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  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 10:37 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

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  • Total price tag for Gateway Express: $454 million
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 11:57 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG -- With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Forecasters: Tropical wave will miss Tampa
    Wednesday - 07/30/2014 - 12:08 AM

    TAMPA -- The 2014 hurricane season could soon get busier. A tropical wave more than 2,000 miles east of us has a 70 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression or a tropical storm in the next 48 hours, said Rodney Wynn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

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  • Pinellas School Board gives early approval to $1.2 billion budget
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 08:16 PM

    LARGO -- The Pinellas County School Board gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $1.2 billion budget after a public hearing that drew little comment from the public. After hearing comments from only one speaker on the 2014-15 budget and tax rate, school board members voted to adopt the

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  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in Navy Seal defamation case
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 08:38 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Pasco animal shelter reduces kill rate
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 05:59 PM

    NEW PORT RICHEY -- In just two years, Pasco County has nearly reached its goal to save 90 percent of animals housed at the county's animal shelter. Animal Services Director Mike Shumate told county commissioners during a workshop Tuesday the shelter had an 80-percent "live

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  • Defense rests in McTear murder trial
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 06:20 PM

    TAMPA -- Attorneys for Richard A. McTear Jr. rested their defense Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to raise questions about Jasmine Bedwell, the mother of the baby McTear is accused of murdering by throwing him out a car window on Interstate 275.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • USF picked to finish sixth in American by media
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 04:03 PM

    NEWPORT, R.I. -- Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. South Florida is picked to finish sixth. The Bulls finished in eighth place in 2013, going 2-6 in conference and 2-10 overall in Willie Taggart's first

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  • EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 03:23 PM

    BRUSSELS - Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar punitive measures from the U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Leaders unveil details of next transportation tax plan
    Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 01:37 PM

    TAMPA -- For 14 months, Hillsborough's city and county leaders have been discussing how to engineer a radical change in the county's transportation system that could reposition Hillsborough as a regional economic leader.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share