Monday, December 11, 2017
News Roundup

Chelsea Clinton resigns NBC reporting job

Chelsea Clinton resigns NBC post

Chelsea Clinton is out as a special correspondent for NBC News. The expectant mother, who began her journalism career with the network in November 2011, announced the news in a Facebook post Friday. "To continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child, I have decided to leave my position as a NBC special correspondent," Clinton wrote. When she joined the network, executives there said she was brought on to help air "good news" stories as part of NBC's "Making a Difference" segments.

Seoul sends lots of students to U.S.

Seoul is sending more students to U.S. universities than any other foreign city, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to an analysis of federal data. From 2008 to 2012, the South Korean capital sent 56,503 students to the United States through F-1 visas. Beijing sent 49,946 and Shanghai 29,145, reflecting the demand in China for U.S. degrees. Those findings are from a Brookings Institution report released Friday that analyzed data on F-1 visas obtained through a public records request. In all, the number of foreign students on F-1 visas exploded from 110,000 in 2001 to 524,000 in 2012.

Officer who killed elk gets probation

A former police officer in Boulder, Colo., who was convicted of killing a treasured bull elk in an upscale neighborhood was sentenced Friday to four years of probation. Sam Carter, 37, was on duty when he killed the elk known as "Big Boy" on New Year's Day 2013 while it grazed under a crabapple tree. He claimed the elk had been injured and needed to be put down. Carter, who faced up to six years in prison, was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, serve on a work crew for 30 days and pay $10,200 in fines, the Daily Camera reported.

By the Numbers

51M The population of Myanmar, according to the country's first census in three decades. The total is far less than the previously estimated 60 million, state-run TV said.

Times wires

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Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

TAMPA — The season started in August with “Hard Knocks,” packed bleachers at training camp and cheers for coach Dirk Koetter.It ended Sunday with a 24-21 loss to the Lions, a lot of empty seats and chants of “We want Gruden ba...
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Winter meetings journal: Rays closer Alex Colome drawing interest

Winter meetings journal: Rays closer Alex Colome drawing interest

LAKE BUENA VISTA — The Rays made a small deal Monday in acquiring INF Joey Wendle from Oakland while continuing to discuss bigger ones that seem likely to eventually lead to the trade of closer Alex Colome and then others.The Rockies and Mets joined ...
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HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

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Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

TALLAHASSEE — Willie Simmons was named football coach at Florida A&M on Monday. The Tallahassee native will be introduced today. Simmons, 37, has been the coach at Prairie View A&M the past three seasons (21-11, including 6-5 this season). He played ...
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Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton may hasten Rays’ dismantling

Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton may hasten Rays’ dismantling

LAKE BUENA VISTA — The latest obstacle keeping the Rays from contending in the American League East loomed even larger Monday afternoon in pinstripes.The Yankees’ formal introduction of Giancarlo Stanton also could be an accelerant to the departure o...
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Residents wonder what’s next after fire destroys Tampa apartments (with video)

Residents wonder what’s next after fire destroys Tampa apartments (with video)

TAMPA — When her apartment complex caught fire Monday afternoon, Peaches McIntyre grabbed her four children and baby stroller and ran outside.Hours later, she looked at the smoldering building with her 5-year-old autistic son, Choice Underwood, huggi...
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3 Trump accusers call for congressional inquiry; Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist; 18 win anti-Trump climate grants; more in U.S., world news

3 Trump accusers call for congressional inquiry; Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist; 18 win anti-Trump climate grants; more in U.S., world news

United States3 Trump accusers speak, hoping to be heard nowThree women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories Monday on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks s...
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Judge denies former Clearwater fire chief’s motion for a new trial

Judge denies former Clearwater fire chief’s motion for a new trial

A Pinellas circuit judge denied a bid for a new trial in the case of Jamie Geer, the former Clearwater fire chief serving a life sentence for sexually abusing a girl throughout her childhood.Geer, now 63, was in court in October seeking the new trial...
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