Saturday, June 23, 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News at noon: Paris attacks ringleader investigated, Rubio's Cuba policy may be outdated, Jones' case for Friday night high school football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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Lightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pick

Lightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pick

The Lightning is on the board in the 2018 NHL draft, using their first pick — 59th overall in the second round — on Gabriel Fortier, an undersize left wing from Quebec."I spoke with them a couple of times, so I knew there was an interest,...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Newly discovered, 550 million-year old fossil named after Obama

Newly discovered, 550 million-year old fossil named after Obama

Recent actions by the Trump administration - a wave of unprecedentedly large family separations at the border, aggressive trade-war-fueling tariffs and rebukes of allies - have made some feel as though the Barack Obama presidency was an unrecognizabl...
Updated: 2 hours ago
For starters: Rays vs. Yankees, looking for two straight

For starters: Rays vs. Yankees, looking for two straight

UPDATE, 2:38: Clarifying what was a communication error with the team PR staff, Rays manager Kevin Cash said LHP Blake Snell was slated for an extra day's rest all along and will face the Nationals on Monday not the Yankees on Sunday. The Rays will u...
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Rays Tales: Why ‘trades’ and ‘prospects’ are always in same conversation

Rays Tales: Why ‘trades’ and ‘prospects’ are always in same conversation

Besides the continual evolution of their intriguing pitching plan, the primary topics of conversation for the Rays over the next several weeks will be trades and prospects. And not mutually exclusively.Some sooner than others, the Rays are going to c...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged Saturday in a tweet that she was booted from a Virginia restaurant Friday night because she works for President Donald Trump.Sanders said she was told by the owner of T...
Updated: 3 hours ago
FHP: Wrong-way driver hit 100 miles per hour before sideswiping car

FHP: Wrong-way driver hit 100 miles per hour before sideswiping car

A Clearwater man who authorities said sideswiped a car while driving more than 100 miles per hour the wrong way on U.S. 41 was arrested Friday. Wendel Jamel James, 35, is charged with DUI with property damage, reckless driving and leaving the scene ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
‘Notorious RBG’ wanted to be a singer. Now, a CD celebrates her life.

‘Notorious RBG’ wanted to be a singer. Now, a CD celebrates her life.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has often said, in interviews, that she would have loved to have been an opera singer.She has certainly become a fixture at many opera houses around the country: She is often spotted in the audience; she sometimes presides...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Oldsmar cheer coach faces new sexual battery charges

Oldsmar cheer coach faces new sexual battery charges

An Oldsmar cheerleading coach charged this week with sending explicit images to a minor now faces additional sexual battery charges.Victor Martin Valenty, 28, is accused of having "inappropriate sexual activity" with a 15-year-old at his home for mor...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Migrants denied access to lawyers, held in cells 23 hours a day, ACLU lawsuit alleges

Migrants denied access to lawyers, held in cells 23 hours a day, ACLU lawsuit alleges

After crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum, 123 men have been detained for weeks, caged in prison cells for up to 23 hours per day and denied access to attorneys at a federal detention center in Sheridan, Oregon, a lawsuit filed Friday by t...
Updated: 7 hours ago
First step for Hillsborough schools facing biggest challenges: Hire more teachers

First step for Hillsborough schools facing biggest challenges: Hire more teachers

TAMPA — As chief of diversity for the Hillsborough County School District, Minerva Spanner-Morrow tries to keep her expectations realistic."We want the best of the best and I know that’s very difficult," she told principals last week as they prepared...
Published: 06/23/18