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Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Proposed legislation would change oil drilling limits and threatens to interrupt flight training.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jolly proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere

Jolly proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere

TAMPA — Forget the debate this week over whether Congress should yank money used to give veterans more choice in health care so it can help plug a $2.5 billion budget gap that could close VA hospitals.
Published: 07/29/15
Updated: 07/30/15
COLUMN

Former MacDill instructor takes aim at Obama’s military policy

Debates about whether to cut military spending always lead me back to the Korean peninsula, and June 25, 1950, when 135,000 North Korean troops swarmed into South Korea, quickly capturing its capital before the U.S. could even respond.
Published: 07/27/15

Family of missing WWII vet reunited with burial flag

OCALA – The burial flag of a World War II army veteran missing for nearly 75 years has been reunited with family members.
Published: 07/25/15
GAO report suggests regular troops can do some commando jobs

GAO report suggests regular troops can do some commando jobs

TAMPA — At any given moment, thousands of commandos are on duty around the globe.
Published: 07/21/15
Updated: 07/22/15
McCain POW pal slams Trump remark, advises ‘stick to finance’

McCain POW pal slams Trump remark, advises ‘stick to finance’

TAMPA — Ken Fisher, who gave John McCain his last haircut before the two were freed after more than five years as prisoners of the North Vietnamese, has some advice for Donald Trump.
Published: 07/20/15
Updated: 07/21/15
Lockheed Martin to buy Sikorsky Aircraft; local impact unclear

Lockheed Martin to buy Sikorsky Aircraft; local impact unclear

NEW YORK — Lockheed Martin is buying Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion.
Published: 07/20/15
Sarasota inventor pitching drones to Panama, Ukraine

Sarasota inventor pitching drones to Panama, Ukraine

TAMPA — From chasing drug smugglers who use submarines to the latest wave of warfare playing out over the skies of Ukraine, Sarasota inventor Skip Parish has a solution.
Published: 07/19/15
Updated: 07/20/15
COLUMN

Judge’s ruling in Jill Kelley case is strike against First Amendment

Every day, people reach out to me with tips about things they believe to be wrong, knowing their identities will be protected at all costs.
Published: 07/19/15
Updated: 07/20/15
Gov. Scott orders National Guard recruiters to work from armories

Gov. Scott orders National Guard recruiters to work from armories

Gov. Rick Scott today ordered Florida National Guard recruiters to work from nearby armories after attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday killed four Marines and a sailor.
Published: 07/18/15