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Suspect killed eight on his own in Ga.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A 22-year-old man acted alone when he bludgeoned his father and seven others to death inside a coastal Georgia mobile home, police said Tuesday, though they would not give what weapon was used. Guy Heinze Jr., who cried “my whole family’s dead” when he reported the slayings […]

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Experts worry about wildfire aftermath

LOS ANGELES – Southern California’s huge wildfire has turned nearly a quarter of the 1,000-square-mile Angeles National Forest into a moonscape of barren mountains looming above thousands of homes that now face the threat of flash floods and mudslides. Experts are already evaluating the extent of risk to lives and […]

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Volleyball stays perfect

USF volleyball coach Claire Lessinger probably couldn’t have asked for a better start. After sweeping the Hurricane Invitational last weekend, the Bulls won both matches in straight sets this weekend to claim their second consecutive tournament and move to 5-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season. On Friday, […]

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Tackling the assignment

For a while, it looked like USF might be in for that 60-minute battle with Wofford coach Jim Leavitt talked about all last week. After being locked in a 7-7 tie for much of the first half, USF eventually pulled away, using a 24-point second half to come away with […]

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Young people may marry for the wrong reasons

Security and stability can make some relationships seem more real than they truly are, especially at a young age. There are few who won’t admit it feels good to say, “Sorry, I’m taken,” and setting a Facebook status to “in a relationship” is an added bonus. But at such a […]

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Late goal lifts USF

Early in the season, it seems as if the South Florida men’s soccer team can still beat teams without playing at its best. This was displayed Saturday night, as the Bulls (2-0-0) beat Florida Gulf Coast 1-0 in Ft. Myers on a late goal by junior Javed Mohammed. “We were […]

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Former Rep. Joseph Kennedy nixes Senate campaign

BOSTON – Former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, the eldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced Monday he would not run for the U.S. Senate seat held for nearly 50 years by his late uncle, Edward M. Kennedy. The decision was certain to widen the race for the Democratic nomination. […]

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Suicide bombings kill at least 17 outside Baghdad

BAGHDAD – Suicide attackers struck near a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad and a checkpoint west of the capital Monday as bombings killed at least 17 people nationwide. The violence was concentrated in former Sunni insurgent strongholds that have seen a sharp decline in violence after local tribal leaders turned […]

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Online courses must improve for teachers

Universities are offering more and more online courses, despite widespread concern over their effectiveness. A major survey of public colleges and universities released last month by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities found that 70 percent of faculty members describe online courses as inferior or somewhat inferior to classroom […]

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USF tames Terriers in season opener

USF used 24 second-half points to pull away from pesky Wofford and cruise to a 40-7 victory in the Bulls’ season opener Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. In front an announced crowd of 40,360, the Bulls were tied with the Terriers just minutes before halftime. However, a strong second […]