Politics

Florida prisons have toilet paper, but they're not supplying it to some inmates

Florida prisons have toilet paper, but they're not supplying it to some inmates

TALLAHASSEE The four wings of Florida's Tomoka Correctional Institution's E cell block is home to some of the prison's most menacing inmates. They have arrived there because of administrative and disciplinary problems but, in addition to restrictin...
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Trump blasts Attorney General Sessions over recusal from Russia probe

Trump blasts Attorney General Sessions over recusal from Russia probe

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decis...
Published: 07/19/17
Loraine Kelly, former wife of former congressman convicted in Abscam, dies

Loraine Kelly, former wife of former congressman convicted in Abscam, dies

Loraine Kelly, former wife of Richard Kelly, a former U.S. representative and Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge, died July 11, 2017, in St. Simons Island, Ga. She was 89 and suffered from malignant brain tumors.Mrs. Kelly was widely known in the Tampa Bay...
Published: 07/19/17
Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. In a statement Wednesday night, doctors revealed that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The ...
Published: 07/19/17
Florida gets another 60 days to prove why an abortion waiting period is needed

Florida gets another 60 days to prove why an abortion waiting period is needed

TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Pam Bondi's Office has 60 more days to gather evidence and testimony to defend a mandatory 24-hour waiting period for abortions, which lawmakers enacted in 2015 but blocked from taking effect amid a two-year legal battl...
Published: 07/19/17
A reliable Rick Scott ally, Pete Antonacci, named CEO of Enterprise Florida

A reliable Rick Scott ally, Pete Antonacci, named CEO of Enterprise Florida

Pete Antonacci, who last week made headlines when he advised scientists to stay in their lane rather than criticize his water agency's work on Everglades restoration, is getting a new job.After less than two turbulent years as executive director of t...
Published: 07/19/17
Florida's abortion waiting period back in court

Florida's abortion waiting period back in court

The Florida Supreme Court put a temporary block on a 2015 law requiring women to wait 24 hours before getting abortions, but a Tallahassee judge is holding a hearing today on a request by opponents to find the law unconstitutional.February's Supreme ...
Published: 07/19/17
Carlton: One more chance to do the right thing and move Confederate monument

Carlton: One more chance to do the right thing and move Confederate monument

"But the South detests and despises all, it matters not from whence they came, who, in any manner, encourages social equality with an ignorant and inferior race." the words used more than a century ago in Tampa to dedicate a Confederate monument.Tod...
Published: 07/19/17
Mayoral forum has small surprises but avoids major mishaps

Mayoral forum has small surprises but avoids major mishaps

ST. PETERSBURG There were small revelations, but no explosive moments Tuesday in what might have been the last mayoral forum in which all six candidates on the ballot participate before the Aug. 29 primary.Asked to answer "yes" or "no" if he would ...
Published: 07/18/17
Updated: 07/19/17
Trump had undisclosed meeting with Putin at G-20 summit

Trump had undisclosed meeting with Putin at G-20 summit

After his much-publicized 21/4-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Donald Trump chatted informally with the Russian leader for up to an additional hour later the same day...
Published: 07/18/17