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Trump 'evolving' on climate accord after G-7 talks

Trump 'evolving' on climate accord after G-7 talks

TAORMINA, Italy — Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said F...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

Judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

McLEAN, Va. — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jacks...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

BC-USâ??Wellesley College-Clinton, 4th Ld-Writethru,567Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'AP Photo MACR103, MACR101, MACR102, MACR104, MACR107, MACR105, MACR109, MACR108, MACR106Eds: Adds video. With AP Photos. AP Video.By STEVE...
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser, dies

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser, dies

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital ...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Tampa's bid for fifth Super Bowl means secret and expensive promises to NFL

TAMPA — Before Tampa is officially named the host of the 2021 Super Bowl, local organizers have 90 days to convince NFL owners the city can meet certain conditions.What are they? That's top secret.The NFL won't make its demands public, a spokesman to...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed when cars collide at Plant City intersection

Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed when cars collide at Plant City intersection

MULBERRY — The local high school has an enrollment of 1,000 but to some it feels like a tight-knit family. Many of Mulberry High School's students have spent all of their school days within the city limits, said principal Michael Young. So when news ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Departing fifth graders at Booker T. Washington Elementary leave lessons for their peers (w/video)

Departing fifth graders at Booker T. Washington Elementary leave lessons for their peers (w/video)

TAMPA — Teaching kindergarteners how to make slime seems like a good idea — when you're 12.For Darius Troupe, the reality was noisy and messy, but worth it when he saw the children's smiles."I see my future when I was standing up in front of that cla...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Report: Kusher wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Report: Kusher wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Donald Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Swan sculpture deputies say was stolen by naked man found near Lakeland pond

Swan sculpture deputies say was stolen by naked man found near Lakeland pond

A $25,000 swan sculpture that Polk County sheriff's deputies say was stolen by a naked man last weekend was found near a pond in Lakeland on Thursday.A woman called the Sheriff's Office Friday morning and said her husband and her son spotted the stat...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Deputies arrest suspects in robbery, shooting of man in ankle

LAND O'LAKES — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office took a 24-year-old Land O'Lakes man into custody Thursday in connection with a robbery and shooting at a Land O'Lakes home.Deputies said Jonathan Rodriguez was attempting to break into a home at about ...
Updated: 9 hours ago