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Tampa Bay income growth trails national average, despite job gains

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Area, state universities have safety measures in place

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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3M to hit the road

NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year …

  1. Florida woman latest to accuse Bill Cosby of forced sex (w/ video)

    Celebrities

    BOCA RATON — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

    Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday  in Boca Raton. Serignese said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respond to a request for comment.  [Associated Press]
  2. Editorial: Obama right on immigration policy, wrong on approach and timing

    Editorials

    President Barack Obama's unilateral action on immigration is unsatisfying in every respect. The policy changes he announced Thursday night to enable perhaps 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in this country legally are sound, but they don't go far enough. The timing and political calculations are worse, …

    President Barack Obama’s unilateral action on immigration is unsatisfying in every respect. The policy changes he announced Thursday night to enable perhaps 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in this country legally are sound, but they don’t go far enough. The timing and political calculations are worse.
  3. Tell Me About It: They can be righteous without incident

    Relationships

    Q: I'm going to my boyfriend's parents' house for Christmas. We are 27 and have been together close to five years. While we don't live together, we spend almost every night at each other's apartments.

  4. Editorial: Learning from a close call at FSU

    Editorials

    It could have been worse. A combination of luck and quick reaction by police early Thursday morning prevented a shooting at Florida State University from becoming a larger tragedy with a greater loss of life. The gunman who entered the crowded FSU library after midnight wounded three people before police shot and killed …

  5. How is the Beaujolais nouveau this year? We taste three

    Taste Test

    Every year, there are predictable things that are bad (taxes, death) and predictable things that are good (monarch butterflies return to the fir trees of Mexico; on the third Thursday of November, Beaujolais nouveau arrives). What is less predictable is just how this vin de l'année ("this year's …

    The 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau features rich black raspberry fruit with a peppery edge and a little licorice sass. Definitely the most sophisticated of the three we tasted. Keep it in consideration for your Thanksgiving table next week.

    Secret redistricting docs to remain secret for 10 days

    The clock is running out on political consultant Pat Bainter....

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    Yes, this is Tom Hardy. And yes, he is going to be on your TVs soon.

    Two new shows announced that we're excited about: 'Taboo' with Tom Hardy and Hulu's 'Difficult People'

    Two new shows announced today, two wildly different concepts, two reasons to get very excited....

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    Tutorial: The Boa, the European and 23 other ways to wear a scarf

    Hey guys! Today, we have a special treat -- a guest blog by Largo High School freshman Ketrin Gavani, who spent the day shadowing me in the pursuit of a possible journalism career. ...

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