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Tampa Bay residents struggle with tepid rise in income

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Convicted robber who took over Venetian Isles home arrested

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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3M to hit the road

NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year …

  1. National Book Awards honor stories personal and political

    Books

    The 2014 National Book Awards, announced Wednesday night, honored a poet with a long and distinguished career, a fiction writer's first book, a deeply personal memoir of childhood and a work of nonfiction about the most populous nation on the planet.

  2. Friday's letters: Sharpe was right on housing plan

    Letters

    Sharpe's lessons in leadership | Nov. 15, editorial

    Sharpe was right on housing plan

  3. Ice skating rink ready to open in downtown Tampa

    Events

    TAMPA — That chill in the air is not nearly cold enough to form crystals — but it does make outdoor ice skating in Florida seem more fitting.

  4. Which apple should you use when baking? It depends on the recipe

    Cooking

    Pink Lady. McIntosh. Sweetango. Ambrosia. Honeycrisp.

    Caramel and apples go hand in hand. (Behold this Salted Caramel Apple Pie.) Firm tart and firm sweet apples work well in pies. This recipe calls for five large apples.
  5. Taste test: Which chicken broth should you buy?

    Cooking

    Nearly every Thanksgiving dish, from the turkey to the sides, requires the addition of broth. Because most of us likely are not roasting chicken meat and bones for homemade broth and stock, we can expect to buy several cartons of chicken broth this month. Our judges wanted to know if the various brands offer any …

    Florida reaction to President Obama's immigration action

    Florida reaction to President Obama's immigration action:...

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    Yes, this is Tom Hardy. And yes, he is going to be on your TVs soon.

    Two new shows announced that we're excited about: 'Taboo' with Tom Hardy and Hulu's 'Difficult People'

    Two new shows announced today, two wildly different concepts, two reasons to get very excited....

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    Tutorial: The Boa, the European and 23 other ways to wear a scarf

    Hey guys! Today, we have a special treat -- a guest blog by Largo High School freshman Ketrin Gavani, who spent the day shadowing me in the pursuit of a possible journalism career. ...

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