Saturday, August 18, 2018
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The Morning Watch: Four things to listen for in tonight's final presidential debate

Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.

FOUR THINGS TO WATCH IN THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WITH CLINTON AND TRUMP

The final presidential debate tonight could be the last chance for Republican Donald Trump to shake up the dynamics of a race that's tilting toward Democrat Hillary Clinton. Here are some of the key questions to watch.

HILLARY CLINTON'S FLORIDA FOUNDATIONS

Hillary Clinton's connections in the Sunshine State are about loyalty and longevity — and Bill. Read Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam C. Smith's profile of the Democratic nominee's Sunshine State footprint now at tampabay.com/clintonflorida.

RUBIO TO ADDRESS NEW FDA RULES DURING VISIT TO NEWMAN CIGARS IN YBOR

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was scheduled to visit J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in Ybor City this morning to draw attention to new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations opposed by cigar manufacturers. Rubio, who faces a challenge in the Nov. 8 general election from Democrat Patrick Murphy, said in a news release he would be calling for relief from new regulations that include provisions requiring federal review of new products and large warning labels on cigar boxes.

Amy Schumer

AMY SCHUMER READS AN 'OPEN LETTER TO TAMPA,' ADDRESSES TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO WALKED OUT ON HER

Amy Schumer is still talking Tampa. Two days after Schumer's anti-Donald Trump comments during a performance at Amalie Arena sent some Tampa fans looking for the door, the comedian read an open letter to the city during a Tuesday night show at Madison Square Garden in New York, People reports.

EX-FBI OFFICIAL ACKNOWLEDGES ROLE IN A NEW CLINTON EMAIL CONTROVERSY

A former FBI official at the center of the latest controversy over Hillary Clinton's private emails acknowledged Tuesday that an offer to swap favors with a State Department counterpart on an email classification issue had originated with him — until he realized the deal involved Clinton and the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

DOUBLE REVIEW: BRITNEY SPEARS AND BARBRA STREISAND STAY POP ROYALTY

Apart from their initials and job title — "blockbuster pop legend" — Barbra Streisand and Britney Spears don't have a ton in common. But our music critic Jay Cridlin found both their new albums, Streisand's Encore and Spears' Glory, are proof that no matter your credentials, if you wish to remain a pop monarch, it isn't just about who you were and are. It's who you know.

FORMER MAIL CARRIER UNION PRESIDENT CONVICTED OF KICKBACK SCHEME DIES IN JAIL

Lenin V. Perez, a former president of the Tampa National Association of Letter Carriers, died Tuesday at the Pinellas County jail while awaiting sentencing on federal charges for his role in a workers compensation kickback scheme.

Fox

From left: Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff and Christina Milian as Magenta.

'THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN' IS A GLAMOROUS, MODERN REBOOT

Chelsea Tatham's first impression: It looks too clean. Second impression: That's a lot of glitter. In short, Fox's reboot, executive produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega, is a bit too wholesome, glittery and glamorous. But it's perfectly created to reel in a new generation of Time Warp fans.

SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times

Berkeley Prep senior Gordon Stetson scored five touchdowns and gained 276 yards in a 42-24 district win over Lakeland Christian on Friday.

GORDON STETSON'S CAREER NIGHT STANDS WITH BERKELEY PREP'S ALL-TIME GREATS

Berkeley Prep has had its share of dazzling athletes on the football field the past decade or so. Watching Derek Hatcher run circles around opponents in the mid 2000s was video game-esque and the phenomenal Nelson Agholor made each Friday night a must-see event. So where does 5-foot-9, 180-pound Gordon Stetson fit in?

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Bucs defensive line had good days against Titans, but not good enough if it aims to be great

Bucs defensive line had good days against Titans, but not good enough if it aims to be great

NASHVILLE — The Bucs' new and improved defensive line has Pro Bowl players, Super Bowl winners and some high draft picks. But right now, they're more famous individually than collectively.For two practices, that's also how they played against t...
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Girl, 6, found slain in her Albuquerque-area home has connections to Wimauma

The family of a 6-year-old girl found dead in New Mexico last weekend is trying to bring her remains to Wimauma.Court documents say the body of Ariana "Jade" Romeo was found at her home in Rio Rancho north of Albuquerque on bloody sheets with marijua...
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Woman dead after boyfriend shoots her once, returns and shoots again, deputies say

Woman dead after boyfriend shoots her once, returns and shoots again, deputies say

LARGO — A man faces a charge of murder after firing a shot at his girlfriend as she visited a travel trailer in Largo, fleeing the scene, then returning to the trailer and shooting her again a number of times, deputies said.Nathaniel J. Yates, 32, of...
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For starters: Rays at Red Sox, facing an old friend

For starters: Rays at Red Sox, facing an old friend

UPDATE, 6:14: The tarp is coming off, so they may start on time at 7:10.UPDATE, 6:10: Just a planned day off for Smith, Cash said, unrelated to his collision with the rightfield wall on Friday. … Glasnow should be in the 90-100 pitch range toni...
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Blake Barnett leads 3 scoring drives in USF scrimmage

Blake Barnett leads 3 scoring drives in USF scrimmage

Two weeks before USF's season opener, the Bulls' quarterback picture remains somewhat unclear.But the same can't be said for the stern message Coach Charlie Strong sent to his offense Saturday.Strong, who has challenged the Bulls' mental toughness mo...
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Remember all that Rays hate?

Remember all that Rays hate?

BOSTON —Nope, this is not going to be the worst Rays team of all time, as a certain writer for a certain website that you may happen to be reading right now suggested in April was a real possibility. Not going to be second worst, third, even bo...
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Deputies find body in burning vehicle near Disney World miniature golf course

Deputies find body in burning vehicle near Disney World miniature golf course

A body was found in a burning vehicle near a Disney World miniature golf course early Saturday, according to WKMG News 6 Orlando.Authorities were initially called to a vehicle fire about 4 a.m. at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, 120...
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Girlfriend of murder suspect arrested, too, in aftermath of Hudson drug shootout

Girlfriend of murder suspect arrested, too, in aftermath of Hudson drug shootout

HUDSON — The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office made a second arrest Saturday in the aftermath of a drug-related shootout Wednesday night that left one man dead and a woman critically injured.Deputies arrested Alexas Marie Gregas, 19, of Hudson, on charge...
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Levy County man, 53, killed trying to pass truck north of Inverness

Levy County man, 53, killed trying to pass truck north of Inverness

INVERNESS — A 53-year-old Levy County man died when he collided with a Mack truck while trying to pass it north of Inverness, the Florida Highway Patrol said.Claude Pepper Blount Jr. was headed south on U.S. 41 near Overdrive Circle about 1:50 p.m. F...
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