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Judge blocks parts of abortion law hours before it goes into effect

A federal judge late Thursday night blocked parts of a controversial abortion law within hours of it going into effect. The injunction, written by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle, or …

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A lighter shade of blue: Florida Democrats' share of voter base continues to slide

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USF fires top administrator who was hired despite serious lapses at previous job

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Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

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Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

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  1. Official: AG will accept prosecutor call on Clinton case

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — A Justice Department official says Attorney General Loretta Lynch "expects to accept" whatever recommendation career prosecutors make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails.

  2. Port Tampa Bay still struggling to find its place after widened Panama Canal opens

    Business

    After years of buildup, the widened Panama Canal opened last week but Port Tampa Bay still finds itself struggling to see where it fits in.

  3. Judge blocks parts of abortion law hours before it goes into effect

    Courts

    A federal judge late Thursday night blocked parts of a controversial abortion law within hours of it going into effect.

  4. Emera's acquisition of TECO Energy to close today

    Energy

    TAMPA — The acquisition of TECO Energy by Nova Scotia-based utility Emera Inc. is expected to close today.

    The acquisition of TECO Energy by Nova Scotia-based utility Emera Inc. is expected to close today. TECO Energy President and CEO John Ramil, shown here announcing the deal in 2015, is retiring in August.
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  5. Marketing luxury homes in Tampa Bay with Jameis Winston, Ferraris and Maseratis

    Real Estate

    Sunday afternoons are rife with open houses, especially the kind where a Realtor plants a sign in the front yard and prays that at least a few folks walk through the door and sign the guest sheet.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was the star attraction in May when  Coldwell Banker agent Jennifer Zales held an invitation-only open house to showcase the historic Stovall-Lee home  and guesthouse, listed for $13.9 million on Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard.  Zales invited some of her high-end clients, who could pose with Winston and drive new Porsches and Maseratis. [Imani Lee Creative]
  6. Born 100 years ago, mystery writer John D. MacDonald foresaw the risks facing Florida's beauty

    Human Interest

    I read a lot of paperback thrillers, especially in the summer. Sometimes I think it's because of something in my DNA.

    John D. MacDonald, in an undated photo, sits on the porch of his home in Sarasota.
  7. What you need to know for Friday, July 1

    News

    • There's a good chance that it will be wet and nasty for at least parts of the holiday weekend starting today. Highs will hover around 90 degrees.

    Expect plenty of fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. [Times files]
  8. Judge blocks Mississippi law limiting gay marriage

    Nation

    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples.

  9. Police: 80-year-old cowboy who rode across bridge abused his 2 horses

    Nation

    NEW YORK — An 80-year-old man who has been riding around the country on horseback, saying he was trying to call attention to starving children, was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after investigators concluded his horses were malnourished.

    Doc Mishler, 80, speaks to the members of the Staten Island Advance after riding into Staten Island on horseback over the Outerbridge Crossing the day before in the Staten Island borough of New York. [Associated Press]
  10. Wildlife officials hunting for bear that killed mountain-biker

    Nation

    HELENA, Mont. — Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park.

    Miles Mason, left, with friend, Brad Treat, a victim of fatal grizzly bear mauling in Montana's Flathead National Forest outside Glacier National Park. [Courtesy of Miles Mason]

Alan Grayson claims Joe Biden wanted to endorse a different Patrick Murphy

The story of how Vice President Joe Biden decided to endorse U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy in the Democratic Senate primary is a tale of lies, confusion and mistaken identity....

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More gory details from the Rays' Thursday night meltdown

Some more details from Thursday's game, when the Rays went into the ninth inning with a 7-2 lead and came out with a 10-7 loss:...

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The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

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