Wednesday, January 24, 2018
News Roundup

U.S., N. Korea envoys reopen nuclear talks

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u.s., n. korea envoys reopen nuclear talks

U.S. and North Korea envoys reopen nuclear talks today, seeking ways for Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear programs in return for much-needed aid. The countries were on the verge of a deal to have Washington provide food if Pyongyang suspends its uranium enrichment program when the country's longtime leader Kim Jong Il died Dec. 17. U.S. envoy Glyn Davies said it's a good sign that North Korea agreed to restart talks so soon.

bremerton, wash.

Shot in school, 8-year-old critical

An 8-year-old girl was in critical condition Wednesday after she was shot in the abdomen at her elementary school near Seattle, and one of her classmates was detained, authorities said. The injured third-grader was airlifted to a hospital and underwent surgery, officials said. Police said a third-grade boy was being questioned and a firearm was found in a classroom.

rome

Divers find 8 more bodies in ship

Divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship found eight bodies Wednesday on a passenger deck, authorities said. Italy's national civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation off the Tuscan island of Giglio, said four bodies were recovered — those of a woman, a girl, a man and a person whose sex wasn't immediately determined. Identifying them could take days. Worsening weather kept divers from immediately removing the other four bodies.

jerusalem

Military exemption law overturned

Israel's Supreme Court tossed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political hot potato by overturning a law that effectively exempted tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox religious students from mandatory military service. The decision could force Netanyahu's conservative coalition government to tackle the thorny issue dividing Israel's religious and secular communities. The court ruled that the current law must expire by August, and some think the debate could tear apart Netanyahu's coalition or prompt early elections.

moscow

Abkhazia president dodges assassins

Assassins tried Wednesday to kill the president of Abkhazia, a Russian-backed rebel enclave of Georgia, in an assault that raised new questions about Moscow's ability to preserve order. President Alexandr Ankvab wasn't injured, but at least one bodyguard died and two were seriously wounded. It was the sixth attempt on Ankvab's life in less than a decade, a testament to the volatility of Abkhazia. Moscow, has been struggling to calm recent political tremors in Abkhazia.

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Lightning beats Predators in overtime

Lightning beats Predators in overtime

NASHVILLE — Steven Stamkos’ celebration said it all.The Lightning captain delivered an emphatic fist pump after his rocket one-timer clanked in off the crossbar, tying the score with just over two minutes left at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night. T...
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High school scoreboard for Jan. 23

Tuesday’s scoreboardBoys basketballBoca Ciega 55, Canterbury 53Girls basketballBoca Ciega 65, Largo 19
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Hernando sheriff: Shooter injures three; in standoff with SWAT

BROOKSVILLE — A shooter was on the loose Tuesday night after injuring three victims, according to Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis.The sheriff would not say if there were any fatalities.The Sheriff’s Office received a report about the at about 9 p.m. Dep...
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Sheriff: Pasco man planned, then carried out neighbor’s execution

Sheriff: Pasco man planned, then carried out neighbor’s execution

HOLIDAY — A neighborhood dispute ended in gunfire when one neighbor executed another on Tuesday, deputies said, as the victim kneeled in his own front yard begging for his life.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the execution, which took place ju...
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Career Q&A: Sharpen interview skills to overcome impression of shyness

Career Q&A: Sharpen interview skills to overcome impression of shyness

Q: At the end of a recent interview, the manager told me that I would not be getting the job. He said I wasn’t a good fit for the position because I was shy. As a naturally introverted person, I found this very discouraging. How can I avoid similar p...
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Lawmakers call for additional investigations into Tampa Bay’s two CareerSource boards

Lawmakers call for additional investigations into Tampa Bay’s two CareerSource boards

Federal and state lawmakers are calling on Congress and the Florida House of Representatives to investigate whether two regional workforce centers inflated the number of people they helped find jobs. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D–St. Petersburg, and sta...
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Undersea quake causes fear of tsunami in Alaska; Kentucky teen kills 2 classmates in shooting; ex-gymnast tells Nassar: ‘You didn’t heal me. You only hurt me’; more in U.S. news

Undersea quake causes fear of tsunami in Alaska; Kentucky teen kills 2 classmates in shooting; ex-gymnast tells Nassar: ‘You didn’t heal me. You only hurt me’; more in U.S. news

AlaskaUndersea quake causes panicA powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert warned a tsunami could hit communities along the state’s southern...
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MacDill crews shift from Islamic State battle to join winter fight against Taliban

MacDill crews shift from Islamic State battle to join winter fight against Taliban

Now that the fight against the largely defeated Islamic State is winding down, the U.S. Air Force is turning its efforts toward the Taliban and moving aircraft and crews to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.Crews and a KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refue...
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Deputies identify 11-month-old who drowned, no other details released

Deputies identify 11-month-old who drowned, no other details released

BRANDON — The 11-month-old girl who drowned in an apartment complex pond on Monday was identified as Deleah Morgan by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.Deputies released no other details about the incident or the ongoing investigation....
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