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At $14 billion, beer is big business for Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Florida loves a cold brew — a lot, according to a new study that says beer pumps $14 billion into the state's economy every year. The beer industry accounts …


Skinny, the 41-pound cat in Texas, slims down to 19 pounds (w/video)


A 'happy' Jeb Bush takes presidential campaign to central Florida


  1. Tell Me About It: Parents' support isn't about the money


    Q: I have this overwhelming anger or jealousy toward my younger brother because of how "easily" his life seems to come for him. One example, I paid for community college on my own, and when I decided to go to a university, my parents co-signed for a semester but said I needed to figure it out after that. I could …

  2. Editorial: Hillsborough should demand more of MOSI


    Hillsborough County officials are sending the right message by calling for a fresh look at the leadership at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. With the museum considering an offer to relocate from north Tampa to downtown, this is an opportunity to re-examine MOSI's mission. It's also time to underscore MOSI's …

    Hillsborough County officials are sending the right message by calling for a fresh look at the leadership at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry.
  3. Tuesday's letters: Equality, opportunity for all


    Clearing obstacles for 25 years | July 26

    Equality, opportunity for all

  4. Another voice: When law enforcement, immigration intersect


    The recent killing of Kathryn Steinle as she walked arm in arm with her father along San Francisco's Embarcadero was horrific, even if the details remain murky. That Steinle's alleged killer had seven previous felony convictions and had been deported five times only makes the incident more complicated and politically …

  5. Skinny, the 41-pound cat in Texas, slims down to 19 pounds (w/video)


    DALLAS — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.

    Dr. Brittney Barton holds Skinny, who when found wandering near Dallas in 2012 weighed in at 41 pounds. Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. [Jana Hipp via HEAL Veterinary Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation via AP]

    My Outfit Monday: Shopping like the enemy

    Today is my last My Outfit Monday before the beginning of college football season (praise emoji), and therefore I must take this final opportunity to step out wearing the on-trend garnet, gold and black palette that for obvious reasons I will be forced to retire until January....


    A 'happy' Jeb Bush brings campaign to Central Florida

    MAITLAND — Repeat after Jeb Bush: He is not angry. Not even a tiny bit....


    Nathan Karns will be on the mound for the Rays, coming off his home-run heroics in Philadelphia.

    For starters, Rays vs. Tigers, still in a rut

    UPDATE, 5:21: LHP Drew Smyly said he was encouraged by his Sunday rehab outing for Durham, that he was clocked in the 90s and his arm felt great. He will make another start on Friday, location TBA, and said it's just a matter now of building up innings. ... OF Desmond Jennings (knee) is slated to start a rehab assignment this weekend with Durham. .... SS Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) was washed out off a planned rehab game with Charlotte tonight; the Rays are deciding what to do next as he is close to returning. ... RHP Jake Odorizzi said he had a talk with Cash about being pulled early from his last start and feels things will be "back to normal" now. ... Tigers LHP David Price is excited about pitching here on Tuesday, with his whole family coming in for the game, and said going through the trade process with the Rays last year has made it easier for hin to handle the situation this year.