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  1. Photo Gallery: Lightning vs. Kings

    Lightning Strikes

    View a gallery of the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Los Angeles Kings at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Thursday.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) wrks to check Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Wednesday evening (11/25/15).
  2. 4 new Chicago police shooting videos raise more questions (w/video)


    CHICAGO — Newly released videos from four additional police vehicles at the scene of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald raise questions about how the city's Police Department documented the killing of an African-American teenager that has led to a Chicago cop being charged with first-degree murder.

    Chicago officials released dash-cam video Tuesday of the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder. [Image from video]
  3. Lightning tops Kings in shootout (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — You figured Wednesday's game would be tight and low scoring.

    Tyler Johnson celebrates after beating Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in the third period to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead.
  4. Agents in Tampa, but no news on Stamkos talks

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There was a bit of intrigue Wednesday as C Steven Stamkos' agents from Newport Sports were in town, in the stands watching the morning skate.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) goes down while battling for positioning against Los Angeles Kings center Andy Andreoff (15) during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Wednesday evening (11/25/15).
  5. Sports Turkey of the Year


    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Have fun with the family. Enjoy the meal. Watch parades and football.

  6. Podcast: Pierre McGuire says Stamkos contract can be 'problem'


    NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season.

  7. Chicago protestors gather again; plan to target shopping area on Black Friday


    CHICAGO — Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

    Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells at a Chicago police officer "Shoot me 16 times" as he and others march through Chicago's Loop Wednesday. [Charles Rex Arbogast | Associated Press]
  8. A Chevy in Japan is indeed a rare sight. But why?



    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump's presidential campaign hinges on Americans who share Trump's assessment that the United States is losing all over the world.

    A man drives an old but tricked-out Chevy Impala on the streets of Shibuya, a Tokyo neighborhood. American cars are a pretty rare novelty on Japanese roads.
  9. Marco Rubio, other GOP candidates show how they would pardon a turkey


    A presidential tradition this time of year is the pardoning of a turkey. 

    Sen. Marco Rubio shows how he would pardon a turkey.
  10. Bucs' 'heavy'' offensive package weighs on defenses


    TAMPA — For Bucs fans, it is a familiar refrain, announced by game officials before so many offensive plays this season: "No. 64, reporting as an eligible receiver."

    Fifth-round pick tackle Kevin Pamphile (70) runs drills during Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie mini-camp on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
  11. FSU victim advocate: School reports few sexual battery complaints


    The director of Florida State's victim advocate program testified in a deposition that her department saw 113 victims of sexual battery last year and has handled about 20 complaints against football players over her nine years.

    The actions of FSU coach Jimbo Fisher are at the core of a lawsuit against the school.
  12. Influential Salt Rock chef Tom Pritchard dies after battle with Parkinson's


    ST. PETERSBURG — Chef Tom Pritchard, who lied his way into the food and service industry and rose to become one of the most inventive and influential chefs in Florida, died Wednesday morning at his home in St. Petersburg. He was 74.

    Pritchard poses on the dock behind the Salt Rock Grill. [Times (2009)]
  13. Girlfriend's statement led to arrest in Brandon woman's shooting death


    BRANDON — He walked to her in the darkness, a gun in his hand. With their two daughters at her side, he shot her twice. Steps away, behind the wheel of a car, a woman saw it happen.

    Darryl Eugene Williams is facing first-degree murder.
  14. Rays manager Kevin Cash thankful for a daughter's mended heart

    Human Interest

    They will likely rise early this morning and begin getting their three children ready for the big day. It's their first holiday season in their new home, and bedlam will arrive just as reliably as the invited guests.

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash talks about how he is thankful for his daughter's mended heart.