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Top News Links: Thursday, Sept. 8

Lawmakers pass compromise on BP funds

Alabama lawmakers have approved a compromise plan to spend oil spill settlement funds, breaking through days of legislative deadlock that had divided lawmakers along geographic and policy lines. The plan, drafted in a conference committee Wednesday, was a middle ground between south Alabama lawmakers who wanted money for road projects in coastal counties and others who said the biggest need was in the state’s cash-strapped Medicaid program. – Gadsden Times

NAMIWalks 5K set for Sept. 24 in Montgomery

NAMIWalks celebrates its 14th anniversary Sept. 24 with a 5K walk at Wynton Blount Cultural Park in Montgomery to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The goal for this year’s walk is $65,000, according to the group’s website. The event’s display of support for people with mental health challenges helps change how Americans view mental illness. – News release

Report presses NASA on safety of Orion program

Less than a week after a SpaceX launch pad explosion, federal inspectors have questioned NASA's plan for building the Orion space capsule in a report that again illustrates how complicated, costly and dangerous it is to travel in space. A report released Tuesday questions a NASA decision to build multiple segments of its new human space program at the same time to save time and money. – AL.com

Southern Research buys Texas aerospace company

Southern Research is expanding its engineering division with the purchase of a Houston-based aerospace services company. The Birmingham nonprofit announced Wednesday that it has bought Curved Skies, a company that simulates high-altitude environments for aerospace development, such as the conditions that airplanes fly in. – AL.com

The iPhone summary: water resistant, dual camera, no jack

Apple officially announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on Wednesday. The new iPhone features a design that's very similar to last year's iPhone 6S (and the year prior's iPhone 6), with a rounded aluminum body. But what's entirely new is the phone's water resistance, which means you can get the iPhone 7 or the larger iPhone 7 Plus wet without worry. Also new is the long-rumored dual camera system, stereo speakers, and a darker black color scheme. – The Verge

Bay Wood Products to do plant expansion

Bay Wood Products Inc., a full service manufacturer of wooden pallets, rough-cut lumber, custom crates, biofuel and mulch, is marking 22 years in business this month with a plant expansion in south Alabama and three key additions to the leadership team. – News release

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