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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Mar 15, 2013

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has promised to challenge in court two gun control bills that were approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee if they become law.  The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve a ban on semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines that carry more than ten rounds.  The bill names more than 150 weapons that would be banned.  The same committee passed a universal background check bill.  Strange said Senate Democrats are using tragedies such as the shooting last year at a Connecticut elementary school to advance a political agenda.  Strange said if the bills become law, he will move quickly to challenge them in court. 

Children's Hospital

Officials at Children's of Alabama have announced the hospital has begun performing organ transplants.  Before getting approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing, patients who needed heart, liver or kidney transplants were transferred from Children's to UAB Hospital, then back to Children's of Alabama for post-operative treatment.  The procedures are being done in the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, a $400 million facility Children's of Alabama opened last summer. 

Toddler Killed

Relatives of a slain Alabama toddler say the girl's killing may have been a sacrificial ritual by her father.  Cathy Jackson is an aunt of 20-month-old Maliyah Lindsay.  Gadsden police charged the girl's father, 35-year-old Stephon Lindsay, with capital murder in her death.  Jackson said the girl's father believes in satanic worship.  She said the girl's death may have been killed during a ritual sacrifice.  Jackson said the man recently bought long daggers of the Internet.  But she called Lindsay a good father.  Police haven't revealed a possible motive in the slaying, but have said knives or a sword may have been used in the killing.  Lindsay was bailed without bond.