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  1. American Airlines flight attendant suspended after confrontation with passenger (w/ video)

    Airlines

    Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane.

    The video, taken  by a passenger, shows another passenger come to the defense of the mother and confront the flight attendant, who  says, "You stay out of this." [Image from Facebook video]
  2. Did you know Tampa's flag is a 'monstrosity'? No one else does, either

    Human Interest

    Tampa has a flag.

    It's flying over Old City Hall and Water Works Park and Tampa Police headquarters, and it was there hanging limp behind Mayor Bob Buckhorn as cameras rolled during his recent State of the City Address.

    The City of Tampa flag. [Wikimedia Commons]
  3. Undercover volunteer: Wealthy car dealer does the dirty jobs quietly at Tampa charity

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Ask the staff around Metropolitan Ministries what they know about Tony March and you'll learn how little he has revealed about himself in eight years as a volunteer there.

    Tony March slices ham for sandwiches last week at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa. March grew up poor in Daytona Beach but got a scholarship to go to Howard University. 
  4. Berkeley students who invited Coulter threaten to sue university

    Politics

    BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.

    Ann Coulter's planned appearance at the Berkeley  has been canceled because of security concerns.  Berkeley officials say they were unable to find "a safe and suitable" venue. [Associated Press]
  5. Tampa police investigate homicide at apartment complex

    News

    TAMPA — Police on Saturday night were investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered at 4819 College Court, No. 16.

  6. Actress Erin Moran, Joanie from 'Happy Days,' dead at age 56

    Nation

    Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died Saturday in Indiana. She was 56.

    A Burbank, Calif., native, Erin Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old. She had nearly a decade's worth of experience when she was cast in 1974 as Joanie on <i> Happy Days</i>.
  7. Ryan promises to keep government open, makes no promises on health care

    National

    WASHINGTON — House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy this week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House.

  8. Rays overcome more bad fortune to rally past Astros (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — With Xavier Cedeno on the disabled list, the Rays began Saturday as the only team in the majors without a lefty reliever.

    Tim Beckham is greeted in the dugout after scoring on Peter Bourjos&#8217; two-run single in the sixth.
  9. Bucs should jump at chance to draft FSU RB Dalvin Cook

    Bucs

    Two of the first things that stood out about Dalvin Cook were his shoes — shiny and gold.

    Dalvin Cook's stellar stats at Florida State attest to his talent -- 38 touchdowns and more than 3,400 yards over the past two seasons despite playing behind a mediocre offensive line. (Monica Herndon, Times)
  10. Trump says he will hold rally while skipping correspondents' dinner

    State Roundup

    WASHINGTON — After refusing to attend next weekend's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner — a traditional night of comity between presidents and the news media — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would hold a rally away from the capital while the dinner was under …

    purple heart: President Donald Trump presents Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos with the Purple Heart under the watchful gaze of the sergeant&#8217;s wife, Tammy Barrientos, and first lady Melania Trump, right, during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday. The sergeant was injured while deployed in Afghanistan.
  11. Why was 'Saved by the Bell' star in Wesley Chapel on Saturday?

    Human Interest

    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office Twitter is updated almost hourly with SWAT training videos, mugshots, and deputies trying Unicorn frappuccinos from Starbucks.

    Mario Lopez poses with Pasco Sheriff's deputies at a car dealership event in Wesley Chapel on Saturday. (Photo from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Twitter)
  12. Four extraordinary days at the Florida Capitol: How Artiles went from defiance to resignation

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Last Monday afternoon, at the start of the state Legislature's seventh week of session, Sen. Audrey Gibson raced up three floors to present one of her bills to the Florida Senate's Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee.

    Frank Artiles, R-Miami, resigned his seat in the Florida Senate on Friday.  (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
  13. U.S. tied 1-1 with Czech Republic after Fed Cup Day 1 at Saddlebrook

    Tennis

    WESLEY CHAPEL — National anthems were sung robustly. National flags were hoisted. There was a drum line and dueling trumpets on opposite sides of the grandstand, blaring in a phonic rally across center court.

    Fed Cup tennis at its most intense.

    American Shelby Rogers, in her Fed Cup debut,  falls to the Czech Republic&#8217;s Katerina Siniakova  6-3, 6-3. &#8220;I struggled with my serve a little bit, a little bit with the backhand and some things,&#8221; she says.
  14. France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight

    World

    PARIS — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.

    Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon on  Saturday  [Associated Press]