1. A Hawaiian Airlines plane taxis for position at Kahalui, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, in 2005. Alaska Air Group said Sunday that it agreed to buy Hawaiian Airlines.
  2. A 17-year-old motorcyclist died following a crash with a car on Sunday morning in Riverview.
  3. The Selmon Expressway reopened early Sunday after a Saturday night crash left one person dead.
  4. The guided-missile destroyer USS Carney, shown here in Souda Bay, Greece, was attacked Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war.
  5. Gene Simmons, left, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley of Kiss perform during the final night of the "Kiss Farewell Tour" on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  6. Christian Ziegler, seen here in this 2017 photo, sent an email to party members on Saturday that indicated in part that he does not plan to step aside from his role as chairperson of the Republican Party of Florida.
  7. Holiday helpers assist children as they go tobogganing down a hill of snow.
  8. George Santos, R- N.Y., is surrounded by journalists as he leaves the U.S. Capitol after his fellow members of Congress voted to expel him from the House of Representatives on Dec. 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
  9. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement deputy chief of staff was fired shortly after she complained about alleged retaliation against an attorney who had disagreed with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ aides over releasing public records.
  10. Two people were arrested after a fan was punched trying to get photo with rapper Nardo Wick outside Tampa’s Club Skye on Nov. 27.
  11. California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference Friday, March 24, 2023, at a farm in Dunnigan.
  12. Republican Party of Florida chairperson Christian Ziegler addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit on Nov. 4 in Kissimmee.
  13. At left, J. Alex Kelly, then-deputy chief of staff for Gov. DeSantis, answers questions about the new district lines his office developed during a Committee on Reapportionment meeting, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, speaks during an event for his GOP presidential campaign as his wife Casey DeSantis looks on, Friday in Prosperity, S.C. DeSantis is making a daylong swing through South Carolina, which holds the first southern Republican presidential primary of the 2024 campaign. Adam Laxalt, the chairman of the most powerful independent group supporting DeSantis' presidential ambitions, has resigned. It marks the second major departure at the pro-DeSantis Never Back Down super PAC in the last two weeks.
  15. Tampa police investigate on East Cluster Avenue in November 2019 after two officers fired at and fatally wounded a man who police said pointed a gun at them. The department is among law enforcement agencies in Tampa Bay and across the state that are grappling with how to amend their policies and procedures in the wake of Thursday’s sweeping Florida Supreme Court ruling on the victim rights measure known as Marsy’s Law.
  16. Alyssa Ann Zinger, of Tampa, was arrested on Nov. 24 on charges of of lewd or lascivious battery and lewd or lascivious molestation.
  17. Mail trucks at the post office located at Tampa International Airport in Tampa.
  18. Zachary Johnson of St. Petersburg wears protective goggles outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a screenshot from a video released by the U.S. House Jan. 6th Committee.
  19. Lauren Chezaud, owner of Cafe’ Soleil French Bakery & Deli, serves coffees to customers Sheryl Arbo, of St. Pete Beach, right, and Emily Hagan, of St. Pete Beach, on Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, at the cafe at St. Pete Beach.
  20. Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves the Capitol after being expelled from the House of Representatives, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Washington.
  21. Charred calamari with jicama, roasted corn, chorizo, cilantro, yuzu and edamame is on the menu at Sonata, the new restaurant at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater.
  22. Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves the Capitol after being expelled from the House of Representatives Friday in Washington. The House has voted to expel Santos following a critical ethics report on his conduct that included converting campaign donations for his own use, making him just the sixth member in the chamber’s history to be ousted by his colleagues. Expulsion requires support from two-thirds of the House.
  23. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is shown before administering the oath of office to members of the Texas Supreme Court, Jan. 6, 2003, in Austin, Texas. O'Connor, who joined the Supreme Court in 1981 as the nation's first female justice, has died at age 93.
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