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Alabama Attorney General Troy King holds meeting on oil spill claims

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama Attorney General Troy King is holding a town hall meeting in Mobile to talk about how to make claims for financial losses from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 12, 2010 at 08:50 AM
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Hundreds of Dead Fish Wash Up on Public Beach in Alabama (Photos)

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Photos by Brian MerchantDauphin Island, right off the coast of Alabama, was one of the first places to report oil making landfall on its shores. The oil hit Dauphin's beach in the form of small tar balls -- similar to those I found washing up on the shore of Louisiana. Now, just a few days later, hundreds of dead fish have washed up on the same island. I captured the grisly scene, or at least a...

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on May 12, 2010 at 07:20 AM

Science Closing in on Mystery of Age-Related Memory Loss, Says UAB Neurobiologist

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The world's scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory. In an editorial published May 7 in Science, J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Neurobiology, says that drugs known as histone deacetylase inhibitors are showing great ...

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on May 12, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Underwater chemical spraying of oil spill hampered by weather

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- The weather conditions are becoming an obstacle as BP sprays chemicals underwater on the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

More than 60 out-of-work fishermen begin deploying boom against oil spill

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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- Nearly 60 out-of-work fishermen began deploying boom Monday in the waters off Coden and other sensitive locales, as oil continued to gush from a busted well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Oil spill at 4 million gallons; Mobile Bay protection plan stymied by currents

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Strong currents have knocked down some of the 50-foot-long wood piling set under water to anchor boom across the Mobile Bay, leaving state officials looking for a new option to block a Gulf oil spill that officials said Monday tops 4 million gallons.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Advertiser editorial -- Spill's potential state impact huge

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Ice crystals inside a containment dome have forced BP officials to temporarily abandon trying to contain an oil spill off the Gulf Coast for at least a day or two, which means that almost 150 gallons of oil a minute will continue to spew into waters off the coast of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Officials estimate 3.5 million gallons of oil have spilled into Gulf

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- A growing collection of crippled equipment littered the ocean floor Sunday near a ruptured oil well gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the remnants of a massive rig that exploded weeks ago and the failed efforts since to cap the leak.

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on May 10, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Alabama uses up $4.2M appliance rebates

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Alabama consumers have reserved the entire $4.2 million available for appliance rebates in less than three weeks.

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on May 10, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Beachlovers, business owners fear oil spill's effects

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ALONG THE GULF COAST -- Teresa Waller walked the beach of Gulf Shores thinking about memories of family trips there as a child. She drove the 30 minutes from her home in Robertsdale for another walk Wednesday, wanting to remember the sandy white beaches before oil washed up on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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on May 10, 2010 at 06:50 AM