Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: Keep that umbrella handy, check out the burger dog, and Def Leppard is back!

Today will start out sunny, but have your umbrella ready. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to start about 2 p.m. and go well into the evening, according to 10Weather WTSP. Expect temperatures in the low 90s during the day.

• A Tampa woman has invented a device that brings together the taste of a burger in the shape of a hot dog. After attending summer cookouts a few years ago, Ingrid Sterling came up with the idea for a pan that could shape ground beef like a hot dog and drain the grease as it cooks, providing a healthier alternative to a hot dog while preserving the convenient shape. The Burger Dogs Pan will likely appear on QVC this summer.

• Donald Trump's campaign says the candidate will lay out his plan for defeating radical Islamic terrorism in a speech today. The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to speak at Youngstown State University in the battleground state of Ohio.

• Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigns with Vice President Joe Biden today in his hometown of Scranton, Pa. It will be Biden's first campaign rally with Clinton.

• Former Rays outfielder Wil Myers comes back to St. Petersburg with the Padres as an All-Star. He returns to the Trop tonight for his first game against his former team since being traded in December 2014. Rays vs. Padres, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field. In his second season since being shipped to San Diego, Myers has emerged as the kind of all-around impact player and All-Star he was supposed to be for the Rays, hitting .276 with 23 homers, 70 RBIs, 21 steals and an .854 OPS while moving from the outfield to settle in at first base. Did Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman give up on him too early?

• Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including the first Dixie Chicks tour in a decade and Ash Bash, a stogie soiree in Channelside for Cigar City aficionados. For Def Leppard fans, rock reigns supreme today when the group brings its Summer 2016 Tour to the MidFlorida Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds with REO Speedwagon and Tesla opening.

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