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

At Wednesday's rally in Tampa, Donald Trump declared he would be the "greatest jobs president that God ever created," growing opportunity and protecting Americans "from illegal immigration and bro …

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Rare strain of whitefly poses severe threat to Florida's $500 million tomato crop

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Weak, disorganized Invest 99L tropical wave keeps forecasters guessing

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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. Mahtook ends hitless streak, lifts Rays to 2-1 win over Red Sox, series split

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mikie Mahtook finally got a hit.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria scores on a single by  Brad Miller in the sixth inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  2. There's no chill with game-day Zamari Maxwell

    Footballpreps

    The way he looks at it, there are two Zamari Maxwells.

    Pinellas Park DB Zamari Maxwell is perfectly okay with having a split personality on game days. "When I have that helmet on, that jersey on, I'm not Zamari Maxwell. I'm some other guy." (Douglas R. Clifford, Times)
  3. Republican Schock relying on support from outside Hillsborough in county commission race

    Local

    TAMPA — On the surface, it seems Republican Tim Schock is hitting his stride at the right time in his bid for Hillsborough County's open commission seat.

    Tim Schock is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 6 Hillsborugh County Commission seat. [Courtesy of Tim Schock]
  4. Receiver wasteland gives way to wonderland at USF

    College

    TAMPA — Only three summers have passed since Willie Taggart gazed toward his left and right flanks — and slots, for that matter — and saw a wasteland.

    USF's Rodney Adams (87) scores in the 4th qtr. during USF's game against Syracuse at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Saturday 10/10/2015.
  5. Gov. Scott to take Zika funding fight to Washington

    Blogs

    Frustrated with the failure of federal lawmakers to act on Zika, Gov. Rick Scott announced today he is headed back to Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress on the urgent need for passage of a Zika funding bill. 

    Surrounded by Hillsborough county and Florida state officials, Governor Rick Scott spoke to the media following a round table on the Zika virus on Wednesday August 24, 2016, at the Hillsborough County Health Department in Tampa.
  6. Apple boosts iPhone security after Middle East spyware discovery

    Business

    PARIS — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

    Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor speaks to  journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. [Associated Press]
  7. INTs leader Mekhi LaPointe down, but not out for this season

    Footballpreps

    Armwood's usually stingy defense went through some turnover this offseason. Graduation took its toll with the Hawks having to replace their top three leading tacklers.

    Armwood's Mekhi LaPointe led the state a season ago with 10 interceptions. (Loren Elliott, Times)
  8. Marines say two men didn't help raise first flag at Iwo Jima

    Military

    After acknowledging they misidentified some of the men shown in an iconic image raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima during World War II, the Marines now say they were also mistaken in listing the names of those who raised an earlier flag amid intense fighting on the island.

    The acknowledgement came two months after the Marines announced the misidentification of one of the men who raised the second, larger flag at Iwo Jima. That flag-raising was captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, whose image was displayed on the front pages of newspapers across the country and was depicted in the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. [Associated Press]
  9. St. Pete's wage-theft program has slow start, needs tweaks

    Blogs

    St. Petersburg’s wage theft program is a year old. So far, it’s been a pretty quiet debut.

  10. Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

    Politics

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump is courting minority voters as rival Hillary Clinton prepares to deliver a speech that will accuse his campaign of fostering hate.

    In his speeches, Donald Trump has painted a dismal picture of life for black Americans, describing war zones as "safer than living in some of our inner cities" and suggesting that African-Americans and Hispanics can't walk down streets without getting shot. [Associated Press]
Surrounded by Hillsborough county and Florida state officials, Governor Rick Scott spoke to the media following a round table on the Zika virus on Wednesday August 24, 2016, at the Hillsborough County Health Department in Tampa.

Gov. Scott to take Zika funding fight to Washington

Frustrated with the failure of federal lawmakers to act on Zika, Gov. Rick Scott announced today he is headed back to Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress on the urgent need for passage of a Zika funding bill. ...

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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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