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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. [Associated Press]

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

MOSCOW — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the ba …


GOP legislator files bill to open solar market to competition in Florida

Solar 111315State Rep. Fred Costello is having his Ormond Beach home fitted with solar panels. He has invested in a company that is seeking a patent on new energy generation technology. He considers himself an energy wonk....


Looking east from the Interstate 275 junction with Interstate 4 during a particularly bad rush hour in 2006.

Shocker: I-4 near Tampa's downtown one of 50 worst bottlenecks

As anyone who's driven Interstate 4 near downtown Tampa knows, it's pretty bad....


The governor's budget, Marco Rubio, suspensions and more

THAT TIME OF YEAR: Gov. Rick Scott announces his $79.3 billion budget for next year, saying it includes a “historic” increase for education. But critics say 85 percent of the increase comes from property tax increases on homeowners and businesses....