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Whether you're mingling this weekend to celebrate the end of summer, the start of football season, or the thrill of being alive, the Labor Day festivities in Pinellas County are here and ready to go. THE SPOTS OLDSMAR -- Check out some fireworks and live music at Celebrate Oldsmar! The event's...

2016

Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics. In a speech delivered entirely in Spanish, the young...

STATEWIDE

After taking a stab at Congress last year, Alan Cohn is revisiting his more-familiar career: investigative journalism. WWSB-TV, Sarasota’s ABC affiliate, announced the longtime Tampa Bay reporter, and former congressional candidate, will lead a new 7 p.m. newscast with a political slant. According to Cohn, “ABC 7 News at 7:00” will center on...

APOLITICAL

Akin Gump, the nation’s largest lobby firm, is looking to open a business unit in Cuba. First noted in The Washington Post, the move is the latest in expanding business and consumer operations after President Obama announced in December that the United States would begin normalized diplomatic relations with the Caribbean...

SPORTS

Tampa Bay Lightning backup goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, seemingly the club's future in front of the net, will be out 2-3 months following surgery to remove a blood clot from his collarbone to treat a condition known as Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Vasilevskiy is the backup to regular goalie Ben Bishop,...

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