Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Grandson of Malcolm X is found dead

Mexico

Grandson of Malcolm X is found dead

Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found beaten to death in Mexico City on Thursday, his battered body dumped near the famed Plaza Garibaldi, in what may have been a robbery gone wrong, police said. Shabazz, 28, had apparently traveled to Mexico City to visit a Mexican labor activist who had been deported from the United States this year.

Ottawa, Kan.

Man charged in deaths of three

A 27-year-old felon was charged Friday in the deaths of a woman and two men whose bodies were found at an Ottawa farm this week. Kyle Flack also faces charges in the death of the woman's young baby daughter, 1, whose body hasn't been found.

Ottawa, Ohio

2 teens found dead, 3rd in jail

Two teenage brothers who had been reported missing were found dead after authorities were directed to their bodies by a third teen, who pleaded not guilty to a grand theft auto charge and was jailed, officials said. The brothers — 14-year-old Blaine Romes and 17-year-old Blake Romes — lived together with the third teen and their mothers in a trailer home in northwest Ohio, neighbors said.

Rome

Death toll now at 8 in port crash

The Italian coast guard says divers have found the body of another victim of a cargo ship crash into Genoa's dock, raising the death toll to eight. The Italian cargo vessel Jolly Nero's crash into the dock Tuesday night toppled the harbor control tower into the water. A guardsman who was on duty in the control tower is still missing.

Newtown, Conn.

Sandy Hook school may be torn down

Officials in Newtown, Conn., say the district should tear down Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December and construct a new building on the property. A task force of 28 town elected officials unanimously recommended the plan on Friday. The proposal now goes to the local School Board, which has final authority.

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Ice cream man granted bail after lawyer notes weaknesses in 2010 Ruskin murder case

Ice cream man granted bail after lawyer notes weaknesses in 2010 Ruskin murder case

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Norris Trophy could be good consolation for Lightning’s Victor Hedman

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Updated: 8 minutes ago
St. Petersburg power outage affects thousands

St. Petersburg power outage affects thousands

More than 2,000 Duke Energy customers are without power after a cluster of storms rolled through earlier this afternoon, according to Duke Energy.The area without power stretches along 62nd Avenue N from 12th Street N to 30th Way N, according to the ...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Police release video of car that killed woman, 58, in Tampa hit and run

Police release video of car that killed woman, 58, in Tampa hit and run

Times staffTAMPA — Police have identified Sally Ann McClellan Webb, 58, as the pedestrian killed when a vehicle ran into her Sunday night as she was crossing N Nebraska Ave at Linebaugh Ave.The collision occurred about 9:15 a.m. as the victim stepped...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Trump threatens more China tariffs

Trump threatens more China tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a trade war.In response, China threatened what it called "comprehensive measure...
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For starters: Rays at Astros, with Kiermaier back and an ace-high matchup

For starters: Rays at Astros, with Kiermaier back and an ace-high matchup

UPDATE, 4:49: Kiermaier is batting leadoff and playing center as expected, while Willy Adames is on the bench so Adeiny Hechavarria can play short in potentially a showcase for teams the Rays may hope to interest in a trade.Here is the Rays lineup:Ki...
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Tech Data sending a record 700 employees to march in Pride Parade

Tech Data sending a record 700 employees to march in Pride Parade

Among the marching bands and twirlers at Saturday’s St. Pete Pride Parade, one major sponsor, Tech Data, is sending by far a record number of employees — more than 700 at last count — to march in Florida’s largest gay pride parade.The parade, which d...
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Port Richey council moves closer to minimum housing standards ordinance

PORT RICHEY — In a narrow vote, Port Richey took another step toward enacting an ordinance that will create minimum housing standards in the city. Port Richey City Council members approved in a split vote last week the first reading of an ordinance d...
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Big Ten reaps recruiting bounty in Tampa Bay

Big Ten reaps recruiting bounty in Tampa Bay

Largo High defensive back Solomon Brown had plenty of college options with offers from 20 Division I-A schools. Still, the three-star recruit did not need to go through a prolonged process to figure out where he wanted to go.Two weeks ago, Brown comm...
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