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    Tax Free Weekend: August 1 - 3

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    Alabama and Florida are waiving state sales tax this weekend to help ease the cost of back to school shopping. More>>

    Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

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    As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo... More>>

    Senate Reprieve for Contested Immigration Bill

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    A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. More>>

    Company unlocks secret to making plastic out of air

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    The plastics industry creates 1.8 trillion pounds of carbon emissions every year, but now one company has figured out a way to take the pollution and turn it into plastic you can hold in your hand. More>>

    Shelter Dogs Need Help Video included

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    A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
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    Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

    Sheriff Gary Welford Sheriff Gary Welford
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    The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford. More>>

    Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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    Health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria. More>>

    Cute Basset-Mix Puppy Needs Home

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    Our Pet of the Week is an adorable Basset Hound-Mix puppy named Theodore. He is absolutely adorable. He's four months old. He is a very friendly puppy. He's been in foster care and is crate and leash trained. He will make a wonderful addition to your home. We love his ears!If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

    Weather

    Record Start and Wonderful Weather

    Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast

    A mighty mild morning--starting in the 60s.  Sunshine warms us to 89, & low humidity will keep things comfy.  North breeze. More>>

    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay

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    On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Battle of Mobile Bay. More>>

    Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash Video included

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    The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened. More>>

    Driver's Daughter Discusses Causeway Crash Video included

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    The daughter of the bus driver in Monday's fatal crash talks about what her father remembers. More>>

    Prison Overcrowding A Big Problem In Alabama Video included

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    Alabama's prisons are the most overcrowded in the U-S.

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    Police Impersonator Arrested in Prichard

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    The woman stated that she was an undercover officer for the Mobile Police Department and wanted to see what could be done to clear her friend of the ticket. More>>

    Drug Raid at Suga's Nightclub Video included

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    A raid at a strip club in Prichard leads authorities to confiscate guns, drugs, and money from the business. 15 people were arrested.

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    Soccer Complex Terms Change Video included

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    Mobile County’s pursuit of a soccer complex might be a bit more risky, but proponent, Commissioner Connie Hudson, says everything is on course.  More>>

    City Councilman Has Name For I-10 Bridge

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    Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson wants Mobile to claim the title of “Gateway to the Gulf.” He says the best way to do that is to start calling the forthcoming I-10 bridge the “gateway bridge.”


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    Toddler Killed at Fort Walton Beach

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    During investigation, it was determined a 4 year old child was last seen playing in the shallow water just off the beach with family in the area.  More>>

    Will Privatization Work In Mobile? Video included

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    The Mobile City Council approves contracts for private lawn services to cut the grass along some of the city’s busiest roads. Officials aren’t sure if this will give the results they want.


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    Senate Confirms New VA Secretary

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    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. More>>

    Last Member of Crew That Dropped A-Bomb Has Died

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    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. More>>

    Skin Cancer Rates Rising Sharply

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    Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. More>>

    Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

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    Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal More>>

    Gov. Christie to Visit Alabama, Mississippi

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will swing through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. More>>

    Police Arrest Suspected Check Thief

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    Police have made an arrest.

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    Woman Lit on Fire Dies in Hospital

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    Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died. More>>

    Girl Attacked by Pit Bulls Released from Hospital

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    The 18-month-old child attacked by a group of three pit bulls has been released from USA Medical Center. More>>

    Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    Could Deadly Virus Spread to U.S.?

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    An American who worked in Liberia has died of the virus, falling ill during a stop in Nigeria on his way home to Minnesota. Which raises the question: Is Ebola a threat outside of Africa? More>>

    Drivers Identified in Deadly BRATS Bus Crash Video included

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    Police have determined the SUV was traveling on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash. More>>

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

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    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria
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    Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water Video included

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    A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle. More>>

    Alabama Gun Law Hot Topic At Sheriff's Meeting Video included

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    Many Alabama sheriffs still want clarification on certain issues regarding the state's gun law.

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    Red Flags, Strong Currents at Baldwin Beaches Video included

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    Red flags flying Monday along Baldwin County beaches but a quick look at the surf and you question why? Lifeguards say it's not what you can see, it's what you can't.

