Wednesday, June 20, 2018
News Roundup

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

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Pope Francis criticizes Trumpís family-separation policy on migrants, says Ďpopulism is not the solutioní

Pope Francis criticizes Trumpís family-separation policy on migrants, says Ďpopulism is not the solutioní

Pope Francis stepped into a growing controversy over President Donald Trumpís immigration policies, criticizing the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexican border and saying that "populism" and "creating psychosis" are not the way to resol...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
The Daystarter: Republican response to immigration firestorm; donít let Yuengling name scare you; Hedman flattered, but unfulfilled

The Daystarter: Republican response to immigration firestorm; donít let Yuengling name scare you; Hedman flattered, but unfulfilled

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.ē Thereís no more denying it: summer is here. The forecast calls for highs near 90 degrees for the foreseeable future, coupled with afternoon showers, according to 10Weather WTSP.ē As y...
Updated: 1 hour ago
What historically high lumber prices mean for Florida home buyers

What historically high lumber prices mean for Florida home buyers

Blame a lack of rail cars in Canada or not enough semi trucks in the United States. Forest fires didn’t help. Tariffs played a big role, too. Even the buoyant economy takes part of the rap for frothy lumber prices, which hit all-time highs las...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Citizens considers hiking homeowners insurance rates about 8 percent

Citizens considers hiking homeowners insurance rates about 8 percent

For the second year in a row, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is asking state regulators to approve hefty rate hikes because of an abundance of non-weather claims that end up in court. If approved, the average rates for homeowners covered by Citize...
Updated: 2 hours ago
What historically high lumber prices mean for Florida home buyers

What historically high lumber prices mean for Florida home buyers

Blame a lack of rail cars in Canada or not enough semi trucks in the United States. Forest fires didn’t help. Tariffs played a big role, too. Even the buoyant economy takes part of the rap for frothy lumber prices, which hit all-time highs las...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hereís the skinny on the ketogenic diet: What it is, how to follow it properly

Hereís the skinny on the ketogenic diet: What it is, how to follow it properly

It started with jugs of olive oil and cans of tuna, lots of it, which my husband hauled in one day and plunked on the counter. "Thatís my lunch!"That was about three months ago, and every day since there has been a new entity in our house to consider...
Updated: 2 hours ago
New dorm still coming to USF St. Petersburg, but in a smaller package

New dorm still coming to USF St. Petersburg, but in a smaller package

ST. PETERSBURG ó Originally pitched as a nine- or 10-story, 550-bed dorm for the overcrowded University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, USFís latest residence hall project will likely look much different by the time itís done.For starters, it...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Safety Harbor is no safe haven from cyberbullying

Safety Harbor is no safe haven from cyberbullying

SAFETY HARBOR ó Mayor Joe Ayoub put forth a resolution Monday evening asking the City Commission to condemn cyberbullying.The result? The meeting devolved into shouting and whispering from the crowd and people storming out of chambers.The mayorís res...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Carlton: From Sun Dome to Beer Stadium: Don’t let suds scare you

Carlton: From Sun Dome to Beer Stadium: Don’t let suds scare you

Am I missing something in the — pardon the expression — brouhaha over the renaming of the University of South Florida Sun Dome to the Yuengling Center? In trading a college arena’s longtime name for that of a big-name beer brewed ne...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Latest transformation in UT building frenzy will deliver a new Riverside Center

Latest transformation in UT building frenzy will deliver a new Riverside Center

TAMPA ó In her nearly 40 years at the University of Tampa, Linda Devine has seen plenty of buildings eventually outgrow their usefulness.There was 10-story Delo Hall, whose elevators quit working and windows eventually leaked in the rain. There were...
Published: 06/20/18