Wednesday, November 22, 2017
News Roundup

U.S. envoy talks with China about North Korea



U.S. envoy talks N. korea with china

The State Department's senior envoy on North Korea said Wednesday he discussed "all aspects of the North Korea issue" with Chinese officials, including sanctions on the North, during a one-day visit to Beijing. "The Chinese have said to us that they will faithfully implement U.N. Security Council sanctions and are doing so. And, as I've said before, we take them at their word," Glyn B. Davies said. His trip to China appeared to be part of a U.S. effort to work closely with Beijing to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea's third nuclear test in February.

Granbury, Texas

Severe storms cause 'multiple fatalities'

A tornado slammed into a North Texas lakefront town Wednesday night, demolishing homes and killing and injuring an undetermined number of people, officials said. The tornado hit the scenic Brazos River town in North Texas about 8 p.m. Hood County sheriff's Lt. Kathy Jiveden reported the multiple fatalities, but she had no estimate of dead or injured. She said crews "are going house to house" looking for those trapped, injured or dead in the rubble of demolished homes.


Egypt: Bomb suspects targeted embassies

Egyptian state prosecutors say three suspected al-Qaida-linked militants detained over the weekend were plotting to attack the U.S. and French embassies in Cairo using car bombs. The prosecutors were quoted Wednesday by the official MENA press agency.

Los Angeles

Traffic stop leads to 17 homemade explosives

A police bomb squad detonated 17 homemade explosive devices found in an apartment Wednesday after officers spotted an explosive liquid in a man's car during a routine traffic stop. Robert Wilson, 29, was charged with felony possession of a destructive device, police Sgt. Rudy Lopez said. Authorities said there were no signs he planned to use the devices. They think he acted alone and had no apparent link to terrorism.

Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain convicts 6 of Twitter insults

A lawyer says Bahraini courts convicted and sentenced six people to a year in prison Wednesday on charges of making Twitter posts deemed offensive to the Persian Gulf nation's king.

Times wires


Report: Feds' warnings about Superstorm Sandy were confusing

Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate, but the warnings were confusing, an internal review found. The gigantic October storm lost tropical characteristics hours before landfall in New Jersey, so the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stopped calling it a hurricane. It shifted focus to flooding and high wind warnings and moved responsibility from the National Hurricane Center in Miami to local weather offices. NOAA's self-assessment said that led to confusion by the public and the media, a complaint made by independent meteorologists. The 66-page report uses the word "confusion" 88 times. The report said future hurricane warnings should continue from the hurricane center even when a storm is downgraded. NOAA adopted the change in April.

Across country, small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Across country, small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Associated PressSome smaller retailers will tug at shoppers’ heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.Store owners are going well beyond the usual holiday dec...
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Basketball: Florida State stays unbeaten as Phil Cofer leads the way

TALLAHASSEE — After being limited by ankle and foot injuries the past two years, Florida State’s Phil Cofer is starting to show glimpses of the potential he showed as a freshman. The 6-foot-8 senior forward tied a career high with 21 points and finis...
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As rules change, many Florida immigrants face a choice: Do they stay or go?

As rules change, many Florida immigrants face a choice: Do they stay or go?

Lys Isma was born in Haiti, but she’s used to driving in Miami with a license, going to college and living without fear of being deported.The Florida International University biology student has lived in Florida since she was 9 months old. Undocument...
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Top Trump staffers failed to file financial reports on their way out the door

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top aides — including chief of staff Reince Priebus and foreign policy adviser Sebastian Gorka — failed to file legally required financial reports after they were dismissed this summer, according to government re...
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Mother and two children hit by car in Tampa

TAMPA — A mother of two was in critical condition Wednesday night after a car struck her and her two children as they attempted to cross S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa police said.Police stopped southbound traffic between W Wyoming and Oklahoma while th...
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Death of Tampa man struck by patrol car during chase is investigated

TAMPA — A 24-year-old Tampa man died four days after he was hit and critically injured by a patrol car while running from Tampa police, according to police and an attorney for the man’s family.Police were pursuing Dusharn Weems in connection with a s...
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Man charged with homicide a year after head-on crash

Man charged with homicide a year after head-on crash

TAMPA — Esther Jean, 31, died in a head-on crash nine days before her 32nd birthday. More than a year later, the man who survived has been charged with vehicular homicide. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office brought charges against Jacob Robin ...
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Hernando deputies make arrest after finding body of dead woman Wednesday

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who they say killed a woman.Joshua Carroll, 32, faces a charge of second-degree murder.Deputies found the body of the woman, who was not identified, at 15013 Old St...
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