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  1. Zephyrhills man thrown from motorcycle, dies in collision on U.S. 301

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — A 45-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday night when a pickup truck drove into his path on U.S. 301 in Pasco County, Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported.

  2. New York town demolishes Navy veteran's home while he recovers from surgery in Florida


    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — When a Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think about.

    When Philip Williams returned from  Fort Lauderdale where he had knee replacement surgery last year, he found his West Hempstead home had been demolished. This empty lot was all that remained. [Associated Press]
  3. FSU football jumps back into top 10, Florida Gators tumble


    Florida State is back in the top 10 after Saturday night's 27-2 win over rival Florida.

    Florida State linebacker Terrance Smith (24) celebrates after sacking Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris.
  4. Jeb Bush says Donald Trump is 'uninformed,' not a serious candidate

    State Roundup

    MIAMI — The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday.

    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to students and supporters during a tailgate campaign stop Saturday on the campus of Mississippi State, in Starkville, Miss., before the college football game between in state rivals Mississippi and Mississippi State. [Associated Press]
  5. 6-year-old boy in Seminole near-drowning suffers life-threatening injuries

    Public Safety

    SEMINOLE — Six-year-old Matthew Dixon had been spraying water guns Saturday afternoon near his family's backyard pool when he fell into the water and nearly drowned, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

  6. Tens of billions promised to goose clean energy tech


    PARIS — Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week's high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development.

    Activists form a human chain during a protest Sunday ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. [Associated Press]
  7. 'No more baby parts': Reclusive suspect's words draw focus


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a quiet patch of woods in rural Colorado where he lived.

    A trailer ear Black Mountain, N.C., where Planned Parenthood clinic shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear spent time is seen Saturday in Swannonoa, N.C. North Carolina neighbors of Dear say he was quiet and when he did speak, he didn't appeared to be all there. Neighbors also say he didn't talk about religion or abortion. [AP Photo/Michael Biesecker]
  8. Worldwide climate rallies draw tens of thousands


    PARIS — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. Because of a state of emergency in France imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, many of the rallies are taking place outside the …

    Policemen fight with activists on the candles and flowers set in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference at the place de la Republique, in Paris, Sunday. [AP photo]
  9. Tampa police investigate shooting at SOHO Backyard


    TAMPA — Tampa police were investigating an early morning shooting Sunday at SOHO Backyard, a restaurant and bar.

  10. Caption contest #8 finalists: Which clever caption do you like best?


    Here are the top five captions submitted for last week's caption contest. We'll leave it to you to decide which one is #1. (Voting ends Thursday, December 3, at 10:30 a.m.)

    Which clever caption do you like best?
  11. After years of neglect, black artists join an expanding canon

    Visual Arts

    Painter Norman Lewis rarely complained in public about the struggles of being a black artist in America.

    Artist Eldzier Cortor, 99, in his studio in Lower East Side neighborhood of New York, Oct. 21, 2015. After decades of spotty acquisitions and token exhibitions, American museums are rewriting the history of 20th-century art to include black artists. [Damon Winter | New York Times]
  12. Photo Gallery: Florida State vs Florida


    Florida State vs Florida in Gainesville

    Young Gators fans watch kicker warmups before the start of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
  13. Florida State rolls past Florida at Swamp


    GAINESVILLE — After Florida State's national and ACC championship hopes ended Nov. 7 in a loss to Clemson, coach Jimbo Fisher reminded his team that the Seminoles' previous dynasty wasn't built on national championships.

    Florida State Seminoles tight end Jeremy Kerr (85) comes down with a touchdown reception in the second quarter of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
  14. Florida-Florida State: This was simply ugly


    GAINESVILLE — Florida-Florida State.

    A Gators fan shows his loyalty before the start of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.