According to the Wall Street Journal, the United Auto Workers will attempt to form a local union to represent workers at Mercedes Benz US International in Vance.

Our daily reports that a 27-year-old was in critical condition at DCH Regional Medical Center yesterday after being shot by his girlfriend's son in Cottondale Saturday night.

According to Tuscaloosa police, Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his car hit another car as both backed out of parking spaces. Reed drove toward the lot's exit before being pulled over.

Alabama Department of Transportation officials say they're moving forward with a plan for more comprehensive repairs to a stretch of I-359 in Tuscaloosa. Some patchwork repairs were made after a rough winter, and officials expect to resurface the highway later this year.

Federal officials say a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System pulmonologist who wrote inaccurate patient records continued doing so after being caught and faced little disciplinary action. The doctor's name hasn't been released.

A study published online in Pediatrics today says parents who measure kids' liquid medications with spoons are 50 percent more likely to get the dosage wrong.

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iran's top diplomat in a bid to advance faltering nuclear negotiations as the deadline for a deal looms.

A string of fiery train derailments has triggered a behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Lobbyists have met with government officials more than a dozen times since mid-May, each saying they shouldn't have to pay for increased safety because that's another industry's problem.

A new show with Bill Cosby as the patriarch could debut on NBC as soon as next summer.

The World Cup ended yesterday with Germany winning its first title as a united country. West Germany last won its third title in 1990.

Topping sports news is Friday's announcement that LeBron James would be returning to Cleveland on a two-year, $42.1 million contract. James indicated he will likely finish his career in Cleveland.