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  1. Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard (w/ video)


    Associated Press ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan — A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday with 48 people on board, killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said.  …

    People gather outside the emergency ward, where authorities brought the bodies of plane crash victims, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  2. Column: Will Selig's entry crack open door to Hall of Fame?


    Everything about baseball got bigger during Bud Selig's reign as commissioner.  …

    Former commissioner Bud Selig speaks on the set for the MLB Network, at Major League Baseball's winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. Selig and Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz were voted into the 2017 class of baseball's Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) MDAB106
  3. The 20 best photos of the week, from the Associated Press and Getty Images


    This week's collection of the best news photos features murmurating starlings in Scotland, Colombian soccer players mourning lost teammates, two very different reactions to the death of Fidel Castro, Paris ablaze (with light) at night, the oldest living person in the world, a massive protest in Indonesia and a couple beautiful, fog-shrouded images. …

    GRETNA, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on November 25, 2016 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
  4. Continuing issues could lead to end of fire department in Hernando Beach


    HERNANDO BEACH — Hernando County Fire Rescue this week took over emergency calls in Hernando Beach after trying for months to get the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department to cooperate with county emergency protocols. …

  5. Police agencies tackle homelessness to meet needs, fight crime


    Mike Nirschl can't remember the last time he leaned back in a dentist's chair and opened wide. "It's probably been a couple of years," the 39-year-old Tampa man said last week after thinking for a moment. "I floss and brush every day, but you still need to see a dentist." …

    Ymeisa Holmes, right, a program supervisor for Gracepoint in Tampa, speaks with Patricia Russell during a homeless outreach event in September. Russell was given food and clothing and placed in a bed at the Salvation Army.
  6. News at noon: Russians boosted 'fake news'; haunted by fatal decision; Visit Florida; Black Friday, Small Business Saturday; school testing; and college football


    The flood of "fake news" this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation. …

    Brandon Powell, a 29-year-old from Riverview, browses figurines for sale at GameStop inside the Westfield Brandon Mall during Black Friday. Powell said he had already shopped for his big-ticket items the previous day, during Thanksgiving, and was now looking for a specific video game. "Round two, still awake," he said. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]
  7. Cleared, but still burdened after split-second decision to fire fatal road-rage shot


    TAMPA — Before dawn on a humid morning last August, Rob Padgett turned his Ford Expedition onto East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just as a single headlight suddenly appeared in his rearview mirror. …

    Threatened with death by a stranger on the side of the road, Rob Padgett pulled a Springfield Armory .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol from its place in the cupholder of his Ford Expedition. Padgett has been cleared in the man's fatal shooting. He said he hopes to teach others now about making the right life-or-death decision. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  8. Column: Who was Lee Harvey Oswald's real target that day in Dallas?


    In the hours after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, after Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit and was identified as the president's assassin, a Secret Service officer named Mike Howard was dispatched to Oswald's apartment. …

    Texas Governor John B. Connally, President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, during the motorcade into Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. [Times (1963)]
  9. Review: Millard's 'Hero of the Empire' a thrilling tale of Churchill's youth


    Hear the name Winston Churchill and it is likely you conjure up an image of an elderly, portly, balding, cigar-chomping former prime minister of Great Britain. And that's fair. By any measure Churchill was one of the 20th century's greatest statesmen, who led his nation through the darkest days of World War II with undaunted courage, stirring oratory and a single-minded passion to defeat the Nazi menace looming across the English Channel. …

    When the Boer War began in 1899, the young Winston Churchill was sent to South Africa as a war correspondent.
  10. Know the foe: Green Cove Springs Clay


    Know the foe: Green Cove Springs Clay (9-3) Up next: Visits River Ridge (9-2) in a Class 5A region final Friday. Road to the state semifinals: D. Citra North Marion 41-38; d. Baker County 42-14 …

    Clay's game plan is similar to ones that Austin Vellucci and River Ridge have already faced from other opponents this season. (Charlie Kaijo, Times)
  11. Sports in brief


    TENNIS MURRAY gets djokovic for no. 1 faceoff LONDON — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on Saturday set up a showdown for the ATP World Tour Finals title and the yearend No. 1 ranking.  …

  12. Family follows 911 phone directions, saves man with CPR


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Authorities say the family of Jerry Carlson saved his life by following their directions to a T. The family, on the other hand, credits 911 call-taker Rebecca Demedeiros, who patiently walked them through the steps of administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. …

  13. 911 Pulse calls reveal terror inside club


    ORLANDO — They had been hiding from the shooter in a Pulse nightclub bathroom for about two hours. …

    in Orlando on July 12, one month after a gunman killed 49 inside the gay club. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  14. Defense: St. Petersburg man charged with murder in botched carjacking attempt was protecting his brother


    LARGO — As Patricia Lassiter watched TV in the early morning hours of May 10, 2014, she heard a gunshot outside her house. …

    Shirune Green
  15. Photo gallery: 10 amazing supermoon photos from the past 2 nights


    The brightest supermoon since 1948 lit up skies around the world the past two nights. Here are some of the best supermoon photos from Sunday and Monday nights. All of these images were distributed by The Associated Press. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP) …

  16. Price, Canadiens extend hot starts


    MONTREAL — Carey Price became the first goaltender in NHL history to win each of his first 10 games of a season and the Canadiens set a franchise record for most consecutive home victories to start a season with a 5-0 defeat of the Red Wings on Saturday night. …

  17. Death toll rises to 50 in ISIS-claimed blast in Pakistan (w/video)


    QUETTA, Pakistan — The death toll from a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Saturday has risen to 50 people with more than 100 wounded, officials said.  …

    Rescue workers and volunteers unload a bombing victim from an ambulance near Karachi. Officials say rescuers are struggling with the difficult mountainous terrain of Baluchistan.
  18. Deputies release body cam footage from inside Orlando's Pulse shooting scene


    ORLANDO — The Orange County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released hours of body camera footage from deputies who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting. …

    In this June 12 photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando after a mass shooting. [Associated Press]
  19. Notable: Three memoirs from funny celebrities


    Notable Star power Just when we need something not at all serious, new memoirs from three funny celebrities. …

  20. The Morning Watch: Orlando to purchase Pulse nightclub and turn it into memorial


    Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.  …

    Jerry Perez, center, puts a rose on a photo of Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, one of the victims killed in the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, on July 12. Perez and friend Christopher Johnson, left, came to pay their respects at the club where a shooter killed 49 people. Perez attended drama school with Jean Carlos Mendez Perez in Puerto Rico. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times] 

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