FIRST ALERT: Scattered heavy downpours Friday night

We’re tracking a second wave of showers and even some storms. Most of the storms that form should behave, but an isolated strong storm with gusty winds and small hail can’t be ruled out.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

A Reuters investigation found that for decades, Johnson & Johnson sought to hide the fact that in many cases cancer-causing asbestos contaminated the talc that was used to produce its talcum powder products.
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  Trump faces questions over hush money payments as inauguration spending comes under investigation

Reports Thursday said that President Trump was at a 2015 meeting where hush money payments were arranged on his behalf, and that there is now a federal investigation into how his inauguration funds were spent.

TOP STORIES

2 brothers accused of shooting 16-year-old in stolen vehicle case

Crews battling warehouse fire in Carbon Hill

Man injured in shooting at East B’ham motel; Suspect in custody

Owner of local CBD store wants drug charges dropped after Congress passes Farm bill

  AL Attorney Gen. office to take over investigation into Galleria shooting, EJ Bradford death

Marshall will speak at 10:30 a.m. at his office in Montgomery.
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Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

A glitch caused third parties to be able to access more photos that they should’ve between Sept. 13 to Sept. 25, but the company has fixed the issue.

Activist Carlos Chaverst taken into custody again Thursday night

Most Bessemer students involved in grading mistake in danger of being sent back to middle school

Tuscaloosa plans for the city’s 200th Bicentennial

Federal program to update public housing will take years in Birmingham

  UA’s RISE program donates Christmas gifts to kids in Haiti

Community outraged after 4-year-old boy shot in Birmingham

Rising Star: James McWhorter

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Birmingham’s new downtown stadium

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  Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

SPORTS

  Groundbreaking ceremony held for Birmingham’s new downtown stadium

Auburn freshman back set to transfer

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  Shelby Co. Schools searching for bus drivers

Christmas Decorators “Doing Good”

UAB’s Bill Clark wins Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award

Birmingham City Council discusses decriminalizing marijuana

  Cullman Co. school buses first to get new technology features

Cullman County school buses are now equipped with collision mitigation and electronic stability control technology.
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  How Sandy Hook changed responses to mass shootings

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago changed the way law enforcement and citizens respond to mass shootings.

  Why HIPAA laws are causing concerns among parents

2 young AL girls commit suicide within month of one another

Dry start Thursday becomes wet finish

Fultondale mother searching for Christmas stockings she accidentally donated

WEST ALABAMA

  Tuscaloosa plans for the city’s 200th Bicentennial

Body of missing man found at Tuscaloosa park

EAST ALABAMA

  Gadsden Kiwanis to give bicycles to disadvantaged children

JSU Marching Southerners prepare for trip to Rome