The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee says he has no doubt that North Korea was involved in the hacking attack against Sony Pictures and the threat against movie theaters. National security advisers are considering a range of responsive options, but the White House has not said publicly that it believes North Korea is to blame.

Gov. Bentley says he is exploring the idea of a state-created program that uses Medicaid expansion dollars to bring health care coverage to previously uninsured people living at or slightly above the poverty line.

Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to kill the school's football program.  UAB President Ray Watts is accused of failing to share governance of the university with faculty members.

Tickets for Deontay Wilder's championship fight go on sale today, according to our daily.  Wilder will fight for the world title at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 17.

Upon the cyberattack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security.

Technology stocks are building on a rally that was driven by steadying oil prices and comments from the Federal Reserve after its last policy meeting of the year Wednesday. The Fed said that while it was edging closer to raising interest rates from close to zero, it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

President Obama has appointed Bryan Stevenson, Director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative, to serve on the Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Harvey Updyke Jr, who was convicted of poisoning  oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn last year, faces being arrested again for contempt of court if he doesn't pay $700 in restitution by Feb. 11, the first half of which is due by Jan. 9. Updyke was ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in restitution.

Longtime car dealer and civic leader, William "Bill" DeLoach, died yesterday at the age of 90, according to our daily.