Wednesday, April 25, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: President Obama continues his visit to Asia; also, the National Geographic Bee kicks off

• It'll be a sunny, dry work week with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, 10Weather WTSP reports. Rain shouldn't make an appearance until late in the week.

• President Barack Obama begins three days of meetings with officials in Vietnam as he tries to lure yet another Southeast Asian country away from China's tight embrace. Human rights are also expected to be high on the agenda.

• Tommy Eveld had given up baseball after his sophomore year on Jesuit High junior varsity, but now, after a stint as a walk-on quarterback at USF, he has emerged as the baseball team's closer heading into this week's American Athletic Conference tournament. Look for his story later this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

• More than 50 contestants kick off the National Geographic Bee in Washington, with the championship round to follow on Wednesday. The champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and an all-expenses-paid trip to southeast Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including the Sunset Music Festival's lineup of EDM superstars and a margarita festival in Curtis Hixon Park.

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