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Vinik-Ville? Waterside? SoDo? Plan to reshape Tampa lacks a name

TAMPA — Next month, $35 million worth of infrastructure and roadway construction will begin on the project that will transform downtown Tampa. Roads will be extended, sidewalks widened and m …


PolitiFact: Donald Trump errs in comparing gifts to Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell


Here's what two beer bloggers think of Tampa Bay's craft breweries


  1. Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era (w/video)


    SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

  2. Analysis: Clinton says there's a 'Hillary standard' and a different standard for everyone else. Bad idea. (w/video)


    Hillary Clinton has apologized for her use of a private email server as secretary if state, and she has acknowledged she has work to do in rebuilding Americans' diminishing trust in her.

    Hillary Clinton introduces her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia during a rally at Florida International University in Miami on July 23, 2016. [Ruth Fremson | The New York Times]
  3. About the leaked DNC emails, and how they reveal the inner workings of wooing big-money donors (w/video)


    In the rush for big donations to pay for this week's Democratic convention, a party staffer reached out to Tennessee donor Roy Cockrum in May with a special offer: the chance to attend a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama.

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during a campaign event for Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, in Miami on Saturday. [Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomberg]
  4. Here's what two beer bloggers think of Tampa Bay's craft breweries


    TAMPA — This month's Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference hosted an array of writers at the Marriott Waterside and Marina Hotel with varying degrees of knowledge. Some were merely hobbyists looking to gain more experience by touring Florida breweries, but others were far more adept at both writing skill and …

    Derek Springer, left, and Brandon Kraft, both blog about beer.  
  5. Florida delegates to hear from top-name Democrats


    Here's the speaker lineup for Florida Democratic breakfasts in Philadelphia.


    Senator Bob Graham

  6. Tampa Bay's surging craft beer scene was center stage at blogger's conference

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    Decoherence. The McCracken. Unholy. Xolo. Hydration Station. Sander's Shandy: No, these are not title tracks to a new Grateful Dead album. They are the creative names of locally brewed craft beers that have gained some notice nationally.

    MillerCoors hosted Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference attendees at a four-course beer lunch at World of Beer in Tampa. Participants had the chance to check out Tampa’s beer scene.
  7. Authorities: Two killed, 17 shot at Fort Myers nightclub (w/video)


    FORT MYERS — A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded as many as 17, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party," at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.

    Two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at the Club Blu  nightclub in Fort Myers early Monday morning, July 25, 2016, authorities said. [Photo from video]
  8. Overdose-reversal drug naloxone now available in Florida without an individual prescription


    For paramedics, saving someone who has overdosed on opioids can come down to naloxone, a powerful drug that temporarily blocks the effects of the overdose.

    First responders in Florida have administered naloxone for years. The drug can block opioids from receptors in the brain, temporarily reversing the respiratory effects of an overdose.
  9. Analysis: IOC's Russia ruling comes at cost of trust


    If this turns out to be Thomas Bach's defining moment, here's what the leader of the International Olympic Committee will be remembered for: Keeping Russia as part of the club but losing the trust of thousands of athletes who thought that, maybe this year, they would get the answers they've been looking for.

    FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The IOC's ruling 15-member executive board will meet Sunday, July 24, 2016 via teleconference to weigh the unprecedented step of excluding Russia as a whole from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because of systematic, state-sponsored cheating. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file) FOS105
  10. Rays' Ramirez: good pitch, bad result in loss to A's

    The Heater

    OAKLAND, Calif. — RHP Erasmo Ramirez insisted the pitch to Billy Butler wasn't that bad, but the result certainly was, the difference in another close loss, 3-2 to the A's on Sunday

    Rays reliever Erasmo Ramirez pitches against the Athletics in the eighth inning, when he gave up a go-ahead home run to Billy Butler.

Florida delegates to hear from top-name Democrats

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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....


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....