Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

After attack, Israeli fire kills 4 in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip

After attack, Israeli army kills 4 in Gaza

Palestinian militants fired an antitank missile Saturday at an Israeli military jeep patrolling Israel's border with Gaza, and four Palestinians, at least three of them civilians, were killed when Israel returned fire with tank or artillery shells, officials said. The Israeli military said four of its soldiers were wounded in the antitank missile attack. The Gaza Health Ministry said about 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire. The deadly surge of violence reflected the growing volatility along the border between Israel and Gaza, the Palestinian coastal enclave that is controlled by the militant Islamic group Hamas.

Seattle

Inslee wins Wash. governor's seat

Former congressman Jay Inslee, a Democrat, was declared the winner of the Washington state governor's race on Friday night, handing Democrats their third win in the three most competitive gubernatorial races in 2012. State Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, has conceded, according to reports.

SAN FRANCISCO

Cal State fees aim at 'super seniors'

They can be found on nearly every college campus in America: Veteran undergraduates who have amassed many more units than they need to earn a degree, with college careers that can stretch well beyond four years. At California State University, school administrators say enough is enough: The 23-campus system can't afford to let students linger so long without collecting their diplomas. The CSU Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a hefty "graduation incentive fee" for those who dawdle more than five years when it meets Tuesday.

VIENNA

Mideast nuclear talks called off

Proposed high-level talks between Israel and its Muslim neighbors on a Mideast free of weapons of mass destruction have been called off. Diplomats said the United States, one of the organizers, would likely make a formal announcement soon, stating that with tensions in the region high, "the time was not opportune" for such a gathering. The meeting, to be held in Helsinki by year's end, was on shaky ground since it was agreed to in 2010 by the 189 member nations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

UNITED NATIONS

Prosecutor weighs new cases in Libya

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she is collecting evidence for possible new war crimes charges against supporters and opponents of Moammar Gadhafi during last year's Libyan civil war. Fatou Bensouda said she expects to decide soon on "the direction" of a case that could see the first charges stemming from the conflict since the ICC issued arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi in May 2011.

Elsewhere

Whitesburg, Ky.: A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck about eight miles west of this Appalachian Mountains town just after noon Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt as far north as Columbus, Ohio, and as far south as Atlanta, said Paul Caruso, a USGS geophysicist.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Police said at least 140 people have been slain in South America's biggest city over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence.

Times wires

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Pasco Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19

Re: Walking leads to shocking catalogue of trash | Jan. 12 column Bring back anti-littering campaignJust came back from the beautiful, clean city of Singapore, where there is a $1,000 fine, plus community service for littering. I think a presiden...
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Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Chur...
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Some fear Spa Beach billowing net sculpture could catch birds and storms

Some fear Spa Beach billowing net sculpture could catch birds and storms

By WAVENEY ANN MOORETimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG — International artist Janet Echelman may have fulfilled her $75,000 feasibility contract with the city and previewed her billowing, parasol-inspired sculpture for Spa Beach, but for some, key ques...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Florida boy, 6, dies of rabies contracted from a bat

ORLANDO — A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.The father of Ryker Roque told NBC that the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital.Father Henry Roque said he had found a sick bat, put it ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Pasco man fatally struck on Interstate 70 in Kansas

SALINA, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Florida man died after he was hit by a car as he walked along Interstate 70 near Salina.The patrol says 35-year-old Cody Nordlund of New Port Richey died Sunday night.He was walking in an eastbound lane...
Updated: 2 hours ago
North Korea calls Trump a ‘lunatic’ and a ‘loser’ in response to nuclear button tweet

North Korea calls Trump a ‘lunatic’ and a ‘loser’ in response to nuclear button tweet

North Korea’s official news agency responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s controversial "nuclear button tweet," describing it as the "the spasm of a lunatic," according to AP."The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental st...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Forecast: More warm weather, but frigid conditions are returning to Tampa Bay

Forecast: More warm weather, but frigid conditions are returning to Tampa Bay

The sunny skies and warmer temperatures that took hold on Martin Luther King Day will extend into Tuesday across Tampa Bay.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area They will last only a day, however, as the region will see a shor...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Daystarter: Boat fire claims 42-year-old mother of two; cold kills fish, attracts vultures, Licht on Bucs’ ‘brutal’ year; warm returns, for a day

The Daystarter: Boat fire claims 42-year-old mother of two; cold kills fish, attracts vultures, Licht on Bucs’ ‘brutal’ year; warm returns, for a day

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• It will actually warm up just a tad before another cold front arrives and sweeps east across the Gulf coast. Tuesday’s highs will be in the 70s but expect cooler temperatures...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pasco plans industrial site on utility property

Pasco plans industrial site on utility property

DADE CITY – Commissioner Jack Mariano remembers the message from economist William Fruth.Just seven months after Mariano joined the commission in 2004, Fruth, of Palm City, told the county’s elected and appointed officials that Pasco should explore d...
Published: 01/16/18
From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

When I first made this soup, Florida was in the grips of a cold weather snap, the likes of which rarely happens in this part of the state. We’re talking a whole week of lows in the 30s. The 30s! It was everything I ever wanted and more — the rare win...
Published: 01/16/18