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Encounters: In the quiet of exam rooms, women have been saying 'Me too' for years

Encounters: In the quiet of exam rooms, women have been saying 'Me too' for years

TAMPA

Meet her with her clothes on.

Don't make her greet you in a paper gown, slits down the front and flimsy ties. Shake her hand, if she wants to, and introduce yourself. Pause between sentences. This will make it clear that you are...

Updated: 6 minutes ago
Who wants to trade? Hillsborough offers to swap land with Ybor-area property owners for potential Rays ballpark

Who wants to trade? Hillsborough offers to swap land with Ybor-area property owners for potential Rays ballpark

TAMPA — Trades are common when assembling a professional baseball team. Apparently, they're also useful when assembling land for a professional ballpark.

Hillsborough County hopes to build a Tampa Bay Rays ballpark in the Channel...

Updated: 6 minutes ago
McDonald's soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows

McDonald's soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows

Floridians licked nine million McDonald's vanilla cones last year.

All those swirled, reduced-fat soft serves. All those drips caught just as they roll down the side of the cone's paper sleeve. All those car seats in receipt of the ones that...

Updated: 14 minutes ago
Cannon Fodder podcast: Most important stat in Bucs-Bills game

Cannon Fodder podcast: Most important stat in Bucs-Bills game

Greg Auman talks about the uncertainty at quarterback for the Bucs as they go to Buffalo in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.

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Updated: 23 minutes ago
Hurricane Irma thrashed Tampa Bay homes sales in September

Hurricane Irma thrashed Tampa Bay homes sales in September

Hurricane Irma not only downed thousands of trees throughout the Tampa Bay area: It also sent home sales plunging in September.

Not since 2013 have year-over- year sales of single family homes dropped as much — nearly 20 percent for the...

Updated: 27 minutes ago
Power struggle: Utilities' big- money donations become issue in race for governor

Power struggle: Utilities' big- money donations become issue in race for governor

TALLAHASSEE — The 2018 race for governor will be about power -- not just political power, but electric power, and the vast political contributions donated by Florida utility companies.

The consensus front-runner for the Republican...

Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida unemployment rate drops despite huge loss of jobs

Florida unemployment rate drops despite huge loss of jobs

Florida lost a whopping 127,400 jobs last month as Hurricane Irma swept through, according to state figures released Friday.

Despite the big dip, Florida's unemployment rate continued its downward tear in September to hit 3.8 percent — the...

Updated: 1 hour ago
'Days were lost': Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane Maria

'Days were lost': Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane Maria

MAUNABO, PUERTO RICO — Before Hurricane Maria tore through the rest of this island, it came to Mayor Jorge Márquez's home.

The storm ripped through improvised plastic shutters, shook the windows and sent his panicked family, including...

Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa-based Checkers testing delivery, aims for record expansion

Tampa-based Checkers testing delivery, aims for record expansion

TAMPA — Tampa-based Checkers Drive-In Restaurants continues to fly under the radar compared to dominant burger chains like McDonald's and Burger King.

But as new owners have taken charge this year — the third changing-of-hands in...

Updated: 1 hour ago
With college looming, Channel Drive band finds a way to keep on rocking

With college looming, Channel Drive band finds a way to keep on rocking

A year and a half.

That's the time Channel Drive, a band made up of local high school students, had to organize concerts, create music, produce an album and perform in front of audiences before three-fourths of the group were to leave for...

Updated: 1 hour ago