Sunday, December 10, 2017
News Roundup

Deported from Guatemala, antivirus software mogul John McAfee arrives in U.S.

Miami

Software mogul McAfee arrives in u.s.

Antivirus software founder John McAfee arrived in Miami on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize. He arrived on a commercial jet and went to a South Beach hotel. Federal officials did not immediately say whether McAfee would be questioned or detained in the United States. They said there was no active arrest warrant for McAfee to justify taking him into custody.

new york

Petraeus named 'most fascinating'

ABC news host Barbara Walters named former CIA director David Petraeus as her most fascinating person of 2012 on Wednesday. Petraeus, whose affair with his biographer led to his resignation, led a list that included New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James and reality show child star Honey Boo Boo.

Washington

Ruling a victory for U.S. in 9/11 trial

The Army judge in the military commission trial for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other suspected Sept. 11 plotters has issued a ruling that will keep secret any details about the defendants' arrests, their treatment and whether they were subjected to harsh interrogation techniques. The order, made public Wednesday, represents a victory for U.S. military and Justice Department prosecutors in the opening round of pretrial fights before the first trial related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The trial could start early next year.

Elsewhere

Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez is likely to face a "complex and difficult" recovery after surgery in Cuba for recurring cancer, officials said Wednesday, casting doubt on the 58-year-old leader's ability to take office Jan. 10.

Sacramento, Calif.: Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday, calling the 74-year-old chief executive's prognosis "excellent."

Rome: After struggling with the touch screen of an iPad, Pope Benedict XVI dispatched his first Twitter message Wednesday. "Dear friends," it read, "I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."

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Veteran 3B Evan Longoria as uncertain as anyone about Rays’ plans

Veteran 3B Evan Longoria as uncertain as anyone about Rays’ plans

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Uncertain with all the talk about potentially rebuilding if the Rays would go as far as trading franchise cornerstone 3B Evan Longoria?So is he."I don’t know what to think, really,’’ Longoria said via text message Sunday night as t...
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Sunny day floods become new norm

WASHINGTON — The tide watchers start patrolling whenever the celestial forces align. From coast to coast, hundreds of tide watchers come out with their cameras to record the latest ‘‘king tides,’’ brief episodes of tidal flooding that could become th...
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Tiny snowmen appear in Florida as Sunshine State gets snow

Tiny snowmen appear in Florida as Sunshine State gets snow

The "Welcome to Florida" sign in the northwest part of the state was covered in light snow as winter weather dipped into the Sunshine State. It was part of a winter storm that hit the Deep South over the weekend and left thousands of people without p...
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Florida professional wrestler arrested, charged with battery of his wife, also a professional wrestler

Florida professional wrestler arrested, charged with battery of his wife, also a professional wrestler

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wrestler Rich Swann is being held without bail in a Florida jail after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment. Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday. According to ...
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Getting around Cuban customs control

Getting around Cuban customs control

HAVANA, CUBA — Ernesto Machado will never forget that cold morning in 1968 at José Martí International Airport in Havana, when an immigration official seized his parents’ gold wedding bands and ripped up his passport."This is property of the revoluti...
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FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball

FSU beats Tulane in Tampa, stays unbeaten in basketball

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Struggling Florida citrus growers face tough decisions

Struggling Florida citrus growers face tough decisions

WINTER HAVEN — Although the 2017-18 citrus harvest has barely begun, growers are already planning for the 2018-19 season, and they have critical decisions to make in the coming months that will affect next season’s crop and perhaps others in years to...
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Bucs-Lions journal: Backup lineman was most unlikely of targets

Bucs-Lions journal: Backup lineman was most unlikely of targets

TAMPA — The Bucs’ unlikely comeback to erase a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter was capped by the most unlikely of targets. Tampa Bay tied the game when Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard pass to 305-pound Leonard Wester, a backup lineman who lined ...
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New normal: Firefighting at Christmas; U.S. homeless population increases 1st time since 2010; Athletes, celebrities rally for bullied boy; more in U.S. news

New normal: Firefighting at Christmas; U.S. homeless population increases 1st time since 2010; Athletes, celebrities rally for bullied boy; more in U.S. news

CaliforniaNew normal: Christmas firefightingA flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday. Fire crews saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning dee...
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