A top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is stepping down. Rebekah Mason’s departure follows an admission by Bentley that he made inappropriate remarks. The governor denies the two ever had an affair.

Mason announced her resignation in a statement sent by the governor's office. She says she would no longer be his senior political adviser and would no longer be paid by his campaign fund.

flybirmingham.com / Birmingham Airport Authority

Birmingham City leaders are set to cut the ribbon on a new terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. 

The terminal will feature 13 new gates, a ticketing counter a new security checkpoint area and a new baggage claim area.

The new terminal is part of a $201 million modernization project being done in two phases. Airport officials say the modernization project brings the new terminals into compliance with TSA regulations that were passed after the September 11th attacks.