The Sunrise News Sampler
- According to officials at the University of Alabama, following a brief hospitalization, Coach Mal Moore stepped down as athletics director to become special assistant to President Judy Bonner.
- This morning, the Tuscaloosa News reports that the Tuscaloosa City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved a measure that would allow more business owners to satisfy alcohol training requirements. The full City Council is expected to vote on the proposed change next week.
- Governor Bentley has scheduled a ceremony at the state Capitol this morning, where he is planning to sign two bills and issue an executive order aimed at increasing government efficiency.
- It appears that a bill to abolish Alabama’s Common Core standards is unlikely to pass in the Legislature.
- Alabama’s House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committees has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the display of the Ten Commandments and other historic documents in public buildings.
- Today, President Obama will meet with Palestinian officials and speaking to Israeli students, where he will stress the importance of refraining from provocative actions, emphasizing the need for a lasting peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
- In other news, a new study says that at least once a week, British doctors prescribe a treatment they know probably won’t work. a previous study found that about half of U.S. doctors regularly give their patients treatments that probably won’t work and don’t tell them.
- Yesterday, a huge cyberattack shut down computers at six South Korean banks and media companies. The attack has been traced to China, but South Korea has been suspicious that North Korea was involved.
- Last month, Bobby Brown pleaded no contest to DUI and driving on a suspended license, and yesterday, he turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse to begin a 55-day jail sentence.