Judge: Ex-Astronaut Charged in 2 Traffic Deaths Can Drive


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An Alabama judge says a former astronaut charged in the traffic deaths of two girls can continue driving, but with restrictions.

A judge in Tuscaloosa ruled late Friday that former space shuttle commander James Halsell Jr. can’t consume any alcohol, illegal drugs or medication unless he has a prescription.

Circuit Judge Bradley Almond also ruled the 60-year-old Halsell must have a special locking device installed on his car’s ignition. And the Huntsville man must undergo twice-weekly testing.

Halsell fought to keep his driver’s license after being charged with murder in the traffic deaths of two young girls in Tuscaloosa County in June.

The state initially suspended his license but Halsell appealed. Court documents show Halsell was on probation after receiving a DUI ticket in Los Angeles in 2014.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/11/22/us/ap-us-former-astronaut-fatal-wreck.html

MICHIGAN, ALABAMA, TEXAS, ARKANSAS REFUSE TO ACCEPT SYRIAN REFUGEES IN WAKE OF PARIS ATTACKS


refugees Govs. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Robert Bentley of Alabama, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said in separate statements Sunday and today that their states would not be relocating refugees from the war-torn country until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fully reviewed its screening procedures.

Michigan, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees in Wake of Paris Attacks

Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change


Alabama is updating its decade-old science standards to require that students understand evolution and learn about climate change, topics that can still be controversial in the Bible Belt state.

Educators say the new rules — part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing — don’t require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally.

But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn’t a focus the last time the state set science standards in 2005.

The new standards take effect in 2016 after being unanimously approved by the Republican-controlled Alabama State Board of Education on Thursday.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/alabama_will_require_students.html

ALABAMA WILL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT EVOLUTION, CLIMATE CHANGE


classroom1 Educators say the new rules — part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing — don’t require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally.

But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn’t a focus the last time the state set science standards in 2005.

http://www.infowars.com/alabama-will-require-students-to-learn-about-evolution-climate-change/

Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama: State Has No Choice But to Fund Us


planned_parenthood-ap_photo Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/planned-parenthood-sues-alabama-over-end-medicaid-funds

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUES ALABAMA: STATE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO FUND US


plannedparenthood  The organization said Bentley’s effort penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Montgomery. It accuses Bentley of violating a federal law that they said requires Medicaid patients to have their choice of provider to receive family planning care.

http://www.infowars.com/planned-parenthood-sues-alabama-state-has-no-choice-but-to-fund-us/

Trump addresses largest crowd of presidential campaign yet while in Alabama


trumpinalabama_8 Billionaire businessman Donald Trump spoke to thousands of his supporters in a half-filled 40,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama Friday night.

After walking down a stage surrounded by waving American flags and signs reading “Make America Great Again!,” Trump announced, “I would like to have the election tomorrow…I don’t want to wait.”

Trump’s speech was similar to the one he made in New Hampshire. The Republican frontrunner attacked Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on illegal immigration and how he is now using the controversial term “anchor babies” — a reference to children being born in the US from illegal immigrants.

“Now [Jeb] wants to use it because I use it,” Trump explained.

Trump was welcomed by an array of Alabama politicians, including Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, who praised him for the attention he’s drawn to immigration issues. And Trump led off his speech with more criticism of immigrants living in the country illegally, drawing loud cheers when he repeated his promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/22/donald-trump-addresses-largest-crowd-presidential-campaign-yet-while-in-alabama/