1. Voters in Senate District 37 received dark money-funded mailers that featured little-known, no-party candidate Alex Rodriguez. The mailers aimed to “confuse” voters.
  2. The New York attorney general’s office says its civil investigation has uncovered evidence that former president Donald Trump's company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits.
  3. President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021.
  4. Two California men were jailed in Alabama after police said they found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $3 million hidden in a camper just off Interstate 20 in Alabama.
  5. Florida’s prison officials have asked lawmakers for a bill that would make confidential any records that “could reasonably lead to the identification of any person or entity participating in an execution.”
  6. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi administers the House oath of office Tuesday to Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla. during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  7. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, shown here in Washington on Jan. 7, has traveled to Kyiv for talks aimed at de-escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia as Russia brings more military resources to the two nations' border.
  8. Registered nurse Jessalynn Dest pulls on a new N95 mask Friday after leaving a COVID-19 patient room in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
  9. This billboard on Adamo Drive in Tampa, paid for by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, targets Tampa General Hospital for having a McDonald's fast food restaurant inside.
  10. Florida Sen. Tina Polsky is among lawmakers raising concerns about legislation to restrict discussions about race in schools and businesses.
  11. Angela Birdsong, pictured here in 2018,  lost to Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan that year. This week, she has announced she'll seek a rematch in this year's election.
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  13. Jack Timmel, 34, and his father, John Timmel, 65, who are licensed harbor pilots, serve as the sail masters for the "Jose Gasparilla" pirate ship that leads a flotilla of private boats into downtown Tampa before its signature parade. They are standing in the elevated perch that the captains use on the ship, which was built in 1954 for the festival.
  14. The sign outside of what is now Raydiant Health Care of Brandon is seen in this Google Earth photo taken in May of 2021.
  15. One person is dead after two vehicles collided in St. Petersburg on Tuesday evening, according to police.
  16. Louis Thornton III, 63, was sentenced in Tampa federal court for fraudulently collecting more than $800,000. He also must pay back the money he received.
  17. Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, talks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Knott Building in Tallahassee. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
  18. Seattle Kraken left wing Jared McCann takes off from center ice to shoot a penalty shot against the Chicago Blackhawks during a game Monday in Seattle. The NHL will stop testing asymptomatic players, coaches and staff who are fully vaccinated following the All-Star break in early February.
  19. In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington.  The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to some of Donald Trump's closest advisers, including Rudy Giuliani.  Sidney Powell, who also has been subpoenaed, stands behind.
  20. A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Russia has concentrated an estimated 100,000 troops with tanks and other heavy weapons near Ukraine in what the West fears could be a prelude to an invasion. (AP Photo)
  21. Jim Zender exits an RV during setup for a previous Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The show, often referred to as the nation's largest, is expected to have more than 1,200 recreational vehicles on display Wednesday through Sunday.
  22. California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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