Hurricane-strength gusts set loose a Carnival cruise ship which had been tethered to a dock in Mobile, Alabama on Wednesday. The ship, known as Triumph, is undergoing repairs following a February engine fire. No one was injured in Wednesday's incident; all crew members and contractors were accounted for.
Obama 5% of salary will be returned as a tribute to federal workers facing furloughs under the sequester. That's $20,000 – a big chunk for most people, but for the president, not so much.
A US Attorney has pulled out of a major racketeering case aimed at the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang. This follows the killing of several officials who had gone after such gangs.
Alabama joins Kansas, Arkansas, and North Dakota among states that have already tried to dial back abortion access in 2013. Alabama's legislation adds new building requirements for clinics.