Sunday, February 18, 2018
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."

Times wires

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Do Trump’s alleged affairs even matter?

Do Trump’s alleged affairs even matter?

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ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

PARKLAND, Fla. — The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff’s deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High se...
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Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed t...
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From meek to militant: The Florida teachers strike that unsettled a nation and fueled a movement

From meek to militant: The Florida teachers strike that unsettled a nation and fueled a movement

Some teachers left goodbye messages to their students on classroom blackboards. Others cleared their desks.It was Feb. 16, 1968, a Friday, and a sign of what was coming that Monday in Florida: the nation’s first statewide teachers strike.When schools...
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Pinellas Park man tries to stop people breaking into his car, is shot in arm

PINELLAS PARK — A man saw people trying to break into his vehicle and chased them away, before one of the attempted burglars shot him in the arm, police said.Alexander Weaver, 28, was at his home on the 6200 block of 106th Avenue N early Sunday morni...
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Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. enjoying different perspective

Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. enjoying different perspective

DAYTONA BEACH – Dale Earnhardt Jr. seems to be enjoying his retirement from racing.NASCAR's most popular driver is back at Daytona International Speedway for today's Daytona 500, but without the pressure of trying to win his sport's biggest rac...
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Principal of a pained Stoneman Douglas High just sent a message to his students

Principal of a pained Stoneman Douglas High just sent a message to his students

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High principal Ty Thompson exuded deep emotion and a positive view forward in his first public comments since Wednesday’s mass shooting that killed 17 people.In the two-minute video posted on the school’s website and YouTube,...
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Forecast: Record-tying high of 84 today in Tampa Bay

Forecast: Record-tying high of 84 today in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — What winter? 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaIt may still be mid February, but this week will already see plenty of sun...
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Deputies: Woman charged with DUI manslaughter hit St. Pete Beach pedestrian

ST. PETE BEACH — Deputies say a driver killed a man walking on a sidewalk and fled the scene before causing a second crash Saturday night.Carolyn Yovan, 51 of St. Pete Beach, now faces felony charges of driving under the influence manslaughter and le...
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Here’s how to separate the fund raisers from frauds among gofundme pages

Here’s how to separate the fund raisers from frauds among gofundme pages

Gofundme.com pages proliferated almost as soon as cops took Nikolas Cruz into custody after Wednesday’s 17-death massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Donors must parse the funding pages from the fraudulent.Read More: 17 dead,...
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