Tuscaloosa City Schools will be dismissed early today for teacher professional development training. High schools and the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools will be dismissed at 11:30 followed by middle schools at noon and elementary schools at 12:30.

Today and tomorrow, the Chamber of Commerce and City of Tuscaloosa officials will host come-and-go Recovery Town Hall Meetings from 3pm to 4pm at the Chamber office to provide the business community with updates and answer questions related to disaster recovery efforts. No reservations are needed.

Alabama's federally facilitated health insurance marketplace launches next week, and figures show the typical plan in Alabama will be slightly cheaper than the national average in most cases.

Attorney General Luther Strange is asking for a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be dropped, saying the Alabama Accountability Act won't help students in failing public schools.

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will provide an overview of how much health care premiums under the new health care law will be.

The siege at the Nairobi Mall has finally ended, and Kenyan authorities fear the death toll could double. So far, 62 people have been confirmed dead.

Former NFL player and ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas has been arrested after allegedly choking and attacking a woman at a hotel.

The Senate is on its way toward defeating tea party attempt to protest the health care law by delaying a must-pass emergency spending bill. Senator Ted Cruz has spent more than 12 hours on the Senate floor, criticizing the law and the Democrats' efforts to remove a provision out of the House version of the spending bill that would "defund" health care.

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation intended to crack down on the paparazzi by increasing penalties on those who harass the children of public figures, including taking photos and video of them without consent.