Wednesday, July 18, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll speak with Russia's Vladimir Putin about election meddling, arms control, Crimea.

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll speak with Russia's Vladimir Putin about election meddling, arms control, Crimea.

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Who gets the embryos? Whoever wants to make them into babies, new law says

Who gets the embryos? Whoever wants to make them into babies, new law says

When their marriage fell apart, the most contentious issue between Ruby Torres and John Joseph Terrell was the fate of their frozen embryos. There were seven in storage, created with her eggs and his sperm before Torres underwent chemotherapy and rad...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Tampa Bay Times’ all-Pinellas County softball team

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Pinellas County softball team

Player of the year: OF Faith Allen, Jr., Palm Harbor UniversityPitcher of the year: Tori Brennan, So., East LakeCoach of the year: Linda Derk, Admiral FarragutFirst teamP Alanah Rivera, So., Boca CiegaP Savannah Farkas, Sr., Northside ChristianP Bre ...
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AP sources: Kawhi Leonard going to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan to Spurs

AP sources: Kawhi Leonard going to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. Danny Green also will be going to ...
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Amid cyber-worries, election tensions persist between counties and state

Amid cyber-worries, election tensions persist between counties and state

Amid ongoing concern of new interference in Florida's elections, tensions persist between counties and Gov. Rick Scott's administration over how to use federal election security money.The feds created a $380 million program for states to fortify thei...
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Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game, 8-6, in 10 innings

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game, 8-6, in 10 innings

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American...
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Housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

Housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

Associated PressWASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 m...
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Out of hospital, Thai boys share lessons learned in cave

Out of hospital, Thai boys share lessons learned in cave

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, saying the ordeal made them stronger and taught them no...
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The history of drinking straws: ancient beer slurper, erotic object, ocean polluter

The history of drinking straws: ancient beer slurper, erotic object, ocean polluter

Our plastic pollution pandemic has a new poster child: the straw. Buoyed by a disturbing viral video of a researcher prying a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s nose, the utensil rose to topple the plastic bag and six-pack can holder as the ite...
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Food tours offer an informative, and delicious, look at different areas of Tampa Bay

Food tours offer an informative, and delicious, look at different areas of Tampa Bay

There is a running list on my phone of restaurants to try. A romantic evening at St. Petersburg’s Reading Room. The Safety Harbor double date night, so we can finally take our friends to Pizzeria Gregario. Splurging on the chef’s tasting menu at Nobl...
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Rubio’s glad Trump ‘clarified’ Russia meddling remarks; Nelson asks, What’s Putin got on Trump?

Rubio’s glad Trump ‘clarified’ Russia meddling remarks; Nelson asks, What’s Putin got on Trump?

WASHINGTON – Did President Trump clean up his remarks about Russian meddling or was he simply trying tamp down the latest crisis? In Washington, like most things, the answer is a matter of political party."I'm just glad he clarified it. I can't...
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