BOSTON — If the Rays keep playing like this, whether they should have done more at the trade deadline won't even be worth talking about.
TAMPA — The North Tampa Branch Library has closed for the weekend after officials confirmed Friday evening that bedbugs were found in an upholstered chair.
BOSTON — Rather than add to an offense that ranks among the American League's worst, the only deal the Rays made by Friday's nonwaiver deadline was to trade one of their top relievers, Kevin Jepsen, to the Twins for a pair of lower-level minor-league pitchers.
OPA-LOCKA — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. He was 61.
WWE had no additional details.
ST. PETERSBURG — A 19-year-old man was shot Friday while riding his bicycle on Highland Street, police said.
BROOKSVILLE — Five people were arrested this week and accused of blowing up mailboxes with pipe bombs last month.
ST. PETERSBURG — Local special events don't get much louder or bigger than the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
WASHINGTON — In a stunning illustration of the shift in the financing of political campaigns, a Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush for president disclosed Friday it had raised $103 million from an array of rich donors and special interests.
This week, when the rain fell hardest, Cardinal Roofing was flooded with as many as 50 calls on one day from damp, desperate Tampa Bay residents whose roofs were in dire need of repair. That's five times the calls the Valrico business usually gets.
It could cost Pasco County more than $1 million to repair roads damaged by this week's heavy flooding, county officials said Friday.
Federal officials on Friday took into custody the son of a 91-year-old woman whom neighbors found dead in her New Port Richey home Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president," her physician declared Friday — just one in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.
There were days Terri Eggeman didn't want to get out of bed.
NASHVILLE — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, has died. She was 67.