Monday, September 24, 2018
News Roundup

Morning Watch: Most religious groups come out against Trump refugee order

Here's what's new this morning.

From pulpits to sidewalk vigils, clergy have been part of a religious outpouring against President Donald Trump's plan to suspend refugee entry from seven majority Muslim countries. Faith leaders who support the president's executive order as a way to fight terrorism have been far less vocal, ceding the religious discussion to those overwhelmingly opposed to the president's sweeping immigration order, which suspends refugee admissions for four months and indefinitely bars refugees from Syria.

PROJECT PLANNED FOR VACANT LAND AT SR 54 AND SUNCOAST PARKWAY

An undeveloped corner at the high-profile intersection of State Road 54 and the Suncoast Parkway is targeted for 225,000 square feet of retail and office development. N.C.J. Investment Co. of Tampa is seeking to resurrect an expired planning district on 29 acres at the northwest corner of the intersection. The land is directly across SR 54 from the Suncoast Crossings development, where Target closed a retail store in 2016.

FROM THE FOOD EDITOR: SLIDER RECIPES FOR YOUR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SMORGASBORD

[Associated Press]

Beer steamed cheese and mushroom beef sliders.

For many of us, the Super Bowl is just one more reason to eat something we normally wouldn't. So on Sunday, when the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, food editor Michelle Stark's attention will be turned to a super smorgasbord. ,a href="http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/cooking/from-the-food-editor-slider-recipes-for-your-super-bowl-sunday-smorgasbord/2311178" target="_blank">Check out these slider recipes and offer your guests more than just a platter of wings.

ONE REALISTIC WAY THE BUCS COULD MIRROR THE SUPER BOWL-BOUND FALCONS IN 2017

There's no shortage of explanations for the Bucs' shortfall in explosive plays on offense, Thomas Bassinger writes. Blame injuries — Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Cecil Shorts. Blame an offensive line that didn't push around defenders as much as expected. Blame an ineffective ground game. All had an impact; Tampa Bay executed 12 fewer explosive passes and 17 fewer explosive runs. Reversing that decline might be the Bucs' ticket to next January's tournament. Of the eight teams to make the largest gains in explosive plays this season, five reached the playoffs, including the Falcons.

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John Jonchuck set for spring 2019 trial in death of daughter Phoebe

John Jonchuck set for spring 2019 trial in death of daughter Phoebe

CLEARWATER — The day John Jonchuck was supposed to go on trial in the murder of his 5-year-old daughter, attorneys met instead to discuss a new trial date.The trial was delayed after Jonchuck’s attorneys raised concerns about one of the prosecutors’ ...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Dallas police say Officer Amber Guyger, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment, has been fired

Dallas police say Officer Amber Guyger, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment, has been fired

DALLAS — A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday for "adverse conduct," the Dallas Police Department said in a statement.Police Chief U. Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

LAND O'LAKES -- Kristin Kellin got a series of disturbing text messages late Sunday from her friend, Samantha Keithley, who complained about her husband, Kirk. "Kirk has lost his mind Kristin," one text said. "He's literally losing it. He's been har...
Updated: 1 hour ago
HomeTeam 15: Football rankings, Week 6

HomeTeam 15: Football rankings, Week 6

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Louie Anderson talks Emmy, ‘Baskets’ and his brush with #MeToo

Louie Anderson talks Emmy, ‘Baskets’ and his brush with #MeToo

Everyone wants a picture. That’s the thing when you win an Emmy. You’re stumbling around at a party, out of your mind with elation, the statuette glued to your hand. Smile and click, smile and click, smile and click."I never turn anyone down for a ph...
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Top 5 at noon: Wife says deputy ‘lost his mind’ prior to fatal shooting; Bucs-Steelers predictions; and more

Top 5 at noon: Wife says deputy ‘lost his mind’ prior to fatal shooting; Bucs-Steelers predictions; and more

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Updated: 2 hours ago
SiriusXM to buy Pandora for $3.5 Billion in bid to expand reach

SiriusXM to buy Pandora for $3.5 Billion in bid to expand reach

Satellite radio provider Sirius XM said Monday that it would acquire music streaming service Pandora Media for $3.5 billion in a bid to corral listeners who do not want to pay for premium channels.Pandora rose to success by providing tailored radio s...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jeff Vinik invests in gaming headset maker boosted by Fortnite’s popularity

Jeff Vinik invests in gaming headset maker boosted by Fortnite’s popularity

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Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing Russia probe, has offered to resign

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Updated: 2 hours ago
Pasco deputies identify body of man found in wooded Wesley Chapel campsite

Pasco deputies identify body of man found in wooded Wesley Chapel campsite

WESLEY CHAPEL — The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body discovered Saturday in a wooded area as a 60-year-old Hillsborough County man.Two people flagged down a deputy Saturday to report a decomposing body in the woods north of Beardsl...
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