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Pa. city’s tree compared to Charlie Brown’s

Pa. city’s tree compared to Charlie Brown’s

READING, Pa. – Reading’s official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Sony on shelving ‘The Interview’: ‘We had no choice’

Sony on shelving ‘The Interview’: ‘We had no choice’

NEW YORK – Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on today defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Hot Reads: Bucs playing to win final two games

Hot Reads: Bucs playing to win final two games

Bucs coach Lovie Smith doesn't buy into some fans' contention the franchise would be better off losing its final two games to finish 2-14 and ensure a premium pick in the 2015 draft.
Updated: 11 hours ago
HART study: Extension of streetcar line could cost up to $60 million

HART study: Extension of streetcar line could cost up to $60 million

TAMPA — As development plans get cranking in downtown Tampa, the county’s transit authority is armed with a new study that shows what it could cost to extend and upgrade the streetcar system through the heart of the business district....
Updated: 11 hours ago

Vinik’s downtown redevelopment planners looking for your ideas

TAMPA — An ambitious plan to reshape the Channelside District is unique in itself, but this week it also offered a new twist: An emphasis on seeking suggestions from the public on what should be included and how the development should look....
Updated: 11 hours ago
Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time today when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help identify the man who robbed a Palm Harbor bank at gunpoint this afternoon.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Scott says he hit jobs mark — but he changed the mark

Scott says he hit jobs mark — but he changed the mark

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott says he won a race to create 700,000 jobs in seven years, a central promise of his 2010 campaign, but by his own words he moved the finish line.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Colorado theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

Colorado theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged today for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killin...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Police continue to investigate Plant City shooting deaths

Plant City police said two bodies found Thursday in a home apparently were victims of an unsuccessful home invasion/robbery.
Updated: 12 hours ago