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At least 15 killed, dozens injured in knifing near Tokyo

Japan's national broadcaster NHK reports that 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in Sagamihara, just outside Tokyo. The report s …


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  1. Trump's new derisive nickname for Clinton — 'Rotten'


    ROANOKE, Va. — Donald Trump has a new, derisive nickname for his Democratic rival: Hillary "Rotten" Clinton.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles during a town hall, Monday in Roanoke, Va. [Evan Vucci | Associated Press]
  2. At least 15 killed, dozens injured in knifing near Tokyo


    Japan's national broadcaster NHK reports that 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in Sagamihara, just outside Tokyo.

    An ambulance moves past in front of a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. [Kyodo News via AP]
  3. Tampa man dies after driving into pole on I-75


    BRANDON — Mitchell Joseph Marlowe, 20, of Tampa, was killed when he lost control of his car on Interstate 75 and collided with a sign pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  4. Fennelly: Where, oh, where is Bucs buzz?


    Driving by Raymond James Stadium this summer, you see those big new Bucs scoreboards. Our money at work. They're huge, a combined 28,000 square feet of high-definition. As if Bucs fans need to feel any closer to the losing.

    IMAX 6-10 theater.

    as the new 60 by 160 foot video boards, 680 foot long ribbon display, and the 61 by 43 foot corner video boards are announced at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Tampa. Combined, the additions will have  total display area of 28,416 square feet, and will add up to be the hire-largest in the NFL.
  5. Regulators propose higher levels of toxic chemicals in Florida's water

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A state panel will decide Tuesday whether to allow polluters to increase the level of toxic chemicals they dump into Florida rivers and lakes as part of the first update of the state's water quality standards in 24 years.

    A hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa. Also known as fracking, it stimulates gas production by injecting wells with high volumes of chemical-laced water in order to free-up pockets of natural gas below. A state panel meets Tuesday to decide whether to relax standards on dozens of chemicals in Florida’s water, incuding benzene, a toxic byproduct of fracking. The proposal would nearly double the state’s current limit for benzene.
  6. NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations


    The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.

    Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at the teams headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.
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  7. Acclaimed chef Edouardo Jordan comes home to Childs Park


    ST. PETERSBURG — It was the first question he asked the 47 kids assembled at Childs Park Recreation Center on Monday morning.

    "Who is ready to go back to school?"

    One limp hand in the air.

    Child's Park Community Center summer program kids watch chef Edouardo Jordan in the center's kitchen Monday, July 25, 2016, as he prepares chicken and biscuits. The St. Petersburg native and a 1998 graduate of Boca Ciega High School, is chef and owner of a restaurant in Seattle called Salare. Jordan interned at Mise en Place in Tampa and then worked at French Laundry in Napa Valley, Calif., in the kitchen of master chef Thomas Keller. From left is Radon Wright, 11, Demarian Clark, 10, Lashelle Davis, 11 (back), J'len Thurton, 11, Dontriele Waller, 11, and Larry Richardson, 10. In April, Food & Wine named him one of the best chefs in the country. LARA CERRI   |   Times
  8. Trigaux: Tampa Bay's rising tech scene helps secure nonstop San Francisco flight


    Legendary crooner Tony Bennett can still leave his heart in San Francisco. But Tampa Bay startups may soon find both vital California venture capital funding and collaboration with Silicon Valley are about to get easier for young companies here.

    Jim Ferea, left, United Airlines Managing Director of Domestic Planning and Joe Lopano, right, Chief Executive Officer of Tampa International Airport, pull back the curtains unveiling new nonstop flights to San Francisco on United Airlines. The nonstop flights will begin in February and will connect Tampa Bay's small but growing startup scene to the tech capital of the wolrd. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
  9. Pinellas to hold a teacher job fair for its (almost) newest school, Midtown Academy


    Hours before the Pinellas County School Board is expected to approve its newest school on Tuesday, the school district will host a job fair to hire teachers for the soon-to-be Midtown Academy.

  10. Man accused of setting girlfriend on fire is arrested


    ST. PETERSBURG — Nearly three weeks passed without an arrest after police responded to a call that a man set his girlfriend on fire.

    John Riggins | Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

On eve of rule vote, state regulators say more toxins in water will be safe

On the eve of a decision by the Environmental Regulation Commission to increase the allowable level of many toxins in Florida's drinking water, Florida's environmental secretary said that the federal government has "confirmed every change is in line with its own recommendations."...


For starters: Rays at A's, trying to get even

UPDATE, 3:19: RHP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will make at least two more rehab appearances on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Stone Crabs before rejoining the Rays. ... RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) wiill throw a bullpen on Tuesday and then the team will decide if he is ready to get back to minor-league games. ... 1B Logan Morrison (forearm tendinitis) is feeling better but Cash said they likely will wait until after Monday's off-day to get him back in the lineup....


As camp looms, Bucs add WR Jonathan Krause to mix

By simple logic, any player picked up on waivers while NFL rosters are at 90 players will have long odds to stick around once rosters are cut to 53, and it's easy to dismiss a late-July NFL signing with "last in, first out" rationale. Having said that, there's reason to think Jonathan Krause -- claimed by the Bucs off waivers from the Eagles on Saturday -- could join what is already a deep and wide-open competition for the team's final receiver jobs....