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  1. Miami Hurricanes drop season opener

    College

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night.

    Louisville’s Crovin Lamb runs a kickoff back 97 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Cardinals a 14-10 lead moments after the Hurricanes had gone ahead 10-7.
  2. In ranks of selling real estate, a scarcity of black Realtors and brokers

    Real Estate

    When Marcus Martin looks back on his years selling commercial real estate in Tampa, he's struck by how unusual that was.

    Veteran Realtor Fayola Goldstone, 36, has already sold twice as many homes this year as the typical U.S. Realtor does in a year.
  3. Middle school teacher accused of drunken driving, causing crash in Clearwater

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER

    Fitzgerald teacher charged with DUI

  4. Tropical depression forms off gulf coast of Mexico

    MIAMI — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.

  5. Fire rescue extinguishes house fire after possible lightning strike

    Fire

    ODESSA

    Lightning may have sparked house fire

  6. PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the latest NextGen attack on Gov. Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    NextGen Climate, a deep-pocketed, pro-environmental group, has unleashed another attack on Gov. Rick Scott as it relates to a drilling project that the state ultimately shut down.

  7. Prescription painkiller crackdown has gone 'way too far,' some doctors believe

    Health

    Tampa anesthesiologist Dr. Rafael Miguel helped lead the fight against a surging prescription drug abuse crisis in Florida.

    Heather Papp, with some of the drugs for her multiple autoimmune diseases, says she once traveled to eight pharmacies over two days to fill a prescription.
  8. Battle between Uber and Hillsborough regulators goes public

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Both sides in the battle between local regulators and ride-share company Uber are taking their fight to the public, despite claims of an imminent compromise.

    A billboard visible from Interstate 4 in Tampa warns about unregulated transportation providers such as Uber and Lyft.
  9. For Zara clothing retailer, lesson to be learned from Nazi shirt controversy

    Retail

    Trendy clothing store Zara landed in a world of trouble last week over its release of a children's pajama top that resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform.

  10. Adam C. Smith column: The contemptuous Florida governor's race

    State Roundup

    SARASOTA — Rick Scott, in some respects, makes it easy on journalists. If a reporter misses something he says in an interview, maybe even spaces out for a moment, it doesn't really matter, because Scott is certain to say the same thing again. And again. And again.

  11. Video: NASA captures beautiful solar flare

    Nation

    NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on Aug. 24. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun.

  12. Matt Joyce gives Rays walkoff win over Red Sox in 10

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG

    The Rays haven't had much to celebrate this season.

    Rays players pour out of the dugout to mob Matt Joyce after his one-out, bases-loaded single to leftfield in the 10th inning gives Tampa Bay its first walkoff win since May 24 and its fourth this season.
  13. Bucs may be without offensive coordinator for opener

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The Bucs' offensive scheme under new coordinator Jeff Tedford has been shrouded in mystery during the preseason, with players and game plans maintaining that concealment. Now there is secrecy as to whether Tedford will be available to call plays in Sunday's regular-season opener against Carolina.

    Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford missed the preseason finale.
  14. Photos: Remembering Hurricane Elena's destruction here in 1985

    Human Interest

    While many took note last week of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans nine years ago, the Tampa Bay area also has a hurricane memory that many long-time residents still shudder over.

    Waves of Tampa Bay crash into homes on Carolina Circle in the Venetian Isles neighborhood of northeast St. Petersburg on Sept. 1, 1985.
  15. Young VA settling retaliation lawsuit by its police officers

    Veterans

    The C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center and up to eight officers who served on the facility's internal police force have tentatively agreed to settle a 4-year-old lawsuit that accused the hospital's leaders of retaliating against them for workplace discrimination complaints.

    The C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Seminole. [MELISSA LYTTLE | Times]