The Sunrise News Sampler
Congress just started a new session, but it's already having trouble finding money to repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Congressional leaders say there's little appetite for an increase in the federal fuel tax.
Newly released figures document a substantial improvement in the housing industry, with RealtyTrac saying foreclosures last year declined to levels not seen since before the housing bust.
Student leaders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have voted no-confidence in President Ray Watts following his decision to kill the school's football program. The Faculty Senate is set to vote on a similar no-confidence resolution today. However, Watts has said he won't resign and the no-confidence votes are largely symbolic since only university trustees have the power to fire him.
Hundreds of people lined up for a job fair for positions at the Embassy Suites yesterday. The job fair continues at the Cypress Inn Loft today from 9am until 7pm.
Oscar nominations are set to be released later this morning. Both "Selma and "American Sniper" amongst the list of movies for which viewers are watching.
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund says the number of people struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Obama's health care law has expanded coverage. Both the number of adults who did not get needed care because of cost and the number of people who got treatment but had problems paying their bills dropped at least 6 percent.
The number of Alabamians picking a health insurance plan in federal marketplace is nearly triple the rate from a year ago. The Department of Health and Human Services announced that more than 126,000 Alabamians had picked a plan by Jan. 9.
Three possible sites have been chosen for the new Holt High School including the school's current location, though more land would be needed as the property is only 21 acres of the required 40.
After only 4 months on the show, Rosie Perez is leaving "The View." The show's producers are currently trying younger co-hosts in her seat.