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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Politics

Obama's Tampa visit wasn't all business

Obama's Tampa visit wasn't all business

It was a day of meeting with his top military commanders, troops who serve on the front lines and students at the MacDill AFB elementary school who grow up knowing the president can order mom or dad to deploy anywhere around the globe.
Updated: 39 mins ago
Pipe break from rains hobbles downtown Tampa traffic through Friday

Pipe break from rains hobbles downtown Tampa traffic through Friday

TAMPA — City crews are repairing a downtown water main break likely caused by heavy rain and likely to tie up traffic at Cass and Morgan streets until Friday.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Al Lang Stadium deal with Rowdies’ owner falls through

Al Lang Stadium deal with Rowdies’ owner falls through

ST. PETERSBURG — A proposed deal for Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards to run Al Lang Stadium appears to be dead for now.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Obama at Centcom: No combat for U.S. troops

Obama at Centcom: No combat for U.S. troops Video

President Barack Obama reiterated his long-standing position on how to battle the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry

Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry

TAMPA — Continuing to shed a longtime reputation for intolerance, Hillsborough County commissioners moved two issues forward Wednesday important to gays and lesbians.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Text: Obama speech at Centcom in Tampa

Text: Obama speech at Centcom in Tampa

President Obama, in Tampa on Wednesday for a briefing with Centcom, reiterated his long-standing position on how to battle the Islamic State militants: no American ground troops. Here is the text of his speech, which began at 12:04 p.m.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Obama in Tampa; boots scenario deemed ‘hypothetical’

Obama in Tampa; boots scenario deemed ‘hypothetical’

TAMPA — U.S. Central Command leadership will brief President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this morning at MacDill Air Force Base on a wide range of efforts to degrade and defeat the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, includ...
Published: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/17/14
Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

TAMPA — President Barack Obama landed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Tuesday evening ahead of a Wednesday briefing at the base on the Islamic State insurgent group.
Published: 09/16/14
Scott, losing with women voters, courts them in Tampa

Scott, losing with women voters, courts them in Tampa

TAMPA ­­— Facing potential problems among women voters, Gov. Rick Scott held a campaign event in Tampa on Tuesday aimed squarely at women, particularly women business owners.
Published: 09/16/14

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
Published: 09/16/14