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Hernando deputies fatally shoot a 'delusional' knife-wielding suspect

Hernando County deputies fatally shot a man Monday morning, hours after he was acc …

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Retrial of former Jabil executive facing death penalty can move forward, Florida Supreme Court rules

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Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

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  1. Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp (w/video)

    Nation

    CANNON BALL, N.D. — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.

    Debris is piled on the ground Thursday, awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  2. Northern California braces for flooding; spillway opened (w/video)

    Nation

    OROVILLE, Calif. — Large swaths of Northern California were on high alert for flooding Monday as a powerful new storm dumped large amounts of rain on an already saturated region where levees, dams and other waterways are under major stress.

    Water output on the Oroville Dam spillway has been reduced, making the erosion and damage  more visible on Monday. [Los Angeles Times/TNS]
  3. Trade market, playoff push and pending free agents complicate Lightning's decisions

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The Lightning is rolling, picking up a point in six straight games, a season high.

    Steve Yzerman
  4. Rule 5 draft could help Rays' Kevin Gadea fulfill big-league dream

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE

    The quiet December morning in the Gadea household in Chinandega, Nicaragua, was shattered when Kevin Gadea stirred awake and checked his iPhone messages.

    Kevin Gadea, 22, has never pitched about Class A but, armed with a mid 90s fastball, has a chance to join the Rays pen.
  5. Trump chooses McMaster as national security adviser

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump picked Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser Monday, calling him "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

    McMaster continues a trend of Donald Trump  relying on high-ranking military officers.
  6. Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

    Health

    CHICAGO — Teen suicide attempts in the United States declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study has found.

  7. Pedophilia comments cost Yiannopoulos CPAC role and book deal

    National

    WASHINGTON — Milo Yiannopoulos, the provocateur and Breitbart News editor, was under pressure on several fronts Monday after the publication of a video in which he condones sexual relations with boys as young as 13 and laughs off the seriousness of pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests.

    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Right-wing provocateur Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz. After the polarizing Breitbart News editor was invited this weekend to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference sparked a backlash, the Reagan Battalion tweeted video clips Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 in which Yiannopoulos discusses Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File) TKTT802
  8. Florida Senate is MIA in civil war between Rick Scott and House Republicans

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Almost three weeks have passed since open warfare erupted between Florida House Republicans and Gov. Rick Scott over his two prized agencies.

    Senators such as Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, have stuck to the sidelines on Gov. Rick Scott’s battle with the House.
  9. Tenants arrested in death of woman, 69, in Clearwater

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Police have arrested two people in the death of a woman they say was shot in the early morning hours after the Super Bowl but only discovered on Monday morning.

  10. Thousands of demonstrators across U.S. say, 'Not My President'

    National

    Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the United States to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed "Not My Presidents Day."

    Protesters in Washington, D.C., were among the thousands across the country who gathered Monday to protest the Trump administration in “Not My Presidents Day” rallies.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (right) speaks to Florida Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Oscar Braynon of Miami Gardens on Monday as part of a pep-talk tour of the state Capitol.

Bill Nelson's post-election pep talk: 'It has been a difficult slog'

Sen. Bill Nelson sounded a little like the coach of a losing team in the locker room at half time Monday as he made the rounds in the state Capitol, delivering pep talks to House and Senate Democrats....

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Players are always interested in checking out the new gloves,

Port Charlotte report: Glove love, more live BP, no Longo for Rays

UPDATE, 2:16: Cash said Longoria texted this morning, said he felt sick, hadn't slept, had a fever, etc. No concern if he misses Tuesday as well....

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The Mutt Derby returned to Derby Lane after a 20-year hiatus.

Here's what happened when regular, non-greyhound dogs tried racing at Derby Lane

What happens when you take a bunch of regular dogs and try to get them to race on a greyhound track?...

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