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Nonprofit leader tapped for president's task force
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has appointed the leader of an Alabama nonprofit to a newly created task force on community policing....

No-confidence for UAB head over football scuttling
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to drop the school's football program despite it finishing with its best record in years....

Judge won't release Siegelman during appeal
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday refused to free former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman from prison while he continues to appeal his 2006 bribery conviction....

Ga. Guard troops home in time for holidays
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Duane Sandbothe returned from a deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday with plans to keep his holiday homecoming a secret from his 8-year-old son for a full week....

Judge: Updyke must pay or face arrest in Auburn case
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) -- A judge has told Harvey Updyke Jr. that he faces arrest if he doesn't pay $700 in restitution by Feb. 11 for the poisoning of oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn....