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Pedestrian, 39, dies crossing the street on Bearss Avenue in Tampa

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Bucs get physical but Koetter calls Wright hit a 'cheap shot'

 

Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

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Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

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Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

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Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

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  1. One dies, one critically injured in Courtney Campbell motorcycle crash

    Accidents

    TAMPA — One person died and another was in critical condition Saturday night after two motorcycles crashed on the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

  2. Doctors are improperly billing some on Medicare, U.S. says

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Doctors are improperly billing poor people on Medicare for deductibles, copayments and other costs from which they are supposed to be exempt, the Obama administration says.

  3. Rays Tales: Things to watch as Rays play out string

    The Heater

    Typically we wait until around Labor Day to look at what else the Rays have to play for besides making the playoffs. But this obviously is not a typical season, as their miserable month-long skid, losing 22 of 25 going into the All-Star break, pretty much sabotaged any chances they had to play meaningful games in …

    Chris Archer has a shot at 20 losses, though the Rays starter isn’t concerned.
  4. Some call for the end of a litigation ban concerning Cuba and seized assets

    Politics

    TAMPA — In 1960, Antonio Azorín's family's sewer pipe plant and brickmaking factory in Cuba were nationalized in the name of Fidel Castro's revolution. The family received no compensation.

    Antonio Azorin, 61, is president of Florida Brick & Clay Co. in Plant City.
  5. Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo

    World

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of families and some opposition fighters started leaving besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, state media reported.

    Fleeing women and children arrive in a street lined with damaged buildings in the government-held part of Aleppo.
  6. U.S. women looking golden heading into Rio Olympics

    Olympics

    The 2012 Olympics, which came on the 40th anniversary of Title IX, was a watershed moment for female athletes, particularly in the United States. The U.S. women accounted for 29 gold medals, more than double the men's total. This year, expect more of the same.

    FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams of the United States show their gold medals in women's doubles at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.  If 34-year-old Serena Williams or 36-year-old Venus Williams wins a gold medal, either would be the third-oldest woman to collect an Olympic title in tennis. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) NY156
  7. Powerball $478 million jackpot is nation's 8th largest

    Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Powerball players had a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot Saturday night, but they should have kept in mind that their dreams of riches likely would not become a reality.

  8. Olympics: Bryan brothers pull out of tennis competition

    Olympics

    Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their Olympic doubles title in Rio de Janeiro, citing health concerns.

    Bob, left, and Mike Bryan pulled out of the Olympics, citing health concerns. The Americans won doubles gold in London. Their statement, posted on Facebook, said as “husbands and fathers, our family’s health is now our top priority.”
  9. Trump belittles Muslim mother of dead soldier

    National

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Trump during the Democratic National Convention, saying that the soldier's father had delivered the entire speech because his mother was not "allowed" to speak.

    During the Democratic convention, Khizr Khan spoke of his son, a slain U.S. war hero. Ghazala Kahn says she finds it painful to speak of him.
  10. Latest quality start lifts Rays over Yankees (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Drew Smyly's cutter arrived in Oakland when he faced the A's during his previous start. His curveball finally arrived Saturday when he pitched against the Yankees.

    Rays starter Drew Smyly throws in the fifth inning against the Yankees at Tropicana Field, providing another Tampa Bay quality start.

Rubio wins Sarasota straw poll over Beruff

Marco Rubio beat Carlos Beruff in Saturday's straw poll conducted by the Sarasota GOP....

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For starters: Drew Smyly looks to end one streak and continue another, lineups vs Yankees

Monday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline inches closer and the Rays are very much included in the rumors surrounding any team needing a pitcher....

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Brent Grimes wants Bucs testing him early in practice

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