The Sunrise News Sampler
The FBI is investigating an explosion outside a Colorado NAACP office that detonated late yesterday morning. No one was injured, but some Colorado Springs residents are shaken.
Searchers say they've found the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed with 162 people aboard. This is the first confirmed sighting of major wreckage, and the tail is where the data and voice recorders are. Hopes are raised for finding more victims' bodies.
Prosecutors say indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard is making unfounded accusations about investigation leaks in an attempt to distract the public from the criminal charges against him. Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart says no confidential information was disclosed when he had an off-the-record conversation about the case with a radio talk show host.
Tuscaloosa City Schools has begun accepting applications for The Alberta School of Performing Arts, Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools, University Place schools, and the International Baccalaureate Programme at Central High School. All Tuscaloosa City School students have received copies of a brochure explaining each of the educational opportunities.
A portion of Social Security benefits for 11 million disabled workers, spouses and children could wind up in the election-year mix in 2016 thanks to a rule that would block Congress from redirecting payroll taxes from the much larger retirement fund to shore up the rapidly dwindling disability program unless it's part of a broader overhaul.
Yesterday, it was announced that Mercedes-Benz is moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, in part to be closer to its Vance manufacturing plant.
The Alabama health department has kicked off the ninth year of Scale Back Alabama. Thousands of participants lost more than 1 million pounds in the first eight years.
The former JVC plant in Cottondale is closing, permanently laying off at least 100 people, according to our daily. Employees were notified of the decision yesterday and sent home at 2 p.m.