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New normal: Firefighting at Christmas; U.S. homeless population increases 1st time since 2010; Athletes, celebrities rally for bullied boy; more in U.S. news

New normal: Firefighting at Christmas; U.S. homeless population increases 1st time since 2010; Athletes, celebrities rally for bullied boy; more in U.S. news

CaliforniaNew normal: Christmas firefightingA flare-up on the western edge of Southern Californiaís largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday. Fire crews saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning dee...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Jewish remains moved for parking lot in Poland; 3 arrested in attack on Swedish synagogue; more in world news

Jewish remains moved for parking lot in Poland; 3 arrested in attack on Swedish synagogue; more in world news

PolandJewish remains moved for parkingHuman remains from an old Jewish burial ground have been dug up and dumped in an empty lot for the construction of an electrical substation, a supermarket and a parking lot, authorities said Thursday. Polandís Ch...
Published: 12/10/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress roars into Tampaís Amalie Arena on Friday ($45.75-$195.75). amaliearena.com. Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights begins Tuesday, bringing fun celebrations including Hanukkah in the City at the Sundial St. Petersb...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Boat parades that were planned tonight in South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach have been canceled because of weather fears.Organizers said they will not be rescheduled. Heavy rain is expected to approach the gulf coast near sunset Friday ahead of a stro...
Published: 12/08/17
Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

The holiday season has officially arrived, bringing all the glitz and shine of twinkling lights and tinsel. Itís also bringing festive get-togethers, and whether theyíre office parties or fancy soirees, the instinct is to look as shiny and bright as ...
Published: 12/08/17
White ex-cop sentenced for Scott slaying; Anchor responds to racist email; Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis campaigns for her job; more in U.S. news

White ex-cop sentenced for Scott slaying; Anchor responds to racist email; Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis campaigns for her job; more in U.S. news

South CarolinaWhite ex-cop gets 20 years for slaying of Walter ScottOne by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former officer who fatally shot the unarmed black man...
Published: 12/07/17
Palestinians protest after Trumpís declaration; more in world news

Palestinians protest after Trumpís declaration; more in world news

JerusalemUnrest after Trumpís declarationThousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, demonstrators in the Gaza Strip burned U.S. flags and pictures of U.S. President Donald Trump, and a top Pal...
Published: 12/07/17
Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

Iím a sucker for a small concept done well. A cozy hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar with a super-concise drink list. A rustic beer bar that only serves farmhouse brews. A region-specific wine bar with a matching food menu.Hereís a new one for the list: ...
Published: 12/07/17
Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

The eight participants gathered in a garage in the Seminole Heights neighborhood and began lifting the Mercedes-Benz. It took a few tries, but soon they had flipped the vehicle onto its roof. It rested there, rocking, with sequins pouring out of the ...
Published: 12/07/17
Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

Thereís little question about it: Tampa Bay is an attention hog when it comes to Florida craft beer. It makes sense, with the density and quality of beers coming from the area, but itís easy to forget that there are breweries just south of the Sunshi...
Published: 12/07/17