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Rising temperatures, invisible threats: Climate change spurs disease fears

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  1. Photo Gallery: Florida State vs Florida


    Florida State vs Florida in Gainesville

    Young Gators fans watch kicker warmups before the start of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
  2. Florida State rolls past Florida at Swamp


    GAINESVILLE — After Florida State's national and ACC championship hopes ended Nov. 7 in a loss to Clemson, coach Jimbo Fisher reminded his team that the Seminoles' previous dynasty wasn't built on national championships.

    Florida State Seminoles tight end Jeremy Kerr (85) comes down with a touchdown reception in the second quarter of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
  3. Florida-Florida State: This was simply ugly


    GAINESVILLE — Florida-Florida State.

    A Gators fan shows his loyalty before the start of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
  4. Florida State at Florida: 5 things you might have missed


    GAINESVILLE — Some of the most notable stories from Saturday night's rivalry game between No. 10 Florida and No. 14 Florida State started showing up before kickoff. Here are a few things you might have missed:

  5. Special teams hurt Lightning in loss to Isles

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The Lightning is playing solid 5-on-5 hockey. But in its past two games, its special teams have let Tampa Bay down. That was apparent in the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday at Amalie Arena.

    Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss pushes the puck aside after a shot by the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos, middle, in the second period.
  6. Pinellas forensic specialist uses Sheriff's Office van to stop unconscious driver's car


    CLEARWATER — A quick-thinking Pinellas Country Sheriff's Office forensic specialist used his vehicle as a blockade to stop a car with an unconscious driver from rolling into cross traffic Saturday.

  7. Photo gallery: Pope Francis visits Africa


    The pope got a taste of Kenyan slum life on Friday, writes Jeffrey Gettleman for the New York Times

    A Catholic nun and a Maasai woman arrive just after dawn in the rain and mud to attend a Mass to be given by Pope Francis at the campus of the University of Nairobi in Kenya on Thursday. Pope Francis is in Kenya on his first-ever trip to Africa, a six-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic.
  8. Tyler Johnson scratched vs. Isles, no word on injury

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Add C Tyler Johnson to the Lightning list of walking wounded. Johnson left Friday's game against the Capitals just 48 seconds into the contest and was scratched from Saturday's contest against the Islanders.

    Center Tyler Johnson left the game against the Capitals on Friday after 48 seconds.
  9. Tampa police: Friends say missing 19-year-old smoked synthetic marijuana before he drowned

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A 19-year-old college student went missing and was later found dead on Sept. 7, floating in the Hillsborough River. A two-month investigation into Bruce Rivera's death concluded with a medical examiner's ruling that his death was an accidental drowning.

    Bruce Kevin Rivera, 19, was found in the Hills-borough River on Sept. 7.
  10. Siege highlights security used in abortion clinics


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As heavily armed police entered the Planned Parenthood clinic here to hunt down the gunman and rescue those trapped inside, they had an advantage that seemed like something out of the movies. Officers in the command center outside the clinic were able to tap into security cameras …

Podcast: Pierre McGuire says Stamkos contract can be 'problem'

NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season....


Bucs' Jameis Winston is Rookie of the Week, again

For the third time this season, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston has been voted as the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, this after throwing for five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bucs' 45-17 rout at the Eagles last week....


Donald Trump hurls insults, thousands cheer on in Sarasota

Thousands of Donald Trump fans packed inside and outside a Sarasota arena Saturday to hear the Republican frontrunner rip Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, super PAC political committees, “phonies” in the press corps (especially the New York Times), Obamacare, “weak” generals leading America’s military, political correctness, Hillary Clinton and assorted people who have doubted or criticized him....