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THE DAYSTARTER: YOUR EARLY LOOK AT TODAY’S HEADLINES


No 'perfect solution' as Pasco School Board prepares to set new school zones

Hundreds of Pasco County public school students will learn tonight whether they'll be reassigned to new schools in the fall. The Pasco School Board will have public hearings, beginning at 6 …

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Lightning, minus Hedman, opens critical road trip with win over Kings

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon says people should respect the presidency

  1. On MLK Day, Trump meets with icon's eldest son to calm tensions over squabble with civil rights icon Lewis

    National

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader.

    President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. [Associated Press]
  2. Martin King Jr. Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami (w/video)

    Crime

    MIAMI — A national holiday that was supposed to be about nonviolence erupted into mayhem in Miami when police say eight people were wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

    People react after several were injured in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The Miami Herald reports that hundreds of people had gathered in the park after the annual MLK Day parade. [Carl Juste | Miami Herald via AP]
  3. Forecast: Warm, dry conditions continue for Tampa Bay before rain rolls in over weekend

    Weather

    Dry and warm conditions will continue in Tampa Bay on Tuesday with a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day and an afternoon high near 80, forecasters said.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  4. Epcot's new Festival of the Arts is a feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds

    Blogs

    Epcot's new winter festival is heavy on color and creation.

    Disney artist Joe Kaminski demonstrates his techniques during the first day of Epcot's new International Festival of the Arts.
  5. As search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ends, families are angry, resigned (w/video)

    World

    BEIJING — K.S. Narendran never boards a flight without feeling terror. And he doesn't expect that to change without answers to what happened to the plane carrying his wife three years ago.

    Wen Wanchang, whose son was on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, reacts to journalists filming him as he arrives at the train station in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Some relatives of Flight 370's passengers expressed anger, disappointment and a resolve to press authorities to resume their efforts and find out exactly what happened. Others said they understood that the search - the most expensive of its kind in aviation history - had to come to an end. [Associated Press]
  6. Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.

    Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. Times files.
  7. Florida education news: Attendance zones, business school, free breakfast and more

    Blogs

    SCHOOL ZONES: The Pasco County School Board holds its final public hearing Tuesday before voting on controversial new student attendance boundaries.

  8. FHP: Four teenagers, approaching 130 mph, injured in Gibsonton rollover crash

    Accidents

    Four teenagers were injured early Tuesday morning after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the driver was approaching 130 mph with no headlights on when he lost control and flipped on the Gibsonton Drive exit off southbound Interstate 75.

    A Lithia man, 18, faces charges after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say he was  driving in speeds approaching 130 mph when he lost control and flipped on the Gibsonton Drive exit off southbound Interstate 75 on Jan. 17, 2017. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  9. After years of planning, USF St. Petersburg opens new home for its business college

    College

    ST. PETERSBURG — Streaming into the sun-drenched atrium, business students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg are taking in the sights and smells of a brand new building.

    Standard & Poor's stock ticker is the lobby focal point at the new Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg after the building opened in early January 2017. Tiedemann, the school's namesake, donated $10 million in 2014. The building itself is named after former Raymond James Financial CFO Lynn Pippenger, who gave $5 million to the school. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  10. No 'perfect solution' as Pasco School Board prepares to set new school zones

    K12

    Hundreds of Pasco County public school students will learn tonight whether they'll be reassigned to new schools in the fall.

    An advisory committee for East Pasco middle and high school zones convened Dec. 2, 2016 in the Wesley Chapel high school gym, one of several meetings leading up to Tuesday's final decision by the School Board. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times]

Rubio: Cuban Adjustment Act faced change 'one way or another'

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed Monday that he won't try to bring back the special immigration status for Cubans that President Barack Obama eliminated last week in a surprise move....

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Bucs' top 10 defensive plays of 2016 season (with video)

We have time now to reflect on the Bucs' 2016 season, which saw a remarkable turnaround defensively from the unit that couldn't get takeaways early in the year and was historically bad in losses to the Raiders and Falcons, then played a central role in Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak....

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Disney artist Joe Kaminski demonstrates his techniques during the first day of Epcot's new International Festival of the Arts.

Epcot's new Festival of the Arts is a feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds

Epcot's new winter festival is heavy on color and creation....

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