Alabama's Super 6 high school football championship games will begin today at Bryant-Denny stadium and continue through Friday, and the Tuscaloosa News reports that the Tuscaloosa-area's economy is expected to jump by an estimated $3.6 million as a result.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing a Selma shooting in which a hatchet-wielding man was fatally shot by police yesterday afternoon.

Today, Governor Bentley will meet with the state's chief industrial recruiter Greg Canfield to work on a proposal to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new aircraft.

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) to discust Beijing's new air defense zone over islands in the East China Sea that Japan also claims, but there's little indication that progress was made toward defusing the situation.

Freezing temperatures in the West have already left Rocky Mountain ski resorts with more than 100 inches of snow, but temperatures are slated to remain below 20 through the middle of next week.

Alabama's AJ McCarron is among the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award.

Tomorrow, Alabama State University will host a panel discussion on women's empowerment issues, as part of a weeklong celebration of the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott.

President Obama is ordering the government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020, which he says will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost job-creating domestic energy sources.

Yesterday, Washington State emergency crews recovered the body of a feed mill worker who'd been buried when 400 tons of grain spilled from a silo Monday night.

MSN reports that Pharrell Williams is working on a new solo record and has revealed that he will not be rapping.