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Fire shuts off power at Hudson hospital, forces evacuation

HUDSON — An electrical fire knocked out power to most of a Pasco County hospital Wednesday night, forcing all patients to evacuate. "At this point, we are anticipating evacuating the …


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  1. Koetter says Bucs offense didn't handle wet conditions

    Mike Glennon had a pass slip backwards out of his hand. Ryan Griffin's first pass up was thrown up for grabs and intercepted. Both running backs fumbled.
  2. Photo gallery: Bucs' preseason game against Washington Redskins

    View a gallery of photos from the Bucs' final preseason game, against the Washington Redskins Thursday at Raymond James Stadium.
    Grounds crew members pull tarps off the field as rains associated with Tropical Storm Hermine pass through the Tampa Bay area before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.
  3. Bucs instant analysis: So why was this game necessary?

    TAMPA — Okay, here we go. Bucs game. Woo hoo. Hold on a second. No Gerald. No Jameis. No Lavonte. On no. What happened? What the heck is ... wait, being told it's a meaningless preseason game. Anyway, here are some instant thoughts following the Bucs' 20-13 loss to the Redskins at a rain-drenched Raymond James …
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Russell Hansbrough (44) can't hang on to the pass from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) in the second quarter of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.
  4. Talent upgrades should bring positive attention to Bucs

    TAMPA — Rain fell before, during and after the Bucs' 20-13 preseason finale loss to the Redskins on Wednesday night, a game moved up by 24 hours to beat the arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine and so unimportant that more than two dozen Redskins starters and significant backups were left home in D.C.
    Redskins running back Mack Brown runs for a touchdown in the second quarter.
  5. Bucs' second-tier offense struggles in rainy preseason finale

    TAMPA — On a night the Bucs had hoped to evaluate their options for backup receivers, their offense struggled mightily under steady rain, barely able to complete a first-half pass.
    Quarterback Mike Glennon loses the ball as he gets ready to pass in a rainy first quarter. He finishes 1-for-5 for minus-1 yard.
  6. Clinton slams Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

    CINCINNATI — Democrat Hillary Clinton scoffed at the capabilities and worldview of Republican opponent Donald Trump on Wednesday, including his hasty trip to Mexico, as she courted support from veterans and conservatives concerned about national security.
    President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to meet people as he arrives on Air Force One at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, en route to the 20th Anniversary Lake Tahoe Summit, in Lake Tahoe, Nev. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) NVCK111
  7. Former Sen. Bob Graham pushes for even more disclosure on 9/11 investigations

    State Roundup
    WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Bob Graham on Wednesday sharply criticized government secrecy over the Sept. 11 attacks, saying the recent release of 28 pages of classified information is merely an opening into what the American public deserves to know.
    Former Sen. Bob Graham, Wednesday at the National Press Club, says there are still unanswered questions about Sept. 11.
  8. Jones: Smart to trade Bucs' Glennon now, but don't count on it

    TAMPA — Mike Glennon took the field Wednesday night at quarterback for the Bucs in their final preseason game. If things work out just right, it will be Glennon's final game in a Tampa Bay uniform.
    Bucs running back Peyton Barber watches the ball he fumbled squirt away in the second quarter against Washington at soggy Raymond James Stadium.
  9. Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate (w/video)

    BRASILIA, Brazil — President Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the presidency Wednesday in the culmination of a political crisis that has left Latin America's largest nation adrift, with an economy in deep recession and a public sharply divided over the country's future.
    Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, was removed from office Wednesday and replaced by her former vice president, Michel Temer.
  10. Rays make overdue decision, send Tim Beckham to minors

    The Heater
    BOSTON — For the second time in less than a week, the Rays took action to part ways with a player who has been the subject of considerable consternation.
    Tim Beckham casually strolls toward home plate, failing to cross before Kevin Kiermaier gets thrown out at second trying to stretch a single for the third out of the fourth inning.

Bill Clinton headlining two Miami fundraisers next week

Bill Clinton will be hitting up Miami donors again after Labor Day weekend....


Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Tim Beckham (1) picked off (after review) of first base in the fourth inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, seeking series win

UPDATE, 12:23: Cash said they opted to give Duffy today off so he has three days off his feet, having been the DH on Tuesday, as part of the maintenance for his left Achilles. ... Cash said the Rays may not announce their call-ups until Friday.... Drew Smyly comes into today's start with a 20 1/3 inning scoreless streak against the Red Sox. ... The Rays are still planning on flying home to Tampa after today's game but travel director Chris Westmoreland has several contingencies plans in the works as well.

Red Sox lineup:
Pedroia 2b
Bogaerts ss
Ortiz DH
Betts RF
Ramirez 1b
Leon c
Young rf
Hill 3b
Bradley cf
Wright p


Koetter says Bucs offense didn't handle wet conditions

Mike Glennon had a pass slip backwards out of his hand. Ryan Griffin's first pass up was thrown up for grabs and intercepted. Both running backs fumbled....