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PHOTOS: Empowerment Week’s Day of Commemoration

Empowerment Week's Day of Commemoration continued with events remembering the four little girls who lost their lives in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1963. …
Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell (7) scores a touchdown against Texas A&M during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

No. 1 Alabama beats Manziel, No. 6 Aggies 49-42

AJ McCarron nearly matched Johnny Manziel with four touchdown passes and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score, sidestepping Johnny Football on the way to the end zone, as No. 1 Alabama paid back No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory Saturday.…
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. Kerry said chemical weapons were used in Syria, and accused Assad of destroying evidence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by the mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.…
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Woman shot in leg by ex-husband in McCalla

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT)- Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to a home on the 4300 block of Guys Court in McCalla around 8pm Friday night t...…
Hope and Honor: A Tribute to Four Girls

Hope and Honor: A Tribute to Four Girls

“[The girls] are having a good time. They are doing characteristically what is unique to each girl,” MacQueen said of how the sculpture looks. “It’s like three minutes before the bomb goes off, and there are just these beautiful, happy, wonderful, serious – all sorts of emotions.”…
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Gayle King makes a stop in Birmingham for Empowerment Week events

“What I do remember is it’s one of the first times I say my father cry,” King explained. “We were listening around the radio and I remember asking him what had happened and he said, ‘There’s been a bombing.’ My dad is from Birmingham, so he said, ‘There’s been a bombing in Birmingham and four little girls died.’ I had not concept of what that was.” …
Alabama Power Sign (WIAT)

Despite PSC vote, Ala. Power rates to remain flat

Alabama Power Co. predicts its rates will remain level through 2014 despite the forecast of consumer savings when the state's utility regulatory board approved a new rate plan.…