ILE - this July 7, 2014 file photo shows Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at the White House in Washington. Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance. Duncan's decision acknowledges concerns by teachers' unions and others that it's too early to make teacher personnel decisions based on how well students do on new assessments developed under the Common Core standards that will be used in much of the country this school year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

US education secretary visiting Alabama

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will make stops in Birmingham and Huntsville on Tuesday as part of a bus tour coinciding with the start of t…

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Grants will help pay energy bills

Governor Robert Bentley's office has announced a new program designed to give many people in our state help with paying utility bills.

UAB seizure treatment

UAB implant helps with seizures

UAB hospital is reporting early success with a new neuro implant designed to detect and prevent or reduce seizures before they happen.