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  1. Lightning finds its game too late, loses to Islanders

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The firepower showed up in the third period.

    NHL Hall of Fame hockey player Dave Andreychuk , center, visits with Phil Esposito, right, while joined by family and friends at center ice where Andreychuk was honored for his recent induction into the HL Hall of Fame before Saturday?ˆš???€š‚? ̈?€š„??s (11/18/17) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Andreychuk, a 6-foot-4 power forward, scored more power-play goals ?ˆš???€š‚? ̈?€š€ 274 ?ˆš???€š‚? ̈?€š€ than anyone in NHL history.
  2. Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

    Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said he welcomes an inquiry by the Senate Ethics Committee into allegations of misconduct in 2006.
  3. Why few women of color in wave of accusers? 'Stakes higher'

    Nation

    PHILADELPHIA — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor.

    Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o’s account of an unsettling encounter drew a quick denial from Harvey Weinstein.
  4. AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    Nation

    NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as Highway to Hell, Hells Bells and Back in Black, has died. He was 64.

    From left, singer Brian Johnson performs next to brothers Malcolm and Angus Young of legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC on Sept. 15, 1984, at the Palais Omnisport of Paris Bercy.
  5. Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

    World

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. Still clinging to his now-powerless post, the longtime …

    Zimbabwean soldiers bump fists with joyful protesters thanking them near Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Opponents of Mugabe are demonstrating for the ouster of the 93-year-old leader who is virtually powerless and deserted by most of his allies. Writing in Shona on poster refers to Mugabe in a respectful way saying “Go and rest now”. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) ABC111
  6. Azzedine Alaia, fashion's most independent designer, is dead at 82

    World

    Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died Saturday in Paris. He was 77.

    Creations by Azzedine Ala?a from 2013 illustrate his “king of cling” aesthetic of shaping materials to fit womanly curves.
  7. Topkin: As Rays start dealing, how far will they go?

    The Heater

    After collecting intelligence at last week's GM meetings, the Rays soon will launch their offseason mission of trading at least a couple of veterans to reduce payroll.

    Veteran third baseman Evan Longoria appears unlikely to go anywhere, but if the Rays decide to tear down and start a total rebuild, they’ll probably at least listen to offers.
  8. Brooksville meat market dispenses prime cuts, sage advice

    Business

    BROOKSVILLE – Little butcher shops are popping up all over, according to industry sources, where customers can come face to face with their aproned meat cutter, order that Porterhouse steak sliced just so, glean advice on roasting an 8-pound prime rib, and even learn how to kick up their homemade spaghetti sauce …

    Robert “ Mitch” Carlisle at Carlisle’s Neighborhood Meat Market closely trims ribeye steaks. The market opened in late September and sells USDA prime beef.
  9. Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83

    Nation

    NEW YORK — Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on television's Three's Company, has died at age 83.

    Ann Wedgeworth poses at Sardi’s restaurant after the 32nd Annual Tony Awards, at which she won best actress in a featured role.
  10. Bonn climate talks end with progress despite U.S. stance

    World

    BONN, Germany — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming.

    A replica of the Statue of Liberty by artist Jens Galschiot emits smoke outside the climate talks in Bonn, Germany.
  11. Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

    World

    PARIS — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon.

    Lebanese leader Saad Hariri was in Paris on Saturday.
  12. Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission

    World

    WASHINGTON — Palestinian officials threatened Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace …

    This is the Washington, D.C., office of the Palestine Liberation Organization that might be forced to close.
  13. Central Florida Animal Reserve ready for public tours

    HOLOPAW — Gypsy slinked up to a chain link fence to reveal a sleek black coat, fierce canines and heaps of affection for Dr. K. "Simba" Wiltz.

    Angel, a large Siberian tiger who was the only female in a litter of three, is on the prowl Nov. 7 at the Central Florida Animal Reserve in Osceola County. Her brother, Gabriel, is in the background.
  14. Sinn Finn's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

    World

    LONDON — Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he is stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for more than 30 years.

    Gerry Adams, 69, who has led Sinn Fein for more than 30 years, says it’s time for change.