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  1. County sale of 'surplus' property will bring several changes to Istachatta


    ISTACHATTA — Fallen twigs and grass clippings pepper the blacktop shuffleboard courts. Welcoming benches beneath the canopy oaks could use a good scrub. The sturdy, concrete-block community center, its windows dark, looks forlorn. The U.S. post office trailer appears ready for a wrecking ball. …

    Hernando County has put the Istachatta Community Center property up for sale.
  2. Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support (w/video)


    BATON ROUGE, La. — President Barack Obama arrived Tuesday in flood-ravaged southern Louisiana for a visit aimed at promising support to thousands of beleaguered flood victims and stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to their plight. …

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards after emerging from Air Force One at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, prior to surveying the flood damaged region in Baton Rouge, La. [Associated Press]
  3. Preseason football: Naples 40, Lakewood 0


    NAPLES — The names were different, but the end result certainly was the same for the Naples High School football team. Gone were stars like Tyler Byrd and Carlin Fils Aime, both entering their first college football seasons at the University of Tennessee. …

  4. Justice Department to dispatch team to Turkey for cleric inquiry


    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department will dispatch a team to Turkey in coming days to pursue allegations by the Turkish government of criminal activity by Fethullah Gulen, an Obama administration official said Friday. …

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, is surrounded by his personal security and local officials after Friday prayers at Marmara University Theological School mosque in Istanbul.
  5. Zika virus now spreading in Miami Beach, Herald reports


    MIAMI — A new area of ongoing Zika transmission has been identified in Miami Beach, the Miami Herald reports, citing sources familiar with discussions that Florida health officials held with local public officials Thursday to alert them. …

    Fran Middlebrooks, a grounds keeper at Pinecrest Gardens, uses a blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos Aug. 4 in Miami, as Miami-Dade County fights to control the Zika virus outbreak. [Gaston De Cardenas | Miami Herald via TNS]
  6. Two Orlando officers fired for covering up chase


    ORLANDO — Two Orlando police officers have been fired after an internal investigation concluded that they tried to cover up an unauthorized vehicle chase in Orlando last year.  …

  7. Before battling Charlie Crist, Rep. David Jolly must first dispatch Mark Bircher in GOP primary


    U.S. Rep. David Jolly will almost certainly battle former Gov. Charlie Crist this fall in the 13th Congressional District in what will be a nationally scrutinized race. …

    Republican Rep. David Jolly is seeking re-election in the 13th Congressional District. [Miami Herald (2015)] 
  8. Official: Alligator nearly bites off woman's hand


    FORT LAUDERDALE — A woman trying to get a soda can she dropped into the water in the Everglades had her hand nearly bitten off by an alligator, authorities said. …

  9. After her dog is killed by an alligator, owner demands action at Pinellas County park


    LEALMAN — Bolt was a natural canine athlete, according to his owner Sue Fortenbery. …

    Bolt, a Jack Russell terrier, was killed at a Pinellas County park. 
  10. Delta struggles through third day of computer problems


    NEW YORK — Delta fliers faced delays, cancellations and more headaches Wednesday as the Atlanta-based airline struggled with its computer systems for the third straight day.  …

    Luggage sits on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport on Monday after a computer outage. Delta Air Lines' computer issues have continued into Wednesday. More 2,000 flights have been canceled this week. [Associated Press]
  11. Tampa flights among 400 that Delta cancels on Tuesday (w/video)


    DALLAS — Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that some computer systems were still working slowly more than a day after an outage crippled the airline and led to more than 1,500 canceled flights.  …

    Konstance Woods talks on her cell phone with an agent as she stands in line at the Delta ticketing counter at Washington's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Monday. Her family is trying to get to Raleigh, N.C after their Delta flight was delayed. Delta Air Lines delayed or canceled hundreds of flights Monday after its computer systems crashed, stranding thousands of people on a busy travel day. [Associated Press]
  12. Family of slain Florida legal scholar to be paid $40,000


