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    TRACKING TROPICS: A disturbance in the Atlantic

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    RIGHT NOW:According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hurricane canter website, an area of the low pressure is located about 1300 miles east of the southern Windward Islands.  More>>

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    Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

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    Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. More>>

    FWC Sets Traps for Tegus in Hillsborough County

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    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are going on a Tegu trapping excursion Wednesday morning.  More>>

    1 dead, 1 sickened from flesh-eating bacteria in Sarasota

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    Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria. More>>

    Florida's CFO: Insurance customers entitled to refunds

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    Consumers who bought insurance plans but could not use them in the early days of the Affordable Care Act rollout should be able to get a refund, Florida’s chief financial officer told News Channel 8. Some customers who signed up for plans and paid premiums didn’t initially receive ID cards or numbers from insurance company Florida Blue in early 2014. More>>

    Fla. baby survives after being left in hot minivan

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    A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida. More>>

    Man dies after diving for lobsters off S Florida

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    Authorities say a man has died after diving for lobsters in the waters off South Florida. More>>

    An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it. Video included

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    Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

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    Son of American Ebola patient says mom is 'fighting through it,' dad remains healthy Video included

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    The son of a North Carolina missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus in Liberia during the worst outbreak in history said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease. More>>

    Officials: pipe repairs could take several days Video included

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    Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus. More>>

    Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

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    The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa. More>>

    Back to School: Special shoe store for little girls

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    Colete Glover-Hannah has turned her living room into a mini shoe store. More>>

    Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

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    Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

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    Less humid air arrives to Tampa Bay

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    Less humid air is spreading south through the Tampa Bay area today. With more sunshine, it will be hotter than average this afternoon. More>>

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      Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:59:53 GMT
      The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
      The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
    • Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

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      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
    • Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:33:55 GMT
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
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    • 1 dead, 1 sickened from flesh-eating bacteria in Sarasota

      1 dead, 1 sickened from flesh-eating bacteria in Sarasota

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:55:47 GMT
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      Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.
      Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.
    • An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:53:07 GMT
      Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.
      Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

    • Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

      Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:09:53 GMT

      Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

      Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

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    • 1 dead, 1 sickened from flesh-eating bacteria in Sarasota

      1 dead, 1 sickened from flesh-eating bacteria in Sarasota

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:55:47 GMT
      WFLA file photo.WFLA file photo.
      Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.
      Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.
    • An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:53:07 GMT
      Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.
      Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

    • Back to School: Special shoe store for little girls

      Back to School: Special shoe store for little girls

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:51:59 GMT
      Colete Glover-Hannah has turned her living room into a mini shoe store.
      Colete Glover-Hannah has turned her living room into a mini shoe store.
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    • Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree

      Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:09:17 GMT
      Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.
      Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.
    • Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

      Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:07:02 GMT
      When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
      The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.
    • Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

      Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:59:23 GMT
      Two former Utah attorneys general have made their first appearance as criminal defendants, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.
      Two former Utah attorneys general have made their first appearance as criminal defendants, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.
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    • Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

      Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:31 GMT
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
    • Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

      Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:59:42 GMT
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      An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal.
      An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal.
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