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Things to Know in the U.S. for Nov. 1

Wrong home to burgle"When you break in people's stuff, it's because someone ain't whooped your tail!"The former mayor of Jackson, Miss., shouted while paddling a burglary suspect. Pastor Tony Yarber, inset, said he caught Juwuan Bibbs trying to break...
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Things to Know in the World for Nov. 1

WorldWhat doomed Neanderthals?What killed off the Neanderthals? A new study says no matter the answer, they were doomed anyway. Our close evolutionary cousins enjoyed a long run in Europe and Asia, but they disappeared about 40,000 years ago after mo...
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Things to Know in the World for Oct. 31

Things to Know in the World for Oct. 31

WalesWhy'd octopuses crawl to shore?More than two dozen octopuses were spotted slogging along a shoreline in West Wales, worrying beachgoers who then plopped the critters back into the ocean. Brett Stones, who runs SeaMôr Dolphin Watching Boat T...
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Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

We'll just go ahead and ignore the name here, instead focusing on the fact that, yes, this is a pickle-flavored beer.And you know? That's not quite as odd as it sounds. Pickle juice and booze are a classic combo, whether it's the Russian custom of ea...
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Bar review: Salty's Tiki Bar at the Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach

Bar review: Salty's Tiki Bar at the Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach

Everyone is familiar with the typical Florida beach bar. They're even found inland and so ubiquitous on the beach itself that I often overlook them entirely, assuming — often correctly — that there's not much more to be said.I had to pay ...
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Amazon's in-home delivery service is coming to Tampa Bay

Amazon's in-home delivery service is coming to Tampa Bay

Would you let a stranger in your house to drop off a package? Amazon hopes so. The online retailer said Wednesday that it will launch a service next month called Amazon Key that would allow delivery people to walk into your home and drop off a box wh...
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Enough, Trump. Where's our sense of decency?

Enough, Trump. Where's our sense of decency?

As I contemplate the Trump presidency, I cannot help but think of Joseph Welch.On June 9, 1954, during the Army-McCarthy hearings, Welch, who was the chief counsel for the Army, famously asked the committee chairman if he might speak on a point of pe...
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For ornery shelter cats, a job chasing mice

For ornery shelter cats, a job chasing mice

Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out. He was perfect for the job. Because at the Working Cats program, no manners is no problem. Philadelphia's Animal Care an...
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A pillow with a tail is coming to replace your cat

A pillow with a tail is coming to replace your cat

Have you ever just wanted a cat, but without a head?The Qoobo is a new invention from Yukai Engineering that aims to give you all you need in a small furry companion without any of the mess, fuss or general responsibility of caring for a living and b...
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Things to know in the U.S. and world for Oct. 23

Things to know in the U.S. and world for Oct. 23

England'Titanic' letter sells for record priceA letter written by an American first-class passenger aboard the Titanic sold Saturday at auction for 126,000 pounds (about $166,000 U.S.), a record price for a note written by someone on the ill-fated oc...
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