The Sunrise News Sampler
- The Tuscaloosa Half Marathon, benefitting the Kiwanis Club and Read Bama Read, is Saturday morning. So far, more than 900 participants from at least 27 states have registered in addition to the 9:00am Fun Run participants.
- In state news, the Democratic minority in the Alabama Senate has prepared legislation to require Alabama to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
- Iran's top official at diplomatic talks says negotiations with world powers over how to curb Tehran's nuclear program have reached a "turning point" for the better after nearly breaking down last year. This comes at the close of two days of delicate discussions aimed at preventing Tehran from building an atomic arsenal.
- "Family Guy" Seth McFarlane says that he wouldn't consider hosting the Academy Awards again, although it was a "lotta fun to have done it."