Which Florida counties were hacked?; Suspect charged in stabbing death of bus driver; Rays lose ugly in Big Apple
Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.
• Today we’ll have mostly sunny skies with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will in the upper 80s along the coast to lower 90s inland.
• This week, in response to hacking questions sent to every supervisor of elections in the state by the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times, two offices issued the same legalistic non-denial. Almost word-for-word, they gave the same response.
• Clearwater residents are protesting the height of a Clearwater condo for its impact on surrounding homes. But they also doubt the developers’ assurances that the Church of Scientology is not involved.
• A new algae bloom is threatening some of the same beaches that were affected by Red Tide last year. It’s a type of blue-green algae known as “Lyngbya,” which has long caused problems in the state’s springs.
• Robert F. Smith, this year’s commencement speaker at Morehouse College in Atlanta, stunned nearly 400 graduating seniors by announcing he planned to pay off their student loans — estimated at nearly $40 million.
• The Times online Arts and Entertainment page tells you everything you need to know about what to do, see, eat and experience around town.
• Read the Tampa Bay Times online Sports page with the latest news about the Lightning, Bucs, Rays, Bulls, Gators, Noles and high school sports. Times sportswriter Rick Stroud has the latest reaction and analysis from the whole team via our Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast.
• The Rays made a mess in an ugly 13-5 loss to the Yankees Sunday. Too many walks, misplays, missed plays and other mistakes send Rays home (briefly) in second place.