Friday, July 20, 2018
News Roundup

The Daystarter: Candidates make final push, Hispanics could key Clinton win, and Janet Reno dies

• Daytime temperatures start to creep back into the mid 80s to start the workweek, but the overnight lows should remain in the 60s, according to 10Weather WTSP. There is a slight chance of scattered rain.

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• As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

• The candidates will be making their final push to reach out to voters today, including Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and Jimmy Buffett at a "Get Out And Vote" rally at Albert Whitted Park today in St. Petersburg. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and the event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Click here for details, and check in with tampabay.com to follow what they are saying and doing.

• If Hillary Clinton wins Florida — all but sending her to the White House — one of the major reasons will be a dramatic outpouring of Hispanic voters. Hispanics across the nation are voting in record numbers, giving a critical boost to Clinton. Alex Leary explains what impact this might have on the presidential election.

• It's hard to believe there is just one more day before the nation decides who will be the next president. You probably have made up your mind on that decision. But if you still haven't voted and need to prepare for all the other choices down ballot, read the Tampa Bay Times' Know Your Candidates guide.

• Janet Reno was a prosecutor, a politician and a pioneer — a brainy South Floridian who grew up barefoot among peacocks and alligators and rose to the highest levels of government as the nation's first female attorney general. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1995, two years after President Bill Clinton appointed her to his cabinet. She died at age 78, her family said early Monday morning.

• Read what Times columnist Ernest Hooper has to say about the presidential election and moving forward, no matter who wins.

• Are complete FBI background checks important to ensure riders that Uber drivers are safe? We explore that question in advance of Wednesday's possible vote on the future of Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission director Kyle Cockream.

• A strong 5.0 earthquake struck the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing, a key oil hub. No injuries were reported, but officials will be assessing the damage today.

• In case you missed it: All major airlines break down once in a while. But none of them break down in midair more often than Allegiant. Read our popular special report, which documents how the budget carrier's planes break down in flight four times more often than other airlines.

• Fall is many things. It is baked pasta season. Back-to-school season. Football season. It is also, thankfully, cookbook season. It has been a strong year for cookbooks — with dozens of beautiful, useful and interesting new ones. We offer a few suggestions with the holidays coming up.

• Get ready for the week ahead by checking out our lineup of the top things to do in Tampa Bay, including RibFest, comic Tracy Morgan's performance and a slew of authors giving talks at the Times' Festival of Reading.

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Dolphins owner: Actually, we haven’t decided whether to levy anthem penalties

Dolphins owner: Actually, we haven’t decided whether to levy anthem penalties

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Updated: 10 minutes ago
Rays journal: Replacement catcher Adam Moore ready to play

Rays journal: Replacement catcher Adam Moore ready to play

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Updated: 17 minutes ago
Late rally falls short as Rays lose to Marlins, 6-5

Late rally falls short as Rays lose to Marlins, 6-5

ST. PETERSBURG –The Rays rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth Friday night, but their rally came up short as the Marlins held on for a 6-5 win at Tropicana Field.Tampa Bay's bullpen gave up five runs in the seventh, and that was too...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Martin Fennelly: Rays and Marlins at different stages of same mission

Martin Fennelly: Rays and Marlins at different stages of same mission

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Updated: 29 minutes ago
Kiermaier has ‘severe bone bruise’ in foot, dates back to April injury

Kiermaier has ‘severe bone bruise’ in foot, dates back to April injury

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier left Friday's game in the fifth inning when an injury to his right foot that has bothered him since April flared up with the worst pain he's encountered this season.Kiermaier called the injury a "severe bone bruise" an...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Greg Auman’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Marlins game

Greg Auman’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Marlins game

Nathan Eovaldi bounced back nicely following an eight-out, eight-run outing last week vs. the Twins. He lasted six innings, gave up one run and struck out eight. Take away the Twins game and Eovaldi has allowed three earned runs in his past four star...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Shooting outside McDonald’s in South Tampa leaves man in critical condition

Shooting outside McDonald’s in South Tampa leaves man in critical condition

TAMPA — Tampa police are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday night at a McDonald’s restaurant at 3515 S Dale Mabry Highway.Police responded around 7:30 p.m. after a man was shot around a dark grey Dodge Charger in the back corner of the res...
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Pasco sheriff: Woman faked kidnapping attempt on her daughter to frame former business partner

Pasco sheriff: Woman faked kidnapping attempt on her daughter to frame former business partner

HOLIDAY — The mother of a 12-year-old girl was arrested Thursday after authorities said she faked a kidnapping attempt on her daughter in an effort to frame a former business partner.After the mother was taken into custody, detectives said she tried ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scams in Pinellas County

Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scams in Pinellas County

Beware of callers saying they’re with the IRS and demanding payments, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office warned Friday.According to a news release from the agency, scammers have been phoning residents across the county this week and trying to trick...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with foot discomfort

Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier leaves game with foot discomfort

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who missed two months earlier this season with a thumb injury, left Friday night's game against the Marlins with what the team described as "right foot discomfort."It wasn't immediately clear when the injury occurred,...
Updated: 3 hours ago