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Monday, Oct 24, 2016
Traveling to Cuba? This Q&A has info on documents, money and the law
American visitors to Havana, whose numbers are expected to rise now that commercial flights are available from Tampa and other U.S. cities, will need to prepare for the unique challenges of a stay there -- including the need to carry cash. [Associated Press]
When Southwest begins direct service from Tampa to Havana, it will be cheaper to visit Cuba. Still, the trip isn’t as simple as a jaunt to Jamaica or the Bahamas. Here’s what you need to know.
In June 1999, Bernice Bowen raises her hand as she swears to the judge that she was pleading guilty to the charge of child neglect of her own free will. Bowen was the girlfriend of Hank Earl Carr, the man who killed two Tampa police officers, a state trooper and Bowen’s son.	[Times files]
Hank Earl Carr’s girlfriend, Bernice Bowen, released from prison 18 years after police shootings
The man in Martin Fennelly’s story has come to know a lot of police officers. Two of them are in one of his Bible study groups. He knows their hearts, how much they care and the struggles they face in their jobs.  But he also thinks about human rights and doing what you can. The man thinks Colin Kaepernick has helped. People are talking. [Times files]
Fennelly column: He’s the last person you would expect to be pulled over for driving while black
Tim Schock said Pet Kemp is avoiding him. Pat Kemp said Tim Shock missed his chance. Whatever the reason, a race for a seat representing 1.3 million residents — more people than many congressional districts and even some states — will be decided without the traditional candidate sparring. [Times files]
No debate in Hillsborough commission race; candidates blame each other


Man's body found inside stolen car in Jacksonville Beach
Police are investigating after they say a man's body was found inside a stolen car in Jacksonville Beach
2 children killed, others injured in Nassau County crash
Federal lawmakers hold discussion on heroin in Bradenton
Top Florida eye doctor wants bail eased in fraud case
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game


A look at the fight for control of the Senate
Control of the Senate is on the ballot in November, with Republicans fighting to hold their majority while defending far more seats in Democratic-leaning states
Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76
Obama campaigns in Nevada, visits California
As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election
Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on race and policing
Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on energy


Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumor
Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor
Latest Florida sports
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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Indians loosen up day before World Series
STAT WATCH: Oklahoma-Texas Tech game was all about offense


Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor
In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, the actor was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy
The Latest: Bill Murray receives prize at Kennedy Center
Rwandan R&B artist The Ben playing Detroit nonprofit benefit
Chicago DJ Herb Kent dies after 7-decade career in radio
Tyler Perry's 'Madea' tops Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' sequel
Bill Murray to receive humor prize at Kennedy Center