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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. HSN, Good Housekeeping pick five contest finalists

    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — Good Housekeeping and St. Petersburg-based HSN have chosen five finalists for their entrepreneur competition. The partners are searching for a novel item to promote as endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, denoting reliability and quality.

    HSN and Good Housekeeping chose five finalists for its entrepreneur contest. Pictured is Perry Mercer from Fort Worth showing off his product on the Home Shopping Network in June. | [Times file photo]
  2. Epilogue: Hermanda DeRoos O'Connor, social grand dame 1939-2017

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Had she known she would be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 66, Hermanda de Roos O'Connor would have organized a gala or fashionable fundraiser every day of the week to fund a cure.

    Tampa social grande dame Hermanda deRoos O’Connor died Sept. 4, 2017 of complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  3. Brayden Point becomes 'the heartbeat' of the Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — A local TV crew set up shop in front of Brayden Point's locker stall the other day, waiting for the Lightning forward to be ready.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) battles to catch up to the puck the offensive zone against the Dallas Stars during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (11/16/17). s  

  4. Cyber firm accesses CentCom cloud information, gives command low security score

    Macdill

    Every day, military and civilian personnel stationed at the MacDill Air Force Base headquarters of U.S. Central Command use the Internet to reach out to foreign audiences in an effort combat Islamic State propaganda.

    U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, says information accessed from cloud storage by a cybersecurity firm has no intelligence value. But the command made changes in its security anyway. [Times file, 2011]
  5. Negative mailers trace back to campaign of state House candidate who denies them

    Elections

    An 87-year-old widow from Melbourne, a mysterious direct mail company in tiny Buffalo, Wyo., and a tangled web of political committees all were linked to the onslaught of negative mailers that helped Lawrence McClure win the Republican primary in Plant City's state House District 58 special election last month.

    Republican Lawrence McClure has denied any connection with a negative mailing campaign in his bid for the District 58 state House seat. But a search of campaign finance records traces back to his campaign manager. [Times file]
  6. With Harry Potter's Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

    Florida

    ORLANDO — Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando in a new holiday attraction opening Saturday. In addition, Universal Studios has completely upsized its holiday parade with more Macy's balloons, stunning floats and snowy effects before Santa and his new sleigh enter for a finale.

    The new eight-minute Christmas at Hogwarts Castle show at Universal's Islands of Adventure will run nightly, starting Nov. 18. It uses projection imaging to create images such as students on brooms appearing  to enchant snowmen, or fill the sky with bright lights. [JIM DAMASKE | Times]
  7. Fennelly: If this is true, Jameis Winston is done in this town

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Why should we believe this man?

    Jameis Winston, who in 2015 was drafted by the Bucs amid questions about his behavior at FSU, denies an Uber driver’s allegation he groped her last year in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  8. Thanksgiving 101: Everything you need to prepare for the big cooking day

    Cooking

    From appetizers to pies and everything in between, we're here to help you put together a low-stress Thanksgiving spread.

    Ideas for sides

    (Andrew Scrivani/The New York Times)
  9. Tampa Circuit Judge Claudia Isom injured in bus crash

    Courts

    TAMPA — Circuit Judge Claudia Isom was seriously injured Thursday in a collision with a HART bus near the downtown Tampa courthouse.

    Circuit Judge Claudia Isom. [Tampa Bay Times | 2012]
  10. Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg's Pizza Squirrel

    Human Interest

    New York, it seems, doesn't have a monopoly on pizza-chomping rodents.

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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