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christie faces scandal over traffic jam

Emails and texts reveal that a top aide orchestrated the massive tie-up in Fort Lee, N.J., in September to punish the town's mayor for not backing Gov. Chris Christie for re-election. Nation, 2A

Accuser to sue Winston, police

The attorney for the woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape tells ABC News she'll sue the Florida State star quarterback and Tallahassee police. Sports, 1C

Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes 3

Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine of the Braves and Frank Thomas of the White Sox are the newest to be elected. Sports, 1C

Influential law firm considers merger

Prominent Tampa law firm Fowler White Boggs discusses a merger with a far larger firm in Pittsburgh. Local, 1B

Public apology results in arrest

A New Port Richey man with a history of domestic violence violates a restraining order when he posts signs apologizing and proposing to his ex-girlfriend. Local, 1B

Experts testify in abortion pill case

In the sentencing phase of John Andrew Welden's trial, a doctor says that chance of a spontaneous miscarriage was very low. Local, 1B

Nordstrom Rack coming to Brandon

The fashion department store will open its second discount offshoot in the bay area this fall. Business, 4B

Scientology denies harassing woman

A Scientology lawyer says confrontations with a defector were "peaceful protests." Nation, 3A

White House goes on defensive

It rushes to curb political fallout from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' critical tell-all book. Nation, 2A

Food companies cutting calories

A study finds calories in products are the equivalent of 78 per person per day lower, four times more than companies pledged to cut by 2015. Daily Briefing, 7A



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  1. No toll lanes north of downtown Tampa in three of four interstate proposals


    TAMPA — Express lanes may not be coming to downtown Tampa after all. Or at least not to the stretch of Interstate 275 that goes north through Bearss Avenue.

    Seminole Heights resident Kimberly Overman discusses the new interstate options with V.M. Ybor resident Chris Vela (left), Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp and HNTB consultant Chloe Coney during a Tampa Bay Express meeting Monday night at the Barrymore Hotel. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  2. No lack of issues facing St. Petersburg's six council candidates


    ST. PETERSBURG — The six candidates for City Council gathered Monday evening in the very chamber to which they aspire to serve.

    St. Petersburg City Council candidates (from left)  Brandi Gabbard and Barclay Harless in District 2; Jerick Johnston and incumbent council member Darden Rice in District 4; and Justin Bean and Gina Driscoll of District 6. All six candidates appeared at Monday night's forum at City Hall sponsored by the League of Women Voters. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]

  3. Iraq's Kurds vote on independence, raising regional fears


    IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq's central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response.

    People celebrate Monday after voting closed in a referendum on independence in Irbil, Iraq.
  4. North Korean diplomat says Trump has 'declared war'


    UNITED NATIONS — North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump's weekend tweet was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.

    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, center, speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday.
  5. Pinellas grants St. Pete's request to add millions to pier budget

    Local Government

    Times Staff Writer

    The Pinellas County Commission has granted St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's request to dedicate millions more toward the city's new pier.

    The St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday  voted 7-1 to appropriate $17.6 million for the over-water portion of the Pier District. This is a rendering of what the new Pier District could look like. [Courtesy of St. Petersburg]