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Boston bombing suspect disposed of key evidence, memo says

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Memo: bombing suspect got rid of key evidence

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the Boston Marathon bombings, disposed of key evidence after the attack by "discarding a remaining bomb detonator and smashing his cellphones," according to an internal memo approved by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., made public Wednesday. The memo, written in August to the director of the Bureau of Prisons to justify harsh detention restrictions on Tsarnaev, also said he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, "made additional bombs" after the blasts and persuaded others to "attempt to destroy evidence related to the attack." Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also told FBI agents when arrested that he was "committed to jihad and expressed hope that his actions would inspire others to engage in violent jihad," the memo said. Tsarnaev's attorneys included the memo in a court motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to lift the restrictions.

Tripoli, LIbya

Russian Embassy in Libya attacked

An armed mob broke into the Russian Embassy compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday, climbing over walls, breaking down a metal gate and shooting in the air. One of the attackers was killed by the gunfire, and four were wounded, Libyan officials said. The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack and said none of the embassy staff was wounded. Libyan officials said they thought the break-in was in response to the death of a Libyan air force pilot, who they said was killed by a Russian woman.

State College, Pa.

Pa. court denies Sandusky retrial

Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky's request for a retrial has been shot down by the a three-judge state Superior Court panel. The judges issued a 19-page opinion Wednesday that held up Sandusky's 30-year sentence and rejected the arguments his lawyer made during a hearing last month in the hope of reversing the verdict and getting his client a new trial. Sandusky is serving his sentence in solitary confinement in the state prison in Greene County.

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Three dead in wrong-way, head-on crash Thursday on I-75 in Gibstonton

Three people in their early 20s died Thursday when a car driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 slammed head-on into another car, killing both drivers and a passenger in the car that was struckThe accident happened about 10:30 p.m. just just south of...
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Murky waters: Chartering the wrong boat can have tragic consequences

Murky waters: Chartering the wrong boat can have tragic consequences

Captain Dan Peretz noticed the same charter boats overloaded with passengers again and again. He thought, "This is how people die.’’ So he sent emails to the Coast Guard, sharing his concerns, naming specific boats, including the Jaguar....
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Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

By BOB PUTNAMCLEARWATER — The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot has long been a fixture on Jon Mott’s sporting calendar. Not even a 103-degree fever Tuesday could keep him away from the event, in its 39th year. Mott, a record four-time 10k champion, added ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

TAMPA — In the jubilant moments after a Bucs win, Dirk Koetter will sometimes ask for a game-used ball from his equipment staff, hold it high in the locker room and present it to the player who was most crucial to the victory.NFL players can ask for ...
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Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

LARGO — Sydney Pender, 27, loved riding her motorcycle, even though she knew the dangers. Three years ago, her friend said, a delivery truck hit her. But she kept riding. On Thanksgiving, it was a crash with a taxi cab that killed her.Pender, a St. P...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Valrico intersection closed after car-sized hole opens in road

VALRICO — A hole the size of a vehicle opened up beneath the intersection of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Elm Grove Lane, Hillsborough officials said.The cause of the depression is unclear, but the intersection was blocked off to traffic.Hillsborough C...
Published: 11/23/17
Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

CLEARWATER — On Tuesday, Jon Mott had a 103-degree fever. That was not enough to keep him from maintaining his dominance Thursday at the 39th Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot.The former Northeast standout added to his record with his fifth title in the ev...
Published: 11/23/17

Update: Mother, toddler hit by car in critical condition at TGH

TAMPA — A mother and one of her two small children who were hit by a car while trying to cross Dale Mabry Highway on Wednesday were still in the hospital on Thanksgiving, according to Tampa General Hospital.Cassandra Marie Spicola, 29, and 18-month-o...
Published: 11/23/17