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News at noon: Shooting near St. Pete; climate conference; presidential politics, CyberMonday concert deals; and Bucs Turning Point

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at 58th Avenue N and 31st Street, north of St. Petersburg. Investigators say one person has been wounded at the scene, near Star Trailer/RV Park.

President Barack Obama seeks to rally world leaders at a climate summit, declaring that "no nation large or small, wealthy or poor, is immune" to challenges such as global warming and urged political action even if the benefits are not seen for generations.

Is Nefertiti buried in a chamber behind King Tut's tomb? After radar scans were made of the boy king's tomb this weekend "everything is adding up," an Egyptologist says.

Those lords a-leaping are expensive. An annual look at the 12 gifts listed in the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas shows the price of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 stayed the same price.

Rep. Alan Grayson says he's prepared to go to court to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. Grayson says because Cruz was born in Canada, he is not a "natural-born American" as the Constitution requires.

In other presidential politics, here is what Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to this week.

Federal bank regulators are investigating whether Wells Fargo Bank, the California giant that is one of the biggest institutions operating in Florida, is going too far in pushing employees to sell banking services to customers. The Comptroller of the Currency, part of the U.S. Treasury Department that oversees nationally chartered banks, and the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank are "probing" the bank's sales culture, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday morning.

Ah, to be among the glitterati who will descend this week on Art Basel Miami Beach. Nibbling on canapes. Clinking glasses of bubbly. Perusing modern masterpieces. And … writing checks to politicians? That's the hope of several 2016 presidential candidates who, on purpose or by happenstance, have scheduled fundraising receptions to coincide with the annual art fair that swells the ranks of South Florida's moneyed elite.

You know how on restaurant menus the stuff in boxes is what the owner really wants you to look at? Laura Reiley says you'll want to seriously consider the stuff in boxes on the menus at Hog Island Fish Camp in Dunedin.

Cyber Monday isn't just for picking up gifts at a steep discount through your favorite online retailer. Shop carefully, and you can also find some great ticket deals to hot shows at some of Tampa Bay's best venues.

Turning Point, Week 12, takes a step-by-step look at how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came undone against the Colts on Sunday.

Cody Elkins started his motocross career on two wheels, but back in 2009 he decided it was time for a change."I wondered if you could do all the same tricks on a quad," he says. "The four-wheeler is much heavier than your standard motocross bike but in the end it is still pretty much the same thing." But don't take his word for it. See for yourself Friday and Saturday when Elkins goes head to head with the top freestyle motocross riders in the world at the inaugural St. Pete Action Sports.

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News at noon: Shooting near St. Pete; climate conference; presidential politics, CyberMonday concert deals; and Bucs Turning Point 11/30/15 [Last modified: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:05pm]
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