The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit has dedicated personnel assigned to review cold cases, and leads are sought in the killing of Dionte' Petty who was struck by stray bullets at the now-closed Citizens Club 14 years ago.

The first American-made Mercedes C-Class rolled off the assembly line at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance yesterday morning.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the Alabama Department of Human Resources to be used to provide education and training for staff in day care centers and to improve child care services.

Officials say three people were killed aboard a plane that veered from a runway and caught fire at Huntsville International Airport.

President Obama has briefed leaders of Congress on U.S. options for quelling the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. Officials say the president has not ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is making threats and diplomatic overtures, saying he'll teach Sunni extremists "a lesson." Iraqi forces and Sunni militants are fighting for control of the nation's largest oil refinery.

Auburn University officials say that Tiger, an eagle that soared over home football games until her 2006 retirement has died at age 34.

While the NBA wants Donald Sterling out because of his racist comments, lawyers for his wife Shelly Sterling will ask a judge to order Sterling and his attorneys to not threaten, harass or intimidate his wife's legal team. The order would also cover the doctors who determined that Sterling was mentally incapacitated.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection. The team says it will appeal the ruling and repeated owner Dan Snyder's pledge not to change the name despite criticism of political, religious, and sports figures.