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Top News Links: Monday, July 7

State takes a shot with Jack Daniels

Alabama's tee totaling Gov. Robert Bentley will join other state and local leaders for the grand opening today at 10 a.m. of a new barrel-building shop for Jack Daniels' Tennessee Whiskey in Trinity, Alabama. Jack Daniel's, the world's top selling whiskey, which is brewed and bottled in Lynchburg, Tenn., just northeast of Fayetteville, is aged in white oak barrels. – AL.com 

Honda expanding airbag recall

Japanese automaker Honda has expanded its U.S. recall of cars due to issues arising from the faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp. Hot and humid weather conditions in some regions of the U.S. are believed to be responsible for the explosion of airbags unexpectedly. – Tech Times

Dunn fighting for his PSC chair

Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn drew push back when he sought formal hearings on the rates charged by utility companies. Now, Dunn could find himself unseated after this month’s runoff. Dunn and former Greene County Commission Chairman Chip Beeker face each other in the Republican July 15 runoff. – AP

Restaurateur John Word remembered

He managed luxury hotels and restaurants in New York, Washington and Savannah, but John Morgan Word made his home in Mobile, where he owned and operated such landmarks as The Captain's Table Seafood Restaurant  and Battleship Inn Resort, located in the shadow of the USS Alabama. – AL.com

Justices weigh Obamacare challenges

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated organizations that oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them. – AP

Getting old isn’t for wimps

Nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to deal with diabetes, arthritis and impaired mobility. This snapshot of the new reality of aging comes in a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. – Montgomery Advertiser

Aflac co-founder dies at 88

Before he and his brothers founded the insurance firm Aflac, Paul S. Amos' upbringing was rooted in the Wiregrass region of Alabama and west Florida. Amos, who continued to serve as chairman emeritus on the company's board of directors, died from an ongoing illness Wednesday, the company said. He was 88. – AL.com

State needs more help with HIV crisis

Alabama’s high poverty levels, coupled with the stigma that comes with being HIV-positive, has made the state a hotbed for the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite the region's large number of cases, Alabama receives a disproportionately small amount of federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs, according to the Kaiser Foundation. – Insurance News Net

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