Officials are conducting a large training exercise along Alabama's coast to prepare for hurricanes and other emergencies.
Helicopters and other equipment will be near Perdido Pass in Orange Beach on Tuesday for what's being called "Operation Raging Winds." The training will include helicopter rescues and beach patrols along the coast.
Organizers are trying to get the word that the activity is for training and isn't a real emergency situation. While the main tourist season is over, thousands of visitors are still in the area.
An airplane burns in a field after crashing during Moontown Fly-In activities around 3:20 PM off Morring Lane near Moontown Airport Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 killing two. (Photo special by Samantha Williams)
Sand Island along the Alabama coast has disappeared beneath the waves.
The Sand Island Lighthouse is still standing alone in the water. But the island that was rebuilt by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers last year got eroded by Hurricane Isaac. The Press -Register (bit.ly/QihAeI) reports that parts of the island are a foot under water.
Just a reminder now that Round 9 of our Three-Minute Fiction Contest is open. It's where we ask you to write an original short story that can be read in about three minutes, so no more than 600 words. In each round, we have a judge with a new challenge. And this time, it's novelist Brad Meltzer, and he's come up with this.
BRAD MELTZER: Your story must revolve around a U.S. president who can be fictional or real.
Pennsylvania's politically split Supreme Court is considering a challenge to a lower court ruling that upheld the state's polarizing voter identification law.
The law requires a state-issued photo ID card to vote, and supporters say it will help prevent voter fraud. Voting-rights activists have now shifted strategies from attempting to overturn the law, to instead putting up to a million state-issued photo ID cards in the hands of residents.
State officials recently estimated it is possible nearly 200,000 Philadelphia residents alone don't have proper ID.
We've heard much about big money pouring into some of the congressional races around the country, and now some of that money is breathing new life into the campaign of one unlikely candidate.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of books such as Kosher Sex and Kosher Jesus, and the host of Shalom in the Home, a reality show that worked with struggling couples, is running for Congress in New Jersey's 9th District.
Boteach is hoping to unseat Democrat Bill Pascrell in a district that is overwhelmingly Democratic.
Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:29 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iranian nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards," and denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
"They're in the last 20 yards, and you can't let them cross that goal line. You can't let them score a touchdown," he said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press. "Because that would have unbelievable consequences, grievous consequences for the peace and security of us all."
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is back, starting off the 2012-2013 season with Pictures At An Exhibition! It will take place at The University of Alabama School of Music Concert Hall on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 pm CST. TSO, under the baton of Maestro Adam Flatt, has established a grand reputation of being one of the most finest regional orchestras. TSO's musicians are comprised of professionals across the Atlanta- Memphis- Nashville- Tuscaloosa region, The University of Alabama School of Music students and faculty, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series <em>Boardwalk Empire. </em>"I think inside of Van Alden is a child â that arrested child â that never really got to develop its own identity," he says.
Credit Macall B. Polay / HBO
<p><strong></strong>Jeff Nichols' haunting <em>Take Shelter </em>centers on an Ohio man (Michael Shannon, with Tova Stewart) plagued with nightmares about a coming apocalypse.</p>
This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 24, 2011. The third season of Boardwalk Empire starts Sunday.
HBO's Boardwalk Empire, set in Atlantic City in the 1920s, is about organized crime in the era of Prohibition. The show stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, an Atlantic City politician who sees the coming of Prohibition as an opportunity to make even more money from illegal activities and kickbacks.