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  1. Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

    Sports

    DENVER — The Lightning left for Las Vegas Saturday for the first of four nights in Sin City.

  2. Special counsel now has thousands of Trump transition emails

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, the Associated Press reported, speaking to several people familiar with …

  3. Bucs' Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David out for Monday's game vs. Falcons

    Bucs

    TAMPA — As if containing All-Pro Julio Jones and the Falcons offense isn't challenging enough, the Bucs will try to do so Monday night without perhaps their top defensive players, tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.

  4. In society and in law, definition of consent is a gray area

    Nation

    For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again: "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied."

  5. No. 22 Gators, No. 19 Seminoles fall in Orange Bowl Classic games

    Colleges

    SUNRISE — Marcquise Reed threw a 75-foot pass to Elijah Thomas for a dunk that put Clemson ahead to stay with 37 seconds left, and the Tigers rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half Saturday to beat No. 22 Florida 71-69 in the Orange Bowl Classic.

  6. Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.

  7. Are UFOs real? A Pentagon program tried to find out

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.

    Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

  8. South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off

    World

    JOHANNESBURG — The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader, with Zuma acknowledging "failures" that have threatened the party's future.

  9. Florida moves to control booming, invasive iguanas

    News

    MIAMI — With burrowing iguanas showing up in people's toilets and damaging expensive sewer lines, Florida wildlife managers are stepping up efforts to control the state's booming population of the wild, invasive reptiles.

  10. Florida man sues for $2.8 million fishing tournament prize money

    OCEAN CITY, Md. — Phil Heasley of Naples caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away.

  11. Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

    Nation

    MONTECITO, Calif. — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into "a ghost town" as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

  12. Two airmen and an object that 'accelerated like nothing I've ever seen'

    Bizarre News

    The following recounts an incident in 2004 that advocates of research into UFOs have said is the kind of event worthy of more investigation and that was studied by a Pentagon program that investigated UFOs. Experts caution that Earthly explanations often exist for such incidents and that not …

  13. Are UFOs real? A Pentagon program tried to find out

    Bizarre News

    WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.

    Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

  14. Two die in head-on crash on Gunn Highway in Odessa

    Crime

    ODESSA — Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a head-on crash on Gunn Highway that killed two and sent a child to the hospital Saturday afternoon.