Alabama

  • This is what nightmares are made of. Alabama man who went in for a circumcision is suing the hospital that amputated his penis July 25, 2014

    An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton...
  • Deep freeze across the US, 13 die in winter storms January 5, 2014

    A deep freeze is spreading across much of the United States. Nearly half the nation and approximately 140 million people will shiver in temperatures of zero or lower by Wednesday. The arctic blast threatens to sweep subzero lows as far south as Alabama and plunge much of the Deep South...
  • Watch: 90-year-old granny celebrates her birthday by skydiving April 8, 2013

    A woman celebrated her 90th birthday by jumping out of an airplane in Alabama. Dozens of friends from her retirement home were there to cheer her on. ...
  • Elton John to share Grammy stage with young rockers February 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: Elton John still fills stadiums worldwide on his own, but he'll share the spotlight with a dozen other musicians at Sunday's Grammy Awards. The 65-year-old entertainer rehearsed Saturday at Staples Center alongside young Grammy nominees Mumford & Sons, Zac Brown, Ed Sheeran and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. John...
  • US: Alabama town prays for gunman to release 5-year-old February 4, 2013

    Midland City: This town of 2,400 nestled amid peanut farms and cotton fields has long relied on a strong Christian faith, a policy of "love thy neighbor," and the power of group prayer. Those beliefs have been strongly in evidence in the six days since a gunman killed a school bus...
  • US: Man shoots school bus driver, takes child January 30, 2013

    Midland City: Police teams swarmed a rural US property on Wednesday where a man accused of fatally shooting the driver of a school bus and fleeing with a 6-year-old passenger was thought to be hiding in a homemade bunker. Neighbours were evacuated, and one said she had been startled this...
  • US: Three dead in Alabama shooting June 11, 2012

    Auburn: Investigators were searching on Sunday for a gunman who killed three people - including two former Auburn University football players - and wounded three others at a pool party near campus after several men got in a fight over a woman, authorities and witnesses said. One of the wounded was...
  • Rescue continues in US tornado zone, 39 dead March 4, 2012

    Kentucky: Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wracked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, as the death toll crept up to at least 39 people. The fast-moving twisters spawned by massive...
  • Tornadoes slam US Midwest, at least 27 dead March 3, 2012

    Indianapolis: Powerful tornadoes ripped through the US midsection on Friday, killing at least 27 people in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio as they splintered homes, damaged a prison and tossed around vehicles across the region. At least 13 people were killed in southern Indiana, another 12 in neighbouring Kentucky and two more...
  • Tornado losses in billions, Obama pledges help April 30, 2011

    Tuscaloosa: President Barack Obama promised federal aid on Friday to the tornado-ravaged US South, where deadly twisters have killed at least 339 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. Obama toured smashed homes and met survivors on a visit to the worst-hit state, Alabama. It was one of seven southern...
  • US storm aftermath: rescue workers face problem April 30, 2011

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Southerners found their emergency safety net shredded on Friday as they tried to emerge from the US' deadliest tornado disaster since the Great Depression. Emergency buildings are wiped out. Bodies are stored in refrigerated trucks. Authorities are begging for such basics as flashlights. In one neighborhood, the storms even...
  • Tornadoes devastate US, killing at least 290 April 29, 2011

    Alabama: Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors on Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades. At least 290 people were killed across six states in the US - more than two-thirds of them in Alabama,...
  • Tornadoes, storms rip US, more than 220 dead April 28, 2011

    Tuscaloosa: Tornadoes and violent storms ripped through seven southern US states, killing more than 220 people as they flattened neighborhoods, flipped cars and toppled trees and power lines, officials said on Thursday. In the deadliest series of tornadoes in nearly four decades in the United States, 131 people were killed in...
  • US firm charged with mistreating Indian workers April 22, 2011

    Washington: A US federal agency has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama based oil rig construction company for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian immigrant workers recruited to work in Mississippi and Texas. Listing numerous complaints of discriminatory conduct by Signal International, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges that Indian...
  • Alabama shooter killed her brother in 1986: Report February 14, 2010

    Washington: A professor at a US college charged with shooting and killing three colleagues, including an Indian professor, reportedly accidentally shot her 18-year-old brother with a 12-gauge shotgun more than two decades ago, according to media reports. Amy Bishop, 45, a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, was on Saturday charged with capital murder in...
  • Woman prof charged with US campus murders February 13, 2010

    Huntsville, Alabama: A biology professor at a southern US campus was charged with murder late Friday in the shooting deaths of three fellow biology professors at the campus. Authorities say Amy Bishop, an instructor and researcher at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus, opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting, killing...
  • Indian prof among 3 dead in US campus killings February 13, 2010

    Washington: An Indian professor was among three faculty members killed in a shooting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Friday. Three other employees were wounded in the incident. A female suspect was in custody for the shooting incident Friday and a second person was detained, "not arrested", CNN said...
  • Woman opens fire on US campus, kills three February 13, 2010

    Huntsville: A woman opened fire during a biology faculty meeting at a southern US campus on Friday, killing three biology professors and injuring three other employees at the school, officials said. The shooter was caught without incident at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus, outside a science building, and no...
  • US crew beat Somali pirates, retakes ship April 9, 2009

    Nairobi (Kenya): In a riveting high-seas drama, an unarmed crew wrested control of their US-flagged cargo ship from Somali pirates Wednesday and sent them fleeing to a lifeboat with the captain as hostage. A US warship and at least six others were speeding toward the ship as crew members negotiated with...
  • Alabama shootout: Trigger happy US sells guns like grocery March 13, 2009

    Alabama, Florida: The uneasy calm in towns on the Alabama-Florida border is deceptive. Barely two days ago on Tuesday, a gunman went on a rampage at four different locations in the area, killing 9 and injuring four. Panic spread quickly among residents of the quiet town. The gunman was later...
  • Alabama shooting: Gunman had hit list of victims March 12, 2009

    Samson (Albama): The gunman who killed 10 people and committed suicide in a rampage across the Alabama countryside this week had struggled to keep a job and left behind lists of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him, authorities said. The lists found in Michael McLendon's home included a metals...
  • US gunman shoots at family and strangers, kills 10 March 11, 2009

    Samson, Alabama : A gunman killed at least nine people on a terrifying rampage across two Alabama counties, burning down his mother's home, killing members of his own family on their porch and shooting apparent strangers as he drove by, authorities said. He then fatally shot himself. Police were investigating shootings...
  • Eye-witnesses accounts of US tornadoes March 2, 2007

    Here are some eye-witnesses accounts of the tornadoes that hit Alabama, United States, on Thursday. ...
  • Tornado hits southern US, 14 dead March 2, 2007

    Alabama: Tornadoes ripped across the Southern and Midwestern United States on Thursday, killing at least 14 people including eight in the southern Alabama town of Enterprise, emergency management officials said. The victims in Enterprise died when a twister caused part of a high school to collapse, and five people were...
  • This lady campaigns on her cleavage October 24, 2006

    Montgomery: Loretta Nall, the Libertarian Party's write-in candidate for governor of Alabama, is campaigning on her cleavage and hoping that voters will eventually focus on her platform. "It started out as a joke, but it blew up into something huge," said Nall, a 32-year-old with dyed blond hair. Her campaign is offering...