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Afghanistan reaction mixed on Trump's tough-talking speech

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's harsh words for Pakistan in a speech outlining his strategy for the war-torn country that critics said offered …

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Deputies arrest suspect in armed robbery of 86-year-old Brandon woman

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Epilogue: Martin Giles a man of few, but strong, words for WFLA-AM 970

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Photo gallery: Stunning images of the 2017 solar eclipse

Photo gallery: Stunning images of the 2017 solar eclipse

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Estimated 5,000 people marvel at MOSI over solar eclipse

Estimated 5,000 people marvel at MOSI over solar eclipse

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Video: See how the eclipse unfolded across the country

Video: See how the eclipse unfolded across the country

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Waiting for the eclipse: 'Everyone thinks this is cool'

Waiting for the eclipse: 'Everyone thinks this is cool'

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  1. Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture

    Autos

    BEIJING — Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.

  2. Photos of the Day for August 22, 2017 - Eclipse 2017 edition

    Human Interest

    The feature image for this special Eclipse 2017 edition of Photo of the Day comes from Tampa Bay resident Dale McManus. The images below all come from NASA.

  3. NAACP demands Rick Scott and lawmakers remove Confederate symbols from Capitol

    Blogs

    Given the vacuum left by Gov. Rick Scott's silence on the matter, the NAACP Florida State Conference is calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols at the state Capitol. The …

    Adora Obi Nweze
  4. Deputies arrest suspect in armed robbery of 86-year-old Brandon woman

    Crime

    Hillsborough County deputies have arrested a Tampa man suspected of following an 86-year-old woman to her Brandon home and robbing her at gunpoint.

    Hillsborough County deputies arrested Marcus Wayne Hunt, 28, of Tampa, accused of following an 86-year-old woman to her Brandon home and robbing her at gunpoint on Aug. 21, 2017. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Toddler struck by pickup truck in Riverview neighborhood

    Accidents

    RIVERVIEW — A 3-year-old girl was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning after she was struck by a pickup truck, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

  6. Five ideas for cool summer snacks

    Cooking

    The 90-degree temperatures are not letting up anytime soon. We Floridians know to keep some cold treats on hand through September. Ice cream. Lemonade. Ice pops. Whether you're packing a beach cooler or preparing for a pool party, we've got you covered. Level up your summer snack game with these five refreshing …

    What’s not to like about a homemade ice cream sandwich? The thin chocolate cake bakes in about 10 to 12 minutes, and from there it’s all chilling out.
  7. U.S. Pacific commander: Remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

    Military

    SINGAPORE — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says a number of remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.

    The damaged port aft hull of USS John S. McCain, left, is seen while docked next to USS America at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Singapore. The focus of the search for 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. [Associated Press]
  8. Florida education news: Solar eclipse, gender gap, new schools and more

    Blogs

    TOTAL ECLIPSE: More than 8,000 Hernando County students skip school after their school district gives them excused absences for the day. Students who …

    Students at Bayonet Point Middle School observe the solar eclipse Monday through their special eclipse glasses.
  9. Kevin Kiermaier was moved to the top of the order to provide a spark to a flatlining offense.
  10. Epilogue: Martin Giles a man of few, but strong, words for WFLA-AM 970

    Obituaries

    As the story goes, his higher-ups at the Misawa Air Base in Japan were clear with their edict to Martin Giles: It was only the mid-1950s, not far enough away from World War II for the Japanese to be trusted.

    Martin Giles, a longtime radio news anchor for WFLA-AM 970, died last week at the age of 80.
Adora Obi Nweze

NAACP demands Rick Scott and lawmakers remove Confederate symbols from Capitol

Given the vacuum left by Gov. Rick Scott's silence on the matter, the NAACP Florida State Conference is calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols at the state Capitol. The group is asking for legislative leaders to support a ban on all Confederate symbols on public property across the state....

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Kevin Kiermaier was moved to the top of the order to provide a spark to a flatlining offense.

Rays morning after: Kiermaier toasty despite long layoff

CF Kevin Kiermaier batted .330/.372/.594 in his last 27 games before suffering his right hip fracture June 8 against the White Sox while sliding feet first into first base....

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The solar eclipse is inspiring Twitter humor.

Everyone on Twitter is making this same eclipse joke

Today's total solar eclipse is, of course, a social media event as much as it is a natural phenomenon. Twitter even rolled out an #eclipse hashtag that automatically adds an eclipse emoji....

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