Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Your DayStarter: Today's weather (record highs), another Winston-Mariota update and great Thanksgiving turkey tips

It's the line we wish we didn't have to keep writing: You can expect near-record heat today, this time with a high temperature around 87 or 88 degrees, according to WTSP 10Weather. Look for stray showers in the afternoon, and don't expect much relief from the hot, wet pattern until late this weekend.

• Starting today on tampabay.com's food and dining page, look for special Thanksgiving content to help you prepare for next week's big feast. Today, it's all about the turkey, with recipes and tips on everything from thawing to cooking.

Thomas Bassinger charts all the passes from the Bucs' Jameis Winston and Titans' Marcus Mariota and assesses their performances. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

• Here's an industry get-together that's all about having fun. More than 28,000 people from 100 countries have converged in Orlando for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo 2015, a global confab of theme park and attraction industry professionals. Read up on the event and follow business reporter Justine Griffin (@SunBizGriffin) as she checks out the latest rides on Wednesday.

Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including a rock show at the Ritz Ybor with the Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack. You can also learn more about the history of "Operation Pedro Pan" when former child refugees come to the Tampa Bay History Center to tell their stories of fleeing Castro's Cuba.

• President Barack Obama will meet today in the Philippines with leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation nations. They will mark progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive free trade agreement at the heart of the Obama administration's Asia policy.

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