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White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence (w/video)

WASHINGTON — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving. The man was imme …


USF Bulls rout UCF, stay in conference contention


Carlton: At last, a downtown outdoor market in Tampa that could just work



  1. Donald Trump says his mocking of reporter was misread (w/video)


    Responding to criticism over remarks he made Tuesday, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate and real estate developer, denied on Thursday that he was mocking the appearance of a reporter for the New York Times with a physical disability.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday  in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Trump, who insisted that he had never met the reporter, Serge F. Kovaleski, issued a statement over Twitter one day after news media reports that he had imitated the reporter during a rally in South Carolina. [Associated Press]
  2. USF Bulls rout UCF, stay in conference contention


    ORLANDO — The marketers of UCF football made a final attempt to breathe life into a season on its last gasp Thursday. Knights fans were encouraged to wear all black to Bright House Networks Stadium. The ol' "blackout" ploy.

    South Florida Bulls tight end Sean Price (12) scores a touchdown in early in the second quarter at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on Thursday, November 26, 2015. The USF Bulls leads the first half over the UCK Knights 24-3.
  3. Photo Gallery: USF vs. UCF


    View a gallery of photos from Thursday's game between the USF Bulls and UCF Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando.

    South Florida Bulls running back D'Ernest Johnson (32) catches the ball over UCF Knights defensive back Tre Neal (33) for huge gain in the second quarter at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on Thursday, November 26, 2015. The USF Bulls leads the first half over the UCK Knights 24-3.
  4. Five things you might have missed from USF-UCF football game


    ORLANDO — From quarterback Quinton Flowers' five total touchdowns, to tailback Marlon Mack's record eighth 100-yard rushing performance of the season, there were plenty of highlights for USF in its 44-3 rout of winless UCF on Thursday night. Here are five items you might have overlooked:

    USF linebacker Auggie Sanchez, left, helping bring down UCF receiver Nick Patti, reaches 100 tackles for the season.
  5. NFL officially notifies Bucs of Kwon Alexander suspension (w/video)


    TAMPA — The Bucs might be forced to play the final month of the season without rookie MLB Kwon Alexander.

    Bucs’ Kwon Alexander: Energy drink caused failed test.
  6. Malia Obama is applying for college and here's what's known about her search


    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.

    In this photo taken Aug. 19, 2014, President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington toward Marine One.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  7. Shop local with our Tampa Bay area holiday gift guide


    Malls and box stores make me itchy during the holiday season. Crowded parking lots, people wearing too much cologne, all squabbling over the last giggling Elmo doll or whatever the cool kids want these days.
    Last year, I set out to shop local for all my gift-giving needs — and that went pretty okay, with a …

    At Strands of Sunshine at 633 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, owner and artist Amy Marshall has always carried work from other local artists, such as these killer Vintage Neon prints ($20-$25) from Todd Bates that are perfect for friends and family who dig vintage area signage.
  8. Pinellas Park woman, 90, dies in crash


    A 90-year-old Pinellas Park woman died in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  9. Thin crowds for early Black Friday deals in Tampa Bay


    WESLEY CHAPEL — The crowds were thin at Tampa Premium Outlets, Tampa Bay's new outlet mall, on the first day of holiday shopping promotions for Thanksgiving weekend.

    Shoppers browse discounted purses at the Michael Kors outlet store on Thursday evening at the Tampa Premium Outlet mall. Michael Kors offered 40% off all items in the store plus an additional 20% for Black Friday customers. (ZACK WITTMAN   |   Times)
  10. Mother and daughter uninjured when man shoots at their car in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — Neither a 30-year-old mother nor her 7-year-old daughter were badly injured when a man shot at their car Thursday afternoon, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

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

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NFL officially informs Bucs of Alexander's 4-game suspension

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Marco Rubio: 'We are most definitely at war with ISIS'

Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, were interviewed by TODAY's Natalie Morales this week in South Carolina and it aired this morning during the Thanksgiving telecast. Together they talked about how their kids are supportive of dad's presidential run, but also tough critics. One on one with Morales, Rubio talked about the war with ISIS and the refugee crisis....