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Manafort indicted; ex-Trump aide pleads in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, special counsel Robert Mueller said Monday, whi …

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Florida governor seeks money to speed up dike construction

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  1. Charles Manson crawled from the Summer of Love to descend into Helter Skelter murders

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — He could have been just another grifter.

    Charles Manson is escorted to court in Los Angeles during an arraignment phase in 1969. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. [Associated Press (1969)]
  2. Buccaneers-Dolphins Turning Point, Week 11: Cool, calm Fitzmagic

    Bucs

    On Sunday, the Buccaneers and Dolphins played one of those football games that gets only an obligatory mention at the end of highlight shows. In that spirit, this week's Turning Point will focus mostly on the final three minutes of Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed about 60 percent of his passes Sunday and threw for 275 yards in a 30-20 win over the Dolphins. He threw touchdown passes and no interceptions. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

  3. Largo police active shooter training 'a sign of the times' for participants

    Public Safety

    LARGO — The classroom was full, but the chatter was quiet as the students picked at doughnuts and sipped coffee from paper cups.

    Trainees throw tennis balls and other objects to Largo police Officer Matt Williams, who pretends to be an active shooter, during a training to prepare residents and business owners in the event of an armed intruder. The training, called ALICE - Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate - took place at Largo Police Department on Saturday, November 18, 2017. ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times
  4. Vermont man, 51, struck and killed walking across SR 54 in New Port Richey

    News

    Times Staff Writer

    A 51-year-old Vermont man died Sunday night after he was struck by a car on State Road 54 east of Pecan Drive in New Port Richey, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  5. Tampa Electric, contractor fined $43,000 in gas leak

    Accidents

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Tampa Electric $18,108 and gave the company two "serious" citations for its response to a gas leak at the Big Bend Power Station in May, the agency announced late Friday.

    Tampa Electric was fined $18,108 following a May gas leak at the Big Bend Power Station.  [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES]
  6. Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees

    Travel

    Unless you are ensconced in first class, sleeping on a plane is as intimate as dozing off in a waiting room on jury duty — everyone on the aircraft knows the decibel level of your snoring and the sad state of your socks.

    Passengers sit  aboard a Swiss International Air Lines' new Bombardier CS 100 passenger jetliner during a flight over the Swiss Alps. To gauge how passengers perceive and handle nightmare flight scenarios, British Airways surveyed 1,500 travelers from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. The responses are eye-opening, but do not necessarily represent the gold standard of politesse.  [Michael Buholzer | AFP via Getty Images]
  7. FHP seeks New Port Richey hit-and-run driver who left man severely injured

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that left a New Port Richey man seriously injured after a hit and run Sunday evening, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

  8. In wake of killings, Seminole Heights hosts supper to thank first responders

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — For weeks, Tampa police have saturated Southeast Seminole Heights, working long hours to catch a killer. Today, residents will say thanks with a sit-down supper.

    Seminole Heights residents will say thank you with a baked ziti supper to the law enforvcement officers who have blanketed their neighborhood in the wake of four fatal shootings there. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  9. VIDEO: Crocodile spotted lurking on Hollywood, Florida beach

    Bizarre News

    A video captured by WPBF Monday showed a large crocodile lurking in the shallow waters just off of a beach in Hollywood, Florida.

    Screengrab of a video from WPBF in South Florida of a crocodile in the shallow waters just off of a beach in Hollywood, Florida.
  10. Give thanks: Florida's higher gas prices starting to dip again for holiday

    Autos

    TAMPA — As 5.5 million Americans hit the road this week, gas prices will be the highest for the Thanksgiving holiday in three years though they are starting to dip. The average for regular gasoline in Florida is $2.50, 40 cents more than a year ago, AAA reports. But prices have dropped an average of 3 cents in the …

    Gas prices will be the highest for the Thanksgiving holiday in three years though they are starting to dip. In file photo, pumping gas at a station on Dale Mabry south of I-275. [PAUL LAMISON/Times]

Unless Jameis Winston can practice more, Bucs may consider sitting him against Saints

The Bucs are considering sitting quarterback Jameis Winston for Sunday’s game at New Orleans unless he is able to practice more this week, although no determination has been reached....

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Andrei Vasilevskiy returns to the net tonight riding a career-best eight-game win streak.

Lightning looks for elusive road W vs. Panthers

The Lightning (9-2-1) return to a building that has haunted them in recent years – the BB&T Center, where they have lost their past five games. Included was a 5-4 loss to the Panthers (4-5-1) during the second game of the season....

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Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks in Alias Grace.

Review: 'Alias Grace' a spellbinding tale of true crime and quiltmaking

Grace Marks would rather be a murderess than a murderer, if given the choice between the two....

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