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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend. Sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian said in a statement that the 49-year-old woman suffered extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs in an attack early yesterday morning.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and he's taking a class in African cooking in hope of making improvements. The Birmingham man is among about 500 people across the United States participating in a program to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Officials from the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa say they're planning to crack down on football ticket counterfeiters this season. The city council recently amended Tuscaloosa's municipal code to require all members of a ticket reselling business to buy $100 business licenses to legally operate.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama residents have split opinions on whether immigrant children crossing into the United States should be housed at Maxwell Air Force Base. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's office this week that Maxwell is under consideration.

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