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Ghouls gather for fall haunts

trump backs stop-and-frisk police policy

The legality of the practice has been challenged, and New York City has dropped it, but the Republican presidential candidate called for the tactic to be used nationwide. Nation, 8A

Clinton focuses on disabled voters

In Orlando, the Democratic nominee appeals to disabled people and their families. Nation, 8A

Cross-Bay Ferry details unveiled

Departure times, fares and amenities are available for commuters and day trippers. Local, 1B

29,603-mile record falls, day-by-day

Amanda Coker breaks the women's world record for highest annual mileage on a bicycle. Local, 1B

Commissioner sets stadium plan goal

A Hillsborough County official involved in the talks hopes to have a baseball stadium plan for his colleagues to discuss within six months. Local, 1B

Federal Reserve leaves rates alone

The Fed leaves its benchmark interest rate unchanged, pressing ahead with its economic stimulus campaign. Business, 4B

Hamstring hobbles Bucs running back

Doug Martin, the NFL's second-leading rusher last season, could miss three games. Sports, 1C

Ghouls gather for fall haunts 09/21/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:25pm]
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  1. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren joins other prosecutors in protesting Jeff Sessions' 'tough-on-crime' policy


    TAMPA — Andrew Warren, the state attorney for Hillsborough County, is among signers of a letter from 31 district prosecutors nationwide voicing opposition to the tough-on-crime policies of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    Hillsborough State Atttorney Andrew Warren is among the signers of a letter from 31 top prosecutors nationwide opposing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' 'tough-on-crime' policies. ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times
  2. Suspect tells police he killed roommates for disrespecting his Muslim faith


    TAMPA — A man accused of shooting his roommates in a New Tampa apartment told police he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with the two men until he converted to Islam then killed them because they disrespected his faith.

    Devon Arthurs, 18, of Tampa told police  he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with his roommates, Jeremy Himmelman and Andrew Oneschuk, until he converted to Islam and shot them because they disrespected his faith.
[Photo courtesy of Tampa Police]
  3. Nelson, Rubio want Trump to back off cuts to drug office


    Citing an opioid crisis “devastating Florida,” Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are asking the Trump administration to back off plans to gut the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

    A letter to the Office of Management and Budget
  4. US President Donald Trump, left,  meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Monday, in Jerusalem. Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, a two-day stop aimed at testing the waters for jumpstarting the dormant Middle East peace process. [AP photo]
  5. Study: Florida most friendly state for retired veterans

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    Florida is the nation's best state for military retirees looking for somewhere to settle. That's according to a study released Monday by WalletHub which rated Florida the most friendly when it comes to economic factors, quality of life and health care.

    Veterans watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during training camp in 2016. Florida is the most friendly state for retired veterans according to a new WalletHub study. | LOREN ELLIOTT, Times