The joint inauguration ceremoey for the Tuscaloosa City Council and the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education will be held at the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy at 10:00 this morning. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and tours of the school upon request.

David Todd Stephens, or Greensboro, has been convicted of manslaughter and corpse abuse in the death of his ex-wife, Tonya Hyche Stephens, whose body had been dismembered, burned, and buried when it was found in January 2009, about two weeks after she was reported missing.

About 90,000 Alabama residents will have to find new health insurance policies because their current policies don't meet the requirements of the federal health care law.

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Internation Airport was evacuated last night because of a bomb threat. Several flights into the airport were diverted, and those scheduled to leave were postponed. Accommodations were made for stranded travelers, and flights resumed this morning.

Tropical Storm Sonia has now been downgraded to a tropical depression as it makes land in Mexico. It is expected to dissipate later today over a mountainous terrain.

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a dispute over prayers at government meetings.

NBC reports that U.S. military doctors designed, enabled, and engaged in the torture of suspected terrorists held at American detention centers during the past decade, violating globally recognized ethics and medical principles that bar physicians from inflicting harm.

The Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak  collapsed at halftime of the game against Indianapolis yesterday and was taken to a hospital by ambulance. It is said that he did not have a heart attack.

Josh Hutcherson and Queen Latifah will present trophies at the fifth annual TeenNick HALP Awards, which recognize teen volunteers for outstanding community service. The show will air on November 47.