Tuesday, November 21, 2017
News Roundup

News at noon: San Bernardino shootings; Pistorius murder conviction; judge pleads for vet; council okays ferry funds; Jameis Winston, TV recaps

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Authorities are trying to learn why a couple left behind their infant daughter and carried out a shooting rampage that left 14 people dead and seriously wounded more than a dozen others in one of the nation's worst mass shootings. We've learned several details about the couple, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

British Tornado jets struck oil fields in eastern Syria that help finance the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants.

Prison looms for Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian, now that he has been convicted of murder. A South African appeals court overturned a lower court's conviction on the less serious charge of manslaughter.

Saying he came "not with a frontal assault but on bended knee," Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Gregory on Thursday urged the University of South Florida Board of Trustees to act on behalf of a former U.S. Army Green Beret expelled after firing his gun at a Tampa gas station last year.

The St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved earmarking $250,000 for a new research vessel and $350,000 for the pilot ferry project with some of the $6.5 million from the BP settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

By now, nearly everyone has seen the trailer for the movie Concussion. It tells the story about Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith), whose research discovered chronic traumatic encephaltopathy (CTE) while conducting an autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster. It led to Omalu's own crusade to expose the effects of repetitive brain injuries that are all too common in the NFL. Omalu is scheduled to speak tonight at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

Fast-growing Raymond James Financial Inc. will buy the U.S. Private Client Services brokerage of Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management, Europe's largest investment bank.

International travel at Tampa International Airport was up 30 percent in October compared to the same period last year, thanks to a new flight from Lufthansa to Frankfurt and an additional flight by Edelweiss to Zurich.

After guiding the Bucs to three wins, quarterback Jameis Winston has been named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November, just the third time ever a Tampa Bay quarterback has earned the honors.

Although Miami still hasn't announced the hiring, former Georgia coach Mark Richt will be the Hurricanes' next head coach. Here's one thing that's worth watching: How does Richt recruit Tampa Bay?

TV RECAPS: We have looks at Empire and American Horror Story: Hotel.

News at noon is a weekday feature from tampabay.com. Check in Monday through Friday for updates and information on the biggest stories of the day.

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