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Auditor PwC settles $5.5 billion lawsuit as Taylor, Bean mortgage fraud case enters eighth year

In a Miami courtroom last Friday, defendant PwC settled a $5.5 billion lawsuit halfway through a six-week trial. At issue: the global auditor's alleged failure to catch a massive fraud in Florida …

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Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from husband Anthony Weiner after new sexting revelation

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St. Petersburg police: Man, 24, in critical condition after being shot

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  1. Cobb to make return to rotation on Friday

    Blogs

    RHP Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto as the Rays switch to a 6-man rotation.

  2. Auditor PwC settles $5.5 billion lawsuit as Taylor, Bean mortgage fraud case enters eighth year

    Banking

    In a Miami courtroom last Friday, defendant PwC settled a $5.5 billion lawsuit halfway through a six-week trial. At issue: the global auditor's alleged failure to catch a massive fraud in Florida that led to the sixth largest bank failure in U.S. history.

    Lee Bentley Farkas, former head of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, is serving a 30-year jail term for fraud.
[Marion County Sheriff's Office file photo]
  3. For starters: Rays at Red Sox, once again

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 4:05: The Rays have Nick Franklin in RF tonight, with Souza on the bench.

    Matt Andriese will be on the mound for the Rays, having held the Sox to three runs over six innings on Wednesday.
  4. Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Blazing Saddles,' dies at 83

    Celebrities

    LOS ANGELES — Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

    In this April 9, 2008 file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. [AP photo]
  5. Bucs coach Koetter says he would be 'personally' disappointed if a player didn't stand for the National Anthem

    Blogs

    Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has made sure his team knows how and where to stand during the National Anthem before NFL games.

    Dirk Koetter said if a player wanted to object to standing for the National Anthem that they would address the matter in house.
  6. Deputies discover nearly $300,000 worth of marijuana at scene of home invasion shooting

    Crime

    TAMPA — A home where two South Florida men were shot Saturday night after driving from Miami to commit a robbery was a marijuana grow house, deputies say.

  7. Busch Gardens, Orlando theme parks give free bug spray to ease Zika worries (w/video)

    Health

    Days after Gov. Rick Scott confirmed the first locally-transmitted case of Zika virus in Tampa Bay, Busch

  8. Last year's cuts can be this year's stars for recycling Bucs

    Blogs

    A dozen Bucs players have already gotten bad news this week, and at least 20 more will be cut before the week is over, but for players looking for hope moving forward, there are examples of persistence and redemption all over the Tampa Bay locker room.

    Jude Adjei-Barimah is in good position to make the Bucs' opening roster, working all of camp as the team's fourth cornerback.
  9. Visitation for Monsignor Laurence Higgins starts today; funeral Wednesday

    Obituaries

    TAMPA — Three days of remembrances start at noon today to honor the late Monsignor Laurence Higgins, who served as pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church for 49 years and who died …

    An unidentified parishioner wipes her eyes during the public viewing for Monsignor Laurence Higgins Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 in Tampa. Monsignor Higgins died on Aug. 24. The public viewing will continue Tuesday with a funeral held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Wednesday. CHRIS URSO  |   Times

  10. St. Petersburg police: Man, 24, in critical condition after being shot

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — A 24-year-old man was shot outside of 3620 16th Ave. S at about noon on Monday, according to St. Petersburg police.

Florida Chamber stands by 'low propensity' primary voter push

The Florida Chamber of Commerce on Monday defended its pre-primary number-crunching that shows a remarkably high number of so-called unlikely or low-propensity voters have already cast ballots in Tuesday's statewide primary. The Chamber's figure is 36 percent, to be exact, of all voters registered to vote in Florida prior to July 2008 who have not voted in more than one primary since then but who have cast ballots in this election....

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Cobb to make return to rotation on Friday

RHP Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto as the Rays switch to a 6-man rotation....

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Dirk Koetter said if a player wanted to object to standing for the National Anthem that they would address the matter in house.

Bucs coach Koetter says he would be 'personally' disappointed if a player didn't stand for the National Anthem

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has made sure his team knows how and where to stand during the National Anthem before NFL games....

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