Saturday, January 20, 2018
News Roundup

13 die in clashes as Brotherhood supporters march in Egypt

Egypt

13 die in clashes as Brotherhood supporters march

At least 13 people were killed as violence broke out during Muslim Brotherhood marches in several Egyptian cities on Friday, health officials said, in the deadliest day of clashes in months. Brotherhood supporters said riot police officers had fired on their marches without provocation in some places, while the authorities said they had seized weapons from demonstrators. Dozens of people sustained gunshot and other injuries in the latest blow to the military-backed government, which is trying to impose stability just 10 days before Egyptians are set to vote on a draft constitution.

Oakland, Calif.

Judge says brain-dead girl can leave hospital

A judge said Friday that the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery can remove her daughter from a California hospital if she assumes full responsibility for the consequences. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said Jahi McMath can be transferred under a deal with Children's Hospital Oakland that will hold Nailah Winkfield accountable for developments that could include Jahi going into cardiac arrest. The hospital has argued since before Christmas that Jahi is brain dead, which means she should be disconnected from the ventilator that has kept her heart pumping for 31/2 weeks. Winkfield wants to move her daughter to another facility.

Washington

Legal opinion on FBI spying stays a secret

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a confidential Justice Department legal opinion on the scope of the FBI's surveillance authority can remain secret. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected an effort by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to make public a January 2010 memo from the Office of Legal Counsel that allowed the FBI to informally gather customer phone call records from telecommunications companies. In a 20-page decision, the court agreed with a lower-court judge that the government has properly withheld the memo under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act.

Australia

Rescued passengers resume journey home

An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home today after it was halted for a second potential rescue operation. The Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese ship's helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to an ice floe near the Australian ship. But on Friday afternoon, the crew of the Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ship's ability to move through the ice. Officials later said further assistance from the Aurora Australis was not required.

Elsewhere

Cambodia: At least four people were killed Friday when police outside Cambodia's capital opened fire to break up a protest by striking garment workers demanding a doubling of the minimum wage, police and human rights workers said.

Thailand: The Election Commission ignored the demands of antigovernment demonstrators Friday and said elections scheduled for next month would go ahead despite continuing efforts to sabotage them.

Times wires

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More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

Florida’s dip into frigid temperatures did more than just stun humans unused to such cold air. This month scientists and volunteers have rescued more than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles from a single bay in the Florida Panhandle.The U.S. Geological S...
Published: 01/20/18
U.S. government shuts down; Democrats, GOP blame each other

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Updated: 10 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Jan. 19

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Updated: 11 hours ago

Four people linked to Tampa carjacking captured hours later

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Published: 01/19/18
Inspector General launches investigation into Tampa Bay’s local career centers

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Published: 01/19/18

Florida National Guard soldier killed, five injured in Sebring crash

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Published: 01/19/18
Two New Port Richey men accused of stealing $11,000 in cellphone merchandise

Two New Port Richey men accused of stealing $11,000 in cellphone merchandise

NEW PORT RICHEY — Two New Port Richey men face charges after Pasco County deputies say they stole about $11,000 worth of cellphones and cellphone equipment at a Metro PCS store on State Road 54.Robert Jackson and Ronald Hartshorn were arrested Wednes...
Published: 01/19/18
U.S. Attorney: Tampa woman uses soul food restaurant as part of scheme to steals thousands

U.S. Attorney: Tampa woman uses soul food restaurant as part of scheme to steals thousands

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Published: 01/19/18
That noise you hear from MacDill is low-flying A-10 Warthogs in training

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Published: 01/19/18
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Published: 01/19/18