Sunday, December 17, 2017
News Roundup

CDC says boys should get HPV vaccine

CDC says boys should get hpv vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed the recommendation of a federal advisory panel that boys be routinely vaccinated against infection with human papillomavirus, or HPV. Since 2006, the vaccine has been recommended for girls and young women, largely because HPV causes cervical cancer. But until October, public health authorities had not expressly encouraged the vaccine for boys, saying only that they "could" receive it to protect against genital warts and certain cancers and to help prevent the spread of HPV. In a new immunization schedule published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the CDC backed the panel's recommendation for HPV vaccinations for boys age 11 to 12 and catchup vaccinations for those 13 to 21. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country.

LOS ANGELES

Entire staff at school to change

Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy told parents Monday evening that the district is replacing the entire staff of Miramonte Elementary School in the wake of the arrests last week of two teachers on lewd conduct charges. The move is intended to build confidence among the many families who have lost faith in their neighborhood elementary school. More than a quarter of students did not show up for classes on Monday.

WASHINGTON

Obama to reveal education plan

President Barack Obama will use the backdrop of a White House science fair Tuesday to highlight a nationwide shortage of math and science teachers and unveil a plan to invest $100 million to help train 100,000 new educators over the next decade. Under his proposal, Obama will ask Congress for $80 million to support new Department of Education grants for colleges that provide innovative teacher-training programs. The president also is set to announce a $22 million commitment from private companies that will support the effort, according to White House officials.

CHICAGO

Man pleads guilty to terror charge

A Chicago cab driver of Pakistani descent pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Chicago to sending cash to a Kashmiri nationalist group that had ties to al-Qaida. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 59, pleaded guilty to a single count of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge James Zagel said he intended to sentence Khan to five to eight years in prison as part of his plea deal. Khan, who agreed to cooperate, had faced up to life imprisonment.

Elsewhere

Philippines: Rescuers tried to reach dozens of people trapped under houses on Negros Island after a strong earthquake Monday. At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing.

Times wires

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Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Warren Sapp pointed to the sky. And then he dropped Kurt Warner to the ground.The Bucs had just intercepted Warner for the fourth time. Sapp’s block cleared the way for Derrick Brooks to cross the goal line and clinch the win.Before Tampa Bay p...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Motorcyclist, 24, dead after Lutz crash

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Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a small Florida town arrested for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits to park at city hall has resigned.The Bradenton Herald reports that Teresa Bradley resigned and was given six-months of probation as pa...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Woman, 24, hit by Land Rover, in critical condition

LARGO — A 24-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday night, police said.Khadijah Wood was walking through the parking lot of the Sandy Lane Apartment Homes on Belcher Road about 7:30 p.m.At the same time, Ju...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Warm, sunny Sunday in Tampa Bay

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Updated: 5 hours ago
Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

A first-degree murder suspect remains at large almost a week after the fatal shooting of a Winter Haven father.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Johnny Ray Owsley’s murder of 35-year-old Adam Thrower, called "Cook" by friends, involved Owsley’s e...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

DENVER — The Lightning left for Las Vegas Saturday for the first of four nights in Sin City.But Tampa Bay’s first regret came before it boarded the charter flight; the Lighting lamented making Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Avalanche much more thrilling...
Published: 12/16/17
Updated: 12/17/17

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David out for Monday’s game vs. Falcons

TAMPA — As if containing All-Pro Julio Jones and the Falcons offense isn’t challenging enough, the Bucs will try to do so Monday night without perhaps their top defensive players, tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.On Saturday, Bucs coa...
Published: 12/16/17
Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

WASHINGTON — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth....
Published: 12/16/17
Aquarium reopens to divers

Aquarium reopens to divers

Florida Keys News BureauVisitors to Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters dive with among indigenous Keys fish Friday in Marathon. The attraction reopened Friday after closing just before Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys on Sept. 10. Although tourism f...
Published: 12/16/17