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  1. Tampa police dispatcher faces discipline for handling of trapped baby

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A Tampa police dispatcher is facing discipline after he failed to send help to a woman who called 911 after her baby got locked inside a car, officials said. …

  2. A reporter drawn to danger

    Shortly after James Foley's 2011 release from 44 days of captivity in Libya, he returned to Boston to work at the offices of GlobalPost, the website that had published much of the American journalist's work from the Middle East. But it soon became clear that despite the ordeal he had just experienced, Foley wanted nothing more than to get back in the field to begin reporting again. …

  3. Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    Pop Culture

    NEW YORK — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on Saturday Night Live.  …

  4. Ferguson shooting demonstrators represent wide spectrum

    Nation

    FERGUSON, Mo. — On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob Molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles "poor man's bombs." …

  5. PunditFact: Checking Ferguson shooting comments from the Sunday news shows

    Politics

    The killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting. In some cases, answers are hard to come by. …

  6. Bellis, 15, upsets Cibulkova at U.S. Open

    Tennis

    NEW YORK — American CiCi Bellis, 15, became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 — almost three years before she was born — when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday.  …

  7. Recording captured shots fired at Michael Brown, lawyer says

    Nation

    ST. LOUIS — Seven shots. A three-second pause. Four more shots. An audio file obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday is believed to have captured the shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. …

  8. Dressed to go fight for Johnny Reb

    It is 1861 and the two men are going off to war. They sit side by side before the camera, their elbows and knees touching. They wear the uniform of the Confederacy and are armed with pistols, knives and a shotgun. …

  9. SoundBytes: Benny Benassi, Yandel, Kool Keith, Tony Lucca and more

    Sound Check

    -- Burgeoning EDM hotspot Hogan's Beach has announced another big-time show by another big-time DJ. Benny Benassi, one of the headliners of this spring's Sunset Music Festival, will perform at Hogan's on Nov. 16. Ticket details are still in the works, but click here for info. …

  10. CSX vows changes after train stoppages in Dade City

    Public Safety

    DADE CITY — After being blasted by public officials, railroad giant CSX vowed to change its practices in the future. …

  11. Column: A message to the people of Ferguson

    Columns

    Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man's death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. …

  12. Antistalking request preceded shooting at $1M Davis Islands home

    Crime

    TAMPA — A woman shot a man inside her million-dollar Davis Islands home Tuesday, a little over a week after seeking an antistalking order against him. …

  13. CSX angers Dade City officials when train stops — again

    Public Safety

    DADE CITY — As the freight train chugged through town shortly after dawn Tuesday, crews looked at the ticking clock, stopped the train and walked away, leaving all 129 cars to block multiple intersections. …

  14. Police confront protesters in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke from tear gas filled some streets of this tension-filled city again about midnight Monday, even as the Missouri National Guard was called in to help defuse the violence that has persisted for more than a week. …

  15. Ohio State QB Miller injured

    Sports

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his surgically repaired right shoulder Monday in practice and might miss the season, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Miller is a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate. …

  16. Pinellas County 911 system knocked out by lightning strikes

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Two lightning strikes a few minutes apart knocked out Pinellas County's 911 system Friday morning, preventing nearly all calls from coming through for about 45 minutes. …

  17. The latest Dispatches: Burn survivor's words are the balm that soothe

    State

    Set for Floridian in Sunday's Times from award-winner John Woodrow Cox: TAMPA — "Joe Versaggi," he said, lightly bumping fists with the young man in the hospital bed. "Burn survivor." …

  18. Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb where teen was killed by police

    News

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old turned violent again Wednesday night. …

  19. Hernando man accused of crashing truck, leaving 2 hurt in road

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — Authorities arrested a Spring Hill man after they say he crashed a pickup, injuring two people whom witnesses described as a pregnant woman and a child, then left the scene. …

  20. Tampa man, shot by officer, sues city and police

    Civil

    TAMPA — A man shot by police after his wife called 911 to report he was suicidal is suing both the officer who shot him and the city of Tampa, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. …

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