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Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants in Syria. Obama was likely to get his wish in a vote Wednesday despite worries from hawks in both parties that his response was insufficient to battle terrorists who have overrun wide swaths of Iraq and Syria.
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Tampa Police are searching for the suspect who shot two people at the Osborne Landings apartment complex early Wednesday morning. Officers say a person in a dark colored sedan drove into the complex near the corner of 35th Street North and Osborne Avenue around 12:30 a.m. At least one person exited the sedan and fired four to five times at two people standing on a second floor balcony.
10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
In this aerial view shows Coquina Beach, Fla., with an algae bloom off shore in this Aug. 23, 2006 file photo. In addition to fouling beaches and killing sea life, the algae creates a foul smell and can be harmful to people who breathe it in at the beach.
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former wartime commander of U.S. training programs in Iraq, said a renewed U.S. training effort might revive the issue of gaining legal immunity from Iraqi prosecution for those U.S. troops who are training the Iraqis.
There were only about 16 demonstrators present, but they certainly were having fun protesting a Rick Scott fundraiser in front of Tampa's Oxford Exchange restaurant early Tuesday evening.
Tampa Traffic Alert: Presidential visit Detours and parking issues in downtown Tampa surrounding President's visit Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1s55iLp The City of Tampa advises drivers that the President of the United States will be visiting the area on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 through Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Roads, businesses, and parking garages south of Kennedy in downtown Tampa will be affected from late Tuesday, September 16, 2014 through Wednesday, September 17. Variable message boards will be placed throughout the area to notify motorists of street closures and any other impacts to their commute.
Famed documentarian Ken Burns has graced us with another fascinating exploration into the lives of iconic historical figures - meticulously detailed narratives, correspondence and photos that chronicle the lives of two of our most unconventional and accomplished presidents, cousins Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, and our greatest First Lady, ... (more)
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. Pasco authorities say Adam Matos, who is currently in the Land O' Lakes detention center, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
On Saturday, members of Friends of Human Rights, The Committee to stop FBI Repression and other organizers held a public program at the First United Church of Tampa.
8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. . Afghan shopkeeper Mohammed Nadir, 44, sits behind his desk in his electronic shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept.
Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City. Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.
A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media.
The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf. The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."
Strains on the business of Hollywood blockbuster movies are creating problems for the smaller-budget movies and Tampa will lose a film festival as a result.
The Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention ran Friday-Sunday with rows and rows of tattoo artists, tattoo supplies, and a lot of inked up people.
President Obama will travel to Tampa Tuesday and remain overnight. He's scheduled to visit U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base the next day, a release from the White House said Sunday.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:48 am
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