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Tampa men sue ex-cop who held them at gunpoint, made anti-Muslim comments

TAMPA — One afternoon in late 2014, two American citizens of Palestinian descent got into a spat with the owner of a Tampa auto body shop over the price of a detail job. As the argument esca …

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Donald Trump champions American workers but uses foreign labor at Mar-A-Lago

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Disorganized Invest 99L still targets Florida; strong storms possible for Tampa Bay area

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Movie Planner: Two local horror shows, plus 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection' opening

Movie Planner: Two local horror shows, plus 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection' opening

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Dining planner: Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month warrants heading east on Interstate 4 for dinner

Dining planner: Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month warrants heading east on Interstate 4 for dinner

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Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

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Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

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  1. Bucs' Aguayo got early taste of pressure of kicking in NFL

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Roberto Aguayo kept his head down and tried to stay calm under pressure. But the more the rookie was questioned about the doubters, the ones who believe no placekicker is worth a second-round draft pick, the more his real feelings bubbled to the surface.

    Roberto Aguayo has missed an extra point and two field goals during the preseason, leading to a wave of criticism.
  2. Clinton says 'radical fringe' taking over GOP under Trump (w/video)

    National

    RENO, Nev. — Hillary Clinton on Thursday delivered a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump, saying he had embraced the "alt-right" political philosophy and presenting his choice as an especially ominous turn in a presidential election full of them.

    Clinton delivered her most direct critique of Trump’s campaign yet at a rally Thursday, connecting it to white nationalists and the conservative fringe. She said Trump is taking hate groups mainstream. 
  3. Donald Trump rebukes racism claims (w/video)

    National

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.

  4. Spring Hill driver killed when she crashes into house

    Accidents

    SPRING HILL — A woman died Thursday morning after losing control of her vehicle and smashing into a house, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Kristen Dawkins, 22, of Spring Hill, was killed after she lost control of her 2008 Nissan Altima and crashed into a house at 3197 Harrow Road in Spring Hill. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
  5. Two killed in Pasco crash with semitrailer truck

    Accidents

    Two women, one from Dade City and the other from Brooksville, died Thursday morning after their car was struck by a semitrailer truck while traveling through a U.S. 98 intersection, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  6. Jones: Time for Bucs to show fans something

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has one priority for tonight's preseason game against the Browns.

  7. Florida water managers send message: Don't make us mad

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — If you want to keep a low profile, don't disagree with the South Florida Water Management District, or ask for its email list.

  8. St. Pete to discuss bringing sunshine, more public input to CRA grants

    Blogs

    The St. Petersburg City Council wants to make sure more public input and transparency is involved before more taxpayer dollars are spent from the city’s newly-formed South St. Petersburg Community Renewal Area.

  9. SoHo clubs bristle at Tampa's tightening of noise ordinance

    Local Government

    TAMPA — The noise of people talking across desks and bustling around an air-conditioned office registers a "comfortable" 55 decibels, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

    The Tampa City Council approved a law intended to make it easier for police to deal with noise violations.
  10. Absentee ballot returns show spike in unlikely voters weighing in on Florida's primary

    State Roundup

    The political team at the Florida Chamber of Commerce has come across a remarkable trend this campaign season: a huge spike in mail voting by people who rarely vote in primary elections.

    Poll deputy James Willis, right, greets early voters with a smile as he opens the door for them at the Forest Oaks Supervisor of Elections Office during early voting in Hernando County on Aug. 22. (BRENDAN FITTERER | Times)

Environmental lawyer: Water agency trying to retaliliate and bully detractors

If you want to keep a low profile, don't disagree with the South Florida Water Management District, or ask for its email list....

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Jake Odorizzi’s 1.64 ERA during the second half of the season is the lowest post-All-Star Break ERA in team history and the second lowest this season in the majors.

For starters: Lineups vs. Red Sox for homestand finale

The Rays and Red Sox return today to the Trop for a quick turnaround after last night’s 11-inning affair won by the Rays 4-3 on a walk-off error....

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Donteea Dye, pictured, is competing against special-teams standout Russell Shepard, as well as other young receivers like Evan Spencer.

Donteea Dye making case to stick with Bucs as cuts approach

The Bucs' fourth and fifth receiver jobs remain largely up for grabs with two preseason games remaining, but Donteea Dye, holding down the kickoff return job and making plays on offense, is making a case to stick around through final cuts....

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