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Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs


Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3


Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay


  1. Rubio, Bush backers among co-hosts for Donald Trump's Hamptons fundraiser


    WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is looking to project party unity in the Hamptons next week, when he'll huddle with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at a fundraiser featuring top donors to some of his former rivals.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory Thursday in Manchester, N.H. [Associated Press]
  2. AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP


    WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks.

    Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md.  [Associated Press (2014)]
  3. Oya Stan The Man, Mac's Gossie wrap Derby Lane stakes schedule


    ST. PETERSBURG — Oya Stan The Man and Mac's Gossie starred in the $40,000 St. Petersburg Derby 660-yard series that closed out the Derby Lane 2015-16 stakes program on June 25.

    Both had Aussie power.

  4. Can kicker Roberto Aguayo make the Bucs a winner? The numbers are clear

    Missed field goals sting.

    The Bucs know this feeling well.

    There was the 19-9 loss to the Texans last season when Kyle Brindza missed three field goals and an extra point. There was the 34-23 loss to the Panthers the next week, when Brindza missed two more field goals and another extra point.

  5. Karen Giorno gets promotion in Trump campaign

  6. AG Lynch to accept FBI recommendations in Clinton email inquiry, official says


    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the FBI director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton's personal email server, the New York Times reports. Her decision removes the …

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Facebook Live Town Hall meeting on Thursday in Playa Vista campus. Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state. [Irfan Khan | Los Angeles Times via AP]
  7. Tesla owner's death in 'Autopilot' crash raises questions about technology's limitations


    DETROIT — It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared.

    A Tesla Model S in New York in May. Federal regulators opened a preliminary investigation into the autopilot feature on a Tesla Model S electric car after a fatal crash involving the technology, Tesla said Thursday.
The fatality - thought to be the first in the auto industry related to an autopilot feature - sparked questions about the limitations of the technology and its place in what is seen as an inevitable march toward self-driving vehicles. It followed other recent incidents in which drivers reported collisions while using such technology. [New York Times]
  8. Ringling Museum Asian art donor sues to get millions back


    Sounds of Japanese and Indian drumming filled the air. Hundreds of guests sampled tea and watched karate demonstrations and dancers swirling in colorful costumes.

    Helga Wall-Apelt is suing the museum for breach of contract.
  9. Groups combine fundraising efforts for Orlando nightclub shooting victims


    ORLANDO — Several groups that have been working to help victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in recent weeks are combining their fundraising efforts.

  10. Cristo Rey offers college prep to high school students willing to work



    JaMonte Washington jumped and hollered when his acceptance letter to Cristo Rey Tampa High School came in the mail.

    Cristo Rey Tampa High’s Savio Hall is undergoing a $1.3 million renovation. The building, on the Mary Help of Christians property on E Chelsea Street, will house four classrooms, a reception office and the dean of student growth’s office.

Karen Giorno gets promotion in Trump campaign

Karen Giorno, of the Trump campaign in Florida, has gotten a promotion, joining the national team as a senior advisor and Florida chief strategist....


More gory details from the Rays' Thursday night meltdown

Some more details from Thursday's game, when the Rays went into the ninth inning with a 7-2 lead and came out with a 10-7 loss:...


The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....