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Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BEIRUT — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley …

Centerplate removes CEO after dog-kicking scandal (w/video)


Lee County School Board reverses controversial vote, restores state tests


  1. Navigation buoy breaks loose during storms

    Bizarre News

    Early morning exercisers discovered a new attraction had landed just offshore Tuesday morning near North Shore Park.

    The buoy sits in shallow water near North Shore Park, St. Petersburg, Tuesday. September 2, 2014. SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES

  2. Largo man accused of raping neighbor arrested in Texas


    LARGO — A man accused of sexually assaulting a neighbor in her home last month was arrested on warrants in Texas, police said.

  3. Boy with famous lemonade stand takes pitch to Dunedin Blue Jays playoff game

    Human Interest

    DUNEDIN — T.J. Guerrero, the 12-year-old entrepreneur whose controversial lemonade stand recently made international headlines, will sell to spectators during the Dunedin Blue Jays' playoff game Wednesday and donate the proceeds to charity.

    T.J. Guerrero's neighborhood lemonade stand rose to fame last month after the Tampa Bay Times reported on a neighbor's efforts to shut it down. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD
  4. Secretary in school stalking case receives probation


    TAMPA — Tracey Seenath, the former Hillsborough school district clerk charged with stalking a principal after he ended their relationship, agreed Tuesday to four years probation.

  5. Lee County School Board reverses controversial vote, restores state tests


    The Lee County School Board today rescinded its controversial decision last week to opt out of all state-mandated testing for students, a reversal that prompted supporters of the original action to storm out of the meeting yelling hostile remarks at board members, the Fort Myers New-Press is reporting.

    John Morgan's uncharming pitch for medical marijuana

    John Morgan, the trial lawyer leading and funding the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, should hope that the folks on the other side don't turn the following clip of Morgan into a TV ad. Morgan, appearing to have a cocktail in hand and sounding like it too, led a rally in the Lakeland area Friday. It video does not help Morgan's case....


    The cast of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie.

    What to watch this week: 'The Leftovers' finale, Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' movie, 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    This week on TV, HBO's bleak drama The Leftovers ends its first season, our fave reality competition So You Think You Can Dance crowns a winner, and you can get a glimpse at CBS's new fall shows in the aptly named CBS Fall Preview....