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Video purports to show beheading of another U.S. journalist

BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video today showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people" …

Centerplate removes CEO after dog-kicking scandal (w/video)


Lee County School Board reverses controversial vote, restores state tests


  1. Tampa lawyer in DUI scandal to leave expressway authority


    TAMPA — A Tampa lawyer whose firm has been the focus of federal and Florida Bar investigations into the DUI arrest of an opposing lawyer during a high-profile trial has asked to leave the board of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority.

  2. Intriguing matchups fill Week 2's football schedule


    Ray Ray is off and running.

    Sickles running back Ray Ray McCloud III torched Robinson last week for 174 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the Gryphons opened the year with a 33-7 victory. McCloud, who surpassed 4,000 career rushing yards in last week's win, is 1,744 yards from the county's all-time mark, set by …

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    Ventriloquist performs at cultural center

  4. Hernando tourism center could be headed to I-75 interchange

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    BROOKSVILLE — The proposed Nature Coast Education and Tourism Center might be on the move again, this time to a location considered the gateway to Hernando County — at Interstate 75 and Cortez Boulevard.

  5. Florida trails smaller states as an exporter of goods


    Goods exported from Florida supported more than 275,000 jobs last year, putting it on the top 10 list but below a handful of much smaller states, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Coming at 11 tonight: New poll on the governor's race

    Coming tonight at 11 p.m. on are results of a new poll on the 2014 Florida governor's race, sponsored by the Times, Bay News 9 and News 13 of Orlando. The poll was conducted Aug. 27-31 -- so starting just one day after Florida's primary last week -- by the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service and Bureau of Economic and Business Research....


    The cast of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie.

    What to watch this week: 'The Leftovers' finale, Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' movie, 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    This week on TV, HBO's bleak drama The Leftovers ends its first season, our fave reality competition So You Think You Can Dance crowns a winner, and you can get a glimpse at CBS's new fall shows in the aptly named CBS Fall Preview....


    Folks say their blood holds a certain smell on your hands.

    '... the most expensive leather in the world ...'

    Chad Gillis from the Fort Myers paper:...