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Hops and stretches

Obama changes afghan exit plan once more

The president says 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan when he leaves office next year, an increase from the 5,500 he previously said would stay. World, 2A

Police shooting video stirs outrage

A bystander captures two white officers' deadly altercation with a black man in Baton Rouge, La. Nation, 2A

Fines may rise for Uber, Lyft drivers

The $200 increase in the works in Hillsborough is likely to deepen regulatory authorities' rift with rideshare companies. Local, 1B

John Wilson now in movie business

Two years after the longtime television news anchor retired, he's teaming up with two of his sons in film ventures. Local, 1B

Want Google to forget searches?

Its new My Activity makes it easy to delete activity that you would prefer Google forget. Business, 4B

Labor no deterrent to recruiting visit

The tale of basketball legend Pat Summitt, a recruiting visit and the dash to have a baby born in Tennessee. Martin Fennelly, 1C

Los Angeles Angels beat Rays 7-2

Tampa Bay continues its franchise-worst spiral, with its 18th loss in the last 21 games. Sports, 1C

Hops and stretches 07/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:41pm]
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  1. These two documents illustrate how Florida has made it harder to access inspection reports of nursing homes, heavily censoring what the public can see. In the foreground is a document obtained from a federal agency that details the findings of a Feb. 2016 inspection at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where 10 patients died after Hurricane Irma. Behind it is the state's version of the same document, showing how it has been redacted before being released to the public. [Miami Herald]
  2. Cue the Scott Frost to Nebraska speculation

    Blogs

    Nebraska shook up the college sports world Thursday afternoon when it fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.

    And that should scare UCF fans.

  3. Oh, Florida! Irma's gone, but she left behind plenty of lessons for us

    Columns

    I don't want to make light of the misery and death that Hurricane Irma inflicted on Florida this month. A lot of it was ugly, and some of it was downright criminal. We saw greed and pettiness on display, and it brought illness and death.

    Tampa Bay Times staff writer Craig Pittman.
  4. Make-A-Wish Foundation aims to help more kids in Tampa Bay

    Health

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation is on the lookout for sick children in the Tampa Bay area who need a once-in-a-lifetime pick-me-up.

    Grace Savage, a 10-year-old girl with a chromosomal disorder made a trek to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium last year, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation intends to beef up its presence in the Tampa Bay area after a reorganization. The region is now the responsibility of the foundation's Southern Florida chapter, one of the most active in the country, with more than 11,000 wishes granted so far. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times ]
  5. William March: Frank Reddick says all-white Tampa council possible

    Elections

    A decline in the percentage of black voters in Tampa's only majority-black City Council district, District 5, has council member Frank Reddick worried.

    City Council member Frank Reddick said that if Tampa can't maintain African-American voter numbers, he could be the council's last African-American representative. [JAMES BORCHUK   |   Times (2016)]