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Haley warns that US forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack

Haley warns that US forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told the Security Council on Saturday that the United States is "locked and loaded," ready to launch another military strike if the Syrian government ever uses chemical weapons again."I spoke to the president...
Published: 04/14/18
Trump uses phrase that haunted Bush: ‘Mission Accomplished!’

Trump uses phrase that haunted Bush: ‘Mission Accomplished!’

WASHINGTON — As he declares the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria a success, President Donald Trump is adopting a phrase that a previous president came to regret — "mission accomplished." On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "A perfectly executed strike last ...
Published: 04/14/18
Rays stadium backers sponsor free screening of ‘Field of Dreams’ at Tampa Theatre

Rays stadium backers sponsor free screening of ‘Field of Dreams’ at Tampa Theatre

TAMPA — It would take hundreds of millions of dollars to build a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, and more than a few dreams, too.So a business group advocating for a stadium in Ybor City is joining with the Tampa Theatre for a free screening of t...
Published: 04/13/18
Most of Trump’s merchandising empire has faded

Most of Trump’s merchandising empire has faded

Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people’s products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. At one time, there was even a Trump-branded urine test.N...
Published: 04/13/18
Senators have more money now. Will they finally pay their interns?

Senators have more money now. Will they finally pay their interns?

The $1.3 trillion spending bill that President Donald Trump signed last month contained a subtle yet dramatic shift for U.S. senators.The budget for "Senate operations," the pocket of money members use for staffing, grew from roughly $871 million las...
Published: 04/13/18
As Cuba readies to welcome a new president, local Cubans discuss the end of the Castro era

As Cuba readies to welcome a new president, local Cubans discuss the end of the Castro era

When Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016, Patsy Sánchez held a celebration the following weekend outside West Tampa’s Arco-Iris Restaurant."It was the end of a tyrant," said Sánchez, a native of Cuba whose father spent 17 years as a political pris...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/17/18
Model Janice Dickinson tells jury Cosby raped her in 1982

Model Janice Dickinson tells jury Cosby raped her in 1982

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Model Janice Dickinson told a jury Thursday that Bill Cosby raped her in 1982 after giving her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilized.Dickinson, the fourth accuser to take the witness stan...
Published: 04/12/18
National Enquirer paid second source with embarrassing Trump rumor

National Enquirer paid second source with embarrassing Trump rumor

The owner of the National Enquirer paid $30,000 in late 2015 to a onetime Trump Tower doorman who was offering an embarrassing story about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump but never published it, according to a person familiar with the paymen...
Published: 04/12/18
Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gen...
Published: 04/12/18
Madeira Beach recall is off; city to pay commissioners’ legal fees

Madeira Beach recall is off; city to pay commissioners’ legal fees

MADEIRA BEACH — The effort to recall two sitting commissioners is over. Bob Preston, chairman of the committee seeking to recall Commissioners John Douthirt and Nancy Oakley confirmed Wednesday that, despite the support of more than 600 voting reside...
Published: 04/12/18