According to the Tuscaloosa News, using the MyDCH Patient Portal online, patients who received care at any of the DCH Health System's four hospitals can now obtain health records online. Since February, more than 4,500 patients have signed up for the portal.

There is no incumbent running for Alabama secretary of state, which is why the race has become one of the most competitive on the primary ballot. Three candidates are competing for the Republican nomination. State Rep. John Merrill of Tuscaloosa leads in fundraising.

The nearly two-month search for the missing Malaysian jetliner is taking a pause as experts take stock of all data gathered so far.

In Providence, R.I. this weekend, a support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, sending eight acrobats crashing to the ground.

Another round of flood map revisions, which are near completion, could remove hundreds of properties from federally designated floodplains. Homeowners in these areas are currently paying higher insurance costs.

Mental health professionals say Alabamians who were impacted by last week's storms should try recovering emotionally while dealing with damaged property and the storm's other tangible impacts.

School nutrition directors across the country say government-mandated changes to cafeteria menus have been expensive and difficult to put in place. They are asking Washington for changes.

Research shows that U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students in the public school system are minorities, while only 18 percent of teachers are nonwhite.

According an AP-WE tv poll, more young adults find it unacceptable for a woman to propose marriage to a man.