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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

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Kobe out for season; LeBron sidelined by wrist injury

Two of the NBA’s marquee players are out of the game, one for the season, one for several games.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Attorney general nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama today, even as she defended the president’s unilateral protections for...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bulls Beat: F Chris Perry out with ‘health issue’

Bulls Beat: F Chris Perry out with ‘health issue’

TAMPA – The University of South Florida men’s basketball program – already reeling while losing 12 of their past 14 games heading into Wednesday night’s contest against the SMU Mustangs – received ominous news earli...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Jurors recommend death for Clearwater man in girl’s death

Jurors recommend death for Clearwater man in girl’s death

CLEARWATER — Jurors who last week convicted Joel Cruz of killing his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter voted 10-2 on Tuesday night to recommend a judge sentence him to death.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Headquarters expansion a bright spot for Tampa lighting company

Headquarters expansion a bright spot for Tampa lighting company

TAMPA — SLV Lighting, one of Europe’s largest lighting companies, plans to expand its North American headquarters here and nearly double its work force.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Convictions of ‘60s lunch counter protesters tossed in S.C.

Convictions of ‘60s lunch counter protesters tossed in S.C.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — For a moment, Clarence Graham’s heart raced. Fifty four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly con...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

BERKELEY, Calif. – Charles H. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics who unapologetically spoke of his strong spiritual faith, has died. He was 99.
Updated: 9 hours ago
California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California health officials today declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter control...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Montreal threat a reminder of how MLB once touted Tampa

Montreal threat a reminder of how MLB once touted Tampa

TAMPA — Before the Tampa Bay Rays ever put bat to ball, Tropicana Field and Tampa Bay’s yearning for a ball club was the threat used by team owners unhappy with their stadium.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold captured in Fla.

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold captured in Fla.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale F...
Updated: 9 hours ago