Monday, July 16, 2018
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SEC media days: Pressure already on for Jimbo Fisher

SEC media days: Pressure already on for Jimbo Fisher

ATLANTA — When new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher walked to the stage Monday for his first SEC media days, he knew exactly what to say.Howdy."That's an A&M thing," Fisher explained.So Fisher knows how the Aggies say hello. Which is progress,...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Tampa provocateur charged in fracas over racist slur returns to corner, claims self-defense

Tampa provocateur charged in fracas over racist slur returns to corner, claims self-defense

TAMPA óTony Daniel is undeterred.Three days after his arrest on an assault charge, the 60-year-old race-baiting provocateur was back on the same street corner Monday, shouting into a megaphone and holding a large sign with the same racial epithet tha...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Editorial: Trump sides with Putin over America

Editorial: Trump sides with Putin over America

In one of the most surreal news conferences of our time, President Donald Trump actually stood next to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday and called the federal investigation into Russiaís meddling into the 2016 election "a disaster for our coun...
Updated: 22 minutes ago

Pinellas news briefs

MarketSpace For Good opens in St. Petersburg MarketSpace For Good will celebrate its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Along with showcasing the products of local entrepreneurs, the retail space at 6785 46th Ave N in St. Petersburg will ...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
More than 30 Riverview residents awaken to broken car windows

More than 30 Riverview residents awaken to broken car windows

More than 30 unlucky Riverview residents woke up Monday morning to find their car windows had been smashed in.The Hillsborough County Sheriffís Office is currently searching for a pair of subjects in the rash of damages, according to a news release. ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Woman swerves off cliff and survives 7 days trapped on a secluded beach

Woman swerves off cliff and survives 7 days trapped on a secluded beach

Angela Hernandez does not remember much about the accident - plummeting down an oceanside cliff in central California.She does not remember hitting her head, fracturing ribs and her collar bone or losing air from one of her lungs. But the 23-year-ol...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida suspends payment to SunPass contractor until tolling system is fixed

Florida suspends payment to SunPass contractor until tolling system is fixed

The Florida Department of Transportation announced today that it will suspend all payments to the SunPass contractor until the electronic tolling system is fixed.In a letter sent to the president of Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc., David Amori...
Updated: 2 hours ago
CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon

CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon

Couponing while black?Add it to the list.On Friday, a Chicago woman tried to use a coupon at CVS when a store employee told her the slip was fake and another worker called the police. The incident stands as the latest known example of racial profilin...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Amazonís Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

Amazonís Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

NEW YORK ó Amazonís website ran into some snags quickly Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the wo...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tune into the only All Star Game that matters

Tune into the only All Star Game that matters

Summer was for beach days and watermelons and shorty pajamas and fighting with my brother over who gets to sleep in front of the fan.And summer was for the MLB All-Star Game.They'll hold the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday night at Washington's National...
Updated: 2 hours ago