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Fran’s Restaurant set to close for good on Friday

“You know, I got family and extended family. So, it’s not easy,” said the restaurant’s owner Beverly Smith. “I guess I’m just tired and ready for a rest. It consumes your whole [life]. It takes your whole life to do it.” …
Medicine and health

Affordable Care Act quiz

How much do you know about the Affordable Care Act? Test your knowledge with this quiz!…
In this citizen journalism photo provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man and woman mourn over the dead bodies of Syrian men after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists in Arbeen town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a "poisonous gas" attack that killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen)

Syrian chemical arms inspections could begin soon

The world's chemical weapons watchdog was preparing Friday to launch a risky United Nations-backed mission into the heart of Syria's deadly civil war to verify and destroy the country's chemical arsenal in a matter of months.…

Car crash victim that inspired thousands died Sunday morning

The family and friends of Olivia Mills have been praying for a miracle. On her way home from church on Sunday, the 17-year-old Sipsey Valley High School senior lost control of her car and crashed. Mills has been in the hospital ever since in a medically induced coma. …

Wake Up Alabama – Week In Review

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Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

Details about shutdown plans for each agency were expected to be posted on the OMB and individual agency websites by Friday afternoon, according to union officials briefed on the process. Formal furlough notices would be sent on Tuesday.

Senate passes bill to avert shutdown

A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation keeping federal agencies from locking their doors on Tuesday.

Marathon runners

NAMI Walk Birmingham

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People exit City Council meeting in Carbon Hill (WIAT)

Carbon Hill City Council Cancels Meeting When Media Arrives

Tensions run high at Carbon Hill City Hall Thursday night. It was the first city council meeting since Mayor James "Pee Wee" Richardson was arrested on allegations of sexually abusing female inmates at the city jail.…