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At least 19 killed in knife attack near Tokyo

TOKYO — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack today at a facility for the disabled in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Ja …

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  1. Discord marks opening night of the Democratic National Convention

    State Roundup

    PHILADELPHIA

    Discord tore through Monday's opening of the Democratic National Convention even as Sen. Bernie Sanders called on his supporters to back Hillary Clinton — a plea rejected by many angered over a scandal involving leaked party emails, ruining plans to draw a contrast with the messy GOP …

    Karla Ortiz, 11, of Las Vegas speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as her mother, Francisca Ortiz, listens.
  2. Rays excited about Dodger Stadium experience

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — Playing in Dodger Stadium will be a new and welcomed experience for a lot of the Rays.

    One perk of playing at Dodger Stadium: knowing your name will be called out by Vin Scully.
  3. Adam C. Smith: Bernie Sanders supporters invoke mayhem but to what end?

    State Roundup

    PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention looked like it would be a layup for Hillary Clinton after the Ted Cruz jeers, the mob-like "Lock her up!" chants, and the apocalyptic portrait of America painted by Donald Trump last week. Democrats merely needed to show themselves to be reasonably sane, unified, …

    Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders silently protest at the Wells Fargo Center on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.  Sanders asked for support for Hillary Clinton and was booed.
  4. History says Rays starters should prepare to be traded

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Archer and Matt Moore have been preparing to pitch tonight and Wednesday, respectively, at Dodger Stadium. The gallows humor-type question in the clubhouse has been whether they would be pitching for the Rays or against them.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (55) after the top of the seventh inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0.
  5. Trump's new derisive nickname for Clinton — 'Rotten'

    National

    ROANOKE, Va. — Donald Trump has a new, derisive nickname for his Democratic rival: Hillary "Rotten" Clinton.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles during a town hall, Monday in Roanoke, Va. [Evan Vucci | Associated Press]
  6. At least 19 killed in knife attack near Tokyo

    World

    TOKYO — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack today at a facility for the disabled in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

    An ambulance moves past in front of a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. [Kyodo News via AP]
  7. Tampa man dies after driving into pole on I-75

    Accidents

    BRANDON — Mitchell Joseph Marlowe, 20, of Tampa, was killed when he lost control of his car on Interstate 75 and collided with a sign pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  8. Fennelly: Where, oh, where is Bucs buzz?

    Bucs

    Driving by Raymond James Stadium this summer, you see those big new Bucs scoreboards. Our money at work. They're huge, a combined 28,000 square feet of high definition. As if Bucs fans need to feel any closer to the losing.

    IMAX 6-10 theater.

    as the new 60 by 160 foot video boards, 680 foot long ribbon display, and the 61 by 43 foot corner video boards are announced at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Tampa. Combined, the additions will have  total display area of 28,416 square feet, and will add up to be the hire-largest in the NFL.
ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  9. Regulators propose higher levels of toxic chemicals in Florida's water

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A state panel will decide today whether to allow polluters to increase the level of toxic chemicals they dump into Florida rivers and lakes as part of the first update of the state's water quality standards in 24 years.

    Workers are on hand at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa. Also known as fracking, it stimulates gas production by injecting wells with high volumes of chemical-laced water to free up pockets of natural gas below. A Florida panel meets today to decide whether to relax standards on dozens of chemicals in the state’s water, including benzene, a toxic byproduct of fracking. 
  10. NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

    Bucs

    The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.

    Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at the teams headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.
  [AP photo]

On eve of rule vote, state regulators say more toxins in water will be safe

On the eve of a decision by the Environmental Regulation Commission to increase the allowable level of many toxins in Florida's drinking water, Florida's environmental secretary said that the federal government has "confirmed every change is in line with its own recommendations."...

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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....

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As camp looms, Bucs add WR Jonathan Krause to mix

By simple logic, any player picked up on waivers while NFL rosters are at 90 players will have long odds to stick around once rosters are cut to 53, and it's easy to dismiss a late-July NFL signing with "last in, first out" rationale. Having said that, there's reason to think Jonathan Krause -- claimed by the Bucs off waivers from the Eagles on Saturday -- could join what is already a deep and wide-open competition for the team's final receiver jobs....

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