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SolarCity, largest U.S. solar panel installer, enters Florida after Amendment 1 defeat

SolarCity, the largest U.S. solar panel installer, is moving into Florida's residential market — emboldened by the state's voters rejection last month of a utility-backed ballot measure that …

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  1. Rays Alex Cobb changes agents, signs on with BHSC

    Blogs

    Heading into his final season before free agency, Rays RHP Alex Cobb has changed agents, signing on with the Beverly Hills Sports Council. Cobb had been with New York-based ACES, led by the Levinson brothers.

  2. Lobbying report: Monday at baseball's DC winter meetings

    Blogs

    It's the most wonderful time of the year - if you like rumors, speculation, jumped-to conclusions and, undoubtedly, some outright fabrications about your baseball team and favorite players. That being said, we'll filter as best we can and present some of the chatter we're hearing in the hallways, media room and, of …

  3. Japanese prime minister plans landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

    World

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust America into World War II.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust America into World War II. [Bloomberg photo by Akio Kon]
  4. Morning Watch: Mourning, memorials as Oakland warehouse fire probe continues

    News

    Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.

    A group prays near the site of a warehouse fire Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. [Associated Press]
  5. From the food editor: Breakfast forms the major holiday food traditions in my house

    Cooking

    I don't have a ton of holiday food traditions. Growing up, and even now, we tended to have the same sort of fare for our Christmas dinner each year, influenced by my Protestant German grandparents: ham, applesauce, scalloped potatoes, that sort of thing.

    Pumpkin Cranberry Waffles [Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post]
  6. Forecast: Rain returns to Tampa Bay before temperatures plunge this weekend

    Weather

    Monday clouds will lead to Tuesday showers and thunderstorms across Tampa Bay — all before another front brings a big dive in temperatures later this week.

  7. Mourning, memorials amid probe into fatal Oakland warehouse fire (w/video)

    Fire

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced …

    Mourners embrace near the site of a warehouse fire Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. [Associated Press]
  8. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC, Undone podcast

    Blogs

    Luckily, this week has a few specials to break up the monotomy of Christmas carols and on-screen holiday drama. Be sure to check out The Trans List on HBO Monday to see interviews with some of the world's most influential transgender people. And on Wednesday, the funky musical Hairspray comes to the small …

    NBC airs its live small-screen adaptation of the musical Hairspray on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
  9. Police seek driver who fled after plowing into auto service building in Tampa

    Accidents

    A vehicle exiting from Interstate 275 onto Sligh Avenue slammed into a building early Monday morning, according to Tampa Police.

  10. Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

    National

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. [Associated Press]

After the photo-op: The failure of an Enterprise Florida jobs deal

In the code-name world of Enterprise Florida, it was known as "Project Assassin." Altair Training Solutions Inc. was going to do big things for Hendry County, one of the most economically distressed counties in Florida, and its neighbor to the west, Collier County. Hendry's unemployment rate of 11.6 percent is the highest in Florida....

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Bucs rally, beat Chargers 28-21 for fourth straight win

SAN DIEGO -- The Bucs rallied in the fourth quarter for their fourth straight win, beating the San Diego Chargers 28-21 at Qualcomm Stadium to continue their road magic and move into a tie for first in the NFC South.

The Bucs (7-5) have their first four-game win streak in four years, getting a pick-six from Lavonte David in the third quarter and a touchdown from Jameis Winston to Cameron Brate in the fourth to twice rally back for the lead.

Safety Keith Tandy, thrust into a starting role due to injury, came up with a huge interception in the end zone with 2:56 to clinch the win. Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for a key first down to help the Bucs run out the clock on the win.

The Bucs had to play without three key offensive players as receivers Adam Humphries (concussion) and Cecil Shorts (knee) and tight end Luke Stocker (ankle) all left the game with injuries in the first half.

David picked off a Philip Rivers pass that was deflected by Bucs rookie Vernon Hargreaves and returned it 14 yards for his second career pick-six. That gave the Bucs a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter.

San Diego (5-7) answered right away, with Rivers hitting receiver Tyrell Williams for a 40-yard touchdown and a 21-17 lead. Roberto Aguayo hit a 35-yard field goal to cut the lead to 21-20 with 13:03 left in the game.

The Bucs trailed 14-7 at the half, their defense unable to get the takeaways that had fueled their three-game win streak.

San Diego went 75 yards on the opening drive, getting a 35-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to receiver Dontrelle Inman.

The Chargers intercepted Jameis Winston and were in field-goal range before a Gerald McCoy sack backed them up and Josh Lambo missed a 54-yard kick. The Bucs tied the game on the next possession on a 2-yard Doug Martin run.

San Diego led 14-7 after a Melvin Gordon touchdown, and the Bucs missed a chance to cut into the lead before halftime when rookie Roberto Aguayo missed a 31-yard field goal....

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Undone from Gimlet Media explores the aftermath of huge, breaking stories and the impact they have long after they become "old news."

What to watch and listen to this week: 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC, Undone podcast

Luckily, this week has a few specials to break up the monotomy of Christmas carols and on-screen holiday drama. Be sure to check out The Trans List on HBO Monday to see interviews with some of the world's most influential transgender people. And on Wednesday, the funky musical Hairspray comes to the small screen with a live show on NBC....

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