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What you need to know for Monday, Aug. 1

You guessed it: Another hot day with temperatures in the mid-90s and scattered showers in the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP.

• President Barack Obama will argue that getting former military members the health care and benefits they've earned is a national promise that "can't be broken" when he addresses the Disabled American Veterans service organization today in Atlanta.

• If you want a say in the coming primary elections, today is the last day to register to vote or change your party registration in Florida. Here are the details.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including Comic Con taking over Tampa and Amalie Arena opening a free three weeks of play in an "ocean" of 1.2 million white plastic balls.

• From our food editor: With scallop season under way, we have some tips on the relatively simple process of finding and cooking scallops, which are ideal for boosting dishes like pastas or salads.

CI 705	Deliver to: 	Citrus Desk	10/04/94	- 	Hernando	 - 	  #2 ?I Voted? stickers wait to be picked up on the side of the ballot box at precinct 14.	Times Photo by:	Ron Thompson	Story By:	Staff	Run Date: 	Oct 5, 1994	Scanned by:	rt

CI 705 Deliver to: Citrus Desk 10/04/94 - Hernando - #2 ?I Voted? stickers wait to be picked up on the side of the ballot box at precinct 14. Times Photo by: Ron Thompson Story By: Staff Run Date: Oct 5, 1994 Scanned by: rt

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  1. 10 sailors missing, 5 hurt in collision of USS John S. McCain

    SEOUL —Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after the USS John S. McCain destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning.

    In this Jan. 22, 2017, photo provided by U.S. Navy, the USS John S. McCain patrols in the South China Sea while supporting security efforts in the region. The guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship on Monday, Aug. 21, in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca. Ten sailors were missing, and five were injured, the Navy said. [James Vazquez/U.S. Navy via AP]
  2. Pasco County Fire Rescue fighting a two-alarm fire started by an explosion

    Fire

    Two houses are on fire and one victim has been critically burned and taken to a trauma center following an explosion at a home at 8652 Velvet Dr, in Port Richey.

  3. Rays see the Blake Snell they've been waiting for in win over Mariners

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a one-run game Sunday when the Mariners' Robinson Cano singled with one out in the seventh inning, bringing the dangerous Nelson Cruz to the plate.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) throwing in the third inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
  4. Bucs counting on better health creating better pass rush

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ask Bucs coaches about the improved depth and health of their defensive line, and they'll look around for a piece of wood to knock on.

    Retired All-Pro defensive end  Simeon Rice, right, the last Buc to have double-digit sacks in a season,  works with defensive end Ryan Russell, who last season was promoted from the practice squad for the second half of the year as injuries piled up. He is competing for a backup job this year.
  5. Tampa man turns himself in for Sunday hit and run fatality

    Public Safety

    A Tampa man was arrested early Sunday after he struck and killed a pedestrian, left the scene, and then called 911 to turn himself in.