Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

What you need to know for Friday, Nov. 13

RH Baby & Child and RH Teen are among the departments at the new Restoration Hardware store at International Plaza in Tampa. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]?

RH Baby & Child and RH Teen are among the departments at the new Restoration Hardware store at International Plaza in Tampa. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]?

• Expect gusty winds and cooler weather today as WTSP 10Weather tracks a cold front through the area. It'll still be sunny, with temperatures in the mid-80s, but humidity should be dropping and winds building as the day goes on. Highs for the weekend look to be downright pleasant, hovering around the upper 70s to low 80s both Saturday and Sunday.

• The 2016 Republican presidential race comes to Florida with the start of the Republican Party of Florida's Sunshine Summit. Among the speakers today are Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. Follow political editor Adam C. Smith at @adamsmithtimes and Times Washington bureau chief Alex Leary at @learyreports for updates.

• Today is the much-anticipated grand opening of the Restoration Hardware (or RH, as the high-end retailer now likes to be called) at International Plaza. Follow retail reporter Justine Griffin at @SunBizGriffin for updates starting about 10:30 a.m.

• Cheers, Tampa Bay! If you're looking to get booze delivered to your house, now there's an app for that. Read all about it here.

• A Cleveland surgical team expects to be the first in the United States to transplant a uterus, aiming to help women who were born without or whose organs were damaged or removed. Despite the risks of surgery and anti-rejection drugs, eight women have already volunteered for screening. "I want the morning sickness, the backaches, the feet swelling," one said. "I want to feel the baby move."

• Thomas Bassinger breaks down the film for this week's scouting report on Sunday's Bucs game against Dallas. Look for it by lunchtime at

• Follow all the high school football playoff action tonight at our HomeTeam page.

• Can you smell the smoke? Ribfest is here, and Poison frontman Bret Michaels takes the stage tonight. Here's our full Ribfest preview (including a lineup and set times) and a salute to the army of volunteers who have turned a signature event into a windfall for local charities.

Here are the top things to do today, from appearances by politico David Axelrod and minister Joel Osteen, to premiere skateboarders at Skatepark of Tampa's annual Tampa Am.

What you need to know for Friday, Nov. 13 11/13/15 [Last modified: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:24pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Dog dies in hot car while owner cleans Florida condos

    Public Safety

    PANAMA CITY BEACH — Authorities say a 2-year-old Chihuahua died in a hot car while its owner was cleaning condominiums in Florida.

  2. Recipe for Nutty Quinoa Carbonara


    If you've never made carbonara, consider adding it to your weekday dinner lineup. It is a traditional Italian pasta dish in which eggs are mixed with cheese and then swirled into cooked pasta just before serving. The result is a luscious bowl of food you won't believe contains so few ingredients. This recipe swaps …

    Quinoa Carbonara. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.
  3. Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' on Russia (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia, saying in a statement ahead of congressional interviews that he has "nothing to hide."

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington on June 22, 2017. [Associated Press]
  4. Forecast: Less stormy weather to start week in Tampa Bay before chances ramp back up


    After some stormy mornings throughout the weekend across Tampa Bay, Monday kicks off pretty quietly with a cloudy, yet mainly dry start.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  5. Florida education news: #HB7069, 'Robin Hood' funding, the search for teachers and more


    WHAT NEXT? Every year, new state laws hit the books that have to be implemented once they take effect. But House Bill …

    Over 600 new Hillsborough County teachers listen to superintendent Jeff Eakins during an orientation in July 2016.