The Tuscaloosa City School System has a new, digital lending library for all students, which allows them to download audiobooks and eBooks from the library's website. The free service is available anytime, anywhere.

Yesterday, Alabamians experienced delays in trying to get into the federal government's health insurance marketplace website, like many others nationwide.

Chairman of a Senate education budget committee Trip Pittman says a raise for school employees appears unlikely in the fiscal year that begins next October, as repaying the education budget's debt to the state Rainy Day Fund is a priority for fiscal 2015 as required by state law.

The budget battle shows no signs of easing, with lawmakers from both parties suggesting that the partial government shutdown could last for weeks. Republicans are now proposing bills to keep open small slices of governments, which Democrats are rejecting.

Employees at B.F. Goodrich in Tuscaloosa say they were notified yesterday the company would be laying off less than 10% of its employees.

Almost 2/3 of the people killed so far this year in traffic accidents on Alabama highways were not wearing seat belts when they were available.

Deliberatsion could begin today in a suit against Toyota over sudden acceleration. At issue is whether the carmaker is liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop. Toyota says it was driver error. The suit could be an indicator of future liability in a larger group of suits.

Remee Jo Lee, the Florida woman who had a miscarriage after her boyfriend tricked her into taking piss that can cause abortions, is now suing the pharmacy where the drug was dispensed, as her boyrfriend had conspired with an employee of the pharmacy.