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Consumer groups send out a warning for the holidays: Beware of 'potentially hazardous' toys

ST. PETERSBURG — Everyone loves a Slinky. But a tiny version of the timeless toy — available in stores this holiday season — could pose a threat to young children, accordin …


Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage, prosecutor says


Review: 'The Good Dinosaur' is not a great movie


  1. 19 people in 7 states ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco


    SEATTLE — At least 19 people in seven states have been sickened by E. coli poisoning linked to rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco stores, health officials reported Tuesday.

  2. Blue Origin's rocket launches, and lands (w/video)


    This time, Jeffrey P. Bezos' rocket went up — and it came down in one piece.

    In this photo provided by Blue Origin taken on Monday, an unmanned Blue Origin rocket blasts off in West Texas. The private company announced Tuesday that it had gotten the rocket to land gently enough to be used again, a first in aeronautics.  In Monday's flight, the capsule reached a height of about 62.5 miles after separating from the booster. The capsule parachuted back to Earth. [Blue Origin via AP]
  3. Sen. Bill Nelson calls for CENTCOM firings if manipulated intelligence reports are true


    Sen. Bill Nelson says people should be fired at CENTCOM if a report is true about the manipulation of intelligence regarding the fight against the Islamic State.

  4. Ads or stadiums: Pinellas Commissioners decide how to spend resort tax windfall


    CLEARWATER — Tourism has been booming in recent years.

  5. Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage, prosecutor says


    PARIS — The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

    A soldier patrols at the Christmas market along the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on Tuesday. French authorities on Tuesday questioned a top suspect linked to attackers who terrorized Paris, while Belgium's capital remained locked down under threat of a possible similar attack. [Associated Press]
  6. Consumer groups send out a warning for the holidays: Beware of 'potentially hazardous' toys


    ST. PETERSBURG — Everyone loves a Slinky.

  7. Friend recalls Florida Hospital Tampa shooter as devoted husband


    Steven Reynolds was sobbing in the phone message. He'd had to put his wife, Mary, in an assisted living facility because she was declining from Alzheimer's disease.

  8. Tampa again opening recreation centers to Obamacare navigators


    TAMPA — For a third year, Tampa is opening its recreation centers to health care navigators so residents can get advice about signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

    Health care navigator Ruth Bessant helps people looking to sign up for health insurance during an Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Jackson Heights NFL Youth Education Town Center in Tampa in March 2014.
  9. The Latest: UN chief urges calm after Russian jet shot down


    The latest on the Russian warplane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday:

    This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. [Associated Press]
  10. Review: 'Brooklyn' an understated immigrant tale with a shining star


    Despite recent hotheads and headlines, the immigrant experience is what America is all about. Brooklyn is a lovely, classically constructed reminder of our best melting pot instincts.

    Saoirse Ronan as Irish immigrant Eilis delivers a performance commanding a movie by understatement, tamping down sentimentality without extinguishing it.

Lightning getting healthier, Johnson close to return

The Lightning looked a lot healthier in Tuesday's practice, with Tyler Johnson (upper body), Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) and Cedric Paquette (upper body) all participating in regular-colored jerseys....


Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 11 ...

Another week, another Bucs win, another new edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast -- Episode 11, with Rick Stroud and I talking about the Bucs' big win in Philadelphia and this week's game in Indianapolis. Don't forget to send us your questions on Twitter at @gregauman and @NFLstroud and thanks for everyone listening each week -- you can subscribe on iTunes as well ......


Donald Trump expands Florida campaign team with four new staffers

Just days before he brings his presidential campaign to Sarasota, Donald Trump beefed up his Florida team with four new hires....