Friday, November 24, 2017
News Roundup

The DayStarter: Warm, and stormy later; get a first look at the expansion at TIA and mock draft projections for the Bucs

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Expect a warm cloudy afternoon before scattered storms this afternoon and into Tuesday morning, says 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey. The rest of the workweek should be sunny and dry with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

• U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and no autopsy was necessary, a judge has told the Associated Press. Chris Lujan, a manager for Sunset Funeral Homes in Texas, said the 79-year-old jurist's body was taken from the El Paso facility late Sunday afternoon and was to be flown to Virginia, although he had no details. Scalia's family didn't think a private autopsy was necessary and requested that his remains be returned to Washington as soon as possible, Lujan said. His death could change the results in key cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the AP says.

• Republican presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina, where another GOP primary is coming up Saturday. Former President George W. Bush, who has deliberately avoided politics throughout his post-presidency, will attend rally this evening in North Charleston with his brother Jeb.

• President Barack Obama opens two days of meetings today with the leaders of the 10 nations that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The summit in Rancho Mirage, Calif., is the first time a U.S. leader has hosted all 10 leaders and is intended to show the administration's commitment to countering growing Chinese influence in a region that is home to 620 million people and a $2.6 trillion economy.

• Nearly 3,000 dogs are in New York for the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. You can view our photo gallery of some of the competitors and find out how you can watch the events tonight and tomorrow night.

• Check in with business reporter Justine Griffin on Twitter at @SunBizGriffin beginning at 9:15 a.m. today for live updates from the unveiling of the first completed expansion project at Tampa International Airport and a behind-the-scenes tour of the new facility.

• It's Mock Draft Monday. Staff writer Matt Baker brings you up to date on the latest projections for the Bucs and the top state college players this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

• Now is the time to get your gear together for what should be another epic spring kingfish season. Outdoors editor Terry Tomalin will reveal the secrets of the "stinger rig" this morning at tampabay.com/outdoors.

• Here are the top things to do around Tampa Bay this week, including the Gasparilla Distance Classic and a show by Carly Rae Jepsen.

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