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Judge's ruling is a blow to Florida's third-grade testing rules

A key piece of Florida's education system took a major blow Friday as Leon County judge Karen Gievers chastised the state over its rules for promoting third graders into fourth grade. A grou …

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Two men arrested after one shoots at Pasco deputies

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Live blog: Scores, updates, photos, more from week 1 of high school football

 

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. Photo gallery: Bucs' preseason game against Cleveland Browns

    Bucs

    View a gallery of photos from the Bucs' game against the Cleveland Browns Friday at Raymond James Stadium.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo (19) during warmups before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
  2. QB Maguire returns to practice for FSU Seminoles

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — Two weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot, Sean Maguire returned to preseason practices for No. 4 Florida State.

    Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire  had surgery on his right foot to insert a screw on Aug. 15.
  3. Two men arrested after one shoots at Pasco deputies

    Crime

    Times Staff

    PORT RICHEY — Two men were arrested during a house search Friday after one of them fired a shot at deputies, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

  4. For young kids, YouTube beats Disney, Oreo

    Business

    Anew study has determined something most astute parents are already hip to: YouTube is the most-loved brand with their young kids.

    This week on YouTube, Dwayne Reed, who teaches fourth grade in Skokie, Ill., posted a rap that welcomes his students to school. By last night, his three-minute video had more than 500,000 views.
  5. U.S. puts private student loan servicers on notice: Play nice

    Personal Finance

    Borrowers wrestling with college debt often complain that it is frustrating to deal with the companies managing their student loans. This summer, federal regulators have stepped up pressure on loan servicers to treat their borrowers better.

  6. Case for interest rate hike 'has strengthened in recent months,' Fed chair says

    Banking

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that an increase in a key interest rate will be on the table at the central bank's next meeting in September but that a hike is far from a sure thing.

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen didn’t give a timetable for a rate increase and warned the economic outlook is uncertain at a banking conference Friday.  
  7. Judge's ruling is a blow to Florida's third-grade testing rules

    Testing

    A key piece of Florida's education system took a major blow Friday as Leon County judge Karen Gievers chastised the state over its rules for promoting third graders into fourth grade.

  8. Bucs face Browns without top three guards, others

    Blogs

    The Bucs have their first preseason home game tonight against the Browns, but will take the field without 10 players held out as injury precautions, including their top three options at offensive guard.

    The Bucs will be without Kevin Pamphile, who will fill in at left guard for the first five games of the season.
  9. Transportation divides Democrats as House District 68 race heats up

    Elections

    Voters looking for policy distinctions between the two progressive Democrats vying for the House District 68 seat won't exactly find a battle of ideologies.

    Ben Diamond is running in the Democratic primary for state House District 68 in Pinellas County. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

  10. Rays to release Desmond Jennings

    Blogs

    The Rays will release oft-injured OF Desmond Jennings on Saturday.

    The Rays will release oft-injured outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday.

Mysterious outside groups aim to block Trump's Florida co-chairman from winning seat in Legislature

Mysterious outside political groups are making a last minute push to block one of Rick Scott’s and Donald Trump’s most loyal Florida allies from winning a seat in the Florida Legislature....

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The Rays will release oft-injured outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday.

Rays to release Desmond Jennings

The Rays will release oft-injured OF Desmond Jennings on Saturday....

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The Bucs will be without Kevin Pamphile, who will fill in at left guard for the first five games of the season.

Bucs face Browns without top three guards, others

The Bucs have their first preseason home game tonight against the Browns, but will take the field without 10 players held out as injury precautions, including their top three options at offensive guard....

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