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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has celebrated its third BCS National Championship in four years in front of thousands of fans. Festivities began Saturday with a parade. Head coach Nick Saban and others addressed the crowd. Broadcaster Eli Gold emceed, and events concluded with confetti, fireworks and a highlight video.

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — A school system on the Gulf Coast says it's filing a claim seeking compensation for lost revenues blamed on the BP oil spill in 2009. Attorneys for Baldwin County public schools say they will file next week. Superintendent Alan Lee won't divulge how much the school system wants but says it's seven figures.

TROY, Ala. (AP) — A Pike County jury has convicted a 36-year-old of raping two women last year at a mobile home park in Troy. Andre Lamon Ellis III was convicted Friday. Prosecutors say he broke into the home of the first victim and raped her before attacking the second woman March 26.

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of strangling a woman faces a possible life sentence. Michael Anthony Bunch's sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4. A Jackson County jury last November convicted Bunch of murder in the 2009 death of Lisa Harper. Authorities say they dated for three years.

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