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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26


    Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500.

  2. Scientists say they've discovered a 'hidden continent'


    It's a vast, strange land; its canyons and mountain ranges almost entirely unexplored, its creatures like something out of myth.

    Doubtful Sound, a remote fjord within New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, offers untouched mountain and ocean wilderness. It is home to the world's only alpine parrot, dolphins, seals and more. [Associated Press]
  3. DHS secretary: Trump administration considering 'more streamlined' version of travel ban


    MUNICH - Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Saturday that the Trump administration is considering a new version of the executive order banning travel of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations that would allow travelers who were already on airplanes bound for the United States into the country but would …

  4. Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever


    NEW YORK — Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low.

    Heinz ketchup bottles are displayed on the shelf of a market on in Barre, Vt. U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. has withdrawn its offer for Europe's Unilever.  [Associated Press]
  5. Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care from Mar-a-Lago


    WEST PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray.

    President Donald Trump talks to reporters on board Air Force One as he arrived to speak at his "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday. [Associated Press]
  6. Malaysia looks for North Korean suspects who left country after leader's brother was poisoned


    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday.

    Malaysia's National Police Deputy Inspector-General Noor Rashid Ibrahim, left, speaks as Selangor Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat listens during a press conference at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday. [Associated Press]
  7. Sweden has no idea what Trump meant when he said, 'You look at what's happening in Sweden'


    If you believe Swedish media, Friday night was relatively uneventful. Among the most noteworthy headlines were reports that a popular Swedish singer had technical problems during a musical competition.

     President Donald Trump and Melania Trump stand together during a campaign rally at the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on February 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida. [Getty Images]
  8. Changes planned to the sell-by dates on food


    The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the confusion.

    The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. [Courtesy Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and National Resources Defense Council]
  9. Motorcyclist killed after colliding with van in Lutz, authorities say


    LUTZ — A Land O' Lakes motorcyclist was killed Saturday evening after colliding with a van, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  10. Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO


    MUNICH — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as "obsolete."

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and United States Vice President Mike Pence arrive at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. [Associated Press]
  11. FHP: Woman killed in single-car crash on Interstate 75 near Ruskin


    RUSKIN — A 45-year-old woman died Saturday night after the car she was driving hit a tree on the shoulder of Interstate 75.

  12. Florida teacher reassigned after Pro-Trump, anti-immigrant post


    NAPLES — An elementary school teacher in southwest Florida is out of the classroom after a Facebook post encouraging mass deportation of immigrants.

  13. SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad in Cape Canaveral (w/video)


    CAPE CANAVERAL — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

    A Space X Falcon9 rocket sits on the launch pad, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  [Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP]
  14. Port Charlotte report: Rays all together now


    After a foggy start to the morning in Port Charlotte, the Rays are set for their first full-squad workout of the spring, taking the field at around 10:30.

    Before heading out, there is a meeting in the clubhouse where manager Kevin Cash and front-office officials will address the 65 players in camp.

    Evan Longoria got in some early work despite the fog.