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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

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Former general makes a case for sparing Guantanamo

Former general makes a case for sparing Guantanamo

Sitting in the office of his Bayshore Boulevard home, Jay Hood holds a picture of five bearded men — all Taliban leaders taken off the battlefields of Afghanistan and detained at Guantanamo Bay until they were swapped for an Army sergeant who walked away from his post.
Updated: 4 hours ago
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Trump on the stump is like having a few beers with the guys

Donald Trump’s rally Friday night at the Sun Dome started about 40 minutes late. That’s because by the scheduled 7 p.m. start time, there were maybe a couple of thousand people still waiting to pass through tight security so they could ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Debate Fact Check: GOP candidates on Supreme Court, Syria

Debate Fact Check: GOP candidates on Supreme Court, Syria

WASHINGTON – The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Go Hillsborough answers city’s call for mass transit

Go Hillsborough answers city’s call for mass transit

People living in and around the city gave planners a different message than the rest of Hillsborough County did during workshops last year on how to improve the county’s transportation system: Mass transit is the region’s greatest need.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting ov...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Fun after dark at the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Fun after dark at the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Another highly-anticipated Gasparilla season event, the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Night Parade, rolled, marched and strutted through Ybor City on Saturday.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tweet and meet: Lightning love story started online

Tweet and meet: Lightning love story started online

TAMPA — Welcome to a modern-day fairy tale romance.
Updated: 2 hours ago
As teeth-chattering temps move in, Northeast officials urge caution

As teeth-chattering temps move in, Northeast officials urge caution

NEW YORK – Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter – a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Inters...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Last of 116 dead in Taiwan quake is pulled from rubble

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Rescuers in Taiwan pulled out the remains of the final victims of last week’s earthquake and with a minute of silence ended the search with the death toll of 116, most of them in a collapsed high-rise apartment building...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Man found dead in North Tampa; two sought for questioning

Man found dead in North Tampa; two sought for questioning

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office want to speak to two men about a homicide Saturday in the 2900 block of Sycamore Court in Tampa.
Updated: 3 hours ago