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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

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Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin’s show

Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin’s show

TAMPA — If you want to see a blind Iraq war veteran from Tampa go hunting, tune into the Sportsman Channel Thursday night at 9 p.m.
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Petraeus gave mistress classified ‘black books,’ guilty plea agreement says

Petraeus gave mistress classified ‘black books,’ guilty plea agreement says

TAMPA — For David Petraeus, the slide down from the top apparently began in early August 2011, when he returned home after serving as the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Published: 03/03/15
Tampa-area delegation to attend Netanyahu speech

Tampa-area delegation to attend Netanyahu speech

Most members of the region's congressional delegation say they will attend Benjamin Netanyahu's speech today. The Israeli prime minister's appearance has created tension with President Barack Obama and played into political schisms between the left and the right.
Published: 03/02/15
Updated: 03/03/15

Terrorism trial highlights link between Iran and Sunni jihadi groups

For the folks who worked the intelligence directorate at U.S. Central Command, recent revelations about cooperation between Iran and Sunni jihadi groups — via data collected on the Osama bin Laden raid and presented at an ongoing terrorism tri...
Published: 03/01/15
Union employees protest whistleblower firing

Union employees protest whistleblower firing

ST. PETERSBURG — More than two dozen members of a union representing workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office carried signs and shouted slogans Friday afternoon as part of an effort to get the office to rehi...
Published: 02/27/15

Union website blocked by VA’s internet system

The day after the union representing workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office used its website to announce plans for a protest against management, the VA’s internet system blocked access to the site.
Published: 02/26/15

Feds: Three accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

NEW YORK — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them speaking of shooting President ...
Published: 02/25/15
Updated: 02/26/15
Muslims must fight extremists’ ideology, Jordanian princess says

Muslims must fight extremists’ ideology, Jordanian princess says

ST. PETE BEACH — Though the fight against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State and similar groups is a global responsibility, Jordanian Princess Aisha bin Al Hussein told an audience of international commandos that, ultimately, it is up to ...
Published: 02/25/15
VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew today for erroneously claiming he served in the military’s special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret.
Published: 02/24/15
Marine who vanished in Iraq gets 2 years in prison

Marine who vanished in Iraq gets 2 years in prison

RALEIGH, N.C. – A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.
Published: 02/23/15