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News at noon: Florida bear hunt numbers rise; quake toll climbs; buying a home cheaper than renting; and bacon on the bad list

A doctor treats a boy who was injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday. The powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. [Mohammad Sajjad | Associated Press]

A doctor treats a boy who was injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday. The powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. [Mohammad Sajjad | Associated Press]

Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years ended Sunday night when the tally of dead bears hit 295. But expect that number to climb higher today.

Details of the quake continue to trickle out from South Asia. The death toll has topped 180 and continues to climb after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake rocked much of Afghanistan and Pakistan today.

Times political editor Adam C. Smith will moderate a candidate forum for the St. Petersburg City Council candidates at 7 tonight at the Enoch Davis Center. The forum is hosted by the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP.

It's cheaper to own a home than rent, writes Business columnist Robert Trigaux. Buying a home in Tampa Bay is a whopping 42 percent cheaper than renting, according to a report issued by real estate firm Trulia about millennials ages 25 to 34 and their housing options. Click here for more Business news.

From "Code Red" to "Code Dread": Bucs fans have seen a lot of blowouts and fourth-quarter collapses the past few years, but they haven't witnessed a stunner like Sunday's 31-30 loss to Washington in more than two decades. Today's Bucs Turning Point looks at where it all fell apart.

Not bacon! A research division of the World Health Organization announced on Monday that bacon, sausage and other processed meats cause cancer, and that red meat probably does, too.

News at noon: Florida bear hunt numbers rise; quake toll climbs; buying a home cheaper than renting; and bacon on the bad list 10/26/15 [Last modified: Monday, October 26, 2015 12:38pm]
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