Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Your DayStarter: The weather (cloudy), more from President Obama on school testing and we'll pick the scab of the Bucs' latest epic fail

It won't be long now, kiddies. Less than a week away to the Halloween night show by Taylor Swift at RayJay. In this photo, Swift performs in August during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. [Matt Sayles | Invision/AP

It won't be long now, kiddies. Less than a week away to the Halloween night show by Taylor Swift at RayJay. In this photo, Swift performs in August during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. [Matt Sayles | Invision/AP

Today's weather will look much like yesterday, and the day before that. Morning clouds, becoming overcast in the afternoon, according to WTSP 10Weather, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

• Florida lawmakers return for week two of their special session to redraw district lines for the state Senate. Official meetings are not scheduled until Tuesday, but follow Times/Herald reporter @MaryEllenKlas for the latest developments.

• President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan plan an Oval Office meeting Monday with teachers and school officials working to reduce the amount of time students spend on testing. On Saturday, Obama called for a cap on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests. Visit tampabay.com/schools for coverage.

• Countdown to Taylor Swift! We are T-Minus six days from T-Swizzle's stop in Tampa Bay when she wraps up her North American tour right here in Tampa in support of her mega hit album 1989, Catch up on our 10 Days of Taylor countdown where we have looked back at Taylor fashions, her Instagram posts and the very long lineup of famous guests who have stopped by her concerts on this tour.

• Plan your week: Taylor Swift not your jam? It's a week until Halloween, one of the biggest holidays of the year for both kids and adults alike. We can help you get your boo on. (Not that boo.) We've got plenty of other things to do this week, too.

Thomas Bassinger analyzes the film and explains how the Bucs blew a 24-0 lead to lose 31-30 to Washington. Look for it by lunchtime at tampbay.com/bucs.

Your DayStarter: The weather (cloudy), more from President Obama on school testing and we'll pick the scab of the Bucs' latest epic fail 10/26/15 [Last modified: Monday, October 26, 2015 7:33am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

    Bucs

    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also peering …

    Santonio Holmes hauls in the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers' 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals in 2009, the last time Tampa hosted a Super Bowl. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  2. Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, Alex Cobb was to blame for the Rays' 4-0 loss on Tuesday.

    Derek Norris strikes out with the bases loaded as the Rays blow a golden opportunity in the seventh inning.
  3. Analysis: Manchester attack was exactly what many had long feared

    World

    LONDON — For Britain's security agencies, London always seemed like the likely target. For years, the capital of 8 million with hundreds of thousands of weekly tourists and dozens of transit hubs had prepared for and feared a major terror attack.

  4. Dade City man dies after crashing into county bus, troopers say

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — A 38-year-old man died Tuesday after colliding into the rear of a county bus on U.S. 301, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  5. Suspicious device at Pinellas Park home was a spent artillery round, police say

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — Bomb squad investigators determined that a "suspicious device" found at a Pinellas Park home Tuesday afternoon was a spent artillery round, police said.