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If Thanksgiving dinner is your Super Bowl, we've got the playbook

Need a great breakfast idea for a house full of guests? Get a last-minute invitation and need a recipe for a quick, easy, amazing cranberry sauce you can bring? Did your brother wait until now to mention his fiancee is vegan? ("That won't be a problem, will it?") Need to get those leftovers out of your fridge? We've got you covered.


  1. Marco Rubio, other GOP candidates show how they would pardon a turkey


    A presidential tradition this time of year is the pardoning of a turkey. 

    Sen. Marco Rubio shows how he would pardon a turkey.
  2. Bucs' "heavy'' offensive package weighs on defenses


    TAMPA —- For Bucs fans, it is a familiar refrain, announced by game officials before so many offensive plays this season: "No. 64, reporting as an eligible receiver."

  3. FSU releases Jimbo Fisher deposition in Jameis Winston accuser suit


    Four days after beating Boston College in the third game of the season, Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher was answering attorneys' questions in a lawsuit related to his former star quarterback.

    Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, right, talks with Chattanooga head coach Russ Huesman prior to the start of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser) FLMW101
  4. Influential Salt Rock chef Tom Pritchard dies after battle with Parkinson's


    ST. PETERSBURG — Chef Tom Pritchard, who lied his way into the food and service industry and rose to become one of the most inventive and influential chefs in Florida, died Wednesday morning at his home in St. Petersburg. He was 74.

    Pritchard poses on the dock behind the Salt Rock Grill. [Times (2009)]
  5. Girlfriend's statement led to arrest in Brandon woman's shooting death


    BRANDON — He walked to her in the darkness, a gun in his hand. With their two daughters at her side, he shot her twice. Steps away, behind the wheel of a car, a woman saw it happen.

    Tiffany James, 35, was shot to death Hallowwen night as she returned to her Brandon apartment with her two 7-year-old daughters. Darryl Eugene Williams, 49, was arrested Tuesday on a murder charge in her death.

credit: Courtesy of Barbara James
  6. Romano: Rays manager Kevin Cash thankful for a daughter's mended heart

    Human Interest

    They will likely rise early this morning, and begin getting their three children ready for the big day. It's their first holiday season in their new home, and bedlam will arrive just as reliably as the invited guests.

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash talks about how he is thankful for his daughter's mended heart.
  7. Jimbo Fisher questioned in Jameis Winston's accuser's lawsuit against Florida State


    Four days after beating Boston College in the third game of the season, Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher gave a deposition in a lawsuit involving his former star quarterback.

  8. Chicago officer who shot teen amassed 18 civilian complaints


    CHICAGO — The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years, including allegations that he used racial epithets and excessive force, police and court records show.

    Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. [Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP]
  9. Thanksgiving treat: military son surprises mom for the holiday

    Human Interest

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Cullen Thomas told his mom he couldn't be home for Thanksgiving.

  10. For Thanksgiving, President Obama pardons turkeys Honest and Abe (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.

    National Turkey Federation Chairman Jihad Douglas watches at right as President Barack Obama pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey Abe, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. This is the 68th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. [Associated Press]

Johnson could return tonight: 'I want to be better'

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Bucs, Winston plowed through headset outage in Philly

Jameis Winston's five touchdown performance in Sunday's 45-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles was historic on its own merit. He tied an NFL record for the most TDs in a game by a rookie held by the Lions' Matthew Stafford. But what made it even more impressive was the Bucs' headsets went out for much of the first two series and Winston navigated a couple of those drives without direct communication from offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter....


Florida newspapers weigh in on Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget

Newspapers across the state are weighing in with editorials on Gov. Rick Scott's $79.3 billion proposed budget for Florida's upcoming fiscal year....