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Meet Clinton running mate Sen. Tim Kaine: A liberal who rose in a conservative state

WASHINGTON — The day after Barack Obama became the first African-American to win the White House, Tim Kaine, then the governor of Virginia, visited a civil rights memorial in Richmond. There …

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Would Tampa Bay's working poor be better off without Amscot?

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Hillsborough pet shelter's tech limits are 'costing lives'

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Dining planner: 5 of the best places to get a milk shake in Tampa Bay

Dining planner: 5 of the best places to get a milk shake in Tampa Bay

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Movie planner: Filmme Guild screens 'Safe'; 'Star Trek Beyond' and yet more 'Ice Age'

Movie planner: Filmme Guild screens 'Safe'; 'Star Trek Beyond' and yet more 'Ice Age'

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Things to do Planner: Metrocon, Straight Outta Oz, Snooty the manatee's birthday

Things to do Planner: Metrocon, Straight Outta Oz, Snooty the manatee's birthday

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Campy, gay-friendly Hamburger Mary's comes to St. Petersburg in August

Campy, gay-friendly Hamburger Mary's comes to St. Petersburg in August

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  1. Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West (w/video)

    Human Interest

    KEY WEST -- A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

  2. 'Star Trek Beyond' soars at weekend box office

    Movies

    LOS ANGELES -- "Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

    Sofia Boutella, left, plays Jaylah and Simon Pegg plays Scotty in "Star Trek Beyond." [Associated Press]
  3. Police: Gators linebacker helped stop rape outside Gainesville bar

    College

    GAINESVILLE -- Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar.

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

    Blogs

    After back to back walkoff losses, the Rays are trying to break even in the four-game series with the A's that concludes this afternoon.

    They will have LHP Blake Snell, who is coming off a sharp outing in Colorado, on the mound. Former Rays prospect Jesse Hahn, traded to San Diego in the deal that netted Matt …

  5. Serving seniors a calling for Largo police officer who is retiring this month

    Public Safety

    LARGO

    The police officer strolled into the assisted living home on a mission to find Miss Betty.

    Rayshall Poinsette, 61, is retiring at the end of the month as the senior services officer for Largo police.
  6. Sanders calls for Wasserman Schultz's resignation as hacked emails overshadow DNC

    WASHINGTON -- Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and Bernie Sanders stepped up demands that the party's chairwoman step down.

    In televised interviews Sunday,  Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said the emails proved what he knew was true: The DNC planned to support former Secretary of State Clinton from the start. [Associated Press]
  7. Debbie Wasserman Schultz booted from Democratic convention stage

    Blogs

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not preside over the Democratic National Convention, a major embarrassment as she is embroiled in fresh controversy over the DNC's …

  8. Russia avoids complete ban at Rio Olympics

    Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.

    The IOC's ruling 15-member executive board has decided that Russia will not face a blanket ban at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. [Associated Press]
  9. Democratic convention spotlight falls on Florida's Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    State Roundup

    A week before the start of the Democratic National Convention, its chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, strolled into the arena — of the opposing party's presidential convention.

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine at Florida International University in Miami on Saturday. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)
  10. FHP: Zephyrhills man dead after car hits fence, tree in Pasco County

    Accidents

    A 23-year-old man died after his car veered off the road Saturday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A Florida delegate sums up the feelings toward Hillary Clinton

Florida was well represented in Cleveland

We're off to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. Here's a few parting shots from a memorable RNC....

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

After back to back walkoff losses, the Rays are trying to break even in the four-game series with the A's that concludes this afternoon.

They will have LHP Blake Snell, who is coming off a sharp outing in Colorado, on the mound. Former Rays prospect Jesse Hahn, traded to San Diego in the deal that netted Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Logan Forsythe, has been called up to start for the A's.

1B Logan Morrison is expected to be back in the lineup after receiving a cortisone injection Thursday night in his right forearm to calm down some inflammation....

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Julian Dennison and Sam Neill star in Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Review: 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople€™' finds small pleasures in vast New Zealand bush

In what will be his last indie before tackling Thor: Ragnarok, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi starts thinking bigger — if only slightly bigger — in Hunt for the Wilderpeople....

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