In a Wednesday, April 17, 2013 file photo, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins, right, battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. NBA veteran center Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday, April 29, 2013 on Sports Illustrated's website. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

NBA C Jason Collins comes out as gay

The 34-year-old became the first active male professional athlete in the four major American sports to come out as gay on Monday.


UPDATE: Dead body found in vehicle

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found Monday in Hueytown as 31 year old Jason Lee Howard.

Drama Desk Award nominations are unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway show “Giant” and the quickly shuttered Broadway musical “Hands on a Hardbody” lead the Drama Desk nominatio…