Friday, April 20, 2018
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Sandy criticism brings change in storm warnings

Sandy criticism brings a change

Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else. At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast coast, forecasters at the center stopped issuing advisories and warnings because the storm lost its tropical characteristics. Under the new policy, the hurricane center will continue to put out warnings and advisories if a storm threatens people and land.

Possible remains found at 9/11 site

The New York City Medical Examiner's Office says more possible pieces of human remains have been found in newly uncovered debris from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The office says 21 potential human remains were found Wednesday, bringing the total found during the current effort to 39. About 60 truckloads of debris that may contain bone fragments have been unearthed in recent years by construction crews working on the new World Trade Center tower. Investigators will spend 10 weeks looking for remains in the debris. Some 2,750 people died at the site; remains of only 1,634 have been identified.

Hillary Clinton has book deal

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal. She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Clinton reportedly received $8 million for the 2003 memoir Living History.

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Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

TAMPA — Private developers would bear much of the cost of a new Rays stadium in Ybor City under a plan Hillsborough County officials are putting together.Developers would benefit by cashing in on commercial, retail and other construction around a ne...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

BRANDON — Ryan McDonagh blocks shots. He competes for pucks in the corners and wins those battles. He moves the puck up ice well. He can join the rush. He can shoot from the blueline. He kills penalties."It was a great pickup by Steve (Yze...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Hillsborough State Attorney vows to create conviction integrity unit this year

Hillsborough State Attorney vows to create conviction integrity unit this year

TAMPA — Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said Friday he wants his office to have a conviction integrity unit in place before the end of the year.The unit would examine select prosecutions to determine whether innocent people might have been ...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Why Game 5 is crucial to the Lightning

Why Game 5 is crucial to the Lightning

BRANDON — Three things that popped into my head as the Lightning and Devils get ready to play Game 5 Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena.1. I'm going to do something that a hockey team in the playoffs would never do, not in a million years....
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Corps of Engineers not in a hurry to hand over wetlands permitting to Florida

Corps of Engineers not in a hurry to hand over wetlands permitting to Florida

Despite the dire warnings of environmental advocates, the Legislature last month passed a bill to allow the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to take over issue federal wetlands destruction permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ...
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NFL draft confessions: The Bucs set the trap, and I took the cheese on Johnny Manziel

NFL draft confessions: The Bucs set the trap, and I took the cheese on Johnny Manziel

TAMPA — The NFL draft is one big game of Liar's Poker. Deal me out.Even the guys with a seat at the table don't know when someone is bluffing.Bucs general manager Jason Licht knows that the team's No. 7 overall pick will be affected by how many...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Goodman: In America, truth is missing in action

Goodman: In America, truth is missing in action

It’s "Mueller Time," as the nation grows ever closer to a confrontation with the truth.Was collusion with the Russians an illusion? If not, who was involved, what was done, and when? Did it impact the 2016 campaign, the fate of Hillary Clinton and no...
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Owners say new house is a disaster; developer accuses them of ‘online terrorism’

Owners say new house is a disaster; developer accuses them of ‘online terrorism’

ST. PETERSBURG --- Stretched across the front of Tim and Hyun Kims’ two-year-old house is a big banner with the name of a developer and the words: "I have to fix my new house."Some of what needs fixing is instantly apparent. The front steps are too ...
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Editorial: New Cuba president is chance for new start

Editorial: New Cuba president is chance for new start

For all the symbolism, Raul Castro’s handoff of the Cuban presidency this week amounts to less than meets the eye even if his handpicked successor, the Communist Party functionary Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, is the first person not named Castro to le...
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