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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. St. Petersburg council passes living wage ordinance

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — An ordinance requiring certain city contractors to pay workers a minimum of $12 an hour was approved by City Council members Thursday with some amendments.

  2. Rays agonize over which prospects to protect on 40-man roster

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — That the Rays went right up to Monday's 8 p.m. deadline in deciding to add seven players to the 40-man roster, and that a couple they left off seem to be potential Rule 5 draft losses, was apparently a good thing.

    Brent Honeywell, who was a standout at the All-Star Futures Game and impressive in his Triple-A stint, was added to the Rays’ 40-man roster and could compete for a major-league job in spring training.
  3. Senator Nelson on tax reform bill: Small business will 'get it in the neck.'

    National

    TAMPA — A week ahead of the expected vote on a controversial tax reform bill, U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., visited Tampa to deliver a message to small businesses: This bill will hurt you.

    Nelson
  4. Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Doug Martin's not at fault for struggling running game

    Bucs

    TAMPA — RB Doug Martin had just 38 yards on 19 carries in Sunday's win against the Dolphins, but coach Dirk Koetter said his team's struggles running the ball shouldn't go squarely on his running back.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) warms up before the start of an NFL game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
  5. NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay's fatal crash

    Accidents

    Before he crashed, Roy Halladay flew within 75 feet of houses and skimmed the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report published Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

    After his Major League career, Roy Halladay took to coaching. Here Halladay, center, the pitching coach for Calvary Christian, joins Graham Hoffman (8), left, and Nolan Hudi (14), right, moments after winning a region baseball semifinal game in May against Trinity Prep in Clearwater. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]

  6. Debunking some theories about why the Bucs are keeping Jameis Winston on the shelf

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The Bucs are sticking with Ryan Two and Oh Fitzpatrick at quarterback for Sunday's game in Atlanta.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) is seen on the bench during the first half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  7. Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Melania Trump, and son Barron, continued a time-honored, first lady tradition on Monday: receiving the official White House Christmas tree.

    First lady Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump, look at the Wisconsin-grown Christmas Tree at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. The tree will be displayed in the White House Blue Room. [Manuel Balce Ceneta | Associated Press]
  8. New allegation against Sen. Al Franken, this time met with silence

    Nation

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator.

    Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. A second woman has accused Franken of inappropriate touching, saying Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, after he had begun his career in the Senate. Menz's allegation comes days after a Los Angeles broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. [Associated Press]
  9. St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council on Monday approved a lease for the Manhattan Casino, a landmark building in the city's historic African-American business and entertainment community.

    St. Petersburg has reached an agreement on a new restaurant at the Manhattan Casino.  [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  10. Fennelly: Hope glimmering through the gloom of Bucs' season

    Bucs

    ST. PETERSBURG — It isn't easy avoiding The Jameis Winston mess.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) leaves the field following an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 30-20. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   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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