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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four homeless people have helped Pope Francis celebrate his 77th birthday at the Vatican.
STONEHENGE, England (AP) — It has been standing for thousands of years, so Britain's ancient Stonehenge monument was due a makeover.
DENVER (AP) — Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone's guess.
SARASOTA, FL - Renovations will be made to the Westfield Southgate Mall in central Sarasota.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A historic house in Winter Park is on its way to its new location after being cut in half and moved on a floating barge across a lake to museum less than a half mile away.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The beach renourishment project for Naples beach is wrapping up.
SEATTLE (AP) — Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can haul on cargo bikes — sturdy two-wheelers built to haul lots of stuff. The so-called SUV of bicycles are increasingly popular in pedal-friendly communities, from Washington state to Massachusetts.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens in Tampa is revamping part of the park to coincide with the opening of its new 335-foot drop tower.
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian hotel is declaring itself a graffiti Belieber, despite being at odds with city government.
SARASOTA, FL - A wintery mix of rain and snow continues making it's way across the nation, and it could lead to a travel headache this holiday season.
PARIS (AP) — An obese Frenchman who sought medical care in the United States and was refused travel by planes, trains and even a cruise ship has returned home after an overnight ambulance ride that crossed half of France.
LONDON (AP) — Eurostar says it has refused travel on its train to a Frenchman who was earlier stranded in the United States because he was deemed too fat to fly home.
They're revving up to race in Venice this weekend. Hundreds of athletes will be swimming, running, and biking on the Suncoast in the the Rev3 triathlon.
SARASOTA, FL - The recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvests open Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.
ENGLEWOOD, FL - The annual Pioneer Days parade in Englewood kicked off Monday morning.
VENICE, FL - You may soon be able to take your K-9 companion to more public parks in the City of Venice.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Wendylee Goldberg says she was an out of work interior designer, the single mother of 4 children, when she spotted a dilapidated little cottage along Fruitville Road.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Officials say if you need a sign that the economy is bouncing back, look no further than Sarasota County. That's because for a third year in a row, tourism spending is way up. But just what does that mean for the people who live here year round?
SARASOTA, FLA. - This year's 2013 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival attracted over 110,000 attendees and generated an economic impact of $15,549,300 (an increase of 8.7% over 2012).
SARASOTA - The Senior Friendship Center is coordinating a week long camp for grandparents and their grandchildren. It's a part of the International Road Scholar program, designed as a life long learning program to bring adventure into the lives of seniors.
MANATEE COUNTY, FL - Interest in the proposed Long Bar Pointe project continues to grow.
Venice, Fla., - Millions of dollars worth of improvements at the Venice Airport are part of several projects happening on the southern end of the island.
Sarasota, Fla. - With 4th of July weekend now in full swing, the Suncoast's attention is turning to the Offshore Grand Prix festivities.