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Plans for $148 million housing tower finally approved for Haley VA hospital

Plans for $148 million housing tower finally approved for Haley VA hospital

TAMPA — Long-delayed plans for a new $148.6 million medical housing unit at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center have finally been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The 245,000-square-building will be designed to provide 96 medical surgica...
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A D-Day plane lost for years is about to fly again

A D-Day plane lost for years is about to fly again

It took two eagle-eyed historians to track down the plane that led hundreds of Allied aircraft into Normandy during World War II.A few years ago, the historical treasure was languishing in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin.The plane, a twin-engine C-...
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Russian fighter plane buzzes U.S. Navy jet as fears over midair collisions mount

Russian fighter plane buzzes U.S. Navy jet as fears over midair collisions mount

BERLIN — In the latest in a string of dangerous encounters between Russian and NATO military jets, a U.S. Navy plane came within five feet of a Russian Su-27 jet on Monday, according to the State Department. The incident occurred in international air...
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Trump condemns Taliban role in Afghan attacks, says no talks

Trump condemns Taliban role in Afghan attacks, says no talks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday that the U.S. would no longer talk with the Taliban following a recent string of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. Trump railed against a series of "atrocit...
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Military reviews its rules for fitness trackers as new details of soliders and bases emerge

Military reviews its rules for fitness trackers as new details of soliders and bases emerge

BEIRUT — The U.S. military said Monday that it is adjusting guidelines for the use of all wireless and technological devices on military facilities amid revelations that fitness trackers can be used to expose the identities of individuals working in ...
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Tampa man sent early warning of Tet offensive, but who was listening?

Tampa man sent early warning of Tet offensive, but who was listening?

It was quiet in Saigon the night of Jan. 31, 1968, when Air Force Capt. David McNabb settled into his job as duty officer for a clandestine organization conducting special operations in the region.Suddenly, explosions shattered the night, signaling a...
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U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

BEIRUT —- An interactive map posted on the internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the location and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what ap...
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New memorial honors crew of Coast Guard cutter Tampa killed in WWI

New memorial honors crew of Coast Guard cutter Tampa killed in WWI

TAMPA — Nancy Turner talks about U.S. Coast Guard sailors in the mural as if they were old friends.The man in the middle is Wamboldt Sumner. "His family is still here,’’ Turner says. The tall man on the right is Algy Bevins."He worked for Ferman Moto...
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Former TV reporter Glenn Selig among 22 killed in Kabul hotel attack

Former TV reporter Glenn Selig among 22 killed in Kabul hotel attack

Former WTVT-Ch. 13 reporter and anchor Glenn Selig, a well-known figure in the Tampa public relations scene and Jewish community, was among 22 people killed in an attack Sunday in a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan."Unfortunately, we have received confirm...
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Howard Altman: Airman jumps into action after finding boy unconscious in road

Howard Altman: Airman jumps into action after finding boy unconscious in road

The day before Thanksgiving, Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Cruz and his wife were leaving MacDill Air Force Base to go to a co-worker’s turkey fry in St. Petersburg.But on the drive off-base, the aerospace medical technician with the 6th Medical Opera...
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