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Fire shuts off power at Hudson hospital, forces evacuation

HUDSON — An electrical fire knocked out power to most of a Pasco County hospital Wednesday night, forcing all patients to evacuate. "At this point, we are anticipating evacuating the …


Approaching tropical storm already straining sewers around Tampa Bay


As Tampa Bay building boom swells, can supply of construction workers meet demand?


  1. Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate (w/video)

    BRASILIA, Brazil — President Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the presidency Wednesday in the culmination of a political crisis that has left Latin America's largest nation adrift, with an economy in deep recession and a public sharply divided over the country's future.
    Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, was removed from office Wednesday and replaced by her former vice president, Michel Temer.
  2. Rays make overdue decision, send Tim Beckham to minors

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    BOSTON — For the second time in less than a week, the Rays took action to part ways with a player who has been the subject of considerable consternation. video screengrab via Twitter
  3. Approaching tropical storm already straining sewers around Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay had yet to feel the worst of Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday, but rain from its outer bands was already straining sewer systems across the region.
  4. Hermine brings heavy rains to parts of Tampa Bay, with more to come

    Intense rainfall overwhelmed sewage systems, downed trees and choked roads with floodwater in Tampa Bay on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Hermine inched toward the Florida coast.
    Andre Anton stopped from gathering his families belongings as the rain continues pour inside of his home that was destroyed by a large oak tree. In Tampa a large tree fell on a house at 4210 N 13 Street belonging to Linda Dorman her boyfriend Andre Anton and their five children on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dorman says the tree crashed through the roof destroying the living room, kitchen and master bedroom.  “We have no place to go right now, trying to figure it out,” said Dorman.
  5. Fire shuts off power at Hudson hospital, forces evacuation

    HUDSON — An electrical fire knocked out power to most of a Pasco County hospital Wednesday night, forcing all patients to evacuate.
  6. Recount could loom as Darryl Rouson holds on to slim win in Senate District 19

    With just 76 votes separating the two leading candidates in the state Senate District 19 Democratic primary, it's easy to fall down a rabbit hole of hypotheticals.
    State Rep. Darryl Rouson spent Tuesday afternoon at his campaign office calling voters in precincts with low turnout, encouraging them to vote in the primary. Rouson holds a 76-vote lead over state Rep. Ed Narain of Tampa in the Democratic primary for Senate District 19. A recount may loom. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON   |   Times]
  7. Questions and answers about Tropical Storm Hermine

    Q and AHow much longer will it keep raining?
  8. Rays demote Tim Beckham following baserunning blunder in Boston

    BOSTON — The Rays decided they had seen enough of Tim Beckham after his latest baserunning blunder, demoting him to Triple-A Durham after Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Red Sox.
    Rays infielder Tim Beckham (1), shown here being picked off first base against Boston Aug. 23 against Boston in Tropicana Field, was demoted Wednesday after his latest baserunning blunder at Fenway Park. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]

  9. Trump says he and Mexican leader discussed wall, not payment

    MEXICO CITY — Standing alongside the president of Mexico, a measured Donald Trump on Wednesday defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, but he declined to repeat his frequent promise to force Mexico to pay for it.
    Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands after a joint statement at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City, on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  10. Publix Charities gives $5 million to Feeding America network

    LAKELAND — Publix Super Markets Charities announced Wednesday that it will donate $5 million to the Feeding America network, including 28 member food banks and 38 of their local partner agencies in Publix's operating areas.
    Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $5 million to the Feeding America network. [Times file photo]

Bill Clinton headlining two Miami fundraisers next week

Bill Clinton will be hitting up Miami donors again after Labor Day weekend....


Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Tim Beckham (1) picked off (after review) of first base in the fourth inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, seeking series win

UPDATE, 12:23: Cash said they opted to give Duffy today off so he has three days off his feet, having been the DH on Tuesday, as part of the maintenance for his left Achilles. ... Cash said the Rays may not announce their call-ups until Friday.... Drew Smyly comes into today's start with a 20 1/3 inning scoreless streak against the Red Sox. ... The Rays are still planning on flying home to Tampa after today's game but travel director Chris Westmoreland has several contingencies plans in the works as well.

Red Sox lineup:
Pedroia 2b
Bogaerts ss
Ortiz DH
Betts RF
Ramirez 1b
Leon c
Young rf
Hill 3b
Bradley cf
Wright p


On offense, those sitting out include wide receiver Mike Evans.

Bucs hold out 25 players in preseason finale vs. Redskins

As expected, the Bucs are holding out nearly all their established starters and key contributors from Wednesday night's rainy preseason finale against the Redskins, with 25 players not playing, most as healthy scratches....