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    More Work Needed on Government Plaza Roof Video included

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    Finishing the three million-dollar roof repair at Government Plaza could take an additional three months and cost $235,000 more. Engineers want to move quickly on the repair, but County Commissioners are more cautious. More>>

    Developing: Bus Accident on the Causeway

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    The BRATS bus was traveling eastbound when the accident happened near Meaher State Park. More>>

    Pensacola Parents Charged In Connection With Child Death Video included

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    Police say parents Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry failed to get their son treatment for burns that proved fatal. Both are being held without bond.


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    Study Says Texting Ban Is Saving Lives Video included

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    Researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham say police have seen a drop in traffic fatalities, even though the texting while driving ban is difficult to enforce. More>>

    New Case of Chikungunya in Mississippi

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    The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh) virus. More>>

    Woman Killed Working Along Old Shell Road

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    The 53 year old victim was in the area of Stanky Field blowing debris from the roadway when she was struck by a pickup traveling westbound. More>>

    Update: Explosion at Plant in Moss Point Video included

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    Developing Story: News 5 has learned there has been a possible explosion at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, Mississippi. More>>

    2 Year Old Dies From Burns; Parents Arrested

    Perry Perry
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    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body. More>>

    Weekend Crime Recap

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    These are the latest crimes reported to us from the Mobile Police Department.

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    1 Killed When Small Plane Crash on Fla. Beach

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    A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. More>>

    Animal Shelter Closing in Escambia County, AL

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    The shelter says it does not have enough money to operate. More>>

    Lightning Kills 1, Injures 12 on Beach

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    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. More>>

    Apartment Complex Angry Over Eviction Video included

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    Bryn Ketcham says McGill-Toolen bought the property her apartment sits on and did not give them enough notice to leave. More>>

    Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday

    Chaston Brown, 17 Chaston Brown, 17
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    The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. More>>

    Mobile Police Investigate Homicide

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    Mobile Police are investigating a homicide.  More>>

    Woman Hospitalized After Being Lit on Fire

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    Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend. More>>

    Man Jumps from Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge

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    Mobile Fire and Rescue say a man jumped from the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge this morning.They received the call around 8:30 Sunday morning. More>>

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    • Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:33:55 GMT
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
    • Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash

      Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:13:56 GMT
      The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
      The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
    • Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

      Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:58:25 GMT
      Health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.
      Health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.
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    • Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

      Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:43:27 GMT
      As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo...
      As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo...
    • Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:04:18 GMT
      A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
      A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
    • Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

      Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:14:04 GMT
      Sheriff Gary WelfordSheriff Gary Welford
      The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford.
      The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford.
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    • UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

      UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:58 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
      A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's...
    • A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

      A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:47 GMT
      After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
      The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
    • Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

      Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:13 GMT
      The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family.
      The former first family of Virginia flew on a chief executive's private jet, vacationed at his lake house and received other perks, such as passes to a Ritz Carlton beach club, the businessman's assistant said...
    • InternationalMore>>

    • Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip

      Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:41 GMT
      Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country's deputy prime minister that "women should not laugh aloud in public."
      Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country's deputy prime minister that "women should not laugh aloud in public."
    • Argentines shrug off risk of default

      Argentines shrug off risk of default

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:38 GMT
      In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down...
      In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot...
    • Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

      Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:33 GMT
      Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as...
      Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical,...
    • RecipesMore>>

    • Blueberry Vinaigrette

      Blueberry Vinaigrette

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:58:54 GMT

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

    • Blackened Tuna

      Blackened Tuna

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:32:43 GMT
      LEGACY BAR AND GRILLTuna loin seasoned with creole seasoning blackened on each side lightly then cooled down and slice very thinly place on plate with lemon beurre blanc top with arugula and a soy citrus glaze
      LEGACY BAR AND GRILLTuna loin seasoned with creole seasoning blackened on each side lightly then cooled down and slice very thinly place on plate with lemon beurre blanc top with arugula and a soy citrus glaze
    • Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake

      Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:31:04 GMT
       Windmill Market Produce Club make a sweet Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake on Take 5.
       Windmill Market Produce Club make a sweet Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake on Take 5.
    • GardeningMore>>

    • Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:22:43 GMT
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
    • Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:18:46 GMT
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
    • Plain Gardening: Hibiscus

      Plain Gardening: Hibiscus

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:52:02 GMT
      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
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    • UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

      UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:07:03 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
      A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's...
    • Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

      Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:57:45 GMT
      Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.
      Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.
    • AP source: Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cards

      AP source: Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cards

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:47:44 GMT
      A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have traded starter Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
      A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have traded starter Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.
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