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  1. Trump golfed more than a 'couple' holes in Florida

    Blogs

    The WHite House today acknowledged that President Trump played more than a "a couple" holes of golf yesterday in Florida.

  2. Hernando deputies fatally shoot a 'delusional' knife-wielding suspect

    Crime

    Hernando County deputies fatally shot a man Monday morning, hours after he was accused of killing one dog with a knife and injuring another, threatening residents living around the area of Cedar Lane near …

    Hernando County deputies fatally shot a man on Feb. 20, 2017, hours after he was accused of killing one dog with a knife and injuring another, threatening residents living around the area of Cedar Lane near Duffield Road in Brooksville, and scuffling with law enforcement. [Hernando County Sheriff's Office]

  3. Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

    Airlines

    BOSTON — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

    This 2015 file photo provided by the Bloomington Normal Airport Authority shows a damaged wing of a Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane at the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill. Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Iowa State University President Steven Leath, a pilot, acknowledged last year that he used a school plane for trips that mixed personal and university business, a practice that came to light after he damaged the aircraft in a hard landing. 
[Bloomington Normal Airport Authority via Associated Press]
  4. Military jets buzz planes that violated restricted airspace while Trump in Florida

    Blogs

    The following is from the Palm Beach Post:

  5. From left, Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic before the release of "Nevermind" on Sept. 24, 1991.
  6. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Bates Motel,' Trevor Noah stand-up special, Archive 81 podcast

    Blogs

    MONDAY

    Bates Motel, 10 p.m., A&E: The fifth and final season of the Psycho prequel series begins Monday, with Freddie Highmore back as a teenage Norman Bates. The season begins two years after Norma's death, but with Norman still struggling from blackouts and his "Mother" alter ego …

    Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel.
  7. Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in New York City at 64

    World

    NEW YORK — Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64.

    Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., Vitaly Churkin, addresses a Security Council meeting at the United Nations on Feb. 2, 2017. Russian officials said their ambassador to United Nations, Churkin, has died in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. [Associated Press]
  8. In Brussels, Pence tries to reassure European Union of U.S. support

    National

    BRUSSELS — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.

    United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk address a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. [Associated Press]
  9. Liberal activists plan 'empty chair' town hall for Rubio in Tampa

    Blogs

    Liberal activists in Tampa on Wednesday will hold an “empty chair” town hall on behalf of Sen. Marco Rubio, part of an ongoing campaign that borrows from tea party …

  10. Hate to admit it but the Bucs would be perfect for Hard Knocks

    Blogs

    Jameis Winston could be ratings gold. He drips charisma. Cut to Winston driving in the dark to One Buc Place. Interacting with coaches and teammates. Oh, the motivational moments. (“We some dogs, we ain’t no puppies!’)

    Jameis Winston could be ratings gold. He drips charisma, Rick Stroud writes.
  11. Curtis Reeves Jr. is suspected of fatally shooting Chad Oulson, 43, and wounding his wife, Nicole, 33. Deputies say Reeves shot Oulson during an argument over texting before a movie at the Cobb Grove 16 theater near Interstate 75 in Wesley Chapel. [BRENDAN FITTERER   |   Times]
  12. Defense, prosecution offer different perspectives in Pasco theater 'stand your ground' hearing

    Criminal

    DADE CITY — With their father watching from a table a few feet away, Curtis Reeves' two adult children spoke of the loving and devoted Dad they knew growing up and of the physical ailments he endured as he grew older.

     Left to Right: Defense attorney Richard Escobar and defendant Curtis Reeves listen to testimony by Reeves daughter Jennifer Shaw during Reeves hearing at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City on Feb. 20, 2017.
  13. Pinellas detention corporal fired after DUI arrest

    Crime

    REDINGTON SHORES — A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office corporal was fired after deputies arrested her early Monday on a driving under the influence charge.

    Jo Anna Barker, 35, was fired from her position as a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detention corporal after she was arrested on a driving under the influence charge. Barker had worked for the Sheriff's Office since October 2011. [Pinellas County Jail]
  14. Bumpy, but never boring, ride on the Alafia River State Park bike trails (w/video)

    Outdoors

    LITHIA — How hard could it be?

    The plan was to take the mountain bike out of the garage, pump up the tires and head to Alafia River State Park in eastern Hillsborough County. The park has some of the more scenic bike trails in the state. The image I had was wide trails winding through trees and around lakes, …

    Alafia River State Park in Lithia offers 21 total miles worth of bike trails. The trails are labeled for difficulty, ranging from easy, to intermediate to difficult. The narrow trails wind through steep hills, lakes and trees. The video was shot on intermediate and easy trails and hopefully give a perspective on how narrow and steep they are.