Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Obama to fast-track oil pipeline

boulder city, nev.

Obama putting oil pipeline segment on fast track

President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, backing a segment of the larger Keystone XL project that he rejected earlier this year. The 485-mile line from Cushing, Okla., to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast would remove a critical bottleneck in the oil transportation system, as rising production has outgrown pipelines' capacity to deliver oil to refineries. The directive, to be announced today, also applies to other pipelines that alleviate choke points.

portland, ore.

Three grocers stop buying 'pink slime'

At least three national supermarket operators will stop buying ground beef containing the filler known as "pink slime." Federal regulators say the filler, called in the industry "lean, finely textured beef," meets food safety standards. But critics say it could be unsafe and is an unappetizing example of industrialized food production. Supervalu Inc., whose stores include Albertsons and Shop 'n Save, said Wednesday that customer concern prompted it to stop carrying products containing the filler. The Food Lion chain and Safeway also are making the change.

concord, n.h.

House rejects repeal of gay marriage law

Lawmakers rejected a bill Wednesday that would have made their state Legislature the first to repeal a gay marriage law. The state House voted 211-116 to kill the measure, ending a push by its new Republican majority to rescind the state's 2-year-old gay marriage law. Nevertheless, both sides are pledging to continue fighting into the fall elections.

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Father of Lyfe Coleman confronted suspect in son’s shooting death

Father of Lyfe Coleman confronted suspect in son’s shooting death

TAMPA — A loud knock at Life Malcolm’s bedroom door wrenched him from sleep just after midnight. In the darkness of that early morning — Jan. 5, 2015 — Malcolm opened the door and heard his sister say something about his son in the front yard.Malcolm...
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Editorial: Look hard into Tampa Bay and Pinellas CareerSource CEO, and get to the bottom of the numbers and the money

Editorial: Look hard into Tampa Bay and Pinellas CareerSource CEO, and get to the bottom of the numbers and the money

Something is seriously amiss at Tampa Bay’s two CareerSource agencies, which receive millions in federal and state money to match unemployed workers with local employers. First, the agencies appear to be taking credit — and money — for job placements...
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Water Street Tampa sketches vision for Marriott Waterside (with video)

Water Street Tampa sketches vision for Marriott Waterside (with video)

TAMPA — Water Street Tampa developers outlined some broad goals for their planned $40 million renovation of the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in a video posted to social media on Monday.In short, they want a hotel that feels inclusive, not ...
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Baby, 11 months, dies in reported drowning at Brandon apartments’ pool

BRANDON — An 11-month old baby was pronounced dead Monday after reportedly drowning in the swimming pool at a Brandon apartment complex, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. As of 4 p.m., detectives and the Sheriff’s Office dive and forensi...
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The Navy built a ‘fast, agile’ warship for $440M. It’s been stuck in ice since Christmas Eve

The Navy built a ‘fast, agile’ warship for $440M. It’s been stuck in ice since Christmas Eve

The commissioning of the USS Little Rock was held in Buffalo, New York, last month, on a day so cold that people’s breath billowed through the air as they spoke.Partway through the ceremony, snow began falling — sideways — on the thousands of attende...
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Jobsite’s ‘The Tempest’ balances reverence and irreverence in a busy Shakespeare tribute

Jobsite’s ‘The Tempest’ balances reverence and irreverence in a busy Shakespeare tribute

TAMPA — The Tempest begins with shadow play, a ship tossed on high seas. Projected onto a backdrop, the shadow of that ship looks proportionate to the waves that rock it. You see this, even as a daemonic spirit holds a toy replica in her hand, the ac...
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These music icons have surprisingly never won a Grammy

These music icons have surprisingly never won a Grammy

By MESFIN FEKADUNEW YORK CITY — It’s a hard pill to swallow, but listen to this: Diana Ross has never won a Grammy. She’s part of a group of iconic musicians who can’t call themselves Grammy winners, including Bob Marley, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys,...
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Pasco religion calendar for Jan. 26

Hudson First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, will host a quarter auction fundraiser event to benefit local charities from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Vendor tables are available for the event hosted by the church women’s ministry. Tables cost $10. Fo...
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