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Manafort indicted; ex-Trump aide pleads in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, special counsel Robert Mueller said Monday, whi …


Florida governor seeks money to speed up dike construction


  1. Future of Hernando Beach water tower up in the air

    Local Government

    HERNANDO BEACH — Perched high above the coastal neighborhood, the water tower at Hernando Beach has been a unique watchman and highly visible welcome sign for drivers and boaters although it has not held water for years.

    Hernando County Commission is discussing the future of the Hernando Beach Water Tower.
  2. U.S. business leaders say Cuba is still open, at least to them, despite Trump's new rules


    WASHINGTON — When the Trump administration announced new Cuba regulations, it sparked a new round of hand-wringing in Washington over a return to a posture not seen since the Cold War. But now, the American business community is quietly spreading the word that things are not so different after all.

    A cook stands at the entrance to a private restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. [Associated Press]
  3. Ernest Hooper: Modern times demand new commitment to tradition of media literacy


    Every day I receive emails critical of my columns, and sometimes I find them jarring not because readers object to an opinion but because they don't seem to have a grasp of basic journalism principles.

    High school media adviser Mark Newton, with his students from Mountain Vista High School in Colorado, urged teachers during a speech in Dallas to emphasize the vital role of a free press in the American democracy. [Courtesy of Mark Newton]
  4. U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued


    TOKYO — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.

    A U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States at an unidentified location in the international waters, east of the Korean Peninsula, in March 2017. A similar type of the U.S. Navy plane carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, while on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said. [Associated Press]
  5. Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival


    WASHINGTON — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

    President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., as first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron wait. [Associated Press]
  6. At 107, hard work, loving family and lots of milk are retired milkman's keys to long life


    HUDSON — The oldest resident at Atria Windsor Woods just happens to be one of its newest arrivals.

    Lloyd Klement, right, blows out his birthday candles while his daughter, Barbara Skudder, center, looks on  during his 107th birthday celebration at Atria Windsor Woods senior living home in Hudson, FL, on Thursday, 16, 2017. I'm a good blower," he said jokingly as he blew out the candles. The senior living home threw him a birthday party, complete with cake, drinks, and a live performer who sang oldies. Mr. Klement is originally from New Jersey.  He worked as a milk man for most his life until he retired, about 40 years ago. Mr. Klement is the senior home's newest resident and the oldest.
  7. Fire sends smoke through roof of Brass Flamingo adult club in Port Richey


    PORT RICHEY — Crews from Pasco County fire rescue were battling a fire Wednesday morning that sent smoke pouring through the roof at the Brass Flamingo adult club, 9034 U.S. 19.

    A fire at the Brass Flamingo adult club, 9034 U.S. 19 in Port Richey, forced the closing of U.S. 19 before dawn Wednesday. [Pasco County Fire Rescue]
  8. Treasure Island can hold festivals on beach, court says, but no parking on sand

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — A recent decision by Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal opens the door for the city to again stage events on the beach, though public parking on the sand will remain illegal.

    One hotel operator said  the Sanding Ovations festival has been a boon for his  business, but said allowing parking on the beach was a problem. The courts agreed.  SCOTT KEELER | TAMPA BAY TIMES
  9. Pasco asks, How do we how to pay for parks and libraries?

    Local Government

    Pasco County is about to measure the public's appetite for changing how it pays for parks and libraries.

Pasco County is asking the public how to pay for expanded and ongoing operations of the county's parks and libraries. Residents can take an on-line survey or attend three public workshops scheduled for Nov. 28-30.
  10. Forecast: Foggy, then partly cloudy Thanksgiving Eve before holiday rain takes hold across Tampa Bay


    A foggy, then partly cloudy day precedes what potentially could be a wet and dreary Thanksgiving across Tampa Bay.

    Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]

Unless Jameis Winston can practice more, Bucs may consider sitting him against Saints

The Bucs are considering sitting quarterback Jameis Winston for Sunday’s game at New Orleans unless he is able to practice more this week, although no determination has been reached....


Andrei Vasilevskiy returns to the net tonight riding a career-best eight-game win streak.

Lightning looks for elusive road W vs. Panthers

The Lightning (9-2-1) return to a building that has haunted them in recent years – the BB&T Center, where they have lost their past five games. Included was a 5-4 loss to the Panthers (4-5-1) during the second game of the season....


Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks in Alias Grace.

Review: 'Alias Grace' a spellbinding tale of true crime and quiltmaking

Grace Marks would rather be a murderess than a murderer, if given the choice between the two....