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Super Bowl XLIX coverage

Super Bowl XLIX coverageNews stories covering Super Bowl XLIX
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  • 1 day ago
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Kitten rescued from storm drain in downtown Tampa

Kitten rescued from storm drain in downtown TampaOfficer's Simmons, Graham and Rodriguez along with some citizens all worked together to rescue a tiny kitten overnight.
  • Local
  • 3 hours, 58 minutes ago
News

Facebook, Instagram go down for 40 minutes; Internet freaks out

Facebook, Instagram go down for 40 minutes; Internet freaks outFacebook and Instagram suffered worldwide outages for about 40 minutes early Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.
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  • 3 hours, 33 minutes ago
Weird News

Dog park may test poop for DNA, fine owners

Dog park may test poop for DNA, fine ownersAn Indiana dog park might test the poop for DNA so it can find and fine owners who don't pick it up.
  • Weird News
  • 10 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Parachute deploys as plane runs out of fuel!

Parachute deploys as plane runs out of fuel!Authorities say two small planes ran out of fuel and went into the Pacific off Hawaii, but all five aboard the aircraft survived.
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  • 19 hours, 39 minutes ago
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Great white shark hanging around off Florida coast

Great white shark hanging around off Florida coastKatharine the great white shark has been hanging around off the coast of Georgia and North Florida. Marine enthusiasts are thrilled by the visit.
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  • 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
Crime

NY 'Jane Doe' ID'd as missing Brooksville girl

NY 'Jane Doe' ID'd as missing Brooksville girlA teenage girl found dead in a cornfield in 1979 has been identified as a former Hernando High School student who went missing sometime between 1977 and her death.
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  • 42 minutes ago
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Govt. worker admits flying crashed drone

Govt. worker admits flying crashed droneA government employee told the Secret Service that he lost control of a small drone before it crashed on the grounds of the White House shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, officials said.
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  • 11 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Palm Harbor residents wanted warning about manhunt

Palm Harbor residents wanted warning about manhuntNeighbors around Palm Harbor are furious at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. They were never notified of a massive manhunt for an accused killer over the weekend.
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  • 13 hours, 41 minutes ago
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Castro: 'I don't trust politics of U.S.'

Castro: 'I don't trust politics of U.S.'Former President Fidel Castro has ended his silence over the Dec. 17 declaration that Cuba and the United States would move to restore full diplomatic relations, writing that though he does not trust Washington's politics, differences between the nations should be...
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  • 7 hours, 44 minutes ago
Life

Blind Woman Sees Again and First Sight Is Her Newborn Baby

Blind Woman Sees Again and First Sight Is Her Newborn BabyA blind woman is given the gift of vision and the first thing she sees, is quite a sight. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) explains.
  • Life
  • 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
Weird News

WATCH: Teacher body-slammed after taking student's cell phone

WATCH: Teacher body-slammed after taking student's cell phoneThis video has started to pop up in timelines all over the Internet lately. It shows a student upset with his teacher after he took his cell phone.
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  • 58 minutes ago
Nation Now

Missing Georgia Couple: Bodies found, suspects arrested

Missing Georgia Couple: Bodies found, suspects arrestedPolice say two bodies have been found in the search for a Cobb County couple missing since last Thursday.
  • Nation Now
  • 15 hours, 58 minutes ago
Politics

Federal deficit falling to lowest in Obama presidency

Federal deficit falling to lowest in Obama presidencyThe federal government's 2015 budget deficit will fall slightly this year to $468 billion, the lowest since President Obama took office, according to the annual budget outlook released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
  • Politics
  • 8 hours, 57 minutes ago
Weird News

Naked violinist sues police for $1.1 million

Naked violinist sues police for $1.1 millionA man who was arrested for playing the violin while naked in downtown Portland last year is suing police for more than $1 million.
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  • 11 hours, 8 minutes ago
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Study: Men who take selfies may be psychopaths

Study: Men who take selfies may be psychopathsWell, I always knew my selfie habit on Snapchat was a bit outside the norm, but if a new study is to be believed, I must be a bit of a psychopath.
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  • 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
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2 killed, dog survives when car plunges 150 feet off freeway

2 killed, dog survives when car plunges 150 feet off freewayA small dog is the lone survivor of a crash that killed a man and a woman overnight in California.
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  • 11 hours, 36 minutes ago
Travel

Local hotels assist stranded travelers

Local hotels assist stranded travelersSt. Pete/Clearwater area accommodations stepped in to assist thousands who had their travel plans changed by Winter Storm "Juno" on Monday.
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  • 12 hours, 26 minutes ago
NFL

Defiant Patriots owner says Belichick, Brady have never lied to him

Defiant Patriots owner says Belichick, Brady have never lied to himNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft defended his coach and quarterback and said he hoped the NFL would apologize if the franchise is cleared in Deflategate.
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  • 10 hours, 6 minutes ago
NCAAF

Jameis Winston rape accuser goes public

Jameis Winston rape accuser goes publicThe woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her has gone public with the release of a new documentary.
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  • 21 hours, 21 minutes ago
Local

Random stabbings may be work of same suspect

Random stabbings may be work of same suspectDetectives believe two separate, random stabbings in Tampa may be the work of the same suspect.
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  • 17 hours, 31 minutes ago
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Facebook fans name Busch Gardens baby gorilla

Facebook fans name Busch Gardens baby gorillaBusch Gardens Tampa announced Monday that fans have chosen 'Enzi' as the name for the park's one-month-old baby gorilla.
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  • 16 hours, 47 minutes ago
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Pasco cross country coach Keppel dies of cancer

Pasco cross country coach Keppel dies of cancerLand O' Lakes High School Principal Ric Mellin notified staff and students today that Coach Kris Keppel passed away from pancreatic cancer this afternoon.
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  • 14 hours, 9 minutes ago
Weird News

FL woman drowns puppy at Nebraska airport

FL woman drowns puppy at Nebraska airportPolice say they have arrested a Florida woman suspected of drowning a two-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.
  • Weird News
  • 20 hours, 6 minutes ago
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Gasparilla Children's Parade

Gasparilla Children's ParadeAhoy matey!
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  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Life

The wacky, sexy world of Miss Universe contestants

The wacky, sexy world of Miss Universe contestantsSay hi to Miss Universe 2014. Miss Colombia Paulina Vega. She was crowned Sunday. USA TODAY's Ann Oldenburg takes a look at the wacky, sexy world of the Miss Universe contest, including their National Costume segments.
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  • 1 day ago
Entertainment

New generation sparks vinyl records comeback

New generation sparks vinyl records comebackDespite what many people thought just years ago, vinyl records have not lost fans, with robust sales and many music enthusiasts preferring records to compact discs.
  • Entertainment
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Weird News

Ohio couple forced to give up 39-year-old pet bear

Ohio couple forced to give up 39-year-old pet bearAn Ohio couple is distraught after learning they will have to give up, and possibly kill, their 39-year-old pet bear.
  • Weird News
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Local

Surveillance video captures Walmart tackling

Surveillance video captures Walmart tacklingSurveillance video from a Hillsborough Walmart, showing a customer with a concealed gun being tackled by another customer. Deputies say the man had a valid concealed weapons permit and the would-be vigilante is now facing charges.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Entertainment

Will Ferrell hits cheerleader in the head with basketball

Will Ferrell hits cheerleader in the head with basketballActor Will Ferrell hits an actress playing a member of the New Orleans Pelicans dance team in the face with a ball during a stunt filmed for the movie Daddy's Home that filmed at halftime of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Smoothie King Center. The...
  • Entertainment
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
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