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Tampa men sue ex-cop who held them at gunpoint, made anti-Muslim comments

TAMPA — One afternoon in late 2014, two American citizens of Palestinian descent got into a spat with the owner of a Tampa auto body shop over the price of a detail job. As the argument esca …

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

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St. Pete Beach facing big bills for sewer repair

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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. Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

    Elections

    AKRON, Ohio — Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally …

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday in Manchester, N.H. [Associated Press]
  2. Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

    Elections

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., on Thursday. [Associated Press]
  3. Honoring Terry Tomalin's legacy: Embrace fear, explore Florida

    Outdoors

    Terry Tomalin left a legacy: Explore the world. Expand your perspective. Overcome your fears.

    Tara McCarty, in honor of Terry Tomalin's legacy of overcoming your fears, explores a zip line course at the Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours in Ocala on Thursday (8/18/16).
  4. Video: Check out the new Bucs scoreboard, upgrades at Raymond James Stadium

    Bucs

    The Bucs will unveil their new video boards during tonight's preseason home opener at Raymond James Stadium.

    New upgrades have been made in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Fame Club and the new installation of higher quality video screens at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
  5. St. Pete Beach facing big bills for sewer repair

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — Repeatedly overflowing sewers here are forcing city officials to give up pet projects in order to raise the nearly $14 million needed to fix their clogged and broken sewer pipes.

  6. St. Petersburg gets burned again by a company reneging on promised headquarters move

    Economic Development

    Looks like St. Petersburg got left at the altar — again — but doesn't know it yet.

    Gov. Rick Scott joined USF President Judy Genshaft and former St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster at a press conference in October 2011 to announce and welcome the relocation of IRX Therapeutics Inc. to St. Petersburg. The relocation never happened.
 [MELISSA LYTTLE, Times]
  7. Is Marco Rubio ready to reverse his support for the TPP? Signs say yes

    State Roundup

    Sen. Marco Rubio is expressing doubts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, suggesting he may be ready to reverse support, a stark example of eroding support for trade agreements in the Donald Trump era.

     (OCTAVIO JONES | Times)
  8. What you need to know for Friday, Aug. 26

    News

    • It'll feel a little drier today, and rain chances will hover between 30 to 40 percent, according to 10Weather WTSP. Highs will reach the low-to-mid 90s, but keep in mind that — once again — it'll feel even hotter.

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, speaks to the media to urge the United States Congress to pass funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus on June 3, 2016 in Doral. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  9. Is this KFC's secret blend of herbs and spices?

    Nation

    KFC describes its closely guarded original fried chicken recipe as "one of the biggest trade secrets in the world." The company says the original handwritten recipe is housed in a 770-pound safe encased in 2 feet of concrete and guarded by videocameras and motion detectors.

    It is the Fort Knox of fried chicken.

  10. World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    Autos

    SINGAPORE — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.

Environmental lawyer: Water agency trying to retaliliate and bully detractors

If you want to keep a low profile, don't disagree with the South Florida Water Management District, or ask for its email list....

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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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