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Top News Links: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Legislative session coated in red ink

It isn’t whether Alabama lawmakers will face a general fund budget shortfall when the Legislature convenes next March, it is a matter of how great the expected shortfall will be and what decision makers plan to do about it. – Dothan Eagle

This property is genuine bank

One of Birmingham's finest architectural gems is just waking up after a long 14-year nap. She's a little cranky right now, but in a few years, she's going to have an even brighter smile than she did in 1927. Harbert Realty Services recently partnered with Capstone Real Estate Investments to purchase the old Federal Reserve building in downtown across from the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse. – AL.com

China has to wait for iPhone 6

When the supersized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale in just over a week in 10 countries around the globe, one will be missing: China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, home to hundreds of millions of consumers who love the kind of plus-sized phones that Apple is now selling. – QZ.com

NTSB says pilot error, fatigue led to crash

The fatal crash of a United Parcel Service Inc cargo plane at an Alabama airport last year resulted from pilot errors that caused it to clip trees and slam into the ground just short of the runway, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday. Pilot fatigue also appeared to be a factor, the board said. – Reuters/Business Insider

UAB Health on ‘most wired’ list

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System has been named to the 2014 “Health Care’s Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” list by Hospitals and Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. The UAB Health System is one of 375 institutions that met the most wired criteria. – News release

Mobile won’t go for CeeLo

A music festival in Mobile is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault. Mobile Bayfest CEO Bobby Bostwick issued a statement Monday saying Green's performance set for Oct. 4 is being called off. – MSN.com

Pensacola grabs aerospace jobs

The Pensacola City Council voted 7-0 to approve a lease to VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering that's expected to bring 300 maintenance jobs after some panel members' hesitation during the past few days. – Pensacola News Journal

Gubernatorial challenger wants lottery

Parker Griffith won't put all his chips on an education lottery, but like many Democrats before him, he's going to stay in. The Democratic nominee for governor Tuesday reiterated his support for the lottery. It's an idea almost every Democratic gubernatorial candidate has taken up since 1998, and none have been able to make reality. – Montgomery Advertiser

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