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At least 19 killed in knife attack near Tokyo

TOKYO — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack today at a facility for the disabled in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Ja …

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  1. Michelle Obama makes emotional case for Hillary Clinton

    National

    PHILADELPHIA — First lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful character witness on behalf of the Democratic Party's nominee, Hillary Clinton, and urged her party to not be complacent.

    Delegates at the Wells Fargo Center show their support of Michelle Obama during her speech.
  2. Transcript of Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention (w/video)

    National

    Remarks by first lady Michelle Obama on Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia:

    First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
  3. Transcript of Sen. Bernie Sanders' speech to the Democratic National Convention

    National

    This is a transcript of Sen. Bernie Sanders' speech to the Democratic National Convention on Monday night as prepared for delivery:

    Good evening.

    How great it is to be with you tonight.

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders waves before addressing delegates during the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. [Clem Murray | Philadelphia Inquirer via TNS]
  4. Discord marks opening of DNC, while Bernie Sanders says 'choice is not even close'

    State Roundup

    PHILADELPHIA

    Discord tore through Monday's opening of the Democratic National Convention even as Sen. Bernie Sanders called on his supporters to back Hillary Clinton — a plea rejected by many angered over a scandal involving leaked party emails, ruining plans to draw a contrast with the messy GOP …

    Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia. He said Hillary Clinton "must become president."
  5. Rays excited about Dodger Stadium experience

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — Playing in Dodger Stadium will be a new and welcomed experience for a lot of the Rays.

    One perk of playing at Dodger Stadium: knowing your name will be called out by Vin Scully.
  6. Adam C. Smith: Bernie Sanders supporters invoke mayhem but to what end?

    State Roundup

    PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention looked like it would be a layup for Hillary Clinton after the Ted Cruz jeers, the mob-like "Lock her up!" chants, and the apocalyptic portrait of America painted by Donald Trump last week. Democrats merely needed to show themselves to be reasonably sane, unified, …

    Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders silently protest at the Wells Fargo Center on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.  Sanders asked for support for Hillary Clinton and was booed.
  7. History says Rays starters should prepare to be traded

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Archer and Matt Moore have been preparing to pitch tonight and Wednesday, respectively, at Dodger Stadium. The gallows humor-type question in the clubhouse has been whether they would be pitching for the Rays or against them.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (55) after the top of the seventh inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0.
  8. Trump's new derisive nickname for Clinton — 'Rotten'

    National

    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]
  9. At least 19 killed in knife attack near Tokyo

    World

    TOKYO — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack today at a facility for the disabled in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

    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]
  10. Tampa man dies after driving into pole on I-75

    Accidents

    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.

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."...

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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....

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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....

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