A railroad company says it has reopened a line following the derailment of a train carrying crude oil near Aliceville, which resulted in a fire and the spilling of crude oil into surrounding wetland areas.

Administrators of McAdory High School have apologized for a banner displayed during a football game against the Pinson Valley Indians, where McAdory's cheerleaders held up a sign saying their opponents should get ready to leave in a "Trail of Tears." The term was deemed offensive.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is calling attention to an Alabama law that allows judges to impose death sentences after juries have voted to send defendants to prison for life.

George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Newly declassified files shoe the National Security Agency gave repeated assurances it would take additional safety measures and reported itself for violations of surveillance rules.

Authorities in Selma say they've charged 28-year-old Beonridge Bradley III and 29-year-old Eddie James Irvin III with capital murder in connection with the deaths of two Selma residents whose bodies were found at the Candlewood Apartments Sunday morning.

Subtropical Storm Melissa has formed in the central Atlantic and was expected to transition to a tropical storm by today.

Federal officials are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers on Black Friday last year.

Toronto's embattled mayor Rob Ford still hold the title of mayor, but the Toronto City Council has voted to take away his last meaningful powers. However, Ford says he plans to run for re-election.

MSN reports that a party celebrating Jay Z's fashion collaboration with U.S. retailer Barneys has been cancelled amid the store's racial profiling scandal.