An accident involving a transfer truck just past exit 73 on 20/59 slowed northbound traffic to a slow crawl this morning. Some motorists opted for alternate routes, which means an increase in traffic on some state highways and city streets.

A federal judge says he intends to rule by the end of July on whether Alabama can enforce a new law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals. Texas is the only state where a similar law is enforced.

NATO is acknowledging that five service members were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says the dead troops were Americans.

The New Jersey highway crash that killed on person and severely injured comic actor Tracy Morgan is putting a spotlight on efforts to roll back safety rules on truck drivers' work schedules. The driver said he had not slept in 24 hours.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he won't support a deal brokered by his wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Thursday and Friday, Mutual of Omaha will bring their "Aha Moment Tour" to the Hotel Capstone, where area residents will have the chance to share their stories of inspiration and possibly land a spot on the company's next commercial. To sign up and view previously recorded moments, visit

Some Alabama beaches have closed because of a swarm of sharks swimming just offshore.

According to a wide-ranging Veterans Affairs review, more than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments. In addition, another 64,000 vets appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling.

The number of sex offenses reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased.

Lil Kim gave birth to her first child yesterday. The rapper's 6lb 5oz daughter was named Royal Reign