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Source: MarketWatch

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 08:32:53 -0700 | business-news

Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be designed to wean adults off smoking traditional cigarettes, but a new report suggests that they may do the opposite for children. The marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to children should be banned, according to...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 12:55:14 -0700 | political-news

The students have also learned additional engineering concepts by working on special projects. For example, the students -- using straws -- built bridges strong enough to hold plastic cups containing hundreds of pennies. In December, the students designed and built...
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Source: Ledger-Enquirer

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 12:47:43 -0700 | sports-news

Georgia men's basketball head coach Mark Fox was watching the Final Four a couple weeks ago when his phone rang. Osuhan "Fred" Iduwe, a center prospect, was calling to commit. It was welcome news, the first commitment to Fox's team...
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Source: Herald Tribune

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 12:02:34 -0700 | business-news

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:50 p.m...Superior Bank of Tampa, seeking to recover more than $44 million in losses. Manatee County, before the $3 billion-asset bank was shut down in April 2011...District Court, claims the bankers ignored their duty to...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 11:54:41 -0700 | political-news

A Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority committee recommends restarting its search for new legal representation for the authority. The board's finance committee settled on a recommendation Wednesday morning to again send out a request for proposals, this time with the option...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 11:54:40 -0700 | political-news

Current and retired judges will meet May 1 for a national Law Day public event in downtown Birmingham to discuss how judges should be selected to sit on benches around Alabama. The  program, "Judicial Selection in Alabama," will be held...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 10:33:34 -0700 | political-news

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park will host the Tannehill Trout Tournament on Saturday, April 26, from 7-10 a.m. The annual tournament, open to adults and to children ages 6 and older, allows anglers to fish for rainbow trout and compete...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 08:55:54 -0700 | political-news

Authorities are searching for family members of a woman found dead in her Birmingham home on Sunday. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Sylvia Darlene Stagner, a 62-year-old white female...A neighbor checking on Stagner found her, said...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 08:55:45 -0700 | political-news

A Center Point was arrested early Wednesday after authorities say he pulled a kitchen knife on his wife. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies also found crack cocaine, scales and a gun inside the home. Willie White, 31, is being held in...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 08:55:45 -0700 | political-news

Two small children were removed safely from a Jefferson County home where authorities checking on their welfare discovered a meth lab nearby...One man was arrested, and authorities are working on charges against the children's mother, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian....
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 07:49:21 -0700 | political-news

He is one of the few litigators we have in that office and that's going to be missed." Alabama -- After spending $35 million in outside legal fees since 2010, Jefferson County Commissioners had hoped to bring some of the...
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Source: The Birmingham News

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 06:31:09 -0700 | political-news

The trial is being held before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Clyde Jones. The jury was selected, opening statements were made by the prosecutor and defense attorney and testimony began Tuesday. If convicted, Smith could be sentenced up to life...
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Source: Newswise

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 13:26:32 -0700 | health-news

Racial disparities in obesity rates among the third of U.S. adults considered obese are often blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in...
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Source: The Hill

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 03:18:56 -0700 | business-news

Five lobbyists have broken away from the top K Street firm Williams & Jensen to form a new shop called Alignment Government Strategies. The new firm includes Patrick Pettey, Jenny DiJames, Bert Carp, Mike Beer and Becky Anderson, who all...
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Posted by: Debbie Nicholson

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2013-12-10 09:40:26 -0800 | health-news

"Delinquency and aggression put adolescents at risk for many negative outcomes in the future, including lower educational achievement, substance abuse, depression and problems in relationships," according to Dr. Sylvie Mrug, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University...
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