Monday, June 18, 2018

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves clinic, returns home

Rep. Jackson is home from clinic

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has returned to his home in Washington after treatment for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Jackson's chief of staff said Friday. "Let's hope he returns to work on Monday," Rick Bryant said. Jackson went on a secretive medical leave in June, when family members said he collapsed at home. His office said in August that he was being treated at Mayo for depression, after a transfer from the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center in Arizona.

Prince begins combat tour

Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, began a four-month combat tour Friday in Afghanistan as a gunner on an Apache attack helicopter after a vacation that included strip billiards in a Las Vegas hotel. It is the second tour in Afghanistan for Harry, 27, who will start flying missions within 10 days in the country's restive Helmand province, the British military said. In 2007-08, he served in Helmand as an air traffic controller. He is known as Capt. Harry Wales in the military.

Name change for pond is approved

A federal board has approved a New Hampshire town's request to change the name of a fishing spot called Jew Pond since the 1920s. The U.S. Board of Geographic Names approved the decision by Mont Vernon to rename it Carleton Pond, after one of the town's founding families. Officials say the pond originally was named Spring Pond because the owners of a hotel created it by digging up a spring to irrigate a golf course. It's believed the spot became Jew Pond when Jewish businessmen bought the hotel.

Associated Press

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Rick Scott: I oppose separating families at border, but ‘chaos’ due to inaction on border security

Rick Scott: I oppose separating families at border, but ‘chaos’ due to inaction on border security

WASHINGTON – Gov. Rick Scott weighed in Monday on the child separation controversy at the southern border, saying he opposes the Trump administration policy but blaming Washington at large for having "failed to secure our borders.""What the cou...
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Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

ST. PETERSBURG — In November 1969, at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Air Force Capt. James White and his wife Sharon enjoyed their last night out together, dining on hotel room service with family friends Neil and Janet Armstrong.It was four months af...
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On the offensive, Rick Scott launches ad No. 11: ‘Negative Nelson’

On the offensive, Rick Scott launches ad No. 11: ‘Negative Nelson’

Even Richard Nixon is being dragged into Florida's U.S. Senate race.The president who resigned in disgrace in 1974 appears at the start of Republican Gov. Rick Scott's latest TV ad in his race against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who was first electe...
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As Bill Nelson fights for political life against Rick Scott, concerns grow among Democrats

As Bill Nelson fights for political life against Rick Scott, concerns grow among Democrats

WASHINGTON — Outspent on the air and out-muscled on the ground, Sen. Bill Nelson takes comfort in the bottom line: Polls show he and Gov. Rick Scott remain effectively tied."By the way," Nelson said while riding the Senate subway on a recent af...
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As USF-Yuengling bond grows, is SEC’s alcohol stance slowly shifting?

As USF-Yuengling bond grows, is SEC’s alcohol stance slowly shifting?

USF's expanded partnership with Yuengling — including naming rights to the Sun Dome — is only the latest part in an evolving relationship between college sports and alcohol, as my colleague, Joey Knight, wrote on the front page ...
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Florida education news: testing, safety and a gubernatorial candidate’s take on education

Florida education news: testing, safety and a gubernatorial candidate’s take on education

SAFE SCHOOLS: Miami-Dade School District asks local police departments to help put a cop on every campus, WLRN reports.TESTING: Four of Marion County’s worst-performing schools make gains on state tests, the Star-Banner reports. • Duval C...
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Hometown Pasco for June 22

Hometown Pasco for June 22

We want your news!Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You c...
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Report: 40 percent of Florida property will be ‘highly exposed’ to flooding

Report: 40 percent of Florida property will be ‘highly exposed’ to flooding

One of Florida’s biggest draws is also one if its biggest liabilities — its coastline. A new report projects that Florida is at the greatest risk of any state for tidal flooding caused by rising sea levels. And Tampa Bay faces some of the greatest ri...
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George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, more bringing Comedy Get Down tour to Tampa

George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, more bringing Comedy Get Down tour to Tampa

Nothing like outdoor comedy on a mid-November night in Florida, right?Okay, so it's not a club or theater or even an arena, and it rarely hosts comedy shows of any kind. Still, the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre will bring a host of fans when t...
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He told his friends his vest was stab-proof and offered to demonstrate. It wasn’t.

He told his friends his vest was stab-proof and offered to demonstrate. It wasn’t.

Five days after his 22nd birthday, Jordan Easton was celebrating with friends at a house in northeast England when he began talking about the vest he was wearing. It was stab-proof, Easton allegedly announced. He offered a demonstration.But the vest ...
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