    TALLAHASSEE — The family of a well-known legal scholar gunned down in his Florida garage will be paid $40,000 by an agency that handles 911 calls.  …

  13. In Miami, Clinton to call on Congress to act on Zika virus


    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding for the Zika response during a visit to a Miami neighborhood dealing with the first U.S. outbreak of the disease.  …

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally Monday at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. [Associated Press]
  14. Flights at Tampa International Airport canceled, delayed because of Delta outage, weather


    TAMPA — Thousands of travelers were stranded or delayed Monday after a power outage in Atlanta caused massive delays and cancellations for Delta Airlines passengers worldwide.  …

    Andee Neuscheler, 18, left, and her boyfriend James Walters, 27, wait in line at the Delta ticket counter Monday morning. Their flight to Detroit was delayed by two hours then cancelled while they were standing in line. [Tony Marrero   |   Times]
  15. Review: Freefall's futuristic 'Pirates of Penzance' will steal your heart


    ST. PETERSBURG — Good theater stretches the mind, makes us think on eternal delights and dilemmas in new ways. One of the hallmarks of Freefall Theatre, which is closing its season with Pirates of Penzance, is that it often prompts those experiences by repurposing tried and true works. …

    Kelly Pekar, left, and Hannah Benitez play Edith and Kate in Freefall Theatre’s adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.
Courtesy of Allison Lynn Photography
  16. Sheriff: Rampaging driver shot dead in fight with Pasco detention deputy


    SHADY HILLS — The man told the first sheriff's deputies who encountered him early Friday morning that he was searching for a Bible that had blown from his car. …

    A stolen Coca-Cola truck and a Pasco detention deputy’s pickup sit on the side of the road Friday after, authorities say, the truck’s driver hit the pickup and tried to steal it from the deputy.
  17. Orlando Sentinel: George Zimmerman claims he was punched in face at restaurant


    George Zimmerman says he was punched in the face during a fight at a Sanford-area restaurant over the weekend, officials said. Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel he was at Gators Riverside Grille near Sanford when the incident happened. …

    Conflicting stories surround an altercation Zimmerman says he had at a Sanford restaurant. 
  18. How a secretive branch of ISIS built a global network of killers


    BREMEN, Germany — Believing he was answering a holy call, Harry Sarfo left his home in the working-class city of Bremen last year and drove for four straight days to reach the territory controlled by the Islamic State in Syria. …

    Harry Sarfo, a former Islamic State fighter from Germany, inside the maximum-security prison in Oldenburg, Germany, on Aug. 1. Islamic State operatives that Sarfo spoke to in Syria belonged to an intelligence unit of the Islamic State known in Arabic as the Emni, which has become a combination of an internal police force and an external operations branch, dedicated to exporting terror abroad. [Gordon Welters | New York Times]
  19. All Eyes gallery: Stark photos reveal the brutality of life in Rio's favelas


    RIO DE JANEIRO — Not far from Rio's posh Ipanema and Copacabana districts, narrow pathways lead to grim slums where poverty, drug gangs and young men with assault rifles dominate life for hundreds of thousands of residents. …

    Young drug traffickers pose for a photo wielding their weapons in a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 11. Teenagers openly tote guns while they work as guards, lookouts and distributors for drug lords operating just a few miles from where hundreds of thousands and tourists and athletes will be for the Aug. 5-21 Olympic Games. [Felipe Dana | Associated Press]
  20. Emirates airliner with 300 on board crash lands in Dubai (w/video)


    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed at Dubai's main airport Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all flights at the Middle East's busiest airport. A firefighter died while responding to the blaze, but none of the passengers or crew on board were killed. …

    This image made from video shows smoke rising after an Emirates flight crash landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. The plane at right was unaffected Dubai-based airline Emirates has confirmed that there were no fatalities on a flight from India that crash-landed . The carrier says "all passengers and crew are accounted for and safe." It raised the number of people onboard the flight to 300, saying there were 282 passengers, 18 crew. [Hayen Ayari via AP]

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