night’s Emmy Awards. “Modern Family,” a consistent winner of the Outstanding Comedy Series, lost in many other categories. “Breaking Bad” won Outstanding Drama Series.