Yesterday, Saudi Arabia's Kind Abdullah died at the age of 90. The United States was his top ally, and Abdullah cracked down heavily on al-Qaida militants. King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud took control today, promising to continue the policies of his predecessors.

Dropping oil prices are said to have disrupted Iraq's budget to the degree that the country cannot pay for the weapons, ammunition, and equipment it needs to fight ISIS.

The 82nd winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will be held today. Mayors from across the country will gather at the White House to meet with members of President Obama's Cabinet and senior White House officials to discuss relations between the federal government and the nation's cities.

U.S. home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace last month at a rate that was 3.3 percent higher compared with a year earlier.

Tomorrow, the City of Tuscaloosa will honor WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder with a parade beginning at 13th St and Greensboro Ave at 2:00pm, which will culminate with a community celebration at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater at 2:45. All groups and civic organizations are invited to join the champ in the parade "pied-piper" style.

Sunday, the Tuscaloosa City Schools will host an open house tour of the new Alberta school from 2:00-4:00pm.