The Sunrise News Sampler
Republicans are indicating that President Obama is going to have a fight on his hands after sending to Congress a record $4 trillion budget that raises taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor. However, the President says his budget is "practical, not partisan."
A tweet by Japanese journalist Kenji Goto from four years ago has now gone viral, in the aftermath of his beheading by Islamic State militants. The tweet from September 2010 reads in part: "Hate is not for humans. Judgment lies with God." He says he learned this from his Arabic brothers and sisters.
Attorney General Luther Strange's office argues the state will be thrown into confusion and conflict if same-sex weddings begin next week. State lawyers in a court filing with the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reiterated their request for a hold on a judge's decisions striking down Alabama's ban on gay marriage.
The City of Tuscaloosa's arts and entertainment director job could be split into at least three positions. The proposal will go before the city council's administrative committee today.
As a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act faces a House vote today, President Obama will meet with 10 Americans from across the country who wrote him letters about how they've benefited from the law. The president hopes putting beneficiaries on display will shore up support for the law.
"Suge" Knight is expected to appear in court near Los Angeles today to answer to charges that he killed one person and injured another with his vehicle while trying to escape an attack last week.
Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and allegedly assaulting two women. The NFL Network has since terminated its contract with Sapp, who had worked as an analyst for the network since 2008 and was in Arizona for the Super Bowl.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina is said to be fighting for her life after being discovered face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday. Bobbi Kris is surrounded by immediate family.
The Tuscaloosa News reports that a new $10 million retail development is planned for the site of the former Kmart store in Northport. No announcement has been made on what businesses will open at the location, and while the Kmart is expected to be demolished, smaller stores in the strip mall will not be affected.