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American special forces save Pakistani leader's son

KABUL, Afghanistan — Last week, U.S. Special Operations Forces rescued the son of a former Pakistani Prime Minister who had been held hostage for over three years. Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was rescued in a joint operation between U.S. SOF and local Afghan commandos. “Working alongside our Afghan partners, we will continue…

Leaked Panama Papers show connection between George Soros and secret weapons

Long-time Democratic political donor George Soros is the latest person to have off-shore investments revealed by the so-called Panama papers. According to Fox News and SOFREP, the Panama Papers are ” a trove of 11.5 million financial documents tracing the Mossack Fonseca law firm’s efforts to help politicians, celebrities and criminals shield their money from taxes.” SOFREP reported that three…

Bristol Tennessee Police Department welcomes K9 Sonny

BRISTOL, Tenn.—The Bristol Tennessee Police Department has welcomed a new addition to the city’s K9 unit and his name is Sonny. Sonny is an 18-month-old yellow lab, and was acquired from Xtreme Concepts, Inc., a security solutions firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Sonny will serve alongside his partner, Officer Chesney Griffin. According to a news release, together, the pair recently…

Tea with the Governor General…

by Dr. Laura Tanna in The American Friends of Jamaica — 30 June, 2015 Photograph by M. Francis, Courtesy of Kings House. (left to right) Curt Talhelm, Ryan Pryor, Sir Patrick Allen, Landon Ash & Laura Tanna As those of you familiar with the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) twice-yearly galas to raise funds for health, education and development in Jamaica…

Active and Retired Military are VIPs at the Regions Tradition

by Regions Tradition in AL.com Blog— 14 May, 2015 Since 2011, the Regions Tradition has generated some $2.6 million for organizations such as Children’s of Alabama to provide much-needed services. But beginning Wednesday and throughout the duration of the Regions Tradition, held at Shoal Creek Country Club near Birmingham, another group is being honored for the service they’ve provided to our…

First debate in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District race set for March 31

by Cliff Sims in National Politics · State Politics— 21 Mar, 2014 The Jefferson County Republican Party has announced it is hosting the first debate in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District Race on Monday, March 31 at Samford University’s Wright Center. Sponsors for the event include Birmingham NBC affiliate WVTM, Superstation 101 WYDE, XTreme Concepts, Samford University and the Samford University College…