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  1. Dispatches from budding rap star G-Eazy's tour bus in Tampa

    Music

    TAMPA — G-Eazy hunches on his tour bus, elbows on thighs, mouthing lyrics he just wrote on his iPhone, as a woman's voice pops through a black Marshall speaker. "I don't charge Bebe for this verse, right?" the rapper asks his crew. …

    Rapper G-Eazy makes a FaceTime call to fellow artist Bebe Rexha moments after recording a verse on his tour bus for her upcoming solo album before his show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, June 17, 2016. Bebe Rexha was featured on G-Eazy's recent hit "Me, Myself & I". LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  2. Turkey criticizes U.S. over cleric accused of coup plot (w/video)

    World

    ISTANBUL — A top Turkish official on Friday accused the United States of "standing up for savages" by not immediately handing over a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government claims orchestrated last week's failed coup. Speaking in Washington, President Barack Obama said there was a legal process for extradition and encouraged Turkey to present evidence.  …

  3. Editorial: Pipes and promises

    Editorials

    St. Petersburg officials know they have a long-term challenge on their hands to fix the city's aging, leaky sewer system. Two successive summers of sewage dumps following heavy rains have made that clear. The city has a set out on a comprehensive, long-term plan to make upgrades and repairs and increase capacity. In the meantime, it must not neglect to make smaller, more immediate fixes that, added up, can help the system function better and restore residents' confidence. …

  4. Depression under Holiday home stops growing, but crews monitor status

    Publicsafety

    Crews continue to monitor a depression that formed under a home in Holiday on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several nearby homes. …

    A surface depression formed underneath a home at 5005 Genesis Ave. in Holiday on Monday. The size of the depression remained unchanged overnight. [Pasco County Government]
  5. Review: Hochschild's 'Spain in Our Hearts' brings history alive

    Books

    In the obscure corners of history lie lessons we shouldn't forget, if in fact we ever learned them in the first place.  …

    International Brigade volunteers at the University of Madrid use books and sandbags to build a defense for the Philosophy and Letters Building.
  6. Colbert, Stewart, Maher, Bee: It's the RNC!

    Media

    A few months ago, Bill Maher, the host of HBO's topical comedy series Real Time With Bill Maher, proposed to the network that it add special live episodes on Wednesday and Thursday nights to follow the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. …

    Talk show host Stephen Colbert performs on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena during a taping of his program, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) RNC508
  7. Daniel Ruth: Filch phrases, add Rickroll, stir

    Columns

    Stop the presses! Fast-breaking news! Get me rewrite, baby! …

  8. Looking for the bay area's best doughnuts? These 10 shops are tops

    Dining

    Here are Tampa Bay's top 10 doughnut shops, the goods rigorously selected for tenderness, flavor, crumb, presentation, topping range and sheer audacity. Right up front, no Dunkin' Donuts and no Krispy Kremes. And here's why: At this point, most locations of these doughnut giants are not making their own product on site. Dunkin' franchises here mostly bring in doughnuts frozen or already par-baked and just bake them off and glaze or top. And the Brandon, Lakeland, St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Krispy Kreme are all serviced by the N Florida Avenue location, meaning they don't make their doughnuts there. …

    Doughnuts cool after being fried at Dough in Tampa. Classics cost 99 cents.