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NEWS AT NOON: OUR GUIDE TO TODAY'S LATEST


Carlton: The latest trouble with TBX: A Lexus lane coming soon to the Howard Frankland Bridge

Let's just say this latest confusion in an already controversial plan to improve traffic around here is not exactly confidence inspiring. Already there's been plenty of contention over the $ …

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Prices of bank-owned homes in Tampa Bay soar as foreclosures plunge

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Nelson, Rubio vote to override Obama's 9/11 veto

 

  1. Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

    World

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.

    Kerry said the U.S. is preparing to "suspend U.S.-Russia bilateral engagement on Syria," including talks on a possible counter-extremist partnership, "unless Russia takes immediate steps to end the assault on Aleppo and restore" a cease-fire. [Associated Press]
  2. Kristian Nairn, a.k.a. Hodor from 'Game of Thrones,' coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa

    Blogs

    Hold the door, everyone -- a huge Game of Thrones star is coming to Tampa.

    'Game of Thrones' star Kristian Nairn performed at District 3 in Tampa in 2015.
  3. Bob Costas on Vin Scully: 'You can probably connect Vin to Abner Doubleday in three moves'

    The Heater

    Hall of Fame Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is retiring after 67 years of broadcasting. Bob Costas of NBC Sports, a devoted fan of all things Scully, shared some thoughts.

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully poses for a photo prior a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. [AP photo]
  4. Nelson, Rubio vote to override Obama's 9/11 veto

    Blogs

    Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio voted this afternoon to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

  5. News at Noon: Red Tide hits Pinellas; hotel a concern for MacDill's future; final farewell for Fernandez; Tropical Storm Matthew forms

    News

    Red Tide, the toxic algae that has plagued Florida's coasts since the days of the Spanish conquistadors, is making a big mess on Pinellas County's beaches this week. The sewage …

    Thousands of dead fish and other small marine life lined the beaches of Treasure Island on Tuesday.  [Les Neuhaus]
  6. Fed chairwoman Yellen: Banks need tailored supervision

    Business

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank is trying to tailor its supervision of the nation's financial system as it undertakes the sweeping reforms mandated by Congress, tightening capital requirements for the biggest banks while easing scrutiny of smaller …

    Janet Yellen did not discuss her outlook for the economy in her prepared remarks or address the question of the central bank might raise its benchmark interest rate. [Associated Press files]
  7. It's official: Red Tide arrives off Pinellas County

    Water

    Red Tide, the toxic algae that has plagued Florida's coasts since the days of the Spanish conquistadors, is making a big mess on Pinellas County's beaches this week. The sewage being dumped into Tampa Bay may make it worse.

    Thousands of dead fish and other small marine life lined the beaches of Treasure Island on Tuesday. Photo by Les Neuhaus.
  8. Growth in personal income in Florida is sixth strongest in the country

    Business

    Times staff

    Personal income in Florida rose by 1.2 percent in the second quarter, the sixth-strongest performance in the country, according to government data released Wednesday morning.

    The increase in personal income in Florida was sixth best in the nation.

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  9. Officials: U.S. to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul

    Military

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

    The decision expands the U.S. military footprint in Iraq just as President Barack Obama readies to hand over the conflict to his successor in January. [Getty Images]
  10. Jimbo Fisher: I plan on being at FSU for a long time

    Blogs

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher didn't say much about LSU rumors during Monday's news conference. He came out much stronger Wednesday when he was asked about speculation that he could replace the recently fired Les Miles.

    "I plan on being here for a long time,'' Jimbo Fisher said. "I love Florida State. That's all I'm saying."

Nelson, Rubio vote to override Obama's 9/11 veto

Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio voted this afternoon to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue the government of Saudi Arabia....

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The latest Maddonism.

Coming soon: Catching up with Joe Maddon as he leads Cubs into playoffs

Now posted on tampabay.com, the story on Maddon's second year....

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs through the Bucs' defense for a first down in the third quarter on Sunday.

Bad Defense 101: Bucs giving up record high in points

As you may have read, the Bucs defense has struggled in the first three games of the season, especially in Tampa Bay's last two losses, giving up 40 points to Arizona and 37 points to Los Angeles in dropping to 1-2 on the season....

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