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News at noon: Hillary Clinton to campaign at USF today; Disney to scan fingers of 3-year-olds; autistic boy has a friend in Florida State player; Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders to perform in Tampa

Hillary Clinton is in Tampa today for a rally at the University of South Florida. She will appear at 1:45 p.m. at the University of South Florida Student Recreation Center, 12301 USF Maple Drive. Clinton "will discuss her plans to keep our nation safe, including by working with our allies, and outline how Donald Trump doesn't have the temperament to serve as commander in chief." Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

TALLAHASSEE, STATE AT ODDS OVER FIXING OUTAGES IN STORM RECOVERY

As of Monday evening, more than 20,000 customers in Leon County were still without power. That contrasts with other parts of the state where there were only a few thousand still without electricity. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has openly questioned if city and county officials are doing enough, putting out a news release Sunday that said the city had rejected debris removal assistance. The city's mayor, Andrew Gillum, a Democrat and rising star who appeared at the national convention, reacted quickly and said the governor's comments weren't true.

DEMOCRATS TOUT POLL SHOWING MURPHY VIRTUALLY TIED WITH RUBIO

Democrats today released a poll showing Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy in a virtual tie and argue that Murphy has room to become better known to voters across Florida.

WHAT MURPHY AND RUBIO ARE UP TO THIS WEEK

The first full week of the general election finds Patrick Murphy and Marco Rubio back in Washington for their elected duty. That means it will likely be Friday before they are back on the campaign trail, though both could squeeze in fundraising.

IN TANZANIA, CLINTON FOUNDATION TRADES ON MAIZE AND BEANS

The ethical and political booby traps the Clinton Foundation creates for Hillary Clinton center on where the money comes from. But concerns over the source of funds exist side-by-side with the real gains the foundation delivers around the world.

NEW CLINTON AD PORTRAYS TRUMP AS INSENSITIVE TO VETS

With Hillary Clinton set to give a national security speech today in Tampa, her campaign released a new ad painting Donald Trump as disrespectful to veterans. The ad features former Sen. Max Cleland.

RAYMOND JAMES CLOSES ON ACQUISITION OF DEUTSCHE BANK UNIT

Raymond James Financial Inc. has closed on its acquisition of Deutsche Bank AG's U.S. private-client services unit, adding 193 financial advisors to its network. The Deutsche Bank unit has been converted and rebranded as Alex. Brown, a unit of St. Petersburg-based Raymond James.

GINGRICH: TRUMP HAS TEMPERAMENT TO BE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Newt Gingrich was deployed by the Donald Trump campaign to make the case that Trump has the right temperament and decision making ability to be commander in chief.

BO HAS A FRIEND IN FSU'S TRAVIS RUDOLPH

Last Tuesday, Travis Rudolph, a Florida State receiver from West Palm Beach, joined some teammates in a visit to Montford Middle School in Tallahassee. Travis Rudolph spotted Bo Paske, who is in sixth grade, sitting by himself in the lunch room. Bo is autistic. Travis only saw someone who needed company.

DISNEY TO SCAN FINGERS OF 3-YEAR-OLDS

In an effort to combat fraud, children between the ages of 3 and 9 should now be prepared to have their fingers scanned when they enter the Walt Disney World theme parks.

CREDIT AGENCIES FIND MUCH TO LIKE AT TAMPA CITY HALL

Last week, Tampa put out a news release touting its four latest upgrades from Fitch Ratings, including one that boosted its general credit rating to AA+, just one notch below the highest possible rating for municipalities. But along with that rosy bouquet of upgrades, City Hall also recently was handed two plain daisies — a new pair of ratings on Tampa's Community Investment Tax bonds that are considered good, but that were downgrades.

DRIER, LESS HUMID DAYS AHEAD FOR TAMPA BAY

Drier, less humid days are ahead for the Tampa Bay area, allowing some relief for water-logged residents throughout the region.The dry air is helping residents wake up to slightly cooler temperatures and more comfortable conditions, forecasters said.

STEVIE NICKS, THE PRETENDERS COMING TO TAMPA

Stevie Nicks is returning to Amalie Arena for the fifth time since 2009 -- three of those stops came with Fleetwood Mac -- on Nov. 2, the venue announced today. And opening the show are New Wave rock icons Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, in what will be, near as we can tell, their first local show in about a decade.

97X NEXT BIG THING LINEUP

All 12 bands at this year's 16th annual alt-rock festival, Dec. 3 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, will be playing the event for the first time — including a few who've never played Tampa before, period. This year's 97X Next Big Thing lineup is putting an emphasis on the word next.Topping Next Big Thing's 2016 lineup are British alt-pop heartthrobs the 1975 (The Sound), along with Americana troupe the Head and the Heart (All We Ever Knew), glitch-pop duo Phantogram (When I'm Small), South African rockers Kongos (Come With Me Now) and synth-pop duo Capital Cities (Safe and Sound).

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