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Former Tribune religion writer gets national award

Former Tampa Tribune faith and values writer Michelle Bearden placed second in the national Supple Feature Religion Writer of the Year, announced Saturday at the annual Religion Newswriters Association awards banquet in Atlanta.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

TAMPA — The last thing Lovie Smith wanted to do in his first year as coach of the Buccaneers was to get off to the kind of start that made 2013 the last year of the Greg Schiano era. Yet here he is, saddled with an 0-3 record and contemplating...
Updated: 5 hours ago
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country&...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

TIRANA, Albania — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who “pervert” religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfai...
Updated: 5 hours ago
White House intruder identified as Army veteran

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

WASHINGTON — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.
Updated: 6 hours ago
9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

CANADENSIS, Pa. — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the he...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Second trial in loud music killing set for Monday

JACKSONVILLE — Jury selection is set for Monday in the second trial of man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a teenager during a 2012 dispute over loud music.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Sarasota event celebrates electric cars

The Associated Press
Updated: 6 hours ago