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Alabama Company Reopens Wyoming Coal Mines

An Alabama company has taken over two coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin and is calling back to work many of the hundreds...

Historic Coast Guard Cutter Arrested in Mobile

"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away," General Douglas MacArthur lugubriously declared. The same could be said for old military ships, such as the...

Bluster Fails to Win Boeing a Nuclear Grand Prize

The last shot at a contract to replace America's nuclear arsenal — worth an estimated $86 billion over the next 50 years — seems...

Why Phenix City Schools are Standouts

When the Alabama Department of Education handed out its third annual batch of report cards to Alabama schools on Friday, October 18, one of...

How Much Should You Trust AI?

How much should you trust that Artificial Intelligence that's going to be taking over for you sometime soon? And how soon will that be?

Bring on the Birds — Dove Hunting in Alabama

Alabama dove hunters spend more than 100,000 days afield each year and harvest more than 1 million doves, reports the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. "Dove...

Drivers Bent to Do No Good

In April, we told you about research Volvo is doing to hack distracted drivers, using sensors to detect when drivers are too i-phone focused. The...

A Hall of Fame $11.8 Billion Win for Alabama

A judgment of $11.8 billion against ExxonMobil on behalf of the State of Alabama recently won the state's attorney firm in that case a...

The Daily Beast: How Boeing Tried to Kill a Great Airplane—and Got Outplayed

On Oct. 8, The Daily Beast published a detailed account that says Airbus's A220 — now rolling off a new production line in Mobile...

Two Software Winners Team Their Sports Expertise

INFLCR, a fast-rising Birmingham startup that provides social media for athletes and their teams, has taken a majority investment from Teamworks, a Durham, North...

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