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The DayStarter: Our guide to the morning's news

Forecasters give disorganized Invest 99L reduced chance of development, but that could change in Gulf

The disorganized disturbance that has had South Florida on alert throughout the we …


Video: Check out the new Bucs scoreboard, upgrades at Raymond James Stadium


Is Marco Rubio ready to reverse his support for the TPP? Signs say yes


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


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


Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68


Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses


  1. No pets, staff injured following fire call at Riverview animal hospital


    No injuries were reported after Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a report of smoke this morning at the Big Bend Animal Hospital in Riverview.

  2. Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable


    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is moving toward raising interest rates in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she's stopping short of signaling any timetable for the next rate hike.

  3. The rich are different: Like Rick Scott, they run for state office

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — After Tuesday, Irv Slosberg could be a state senator — or he could be out more than $1 million in a failed election.

    Rep. Irv Slosberg, D- Boca Raton, has poured $1.1 million of his own money into his Democratic primary race against Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, for a state senate job that pays less than $30,000.  [SCOTT KEELER | TIMES]
  4. Crazy celeb fact of the day: Macaulay Culkin and Chris Pine are both 36 today


    Today, Internet, I just had to share with you this mind-bending celebrity fact I discovered last week: Macaulay Culkin and Chris Pine both turn 36 today.


  5. Why does he still go outside? Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites


    LAKELAND — Lightning, a spider and now a snake. A Central Florida man is proving to be a survivor.

  6. Former Rays lefty Matt Moore proves his value to Giants in near no-hitter

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — The San Francisco Giants did not pay a small fortune for Matt Moore solely so he could beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. They saw a left-handed pitcher with the kind of emerging stuff that wouldn't be available on the free-agent market, no matter the cost. A club-friendly contract through 2019 only added …

    Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore is congratulated in the dugout by his San Francisco Giants teamates after Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers broke up Moore's bid for a no hitter with a single with two outs in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Dodger Stadium. The Giants won 4-0.  [Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images]
  7. Overturned vehicle on eastbound Courtney Campbell Causeway creates traffic delays


    Eastbound traffic is delayed on the Courtney Campbell Causeway after a vehicle overturned in Clearwater this morning.

  8. Suit over releasing Pulse shooting 911 calls goes back to state court


    ORLANDO — The legal fight over releasing the 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting was sent back to state court Thursday by a federal judge.

  9. Nine injured after balloons cause Orlando mall shooting scare

    Public Safety

    ORLANDO — Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

  10. Prominent West Palm Beach eye doctor's health fraud trial delayed


    WEST PALM BEACH — The trial on health care fraud charges has been delayed until spring for a prominent Florida eye doctor also linked to a corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

Pam Keith electrifies Pinellas Democrats over Grayson; Murphy didn't attend

CLEARWATER — A 47-year-old Miami labor attorney and Navy veteran paced around a pint-sized Marriott hotel ballroom Thursday evening throwing out ideas to Pinellas County Democrats....


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....


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....