Saturday, September 22, 2018
Nation & World

ZooTampa’s playful cownose rays pick Sunday’s World Cup Winner

On Sunday, soccer fans around Tampa Bay — and the world — will be watching the World Cup final. Do you pull for the underdog of all underdogs, Croatia, which is in the championship for the first time? Or is a more traditional foe, France, more your speed ... even if it has only one title to its credit? Let the cownose rays at ZooTampa at Lowry Park handle the decision for you. Olé, Olé, Olé!

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5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at New York City day care center

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at New York City day care center

NEW YORK — Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.NBC New York reports that authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday. One of the inf...
Published: 09/21/18
From the anonymity of academia to the center of a Supreme Court confirmation

From the anonymity of academia to the center of a Supreme Court confirmation

The text message from Christine Blasey Ford this summer worried her college best friend, Catherine Piwowarski.Over their years of friendship -- as roommates, bridesmaids and parents on opposite coasts -- Dr. Blasey wanted to know, had she ever confid...
Published: 09/20/18

Trump orders release of records on Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages.On Mo...
Published: 09/17/18
Rare Kennedy photos go inside America's most famous family

Rare Kennedy photos go inside America's most famous family

BOSTON — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has made hundreds of Kennedy family photos viewable online, giving a nation still obsessed with Camelot a candid new glimpse into their everyday lives.The Boston museum says it has c...
Published: 09/17/18
One of China's biggest celebrities hasn't been seen for months

One of China's biggest celebrities hasn't been seen for months

Fan Bingbing is one of China's biggest celebrities, a ubiquitous actress, model and singer who earned more in 2016 than Hollywood A-listers such as Amy Adams and Charlize Theron, according to Forbes.But in July, the "X-Men" actress suddenly...
Published: 09/17/18
Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms

Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from ...
Published: 09/17/18
Winds drop, but the flooding worsens

Winds drop, but the flooding worsens

WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina confronted a spiraling statewide crisis Sunday as Tropical Depression Florence slowly ravaged the South, flooding cities, sending thousands into shelters and endangering communities from the coastline to the rugged m...
Published: 09/16/18

CDC urges early shots this flu season

The flu was everywhere last year. A Centers for Disease Control doctor said the past flu season was one of the deadliest.So the CDC is urging people to act now, just before the October start of the 2018-19 flu season, and get vaccinated. That advice ...
Published: 09/16/18
Attack claim gets a name

Attack claim gets a name

Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in subu...
Published: 09/16/18

Sheriff: Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

HOUSTON — A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "s...
Published: 09/15/18