The week's 20 best news photos, from the Associated Press, Getty Images and the Tampa Bay Times
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A Havanese dog is judged during competition at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 13, 2017 in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
This week's collection of the best news photos features an amazingly colorful protest in Bucharest, two images from the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, a grandmother and children demonstrating that winter can be fun, some picturesque paddleboarders in California and two photos from, ahem, "fashion" week.
All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa Bay Times and were taken or transmitted between February 10 and February 17.
(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Protesters lit torches using national colors during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Romania has seen massive protests this month against a government decree that would have diluted the anti-corruption fight that has targeted top officials.
(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
People light the flashes of their mobile phones in the colors of Romania's flag during an anti-government protest in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Protesters braved freezing temperatures gathering outside the government headquarters for the 13th consecutive day to demand the government's resignation after it passed a decree that would have diluted the anti-corruption fight that has targeted top officials.
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Rick Wallenda, a member of the world-famous tightrope walking Flying Wallendas walks a high wire at the Sundial Plaza in St. Petersburg. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. [Saturday, February 11, 2017]
(AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
In this Friday, feb. 10, 2017, photo, an ethnic Inntha fisherman demonstrates fishing techniques on the Inle Lake, southern Shan State, Myanmar.
(Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
Paddle boarders make their way around Dana Point Harbor as the sun shines through partly cloudy skies in Dana Point, Calif., Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2017.
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
HOCHFILZEN, AUSTRIA - FEBRUARY 15: Yulia Dzhima and Anastaysia Merkushyna of the Ukraine in action during the Women's 15km Individual competition of the IBU World Championships Biathlon 2017 at the Biathlon Stadium Hochfilzen on February 15, 2017 in Hochfilzen, Austria.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Water flows through break in the wall of the Oroville Dam spillway, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. The torrent chewed up trees and soil alongside the concrete spillway before rejoining the main channel below. Engineers don't know what caused what state Department of Water Resources spokesman Eric See called a "massive" cave-in that is expected to keep growing until it reaches bedrock.
(Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Water from the Cosumnes and Mokelumne rivers floods a house and barn north of Twin Cities Road east of Interstate 5, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in Elk Grove, Calif. Water started flowing over an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam, on Lake Oroville, for the first time Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam's main spillway.
(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A model displays a 2017-18 Fall/Winter creation by Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada during the Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway for the Libertine collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 13, 2017 in New York City.
(Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Capt. Thomas DiMiero kisses his wife, Jennifer DiMiero, during a welcome home ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The couple was reunited after his nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, where he served with 199 soldiers from the Army's 3rd Cavalry Regiment. The soldiers advised the Afghanistan Army and local and national police and worked on village stabilization operations.
(AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
A baby gorilla relaxes on her mother Kibara at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The female baby gorilla was born on Dec. 4, 2016 and was named Kianga on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Davis, a basset hound, waits in the staging area during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in New York.
(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A doctor holds his stethoscope in the air as he and other medical staff protest the detention of their union leaders, outside an appeal court in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. A Kenyan court has released seven doctors who are officials in the medics' union and who were jailed earlier this week for not calling off a strike by doctors working in public institutions.
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Protesters with NYC Fight for $15 gather in front of a McDonalds to rally against fast food executive Andrew Puzder, who is President Donald Trump's nomination to lead the Labor Department on February 13, 2017 in New York City. Puzder's fast food business, including Hardee's and Carl's Jr., have a mixed record with workers, with many claiming him hostile to workers rights.
(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)
The first penumbral eclipse of moon of 2017 is seen in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes at a village near Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Uttar Pradesh and four other Indian states are having state legislature elections in February-March, a key mid-term test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government which has been ruling India since 2014.
(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A couple wearing Japanese traditional kimonso pose for a wedding photo by a rapeseed oil field at Hamarikyu Garden in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The flowers are expected to remain in full bloom until the end of March.
(Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 13: A woman and her grandchilden sled on Boston Common following a winter storm February 13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Another winter storm has brought heavy snow and wind to the region.
By Joey JohnstonTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough deserved better Friday. But the offense didn't offer much, allowing the Orioles to escape with a 2-0 victory before an announced crowd of 11,354 at Tropicana Field."It ...
ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps in the future.The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and Tampa...
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It’s human nature in following any tragedy to imagine: How could this have been prevented? On that score, the city of Tampa responded appropriately to the deaths this week of a mother and her toddler whom police say were hit by a teenage driver racin...
TAMPA — Michael Bratt told a story.He said that Hernando County sheriff’s deputies attacked him in his home early one morning eight years ago, beat him severely on his front lawn, and continued the assault as they took him to a hospital.But another s...
The 18-year-old who was arrested this week after police said he was racing when he fatally struck a young mother pushing her stroller across Bayshore Boulevard was back in jail on Friday night.Cameron Herrin, 18, was arrested on a second count of veh...
The Stanley Cup final begins Monday in the unlikeliest of places: a city new to major pro sports and suddenly the center of the hockey world, Las Vegas, whose Golden Knights could become the first first-year expansion team to win a championship.And t...
Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The Rays also sent cash to the Mariners.Span, a Tampa produc...
By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.Romo is making his third career "sta...