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Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. → Read More

Alabama jobless rate jumps to 12.9% because of pandemic

It's the worst jobs report for Alabama in nearly 40 years. → Read More

‘Twilight’ actor Boyce found dead with girlfriend in Las Vegas

Foul play was not suspected in the May 13 deaths of Gregory Tyree Boyce, 30, and Natalie Adenike Adepoju, 27. → Read More

Cows used to develop antibody treatment for coronavirus

A non-infectious part of the novel coronavirus is injected into that cow. Because of the genetic engineering, the cow produces human antibodies to the virus. → Read More

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit

The coronavirus sent U.S. retail sales plummeting 16% in April, as business shutdowns froze the economy and kept shoppers away. → Read More

3 members of N.Y. family over age of 55 beat COVID-19

As of Tuesday, each of the family members, along with two others who weren’t hospitalized, can say they beat COVID-19. → Read More

Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a “tropical paradise.” → Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing child in Okaloosa County, Fla.

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Alliarra Williams. → Read More

Some elective procedures, clinic appointment to resume at Baptist facilities

Baptist Health says some elective procedures and clinic appointments will resume Monday following the start of the state’s safer at home order. → Read More

Tuskegee University president to return from medical leave

Dr. Lily McNair will return to her official duties following a leave notice given in early January. → Read More

Montgomery man sought after relative shot in Hope Hull

A Montgomery man is wanted on felony charges after shooting his own brother, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Authorities investigating theft ring across several AL cities

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating a theft ring that includes several cities in Alabama. → Read More

Nearly 70 dead in ‘horrific’ outbreak at veterans home

Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S. → Read More

Gov’t puts pressure on public companies to return loans

Big public companies that received loans under a government program intended to help small businesses devastated by the coronavirus outbreak could be forced to return it. → Read More

First Alert Weather Day declared for Thursday

Strong to severe thunderstorms are very possible late Wednesday night into the day on Thursday. The risk of severe weather is highly conditional on how things evolve Wednesday night into Thursday morning, though. → Read More

Delta loses $534 million in 1st quarter; much bigger losses looming

It was Delta's first loss in almost five years. → Read More

Juvenile suffers life-threatening injuries in Montgomery crash

The Montgomery Police Department says a single-vehicle crash has resulted in several people injured, including a juvenile. → Read More

Senate Dems unveil ‘heroes fund’ proposal: $25,000 hazard pay for essential workers

The proposal includes hazard pay for healthcare workers, as well as grocery clerks, truck drivers and other essential staff. → Read More

ACLU: Alabama has ‘severe backlog’ of parole-eligible inmates

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles is reacting to a report released by the ACLU that calls for a restart to parole hearings that stalled due to COVID-19. → Read More

UK prime minister out of intensive care as condition improves

In a statement, a spokesman at 10, Downing Street said Johnson “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.” → Read More