News at noon: Joe Biden slams Hillary Clinton; deputies arrest SUV owner in Pasco hit-and-run case; Armwood football coach resigns; Bucs sign veteran backup quarterback


News at noon: Joe Biden slams Hillary Clinton; deputies arrest SUV owner in Pasco hit-and-run case; Armwood football coach resigns; Bucs sign veteran backup quarterback
  1. News at noon: Joe Biden slams Hillary Clinton; deputies arrest SUV owner in Pasco hit-and-run case; Armwood football coach resigns; Bucs sign veteran backup quarterback
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JOE BIDEN SLAMS HILLARY CLINTON

Joe Biden has a reputation for saying what's on his mind, and on Thursday night, he reportedly didn't hold back at all about former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate," Biden reportedly told an audience of hedge fund managers at the annual SALT conference in Las Vegas. "No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nation's history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country," Biden continued, according to TheStreet's Ronald Orol.

ANTHONY WEINER TO PLEAD GUILTY TO RESOLVE SEXTING INQUIRY

Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose "sexting" scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, is to appear in a federal courtroom in New York City on Friday to enter a guilty plea. The federal authorities have been investigating reports that, beginning in January 2016, Weiner, then 51, exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

PASCO DEPUTIES ARREST SUV OWNER IN HIT-AND-RUN, ACCUSE HER OF FILING FALSE STOLEN VEHICLE REPORT

The hit-and-run incident that left a 14-year-old injured earlier this week has taken a sudden turn: A 22-year-old woman was arrested Thursday night and accused of falsely reporting that the sport-utility vehicle involved in the incident was stolen.

THIRD GRADERS IMPROVE PASSING RATE ON FLORIDA STANDARDS ASSESSMENT READING TEST

Florida's third graders had a higher percentage passing the state language arts test this spring than last, the second consecutive increase on the annual exam that helps determine whether children move into fourth grade.

FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 4.5 PERCENT

Florida's unemployment fell from 4.8 percent in March to 4.5 percent in April, the latest sign that the state's economy is strengthening and the job market is tightening.

TRUMP BACKERS IN FLORIDA: PROTECT HAITIANS

Donald Trump supporters in Florida are urging him to extend a program allowing Haitians to stay in the U.S. "Our friends in the Haitian community need your help. We strongly urge you to instruct the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status to Haitian nationals living in the United States," reads a letter sent to the president.

CLEARWATER AUTO LENDER SEES SHARES DROP IN WAKE OF QUARTERLY LOSS, RISK REVIEW

Clearwater specialty auto lender Nicholas Financial saw its shares drop Friday morning to their lowest price since 2010 in the wake of a quarterly loss and an announced effort to tighten the company's risk assessment tools when making loans.

MOTORCYCLIST CRASHES INTO ALLIGATOR IN LITHIA, IS SERIOUSLY INJURED

A Wimauma motorcyclist was seriously injured early Friday morning after he crashed into an alligator in Lithia. Around 12:28 a.m., Calun Nelson, 27, was traveling westbound on State Road 674, west of Katie Stanaland Road, when he struck the 10-foot, 9-inch gator as it crossed into Nelson's path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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    05.24 / 00:23 rawstory.com
    Keith Olbermann has released a new episode of his GQ show where the longtime broadcaster posits an intriguing legal theory about investigations into Russian collusion with the Donald Trump campaign. The theory is based on the implications of Trump’s tweet threatening James Comey combined with…
  2. ‘Unbelievable job’: Trump lauds Philippines President Duterte for drug war that’s resulted in 9,000 de

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    05.24 / 00:23 rawstory.com
    During a call in April with Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump praised the Philippines president for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in his county. Since becoming president in 2016, Duterte has waged a bloody war on drugs that’s resulted in the extrajudicial deaths of thousands of people …
  3. Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home

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    05.24 / 00:22 federalnewsradio.com
    A New Jersey teenager mowed down by a driver who barreled along a Times Square sidewalk is out of a hospital The post Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home appeared first on…
  4. Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

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    05.24 / 00:22 federalnewsradio.com
    A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter The post Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty appeared first on…
  5. Slain College Student Honored At What Would've Been His Graduation

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    05.24 / 00:19 newsy.com
    Watch VideoRichard Collins III was honored during what would have been his college graduation from Bowie State University on Tuesday. Collins' graduation gown was draped over a chair in the front row during Bowie's ceremony in his memory. Bowie State offered a moment of silence for the slain student during the graduation. Collins was stabbed Saturday by a University of Maryland student while visiting the college's…
  6. Ariana Grande returns home to Florida

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    05.24 / 00:16 wcpo.com
    Ariana Grande arrived home in Florida on Tuesday after a terrorist attack in Manchester, England claimed the lives of 22 people the night…
  7. Judge declares mistrial in ex-deputy's murder trial

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    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who was charged in the shooting death of a fellow deputy during what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled d…
  8. Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

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    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set up a new company in April, just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for r…
  9. Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen

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    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state's worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry f…
  10. Authorities: Girl, 2, dead after man used 'wrestling moves'

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    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 2-year-old Missouri girl died after her mom's boyfriend injured the toddler using "wrestling moves" that included picking her up and slamming her on the ground, authorities said T…
  11. Trial set for Alaska man charged in girlfriend’s death

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    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to &…
  12. Mark Zuckerberg, wife visit Massachusetts high school

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    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. The 33-year-old b…
  13. Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

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    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set up a new company in April, just a day before announcing he wouldn’t run for re-election. …
  14. Hines VA Hospital staff working to rid kitchen of roaches

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    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have been working to solve the problem &…
  15. Ariana Grande returns home to Florida

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    05.24 / 00:08 abc.go.com
    Ariana Grande arrived home in Florida on Tuesday after a terrorist attack in Manchester, England claimed the lives of 22 people the night…
  16. Tampa murder suspect says he killed roommates to stop acts of terrorism

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    05.24 / 00:03 www.upi.com
    A Tampa man said he shot to death two neo-Nazi roommates because he wanted to stop them from carrying out acts of domestic terrorism, according to court…
  17. Unlike Fox News, Sean Hannity won't retract Seth Rich story

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    05.24 / 00:01 theweek.com
    His network has retracted a story about the 2016 death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, and Rich's parents have written an appeal for people to "stop politicizing" their son's murder, but Fox News host Sean Hannity is refusing to back down. "I am not Fox.com or FoxNews.com," he snapped on his radio show Tuesday. "I retracted nothing." The Hannity host made his comments after Fox News retracted its story from May 16, which alleged that Rich had been in contact with…
  18. Report: Trump will hire Marc Kasowitz as private counsel in Russia probe

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    05.24 / 00:01 theweek.com
    President Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as his personal attorney to represent him in the investigation, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, people close to Trump and Kasowitz told ABC News Tuesday. Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP has represented Trump in the restructuring of his business debt and defamation cases, and the firm's website says Kasowitz has…
  19. Cubs paying for additional security cameras at Wrigley Field

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    05.23 / 23:59 sfgate.com
    Officials said Tuesday that Chicago's Office of Emergency Management & Communications will install 30 cameras around the ball park and within several blocks of the facility. The Cubs added metal detectors at every stadium entrance last year, while the city this year increased the police…
  20. Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

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    05.23 / 23:59 sfgate.com
    The Superior Court judge's decision released Tuesday found that the Westerly-based Darlington Fabrics Corp. had violated the state's Hawkins-Slater Medical Marijuana Act, which prevents discrimination against card-carrying medical marijuana users. The complaint said Christine Callaghan, who was a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, negotiated a paid internship with Darlington Fabrics in 2014 but lost it after disclosing she held a medical marijuana…