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American Airlines plane makes emergency landing at TIA

TAMPA — An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport an hour after taking off Wednesday morning. The plane, flight 782, turned around due to a me …


Movies: Our critic says 'Victor Franken­stein' would be better left for dead


GOP lawmaker proposes plan to open solar market in Florida


  1. Newborn baby is left in nativity scene at New York church (w/video)


    NEW YORK — For a few moments, the sight could have been confused for a miraculous arrival ahead of the Christmas season: A newborn baby, hours old and full term, appeared within a nativity scene at a Queens church on Monday.

    Bishop Octavio Cisneros shared photos of the baby found in the nativity scene at Holy Jesus Child Church on his Facebook page. [Facebook]
  2. Donald Trump, a champion of women? His female employees think so


    After she joined Donald Trump's real estate business, Louise Sunshine struggled to maintain a steady weight while managing her new career alongside the busy schedules of three young children.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, middle, speaks near his wife, Melania, left, son Baron, daughter Ivanka, second from right, and daughter Tiffany during a campaign event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. [Willis Glassgow | Associated Press]
  3. Rate of kids coming into foster care rising in Florida

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — More children are coming into Florida's foster-care system after a sweeping child-welfare reform law went into effect 19 months ago, but officials say the state is trying to focus on what's best for kids in difficult situations.

  4. Gov. Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fund bear-proofing measures

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The state would set aside $230,000 for bear-resistant trash cans and outreach programs to reduce conflicts between humans and bears, as part of Gov. Rick Scott's proposed $79.3 billion budget.

    A mother bear runs near a pond in the Ocala National Forest after being released from a trap. Florida's first bear hunt in more than 20 years got under way last month. (MAURICE RIVENBARK | Times)
  5. Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting


    CHICAGO — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy appear at a news conference Tuesday in Chicago to announce first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the Oct. 24 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The city then released the dashboard camera video of the shooting to media outlets. [Associated Press]
  6. American Airlines plane makes emergency landing at TIA

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport an hour after taking off Wednesday morning.

  7. 'White student union' Facebook pages surface at universities in Florida, elsewhere


    Some Florida universities are among more than 30 schools across the country that have seen "white student union" Facebook pages appear online in recent days.

  8. Tampa man killed in motorcycle accident


    TAMPA — A 48-year-old man died late Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on Gunn Highway, authorities said.

  9. Review: 'Victor Frankenstein' better left for dead


    At this time of giving and being thankful for life's blessings, I give you the advice to stay far away from Victor Frankenstein. You can thank me later.

    Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as the titular doctor are certainly game for more daring material than Max Landis’ screenplay provides.
  10. She lost her hands and feet to infection, but she's cooking, running and dancing again


    CHEVY CHASE, Md. — What Cheryl Douglass is thankful for this year: It won't take her a week to cook for Thanksgiving.

    Cheryl Douglass smells for a whiff of the garlic flavor while preparing scalloped potatoes for her family's Thanksgiving dinner at her home in Chevy Chase, Md. Douglass lost both her arms and legs to a blood infection 12 years ago. [Nikki Kahn | Washington Post]

Lightning getting healthier, Johnson close to return

The Lightning looked a lot healthier in Tuesday's practice, with Tyler Johnson (upper body), Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) and Cedric Paquette (upper body) all participating in regular-colored jerseys....


Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 11 ...

Another week, another Bucs win, another new edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast -- Episode 11, with Rick Stroud and I talking about the Bucs' big win in Philadelphia and this week's game in Indianapolis. Don't forget to send us your questions on Twitter at @gregauman and @NFLstroud and thanks for everyone listening each week -- you can subscribe on iTunes as well ......


GOP legislator files bill to open solar market to competition in Florida

Solar 111315State Rep. Fred Costello is having his Ormond Beach home fitted with solar panels. He has invested in a company that is seeking a patent on new energy generation technology. He considers himself an energy wonk....