Sunday, July 15, 2018
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ZooTampa’s playful cownose rays pick Sunday’s World Cup Winner

On Sunday, soccer fans around Tampa Bay — and the world — will be watching the World Cup final. Do you pull for the underdog of all underdogs, Croatia, which is in the championship for the first time? Or is a more traditional foe, France, more your speed ... even if it has only one title to its credit? Let the cownose rays at ZooTampa at Lowry Park handle the decision for you. Olé, Olé, Olé!

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Trump sets low bar for meeting

Trump sets low bar for meeting

President Donald Trump arrived in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting today with "low expectations."Trump als...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Cleaning toilets, following rules: A migrant child’s days in detention

Do not misbehave. Do not sit on the floor. Do not share your food. Do not use nicknames. Also, it is best not to cry. Doing so might hurt your case.Lights out by 9 p.m. and lights on at dawn, after which you make your bed according to the step-by-ste...
Published: 07/14/18
Trump heads to Putin summit with no clear goal — and worries that he’ll make concessions

Trump heads to Putin summit with no clear goal — and worries that he’ll make concessions

HELSINKI, Finland — When President Donald Trump flew to Singapore last month to meet with Kim Jong Un, he had a clear agenda: to try personal diplomacy, rather than insults and threats, in a still-unsuccessful effort to convince North Korea to give u...
Published: 07/14/18
Man suspected of attacking wife with chain saw was deported 11 times

Man suspected of attacking wife with chain saw was deported 11 times

A man suspected of attacking his wife with a chain saw in Whittier, Calif., had been deported 11 times since 2005, immigration officials said.Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, attacked his wife in their home Wednesday, with their three children inside,...
Published: 07/14/18
Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn’t it doing anything about Infowars?

Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn’t it doing anything about Infowars?

Facebook has spent much of the last 1 1/2 years trying to tamp down the spread of false and malicious information that bloomed on its platform during the 2016 election.After a slew of negative publicity, the company adjusted its algorithms, sought to...
Published: 07/14/18
Woman berated for Puerto Rico shirt says officer ‘blatantly ignored’ her

Woman berated for Puerto Rico shirt says officer ‘blatantly ignored’ her

CHICAGO — The woman shown in a viral video being berated for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt said Friday that she’s disappointed a police officer in the video resigned before any public hearing because she won’t be able to hear his explanation fo...
Published: 07/13/18
Louisiana’s whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year

Louisiana’s whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. — In a southwest Louisiana crawfish pond, two endangered whooping crane chicks peck about for crawfish, insects, plants and other food. They’re only 2 months old, but they dwarf the full-grown great egrets nearby. Their ta...
Published: 07/13/18
12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 U.S. election

12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 U.S. election

WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted on charges they hacked into Democratic email accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and released stolen information in the months before Americans headed to the polls, the J...
Published: 07/13/18
Trump: Relations with May ‘strong’ after bombshell interview

Trump: Relations with May ‘strong’ after bombshell interview

ELLESBOROUGH, England — A day after landing a series of broadsides against his British hosts, President Donald Trump declared Friday that his relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May was better than ever in yet another bout of diplomatic whiplash...
Published: 07/13/18
You may see a lizard, but some others see lunch

You may see a lizard, but some others see lunch

FORT LAUDERDALE — While many people view South Florida’s invasive iguana population as an annoyance at best and a pandemic at worst, Ishmeal Asson sees something else: lunch.The Fort Lauderdale resident and native Trinidadian considers eating iguanas...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18