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  1. Rubio's poor New Hampshire finish blunts his momentum

    The Buzz

    Santorum started it. Christie kicked the door wide open. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job. …

    A Rubio-bot in the snow after a tussle Tuesday with Rubio supporters
  2. Media General chairman John Stewart Bryan dies at 77

    Corporate

    RICHMOND, Va. — Media General Inc. chairman John Stewart Bryan III, the former publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has died. He was 77. …

  3. Hernando sheriff: Two seriously injured, suspect captured in Spring Hill home invasion

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — Two people were flown to trauma centers with serious injuries on Tuesday after they were injured in a home invasion in a gated golf community, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. …

  4. Neville, Ron and Ginny, Oh My: Follow us at the Celebration of Harry Potter

    The Feed

    Muggles, line up! Dumbledore's finest are descending on Universal Orlando as we speak for the third annual Celebration of Harry Potter, running through Sunday. Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) are in Orlando for a behind the scenes film talent panel discussion as a part of the event. …

    Fans pouring into the #HarryPotter expo at Universal Studios. The first treat is a paper school tie complete with house crest.
  5. ISIS former sex slaves faced 'virginity tests'

    World

    An abusive act Former ISIS sex slaves faced 'virginity tests' Some women enslaved by the Islamic State were forced to undergo grim procedures even after they escaped the jihadists' clutches. …

  6. Tampa police: Bus with 7-year-old child on board leaves father behind

    Publicsafety

    TAMPA — A bathroom break and a language barrier briefly separated a father and child on Thursday night at the Marion Street Bus Terminal, police said.  …

  7. Arrest report: Burglar caught after dropping phone at crime scene

    Crime

    LARGO in his haste to escape, suspect left behind an obvious clue A 19-year-old Largo man is accused of breaking into a home and gun safe before being interrupted and fleeing the scene Jan. 15. Left behind was a key piece of evidence: his phone. …

  8. China struggles to rein in North Korean leader

    World

    BEIJING — When veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket as part of his quest to develop ballistic missile technologies. …

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Foreign Ministry says it prefers talks to rein in Kim.
  9. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 10

    Events

    Diana Ross: One of the most iconic female singers of all time began her journey five decades ago as the leader singer of The Supremes. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $58.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400. …

    Diana Ross attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California,  November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  10. Two trucking firms feud over equipment

    Business

    It's described as something like a trucking version of a palace coup. …

  11. Man charged in attack of ex-girlfriend and her mother in Spring Hill subdivision

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — A man terrorized and injured his ex-girlfriend and her mother Tuesday afternoon at a house inside a gated Spring Hill community, according to Hernando County sheriff's officials. …

    Panarese
  12. Boys soccer: Sunlake 6, Nature Coast 0

    Preps

    LAND O'LAKES — Friday night marked the first in a line of steps Sunlake needed to fulfill before reaching the state semifinals for a fourth straight season, and it was done convincingly. Opening the Class 3A region quarterfinals, the Seahawks dispatched Nature Coast 6-0 in front of the home crowd. …

  13. Ohio police officer found dead 20 minutes after call warned officers were in danger

    Nation

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A man whose ex-girlfriend reported that he was armed and looking to kill police was in custody suspected in the death of an officer whose body was found behind the municipal building of a small Ohio town, authorities said Monday. …

    Investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation work the scene of a residence on East Washington Street  in Danville, Ohio, Monday, after Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell was found shot to death Sunday night. A man whose ex-girlfriend reported that he was armed and looking to kill police was in custody suspected in the death of Cottrel, authorities said Monday. [Virgil Shipley/The News via AP]
  14. Manziel's ex-girlfriend says he hit her repeatedly

    Bucs

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Acting as if he were "on some kind of drugs," Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend told police he repeatedly struck her after a fight that began at a Dallas hotel and continued as he drove her home to Fort Worth, according to a police report released Thursday. …

  15. Hillsborough jail inmate facing armed kidnapping charges found dead from apparent suicide

    Publicsafety

    TAMPA — An inmate at the Falkenburg Road Jail died Friday from an apparent suicide, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. …

  16. Shaq comes to Gainesville after video of cop playing basketball with neighborhood kids goes viral

    Publicsafety

    GAINESVILLE — Last week, the Internet dubbed Gainesville Police Officer Bobby White the "basketball cop" after a video went viral of him responding to a dispatch call of kids "loudly" shooting hoops on a neighborhood street. …

    Former NBA star and Doral reserve police officer Shaquille O'Neal poses with kids and officers in a Gainesville neighborhood Saturday after a pick-up basketball game. [Gainesville Police Department, via Facebook]
  17. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 3

    Events

    Shatner's World: The One Man Show: The actor who originated the role of Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk is known as much for his unique persona as for his extensive body of work. His show takes the audience on a voyage through his life and career. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $59.50-$79.50. (727) 893-7832. …

    Handout photo of William Shatner in "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," a one-man show coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Feb. 3, 2016. Credit: Melis Productions.
  18. Educating retirees drives Sun City Center resource deputy

    Publicsafety

    SUN CITY CENTER — Jeffery E. Merry, the Hillsborough County sheriff's community resource officer for this retirement community, spends a lot of time worrying about golf carts. And it's not because he's out on the links with his golf bag. …

    Hillsborough sheriff’s resource Deputy Jeffery E. Merry, 40, holds seminars on golf cart safety in Sun City Center.
  19. Girls soccer: Pasco rallies to end title drought

    Preps

    BROOKSVILLE — Pasco will be hosting its first playoff game in more than a decade after narrowly walking away with the Class 3A, District 7 championship Friday night. The Pirates needed overtime to dispatch Wesley Chapel 2-1 in a solid defensive match. …

  20. New Ebola case emerges in setback for Sierra Leone (w/video)

    News

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A woman who died this week in Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola, officials said Friday, a setback for the region that came only a day after the World Health Organization had declared the epidemic over.  …

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