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Murder, but gentler: 'Cozy' mysteries a pandemic-era balm

“A book,” author Neil Gaiman may or may not have said, “is a dream you hold in your hand.” And right now, in an era of pandemic and polarization, Americans have — and need — a lot of dreams. ...

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation's water systems may be to attacks by mo...

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation's water systems may be to attacks by mo...

Tampa's famed strip clubs brace for an unusual Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Elizabeth Reed dances at Scores Gentleman's Club, a strip club near the stadium hosting the Super Bowl, and says wearing masks while working is like “doing cardio” with her nose and...

In wake of Capitol riot, Americans struggle for answers

This past week, Americans watched as the hallowed chambers of the Capitol were overrun and defiled, not by some foreign enemy of democracy but a mob of their fellow citizens. And th...

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In February, Carol Benge of Chiefland, Florida, purchased a seahorse for her home aquarium as a reward for marking five years cancer-free. She named the l...

Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social...

Serial killer blamed for 2 Miami slayings in the 1970s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two women who were slain in Miami in the 1970s were killed by the United States' deadliest serial killer, authorities said. In a memo written by an assist...

Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nomi...

Florida's Pinellas County is one to watch on election night

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Latricia Robinson donned a surgical mask and marched into the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on a recent day to drop off her ballot, one of more than 135,00...

A senior warning sign for Trump: 'Go Biden' cry at Villages

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Sara Branscom’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shop...

A senior warning sign for Trump: 'Go Biden' cry at Villages

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Sara Branscom’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shop...

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they're Trump defectors

Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her laptop was open to a Zoom happy hour with five girlfriends. ...

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they're Trump defectors

Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her laptop was open to a Zoom happy hour with five girlfriends. She ...

Gulf Coast residents brace for possible new hurricane

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents prepared for a new weather onslaught Monday as Tropical Storm Sally churned northward. Jeffrey Gagnard of Chalmette, Louisiana...