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Will Washington Redskins change name as pressure mounts?

tampabay.com — WASHINGTON He showed up at the bar for a birthday party, but J.C. Rocha was huddled near the big screen TV in the corner. It was inevitable. When the Redskins are on, football rivals the city's obsession with politics. Increasingly, the passions are colliding.

St. Petersburg Museum of History now accepting Bitcoin

tampabay.com — ST. PETERSBURG - In a move that seems a little forward-looking for a place that's all about the past, the Museum of History announced this week that it would become the first in the state to accept Bitcoin. The online currency was created in 2009 and operates outside traditional banks.

After fatal car crash, painful lesson in lost investments

tampabay.com — TAMPA - Seven years have passed, and Tamesha Stubbs can still barely talk about that rainy Sunday night when her husband, Dion, lost control of his car on the way to work and crossed into oncoming traffic. Rushed to Lakeland Regional Hospital with serious head trauma, he died the next morning.

Join Deal Divas for our Emmy's fashion live-tweet on Monday. Yes, Monday.

tampabay.com — There's something so luxurious about watching an awards show on a Sunday night. Sundays are quiet and cozy, but an old-fashioned voyeuristic celebrity parade gives the night a sense of occasion that lightens the threat of another work week.

TECO electric rates to drop a bit

tampabay.com — Tampa Electric residential customers could see their rates dip by 1 percent beginning Jan. 1, if state regulators approve a proposed fuel cost plan the utility filed Friday. The Tampa-based power company said in a statement that projections in its filing with the state Public Service Commission show the average customer would pay $108.39 a month based on 1,000 kilowatt hours of usage or $1.22 less than current rates.

Jeb Bush talks with women leaders in Silicon Valley

tampabay.com — Friday, August 22, 2014 12:35am Jeb Bush was a featured guest at one of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg 's dinner receptions for women leaders. "Governor Bush was honored and delighted to accept Sheryl Sandberg's gracious invitation to meet with top tech and business leaders in Silicon Valley," spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said after the Buzz asked if Bush attended.

Scott campaign: Crist will get 81% of Democratic primary vote

tampabay.com — Gov. Rick Scott's deputy campaign manager issued a memo Friday forecasting that Democrat Charlie Crist will defeat rival Nan Rich by a margin of 81 to 19 percent or better on Tuesday. The memo by Tim Saler also is trying to create a post-primary narrative that Democrats face an "enthusiasm gap" in the upcoming general election campaign.
Aug 22, 2014

Florida Republicans on the lookout for an enthusiasm gap among Democrats in next Tuesday's primary tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz… via @TB_Times

Ten battles to watch as Bucs finalize cut to 53

tampabay.com — TAMPA -- In the next week, the Bucs will play their final two preseason games and cut their roster from 90 players to 75 on Tuesday and the final 53 on Aug. 30. For conversation's sake, we'll say that 41 of those 53 jobs are spoken for -- play along with us -- and that leaves 10 position battles for the final 12 spots.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @gregauman: Ten key decisions that will shape the final spots on the Bucs' 53-man roster. Which players would you keep? tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/ten…

Aug 22, 2014

Ten key decisions that will shape the final spots on the Bucs' 53-man roster. Which players would you keep? tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/ten…

State lawmaker petitions regulators to intervene in Duke Energy rate debacle

tampabay.com — Pinellas County lawmakers called on state regulators Friday to stop Duke Energy Florida from charging customers higher rates while it revamps its meter-reading process. In a letter to the chairman of the state Public Service Commission, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, urged the commission to intervene in what he called an "unfair, unreasonable and unfairly discriminatory" practice by the utility.
Aug 22, 2014

State lawmaker petitions regulators to intervene in Duke Energy rate debacle: tampabay.com/news/business/…

Why haven't Jameis Winston and the Florida State footballers been to visit Barack Obama at the White House?

tampabay.com — Let's Talk is your Tampa Bay news topic forum. We highlight content from readers -- your photos & interesting comments -- and invite your participation. You'll also find out what news topics are creating buzz on tampabay.com. Anne Glover, senior editor for Tampabay.com, will lead the discussion.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @bduryeatimes: Why haven't Jameis Winston and the FSU footballers been to visit Barack Obama at the White House? tampabay.com/blogs/state/wh… via @TB_Times

Billionaire's campaign takes second swipe at Scott on link to oil drilling

tampabay.com — NextGen Climate on Friday recrafted its attack on Gov. Rick Scott and began airing a second ad telling him to return the $200,000 in campaign cash from the Collier Family, which leased land that became the site for oil drilling near the Everglades.
Aug 22, 2014

Billionaire's campaign takes second swipe at Scott on link to oil drilling bit.ly/1topear

Pinellas House candidate Chris Latvala steps back from views expressed in book he wrote as a teen

tampabay.com — Starting in high school, a young man in Jacksonville decided to explore some big moral issues - abortion, racism, violence, homosexuality - and write a book about them. The teenage author called for returning prayer to public schools, deemed homosexuality "a mistake someone makes," and said "abortion is wrong in all circumstances, except when the pregnancy could cause the mother's death."
Aug 22, 2014

Pinellas House candidate Chris Latvala steps back from views expressed in book he wrote as a teen: tampabay.com/news/politics/…

Mayor Buckhorn takes his icy turn in support of ALS (w/GIF)

tampabay.com — This week, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, Hillsborough schools Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik all dumped buckets of ice and water over their heads for charity.

Company: Most cars for relocated troops delivered on time this month

tampabay.com — The company under fire for severe problems in a program that ships the personal vehicles of U.S. troops and civilian defense personnel says it is on track to deliver 90 percent of the cars it is handling on time. The catch: That figure includes only vehicles shipped since Aug. 1.
Aug 22, 2014

Company: Most cars for relocated troops delivered on time this month: tampabay.com/news/military/…

Five injured in four-vehicle crash in Tarpon Springs

tampabay.com — Friday, August 22, 2014 10:41am TARPON SPRINGS - Five people were hospitalized Friday morning following a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 19. The crash, which involved four cars, occurred in the southbound lanes near Klosterman Road, according to Palm Harbor Fire Rescue. It was unclear Friday morning what caused the crash.
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