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Manufacturing isn't what you think, industry tells young women


  1. By the numbers: Breaking down the early voting and mail ballots across Florida


    TALLAHASSEE — It's a dozen days from Election Day 2016. Here's a snapshot of how close the vote looks in Florida based on overnight county-by-county turnout reports filed with the state.

  2. USF reviewing sex harassment finding at administrator's previous job


    TAMPA — For the second time this year, the University of South Florida is admitting it hired a highly-paid administrator without knowing he had been found by a previous employer to have engaged in inappropriate, on-campus sexual behavior.

    Herb Maschner, 57, is now a University of South Florida professor and executive director of USF's Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies [IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE]
  3. The Daystarter: Fact-checking the final Senate debate, Oldsmar to talk Rays stadium, and a daredevil's massive graffiti tag is revealed


    • Slightly warmer weather will continue Thursday, with highs in the low- to mid- 80s, according to 10Weather WTSP.

    Workers from the demolition crew of Kimmins Contracting Corporation, Tampa, peeled back the metal "cheesgrater" skin of the old Pheil Hotel, 424 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Monday, revealing salmon colored brick with ornate designs. And also a massive graffiti tag. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  4. Father who lost Muslim son in Iraq berates Trump from mosque (w/video)


    NORFOLK, Va. — Khizr Khan, a Muslim-American whose son was killed in Iraq, held back tears Wednesday as he again took on Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential nominee is peddling hate and no less than the "future of the earth" is at stake in the Nov. 8 election.

    Khizr Khan, whose son was killed in Iraq and who criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements about Muslims, speaks at the Masjid William Salaam mosque during a campaign stop for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  5. Cruz suggests leaving vacancy on Supreme Court


    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is raising the possibility that Republicans would decline to fill the Supreme Court's vacancy if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president.

    "There is long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  6. Mass protest in Venezuela demanding end of 'dictatorship' (w/video)


    CARACAS, Venezuela — Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked efforts to hold a recall election.

    People take over a highway during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  7. French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty (w/video)


    CALAIS, France — The grim camp known as "the jungle," a symbol of Europe's failure to come to grips with its crisis over asylum seekers, is no more.

    Fires burn Tuesday in the migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais in northern France. The fires were set by some of the departing migrants. [Associated Press]
  8. Two quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic (w/video)


    ROME — Two strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.

    Residents walk past rubble Wednesday in the village of Visso, Italy, after an earthquake. Two powerful aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets. [ANSA]
  9. Four dead in fatal Hillsborough crash


    At least four people were killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. east of Tampa Wednesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

    At least four people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd east of Tampa late Wednesday. [LUIS SANTANA | Tampa Bay Times]
  10. Riverview woman dead after single-car crash on U.S. Highway 301


    RIVERVIEW — A 71-year-old woman is dead after losing control of her car when she tried to avoid a collision Wednesday evening, officials said.

Elhame Shala, left, and husband Raif greet former President Bill Clinton after his speech on Oct. 11 in Safety Harbor.

Albanian family thanks Bill Clinton for helping bring them to America

It was 1999 when the Shala family first met Bill Clinton....


Bucs gunners again forced rare turnover on special teams

Positions on special-teams units aren't as well known as "quarterback" and "linebacker," but the last two Bucs games have shown how much of a game-changing difference can come from gunners battling jammers in punt coverage....


Graham McTavish as The Saint of Killers on Preacher.

Graham McTavish talks 'Outlander,' 'The Hobbit' and being a secret writer before Megacon Tampa

In the past four years, Graham McTavish has been a Dwarf, an 18th century Scottish Highlander and a gun-slinging murderous cowboy....