Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: Paris attacks ringleader investigated, Rubio's Cuba policy may be outdated, Jones' case for Friday night high school football

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris, was found yesterday in the building targeted in a raid on a Paris suburb. Today French officials say it is still not clear exactly how he died. Questions also remain as to how Abaaoud managed to travel across so many borders en route to the French capital.

Republicans pushed legislation toward House approval today erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.

As Marco Rubio campaigns to bring generational change as part of his bid for the White House, the GOP hopeful's policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.

The latest on ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's sentencing hearing: one expert says Fogle frequented prostitutes.

Campus carry bill is ready for Florida's 120 House members to vote on when they begin their 2016 session in January. The controversial plan backed by the National Rifle Association would allow guns on college and university campuses statewide.

Holiday shopping forecasts gain confidence after early fall predictions had been less than stellar. Read why folks are likely to spend as much or maybe even more than they did last year on holiday gifts this year.

Clear eyes, full hearts, high school football on Fridays, can't lose. As college games have started to extend beyond Saturday, Tom Jones makes a case for Friday night lights limited to high school football.

Your guide to a stress-free, delicious Thanksgiving is here.Food critic Laura Reiley share herTurkey Day Safety Kit and food editor Michelle Stark has new stuffing recipes to try.

Television reviews are back with a ranking of the characters from this week's Empire and an American Horror Story recap.

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No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Police investigating shooting outside nightclub

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred outside a south St. Petersburg nightclub early Saturday morning.Brennan-Aire D. Williams, 28, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving by cab at Bayfront Health. Police invest...
Updated: 1 hour ago
More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

WASHINGTON — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a s...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

What in the name of the 0-26 Bucs is going on here?The breathtaking Vegas Golden Knights are the greatest expansion team in professional sports history. They are the best (or worst) thing to ever happen to our games, having won 51 times during the re...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

WEEKI WACHEE — A woman who runs an animal sanctuary will face dozens of animal cruelty charges after Hernando County animal enforcement officers said they found dogs, equine, pigs, cats and chickens housed in poor conditions on her property.Animal of...
Published: 05/26/18
Is the Lightning’s Jeff Vinik the best owner in professional sports?

Is the Lightning’s Jeff Vinik the best owner in professional sports?

Hope of another Stanley Cup has dissolved, and soon the ice will follow. Yet even if sorrow is the price of devotion, the true hockey fans will still buy in when the next season comes around.That concept may not be unique to Tampa Bay, but it does se...
Published: 05/26/18
Carlton: Sometimes taxpayers pay for not doing the right thing

Carlton: Sometimes taxpayers pay for not doing the right thing

I may have cracked the code. Found a way to sell doing the right thing. Discovered a method of persuasion in certain matters of fairness, conscience and the greater good.Like giving our fellow Americans a second chance.When morality-based arguments d...
Published: 05/26/18
Quick action to slow traffic on Bayshore prompts call to do more citywide

Quick action to slow traffic on Bayshore prompts call to do more citywide

TAMPA — As city workers set up signs Friday establishing a lower speed limit on Bayshore Boulevard, neighborhood residents and transportation activists urged more steps to improve safety for pedestrians all across the city.The move is a good beginnin...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps in the future.The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and Tampa...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

By Joey JohnstonTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough deserved better Friday. But the offense didn't offer much, allowing the Orioles to escape with a 2-0 victory before an announced crowd of 11,354 at Tropicana Field."It ...
Published: 05/25/18