Sunday, November 19, 2017
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University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe has resigned amid criticism of handling of racial issues. Long-simmering protests at the university over matters of race and discrimination got a boost over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed.

It's late in the season, but a new tropical storm has developed. Tropical Storm Kate formed Monday morning off the Bahamas. Follow its path here.

Can the stuff in yogurt lower the risk for Type 1 diabetes? A team of researchers led by a University of South Florida professor has found that infants who consumed probiotic formula or dietary supplements within 27 days of birth were less likely to develop a condition that leads to Type 1 diabetes.

An evangelical Christian says Starbucks plain red cups are another battle in the war on Christmas. Read his side and Starbucks' response.

It's almost cool enough to go outside again. So grab your boots and check out these five great hikes for fall that Outdoors editor Terry Tomalin recommends.

Now that the residents in Alexandria fully understand the danger that surrounds their walled-in compound, will they appreciate Rick and his band on The Walking Dead? Read our recap of last night's episode.

Two corporate giants, Weyerhauser and Plum Creek, are merging in an $8.4 billion deal to form the nation's biggest private owner of timberland, an empire that includes more than 13 million acres — with 415,000 in Florida.

Sunday's contest against the New York Giants was a winnable game for the Bucs — they were within one score for most of the second half — but in the end they couldn't come up with as many drive-extending plays, red zone touchdowns and points off turnovers as the Giants, says the Turning Point.

It was a major weekend for live music in Tampa Bay. Check out reviews of Mary J. Blige at the USF Sun Dome, Lil Wayne and Nas at the inaugural H.I.T. Music Festival, Warrant and Ratt at Ferg's, John Lydon and Public Image Ltd. at the State Theatre and the Florida Orchestra .

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Bucs-Dolphins journal: Patrick Murray on winning kick: ‘I knew I was going to make it’

Bucs-Dolphins journal: Patrick Murray on winning kick: ‘I knew I was going to make it’

MIAMI GARDENS -— Patrick Murray has been so consistent since taking over as the Bucs’ kicker that he had no doubt when called upon to make a go-ahead field goal with four seconds left in Sunday’s win.Ryan Fitzpatrick completed three passes for 55 yar...
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Bucs-Dolphins: How Ryan Fitzpatrick steadied Tampa Bay

Bucs-Dolphins: How Ryan Fitzpatrick steadied Tampa Bay

MIAMI GARDENS — For chaos, there was Jameis Winston missing his second game with a shoulder injury and an NFL investigation swirling around him.For calamity, there was the Bucs forcing four of their five turnovers in the first half and building a two...
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Bucs-Dolphins:  How rookies like O.J. Howard carried the day

Bucs-Dolphins: How rookies like O.J. Howard carried the day

MIAMI GARDENS — From start to finish, the Bucs’ wobbly 30-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday was made possible by game-changing plays made by rookies.The Bucs’ top three picks in this year’s draft — tight end O.J. Howard, safety Justin Evans and rece...
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Two unhurt after small plane clips tree during emergency landing in Clearwater (w/ video)

Two unhurt after small plane clips tree during emergency landing in Clearwater (w/ video)

CLEARWATER — Two men walked away unhurt from a small airplane after it clipped a tree and spun around as the pilot tried to make an emergency landing on Keene Road, deputies said.Pilot Marc Benedict, 61, and passenger Gregory Guinee, 55, of Clearwate...
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Country artist Mel Tillis, who traced success to Plant City youth, dead at 85

Country artist Mel Tillis, who traced success to Plant City youth, dead at 85

Before Mel Tillis achieved stardom, writing songs recorded by hundreds of Nashville artists and embracing the stutter that became his trademark, he was a young man fresh out of the Air Force struggling to land a spot in a Plant City talent show.Eyes ...
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Bucs-Dolphins report card: Grading Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

Bucs-Dolphins report card: Grading Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

MIAMI GARDENS – That was one ugly football game.The Bucs had a bad game. The Dolphins had a really bad game. And who had the worst game of all? The officials.In fact, the best part of Sunday’s game was before the game even started, thanks to a stirri...
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Bucs-Dolphins: Social media reactions to Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

Bucs-Dolphins: Social media reactions to Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

The Bucs won their second straight and snapped a six-game road losing streak Sunday. And they did it after blowing a 13-point lead.Here’s a sampling of reactions on social media to Tampa Bay’s 30-20 win over the Dolphins in Miami Gardens:...
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Lightning’s rare loss produces reality check

Lightning’s rare loss produces reality check

TAMPA — Jon Cooper stood at the podium late Saturday night to address the media after a regulation loss for only the third time this season."Let’s be honest," he said, "we’ve had one hell of a start."The loss, he added, was frustrating, even when you...
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