Nebraska and Utah voters remove 'slavery' as a possible criminal punishment

Residents of Utah and Nebraska stripped their constitutions of provisions that allowed slavery as a punishment for criminal convictions. Mississippi voters approved a state flag without the X-shaped design of the Confederate battle flag. Rhode Island dumped 'Plantations' from its name. And Alabama voters removed racist traces of segregation from its constitution.

From Texas to Alabama, coastal residents prepare for back-to-back hurricanes

People along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Alabama, are preparing for twin hurricanes expected to hit this week within 48 hours of each other. "You're looking at a potential for a major flood event that lasts for some time," said a weather service storm expert. "And that's not even talking about the wind."

More than 300,000 student laptops won't arrive in time for school year

In Abilene (Texas), school official say they ordered 6,000 laptops in May -- but have been told they won't arrive until November. In Alabama, 20 school districts are still waiting on 33,000 laptops. Across the country, the story is the same -- and until those computers arrive, "online school" won't happen.