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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
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Tropical Depression Nine was expected to strengthen into a tropical storm Tuesday and make landfall around Florida’s Big Bend area around midday Thursday, meteorologists said Tuesday.
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The Goo Goo Dolls perform at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, N.Y., on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Johnny Rzeznik sings and plays guitar. Russ DeSantis/AP Images for NFL)
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30
Expanding the TECO Line Streetcar System was one possible use of money that would have been earmarked for Tampa from a countywide sales tax for transportation. The county commission rejected the tax hike and its alternative plan sends no money to Tampa or the county's other two municipalities -- Temple Terrace and Plant City. [Times file (2014)]
Latest Hillsborough transportation plan leaves cities empty handed

US & World

French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged start-ups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid
Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption
The Latest: UN under pressure on Syria chemical weapons' use
United States, India agree to boost anti-terror cooperation
United States, India agree to boost anti-terror cooperation
AP Top News at 11:15 a.m. EDT

Florida

The Latest: Few problems reported as voting begins
Florida's top election official says the primary election is running smoothly
UAE citizen sentenced to 18 months for firearms charge
ATV rider killed in apparent road rage shooting
Woman accused of killing husband in hospital bed
A guide to Florida's primary election
Ousted from DNC, Wasserman Schultz faces primary challenge

Politics

National Democratic groups bailing on Ohio Senate race
A major Democratic group is canceling ad spending in the Ohio Senate race where Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland has failed to get traction against incumbent GOP Sen. Rob Portman
Florida to pick a Democrat to face Rubio in November
Florida to pick a Democrat to face Rubio in November
The Latest: Arizona voters cast ballots in primary election
Libertarian presidential nominee to campaign in Wisconsin
The Latest: More than 1.75 million Floridians voted early

Entertainment

Review: David Freed's 'Hot Start' has sense of authenticity
Book Review: "Hot Start" by David Freed is a well-written yarn told with both a streak of quirky humor and a sense of authenticity
Comic performer Gene Wilder kept his serious side off camera
Skyscraper-filled Dubai burnishes arts scene with new opera
Clarification: Fox News-Sexual Harassment story
Clarification: Fox News-Sexual Harassment story
Spike Jonze debuts wild perfume ad starring Margaret Qualley

Offbeat

Lawyer: Don't punish client for buying car from drug dealer
A lawyer for a Massachusetts man found with 95 packets of heroin in his car says his client shouldn't be punished for unknowingly buying a vehicle from a drug dealer
500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case
Girl strikes gold by finding stolen Olympic medal in trash
With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for 5 days
Police: Driver playing 'Pokemon Go' hits parked cruiser
$210 lobster bought from fish market, set free is found dead