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  1. Tampa police dispatcher faces discipline for handling of trapped baby

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A Tampa police dispatcher is facing discipline after he failed to send help to a woman who called 911 after her baby got locked inside a car, officials said. …

  2. How much is your time worth? Consider outsourcing some tasks

    Working Life

    Todd Paton has a booming Miami business getting customers noticed on the Web. One tool he uses is generating online news releases to build brand awareness and create links that will send traffic to a customer's website. But Paton, owner of Paton Internet Marketing, acknowledges that writing the releases is not his strong suit. Rather than spend his time doing it, he hires out the task. …

  3. Most seem pleased with policing shift in St. Pete Beach

    Crime

    ST. PETE BEACH At City Hall, the community policing deputy arranges his bike and cooler in the back of his white Chevy Tahoe. "The city's crime is not real rampant," Deputy David Mancusi says, half joking. "It's a fairly quiet, very nice, peaceful city." …

  4. Michael Sam story brings ESPN a shower of criticism

    Bucs

    A quick Two Cents tour around some of the more interesting sports topics of the day. All apologies …

  5. CSX official apologizes, pledges trains won't block Dade City streets

    Transportation

    DADE CITY — A high-ranking official for railroad giant CSX made a public apology to the Dade City Commission on Tuesday for two train stoppages in recent weeks that snarled traffic in the city. …

  6. Bellis, 15, upsets Cibulkova at U.S. Open

    Tennis

    NEW YORK — American CiCi Bellis, 15, became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 — almost three years before she was born — when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday.  …

  7. Recording captured shots fired at Michael Brown, lawyer says

    Nation

    ST. LOUIS — Seven shots. A three-second pause. Four more shots. An audio file obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday is believed to have captured the shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. …

  8. Dressed to go fight for Johnny Reb

    It is 1861 and the two men are going off to war. They sit side by side before the camera, their elbows and knees touching. They wear the uniform of the Confederacy and are armed with pistols, knives and a shotgun. …