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Cleared, but still burdened after split-second decision to fire fatal road-rage shot (w/video)

Before dawn on a humid morning last August, Rob Padgett turned his Ford Expedition onto E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just as a single headlight suddenly appeared in his rearview mirror.

 

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

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  1. Trump faces decision on letting Americans sue over Cuba property

    National

    Despite signals that President-elect Donald Trump may halt new relations with Cuba, those working to improve them say he'll have a hard time reversing two years of momentum set in motion by his predecessor.

  2. From the food editor: Breakfast forms the major holiday food traditions in my house

    Cooking

    I don't have a ton of holiday food traditions. Growing up, and even now, we tended to have the same sort of fare for our Christmas dinner each year, influenced by my Protestant German grandparents: ham, applesauce, scalloped potatoes, that sort of thing.

  3. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC, Undone podcast

    Blogs

    Luckily, this week has a few specials to break up the monotomy of Christmas carols and on-screen holiday drama. Be sure to check out The Trans List on HBO Monday to see interviews with some of the world's most influential transgender people. And on Wednesday, the funky musical Hairspray comes to the small …

  4. Readers share their holiday recipes, from appetizers to desserts

    Cooking

    Is it just me, or has 2016 felt like a particularly long year?

  5. College Football Playoff: Performers, celebrity fans to watch out for in Tampa for national championship game

    Blogs

    With the field for this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship now set — Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Washington — it’s time to turn our …

  6. Local chefs put their spin on readers' classic holiday recipes

    Cooking

    Readers have weighed in with their favorite holiday recipes, some haloed entertaining classics and others decidedly idiosyncratic family heirlooms. We asked a quartet of local chefs to put their own spins on reader write-ins — interpretations that showcase each chef's unique style and that just might breathe fresh …

  7. What you need to know for Monday, Dec. 5

    News

    • Fog may blanket some areas this morning. Otherwise, look for increasing clouds with a chance of a few scattered showers or thunderstorms by the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP. Expect a high of 83 and a low of 69. There's a good chance for …

  8. After Pearl Harbor, this mail plane had a new mission: Find the attackers

    Military

    The tattered Pearl Harbor survivor looks every bit of 78, with weathered skin, rusty bones and the faded "U.S. Navy" emblem the old bird got before the war.

  9. SolarCity, largest U.S. solar panel installer, enters Florida after Amendment 1 defeat

    Energy

    SolarCity, the largest U.S. solar panel installer, is moving into Florida's residential market — emboldened by the state's voters rejection last month of a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive.

  10. What to expect: Busch Gardens dazzles with millions of lights at Christmas Town

    Blogs

    An enchanting holiday village set in an African-themed theme park doesn't seem like it would make much sense. But Busch Gardens' Christmas Town is simply stunning.

Prison official keeps high-paid job as state settles $800,000 case against him

The state takes no blame for what former Florida Department of Corrections inspector general Jeffery Beasley has done, but it is paying $800,000 to end a retaliation lawsuit brought by his former employees and is keeping him in a newly created job that pays $116,500 annually....

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Bucs rally, beat Chargers 28-21 for fourth straight win

SAN DIEGO -- The Bucs rallied in the fourth quarter for their fourth straight win, beating the San Diego Chargers 28-21 at Qualcomm Stadium to continue their road magic and move into a tie for first in the NFC South.

The Bucs (7-5) have their first four-game win streak in four years, getting a pick-six from Lavonte David in the third quarter and a touchdown from Jameis Winston to Cameron Brate in the fourth to twice rally back for the lead.

Safety Keith Tandy, thrust into a starting role due to injury, came up with a huge interception in the end zone with 2:56 to clinch the win. Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for a key first down to help the Bucs run out the clock on the win.

The Bucs had to play without three key offensive players as receivers Adam Humphries (concussion) and Cecil Shorts (knee) and tight end Luke Stocker (ankle) all left the game with injuries in the first half.

David picked off a Philip Rivers pass that was deflected by Bucs rookie Vernon Hargreaves and returned it 14 yards for his second career pick-six. That gave the Bucs a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter.

San Diego (5-7) answered right away, with Rivers hitting receiver Tyrell Williams for a 40-yard touchdown and a 21-17 lead. Roberto Aguayo hit a 35-yard field goal to cut the lead to 21-20 with 13:03 left in the game.

The Bucs trailed 14-7 at the half, their defense unable to get the takeaways that had fueled their three-game win streak.

San Diego went 75 yards on the opening drive, getting a 35-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to receiver Dontrelle Inman.

The Chargers intercepted Jameis Winston and were in field-goal range before a Gerald McCoy sack backed them up and Josh Lambo missed a 54-yard kick. The Bucs tied the game on the next possession on a 2-yard Doug Martin run.

San Diego led 14-7 after a Melvin Gordon touchdown, and the Bucs missed a chance to cut into the lead before halftime when rookie Roberto Aguayo missed a 31-yard field goal....

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What to watch and listen to this week: 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC, Undone podcast

Luckily, this week has a few specials to break up the monotomy of Christmas carols and on-screen holiday drama. Be sure to check out The Trans List on HBO Monday to see interviews with some of the world's most influential transgender people. And on Wednesday, the funky musical Hairspray comes to the small screen with a live show on NBC....

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