2:32 p.m. ET: Fearing that their release could pose a risk to national security because they might incite violence, President Obama has decided not to make public any post-mortem photos of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the White House announced this afternoon.
Finding Osama bin Laden has been the holy grail of U.S. intelligence for the past 10 years. For half of that time, an argument has raged over how far the U.S. government should go to get information out of members of al-Qaida.
The U.S. government stopped using enhanced interrogation techniques like simulated drowning, or waterboarding, on terrorism suspects years ago.
Now, former Bush administration officials say those harsh tactics led the U.S. military to bin Laden's hideout; the Obama White House says it's not so simple.
Alabama was the hardest hit state in the devastating spate of tornadoes that crashed through the South last week. It had the most deaths, most damaged homes and the most destroyed businesses. One industry in particular suffered deep losses: poultry farming.
At his chicken farm in Blount County — about an hour north of Birmingham — owner Clay Scofield lost about 500 chickens when a tornado ripped the roof off one of his poultry houses.