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Japan's Dai-ichi Life to buy US firm Protective Life for $5.7 bn

Jun 04, 2014

Japan's Dai-ichi Life to buy US firm Protective Life for $5.7 bn

Dai-ichi Life Insurance said on Wednesday it would buy US-based Protective Life for $5.7 billion in a record deal, the latest overseas takeover by a Japanese firm to counter a declining market at home. #World #NewsTracker #Alabama #Dai-ichi Life insurance #Protective Life #Tokio Marine
After Tuesday winter storm, bitter cold lingers in northeast US

Jan 22, 2014

After Tuesday winter storm, bitter cold lingers in northeast US

The northeastern United States on Wednesday was digging out from a deadly storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with gusting winds and frigid temperatures closing some schools and offices and delaying or canceling thousands of flights. #Times Square #New Jersey #Alaska #New York #Alabama #Winter Storm
Condoleezza Rice recalls racial blast that killed childhood friend

Sep 14, 2013

Condoleezza Rice recalls racial blast that killed childhood friend

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - When a church bombing killed four young black girls on a quiet Sunday morning in 1963, life for a young Condoleezza Rice changed forever. The racial attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church, in the former secretary of state's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, rocked the nation and led to sweeping changes in laws governing civil rights. But for Rice, just 8 years old at the time, the tragedy meant the death of a little girl she used to play dolls with, and the loss of her own youthful sense of security. #facebook #Business #Technology #France #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #Alabama #opinion
Efforts to end Alabama hostage situation shrouded in secrecy

Feb 03, 2013

Efforts to end Alabama hostage situation shrouded in secrecy

MIDLAND CITY, Alabama (Reuters) - Efforts to free a 5-year-old boy from a gunman in an underground bunker, where the man took him after killing the boy's school bus driver, were shrouded in secrecy on Saturday as the standoff in rural Alabama dragged into a fifth straight day. Police sources said the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team was leading negotiations aimed at securing the boy's safe release. But FBI officials have declined to comment, referring calls to local authorities who have been extremely tight-lipped, providing few official updates on the situation. #United States #Business #Japan #Pakistan #Brazil #Latin America #Alabama #lifestyle
Storm brings tornadoes, white Christmas to parts of U.S. South

Dec 26, 2012

Storm brings tornadoes, white Christmas to parts of U.S. South

MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - A major winter storm system swept through the southern United States on Tuesday, spawning tornadoes, including one that struck downtown Mobile, Alabama, and bringing a rare white Christmas to a number of states. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S #facebook #India #China #Technology #Russia #Latin America #Entertainment #Alabama #opinion #lifestyle #houston

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Storm brings tornadoes, white Christmas to parts of U.S. South

Jul 10, 2014

Yowza! 4-foot long venomous snake found in toilet

An Alabama construction worker had a seriously scary bathroom break after finding a 4-foot-long poisonous snake hiding inside the can...
Storm brings tornadoes, white Christmas to parts of U.S. South

Jul 08, 2014

Ex-Alabama pastor charged with molesting children

Former Birmingham-area pastor, Rev. Jay Strickland, has since bonded out of jail following last month's charges of two counts of sexual abuse and one count of first-degree sodomy after two adults accused him of molesting them as children...
Storm brings tornadoes, white Christmas to parts of U.S. South

Jul 08, 2014

Alabama 4-star recruit makes ridiculous one-handed catch

Watch Alabama 4-star recruit Calvin Ridley make a ridiculous one-handed catch at The Opening...