Loretta Lynch is moving closer to an expected confirmation following a daylong hearing yesterday and will face more questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee today. She testified yesterday to her independence from President Obama and declared her willingness to work with the Republican-led Congress.

Major changes recommended for the military's retirement and health care systems could save more than $20 billion over the next four years, according to an independent commission study.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a judicial ethic complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore because of his criticism of a federal judge's ruling in favor of a Mobile couple in a same-sex marriage.

Today, the City of Tuscaloosa's Office of Disaster Recovery Operations will host its first of four community meetings to obtain public input as it prepares to apply for up to $500 million in federal funds. Today's meetings will be at Alberta Baptist Church at 1pm and at Rock Quarry Middle School at 5pm.

The state health department will soon provide cards for Alabama drivers who have been diagnosed with autism disorders. The ID cards should be ready in March.