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Open-carry bill gets early support in Florida House hearing

TALLAHASSEE — Gun owners in Florida with concealed-carry permits are one step closer to getting the right to openly carry those weapons in public, under legislation that cleared a House subc …


This is one of the most expensive places in the nation to use an ATM


Bucs go back to the future, sign kicker Connor Barth


  1. NBC's first sports bar may open at Universal CityWalk today


    It appears NBC is set to open its first sports bar, the NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk, with a massive HD stadium screen more than 100 feet wide at the entrance.

    . Rendering of the world's first-ever NBC Sports Grill & Brew is coming to Universal CityWalk. Opening this fall, the all-new restaurant is designed to reflect the excellence and excitement of NBC Sports' coverage.
  2. Will there be a great pumpkin shortage? Crop experts say buy for pies now


    NEOGA, Ill. — There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.

    Christopher Markus, 3, of South Elgin, Ill., picks out a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival in South Elgin, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. His family comes to the event every year. [Laura Stoecker | Daily Herald via AP]
  3. Review: 'Big Stone Gap' corny, but a passion project for Patrick Wilson


    Big Stone Gap (PG) isn't everyone's cup of sweet tea. It's a homespun tale populated by broadly drawn characters and solid actors — Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia — sounding like they gulped hush puppy batter.

    Ashley Judd and St. Petersburg’s Patrick Wilson co-star in Big Stone Gap, based on the novel by Adriana Trigiani.
  4. Review: 'He Named Me Malala' shows humanity behind the icon


    Like her revolutionary namesake, women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai refuses to be silenced by oppression, or even a Taliban assassination attempt. The teenage Nobel laureate is reverently profiled in He Named Me Malala (PG-13), directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth).

    Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School on May 26, 2014 in Massai Mara, Kenya.
  5. Tell Me About It: Mom's protection involves censorship


    Q: How do I talk to my neighbor about the inappropriate movies her son is watching and their effect on my son?

    Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, left, and William Gholston, right, pressure Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

    Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 4 ...

    Our weekly Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast is back, with Episode 4 now online and myself and Rick Stroud talking about the Bucs' 37-23 loss to Carolina and looking ahead to this week's home game against the Jaguars. Is this the week the Bucs get Lovie Smith a home win? Listen in, and subscribe on iTunes -- thanks for making this part of your Bucs week ......


    For starters, Rays vs. Blue Jays in the finale

    UPDATE, 2:18: Buehrle will start for the Jays. ... Cash said Forsythe won't play though he had additional testing done on his foot and it is no worse than a break. ... He said Kiermaier (back) may be available off the bench. ... Cash reiterated there was no injury issue with Archer - "none whatsoever" - and Archer said the same thing, that he feels the same way he does after a start and the only issue was fatigue....


    Citing fraud 'crisis,' state jobs agency wants to create police unit

    Gov. Rick Scott's jobs guru, Jesse Panuccio, wants more money from the Legislature to create a police unit in his Department of Economic Opportunity to fight what he calls a "crisis" in unemployment assistance fraud in Florida. DEO's budget proposal includes $3.5 million for fraud prevention and detection including a "fraud criminal investigation unit" with three sworn officers and three investigators to start....