A new video believed to be from the Islamic State group shows two Japanese hostages in orange jumpsuits, and the group threatens to kill the hostages unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours.

Experts say the debate over middle-class economics that President Obama plans to jump start tonight at his State of the Union address is looking critical for the coming campaign. His calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, free community college and expanding paid leave for workers stand little chance of approval.

Gov. Bentley says Alabama must make health care more accessible and affordable.  He faces pressure from hospitals to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act and pressure from tea party conservatives not to do so.

The City of Tuscaloosa has planned a parade to honor the World Boxing Council's heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder this Saturday.  Additional details are still being worked out, according to our daily.

Four men are facing preliminary charges in Paris after being arrested on suspicion of links to a gunman involved in the terror attacks earlier this month. Five others arrested in the investigation have been released without charge.

A construction worker is dead and a tractor trailer driver is injured after an Interstate 75 overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati. Several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the roadway last night.

An Alabama man received a ticket in Cobb County, Georgia. Not so odd until you consider WHY. He was allegedly cited for eating while driving, which the police officer said was a distraction.

Thousands of people marched in yesterday's annual Unity Day celebration, which began with a breakfast at Stillman College and culminated with a Mass Rally at the First African Baptist Church last night.

A teenage girl was grazed while playing basketball Sunday afternoon. Shots fired near West End Park entered the window of a nearby residence.