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Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BEIRUT — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley …

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Lee County School Board reverses controversial vote, restores state tests


  1. Autopsies reveal head, neck wounds in Brooksville slayings


    BROOKSVILLE — Autopsies of the three people shot and killed Friday night in south Brooksville showed that all of the victims suffered gunshot wounds to the head and neck, Brooksville Police reported Tuesday.

  2. Dead fish turn up on Honeymoon Island


    DUNEDIN — About 100 dead fish have turned up on the north end of Honeymoon Island State Park since Friday morning.

  3. It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat


    Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

    In this 2013 photo, rows of slimline seats await installation aboard a Southwest Airlines 737 at the carrier's headquarters in Dallas. "Seats are getting closer together," says Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 60,000 flight attendants at 19 airlines. [AP photo]
  4. Pinellas County real estate transactions for Sept. 5

    Real Estate


    200 Ocala Rd., to David L. Frecker & Carol A. Frecker by Joann Alfriend & Brian Smith, $570,000, 06-27-2014.

  5. Navigation buoy breaks loose during storms

    Bizarre News

    Early morning exercisers discovered a new attraction had landed just offshore Tuesday morning near North Shore Park.

    The buoy sits in shallow water near North Shore Park in St. Petersburg Tuesday morning. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

    Rep. Dwight Dudley rips Gov. Rick Scott's record on utilities

    With the November election looming ever closer, one state legislator again sought to remind voters that Gov. Rick Scott is no friend to middle-class Floridians when it comes to getting tough on big electric utilities. Rep. Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg, criticized the governor in a telephone briefing for the media this afternoon for his lack of action in letting big power companies like Duke Energy charge consumers and businesses high rates for electricity....


    The cast of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie.

    What to watch this week: 'The Leftovers' finale, Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' movie, 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    This week on TV, HBO's bleak drama The Leftovers ends its first season, our fave reality competition So You Think You Can Dance crowns a winner, and you can get a glimpse at CBS's new fall shows in the aptly named CBS Fall Preview....


    Folks say their blood holds a certain smell on your hands.

    '... the most expensive leather in the world ...'

    Chad Gillis from the Fort Myers paper:...