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Gov. Scott: It's likely Florida just became the nation's Zika ground zero (w/video)

ORLANDO — Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Florida likely has the first cases …

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In a first, Allegiant Air buying 12 new Airbus aircraft

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Phantom write-in candidates bar more than a million voters from Florida elections

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Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

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Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

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Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

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Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

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  1. PolitiFact: Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech

    National

    The Democratic Party has a new presidential nominee, and for the first time for either major political party, she is a woman.

    Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for president Thursday in Philadelphia. (Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images)
  2. Elderly woman tells judge how a Pasco lawyer took all her money

    Business

    TAMPA — On Friday morning, 73-year-old Jacqueline Drury told a judge how she lost almost everything after investing $227,644 with Pasco County attorney and real estate developer Constantine Kalogianis.

    Jacquelyn Drury, 73, recounts her experiences during a hearing to decide a punishment for Constantine Kalogianis, a lawyer now facing disbarment for a unfruitful investment with funds belonging to his client,  Jacquelyn Drury, on Friday morning, July 29, 2016 in downtown Tampa. 
ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  3. Everything you need to know for Saturday's release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

    Blogs

    By now you've heard of a little play and book called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

    Cover for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, out July 31.
  4. CDC: There may be additional locally spread Zika infections

    Blogs

    First, the good news: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it and the state have planned ahead and prepared for Zika to reach Florida's shores.

  5. PolitiFact: How Trump plans to build, and pay for, a wall along U.S.-Mexico border

    National

    The boldest promise of Donald Trump's presidential campaign was also one of his first.

    A section of the Mexican border fence seen from the John Slaughter Ranch in Douglas, Ariz., June 9, 2016. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
  6. Parents, former coaches lob pay-for-play accusations at Plant baseball's Dennis Braun

    Baseballpreps

    TAMPA — Jacqueline and David Hiatt's son, Mitchell, was just 12 years old, still years away from enrolling at Plant High School, when they got an email from a fellow Little League parent.

    Parents and former coaches are unhappy that Plant High reinstated baseball coach Dennis Braun, right. They say that if you don't pay to play on the long-time coach's AAU teams, then the chances of making Plant's varsity squad are almost nonexistent. Braun denies the claims. [SCOTT PURKS   |   Special to the Times]
  7. Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

    Elections

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal appeals court blocked a North Carolina law requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, ruling Friday that it was enacted "with discriminatory intent."

    North Carolina election workers check voters' identification on Super Tuesday at a library in Asheville, March 8, 2016. North Carolina's voter ID law, which also abolished same-day voter registration and ended preregistration, was held as discriminatory Friday and struck down by a federal appeals court. [New York Times]
  8. Gibsonton couple sentenced to more than five years in prison for tax fraud

    Criminal

    Ynessa Brown is set to give birth to her second child at the beginning of January.

  9. With a five-year extension, Bill Edwards' company looks to expand Mahaffey programming

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — As the Mahaffey Theater refines its identity in Tampa Bay's performing arts landscape, mortgage magnate Bill Edwards will continue to run the show.

    Amy Smith is vice president of programming and marketing for Big3 Entertainment Group, which manages the Mahaffey Theater and Al Lang Stadium. Courtesy of the Mahaffey Theater. Courtesy of the Mahaffey Theater.
  10. Beruff again accuses Marco Rubio of ducking debates in GOP primary

    Blogs

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff is out with a new web-ad again accusing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of being afraid to debate him.

"Rocky" Roque De La Fuente is a California businessman who moved to Orlando in March and is running for Florida's U.S. Senate seat. He's also apparently still running for president, as he had been before he filed for the race here.

Florida U.S. Senate candidate appears to still be running for president

A late entry in Florida's U.S. Senate race last month is apparently not giving up on his primary ambition: to become president of the United States....

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"My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''

Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:...

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Vincent Jackson makes a catch during practice Friday at One Buc Place.

Bucs, Jackson host military families, vets during practice

The Bucs hosted military personnel, their families and veterans at training camp Friday and began practice with an emotion-stirring trumpet performance of the National Anthem before a flag guard of wounded veterans....

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