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  • Spencer Bachus, incoming House financial chairman, gets heat for saying regulators should 'serve' banks

     
    The incoming Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is facing fire for recently saying that Washington and banking regulators should "serve" the banks. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who recently beat back a challenge from Ed Royce...
  • Murder suspect arrives in U.S. after deportation from Australia

     
    An Alabama man who served prison time in Australia for his wife's drowning death during their honeymoon returned Thursday to the U.S., where he faces murder charges that could carry a much stiffer punishment. Gabe Watson, 33, arrived in Los......
  • Hitchens will appear at Alabama debate Tuesday

     
    Christopher Hitchens, who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer this summer, forcing the cancellation of his book tour, will appear in Birmingham, Ala., for a debate on Tuesday. The event will be held by the Christian Fixed Point Foundation, which has........
  • 'Louie': Coming back down to Earth (in more ways than one)

     
    One of the things I've really liked about "Louie" so far is its gentle humanism. The show is genuinely interested in people being people, and even though series star Louis C.K. has a pretty grim outlook on the human race,......
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Jan. 8, 1960

     
    That Silly Season's With Us Rather Early You've heard of the "silly season." It's a special time of year when everything, and everybody, goes haywire. People stop behaving like people. Animals don't act like animals. What generally happens is college boys...
  • Services closed after hurricane

    Airlines As of Tuesday, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International and the Gulfport-Biloxi International airports remained closed to all traffic, except relief and rescue flights. No reopening dates were announced. Airlines continued to divert hundreds...
  • Dreading New Year's Eve

    Dreading New Year's Eve
    The first day of a new year. It's the clean slate, the Etch-A-Sketch shaken, a chance to reboot and redouble our efforts, the hope of a fresh start. But there's one huge hurdle that comes before the hope -- getting through New Year's Eve. It's a date...
  • Stylish gift ideas

    We asked a variety of tastemakers to tell us about their versions of 'The One,' the go-to gift they'll turn to this season. Jenni Kayne, fashion designer L'Artisan Parfumeur amber balls, $75 for the small size, luckyscent.com. "They are earthy and...
  • Super Tuesday looks close for Democrats

    Barack Obama gained a burst of momentum from his landslide victory in the South Carolina primary on Saturday and an expected endorsement today from Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. But now, the Illinois senator faces a monumental contest that does not...
  • Saving lives isn't silliness

    In its editorial, "A moment for Martin Luther King," The Times' board calls the county's 40-hour moratorium on homicide "silliness." Martin Luther King Jr. would have had an answer for the editors who think saving lives is silliness. In 1963, a group...
  • PASSINGS

    Abraham Woods Jr. Minister led civil rights sit-in The Rev. Abraham Woods Jr., 80, a founder and longtime president of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Friday of complications of cancer at Princeton...