MOBILE, Ala. - If you think you're driving safely by talking or texting on a hands free device, some experts say think again.
A new report for triple a says speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers and take their attention away from the road, making an accident more likely. Researchers tested drivers with distractions and looked at reaction time in lab simulators and on the road. They say reaction time slows down as the mental workload increases. Triple A says the company is starting to work with carmakers to find ways to make in-car voice and text systems safer.
Pandora just bought a radio station in South Dakota, mainly to lower it's royalty rates. Pandora says it's forced to pay higher royalties to music publishers than other music providers. Buying the radio station qualifies Pandora to have the same access to music and rates as its competitors.
A new study says posting on social networking sites might reflect signs of self-absorbed behavior. The study shows college students with certain types of narcissistic behaviors posted more often on twitter, while middle aged narcissistic adults favor Facebook.
The author says the findings suggest that narcissistic people use social media in different ways to inflate their egos and control other's perceptions of them.
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Some Mount Vernon residents were on their way home from the grocery store when they said they were caught in the middle of a gun fight.
Friends are shocked by the murder of a woman who used to call Mobile home. Atlanta investigators say 43-year-old Pamela Williams was shot during a home invasion robbery Saturday, November 30. She died Monday.
People who live in four neighborhoods near the proposal Blue Creek Coal Terminal are circulating petitions, hoping to convince the Mobile Planning Commission to not approve a permit for the facility.
Mobile Planning Commission scheduled to talk about a new subdivision application for McGowin Park, near Hank Aaron Stadium.
Gov. Robert Bentley said Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to build Boeing's new 777X aircraft, and the proposal will stress more than just the money the state is offering.