Republican Vice President candidate Gov. Mike Pence hands out candy while greeting supporters during a rally Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Clearwater. Pence spoke to supporters at a hangar at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport.
If his campaign plane skidding off the runway in New York last week didn't faze Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a power outage at his rally in Clearwater on Monday night couldn't either. When the lights and microphone went out inside a hangar at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Pence got his hands on a megaphone and continued to make his case for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, delivering lines that had the crowd chanting "U.S.A.!" and "Drain the swamp!"
Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio (14) hugs Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart after the Gators' 24-10 victory over the Bulldogs at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Florida beat Georgia 24-10.
View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday, Oct. 29 from EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
President Obama takes the stage before speaking at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. He encouraged voters to cast their ballots early.
President Barack Obama campained Friday for Democratic hopefull Hillary Clinton during a rally at the University of Central Florida in Orlando
Navy Midshipmen fullback Shawn White (31) avoids the tackle by South Florida Bulls defensive back Hassan Childs (22) in the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Friday, October 28, 2016.
View a gallery of images from the University of South Florida Bulls as they take on the Navy Midshipmen Friday, Oct. 28 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Brandon Tano, of Miami Beach, waves while waiting in line to get to the MegaCon convention Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at the Convention Center in Tampa. The MegaCon convention boasts over 100,000 square feet of shopping, a place to watch professional comic artists compete in sketch duels and a horror film festival.
This weekend the Tampa Convention Center will be filled with geeks, cosplayers, comic book lovers and plenty of Whovians celebrating all the great things about living in the nerddom. In its first year in Tampa Bay MegaCon is expecting about 30,000 people to stream through the convention center doors dressed up as their favorite fandom characters.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston (92) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half of a football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
View a photo gallery from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
"I guess Drawlloween has been a thing on Instagram for a while," writes Times artist Steve Madden, "but I didn't know anything about it until an artist I follow, @mabgraves, started something called #mabsdrawlloweenclub, where she lists a Halloween-related hashtag for each day of October and asks people to draw something related to that."
Here are Madden's entries, with the related prompts:Full Story
Former racing driver Mario Andretti shows his racing themed socks as he and Barbra Andretti-Curto arrive for the state dinner Tuesday at the White House.
"Bittersweet" was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama's final State Dinner.
"We saved the best for last," he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House.
He wasn't joking.
The final gala meant everything was big or bigger, from the personality of the guest chef (Mario Batali) who collaborated on the menu to the size of the white tent (huge) on the South Lawn where the soiree was held, to the guest list (nearly 400 people).
Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., said it's "a little sad" that it's Obama's last State Dinner. But to make the occasion even more memorable, he said: "For tonight only, I pronounce my name 'Canoli,' not 'Connolly."
Michelle Obama's hairstylist, Johnny Wright, also described the moment as "bittersweet," but he was still excited to have been invited. The first lady also invited her makeup artist, Carl Ray; her trainer, Cornell McClellan; and Meredith Koop, who helps Mrs. Obama with her wardrobe.
"I'm excited that it's the last State Dinner, so it's a bittersweet thing," said actress-comedian Alexandra Wentworth. "I love the Obamas." …
Homes destroyed or badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew in in western Haiti, Oct. 6, 2016. As Haiti picks through the detritus left by Matthew, more bodies are turning up every hour; some estimate that more than 800 people died in the storm, with as many as 30,000 homes destroyed and some areas still completely unreachable.
Haiti is always in a state of misery. Unstable politics and economic suffering are everyday ills. Even nature brings pain to bear on the island. In 2010, an earthquake dealt a devastating blow. And Hurricane Matthew swept across the island last week with catastrophic effects. These images show the desolation and ruin in a country that can thrive only on hope.
South Florida Bulls linebacker Danny Thomas (53) and his teammate defensive back Hassan Childs (22) celebrate a defensive stop in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
View a gallery of images from the University of South Florida Bulls' as they take on the East Carolina Pirates Saturday, Oct. 8 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.