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National debt is the big problem nobody’s talking about

Those Americans who are fortunate to have a job in these uncertain times are doing more than their fair share to fund our nation. Even though a record 92 million Americans remain shut out of the work force, those still carrying the load paid a record...
Updated: 5 mins ago

Bucs Hot Reads: Thursday game a chance for 'fun'

As the winless Buccaneers prepare to hit the road for the first time during the Lovie Smith era, center Evan Dietrich-Smith has a message for Tampa Bay's young players.
Updated: 7 mins ago
Bucs notes: Offensive line starting to click

Bucs notes: Offensive line starting to click

The rewards have yet to come, but Anthony Collins sees a solid unit bonding together along the Buccaneers' offensive line.
Updated: 9 mins ago
McCoy, other injured Bucs have little time to heal

McCoy, other injured Bucs have little time to heal

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy's status for Thursday's game at Atlanta is uncertain, but the Bucs are not yet ready to rule him out because of a broken hand.
Updated: 10 mins ago
Obama's visiting Centcom; will affect Tampa traffic

Obama's visiting Centcom; will affect Tampa traffic

President Obama will arrive in Tampa tonight and stay overnight in the area. On Wednesday, he will attend a U.S. Central Command briefing at MacDill Air Force Base about the Islamic State insurgent group.
Updated: 21 mins ago
Crist would consider bypassing lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Crist would consider bypassing lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Charlie Crist says he believes there is “a good argument” that a Florida governor could expand the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act through an executive order, without approval by the Legislature, and he might seek to do so if he’s elected governor.
Updated: 22 mins ago
Bondi fights to prevent lesbians’ divorce

Bondi fights to prevent lesbians’ divorce

Attorney General Pam Bondi may be fighting to prevent same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, but she is also taking a legal position that has the effect of forcing gay couples who married elsewhere to stay married, lawyers in a Tampa case say.
Updated: 26 mins ago
Rays notebook: Fans, foes in awe of Jeter

Rays notebook: Fans, foes in awe of Jeter

Plenty of Derek Jeter fans were at Tropicana Field on Monday night and they let their voices be heard when the New York Yankees shortstop was announced as ... Brendan Ryan.
Updated: 26 mins ago
Rays’ turn to honor Derek Jeter

Rays’ turn to honor Derek Jeter

The Rays will honor retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tonight, just prior to the second game of the series. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. Tickets are still available.
Updated: 27 mins ago

Port inspector, 70, hospitalized after fall inside ship cargo hold

Tampa firefighters rescued a man fell inside a ship’s cargo hold.
Updated: 28 mins ago