Paul Ryan gets a feel for the Republican National Convention stage before his big speech in Tampa.
This afternoon, the GOP Vice Presidential candidate walked out as he prepares to address the convention.
He's supposed to speak between eight and nine tonight. He walked onto the stage with his... more »
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals.
South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see... more »
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Wearing a sign around his neck that read, "Honk if I need an education," 15-year-old James Mond III stood for nearly four hours on a Tampa, Fla., street corner.
Fed up with his bad grades, his mother sent him there hoping to teach him a... more »
Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday edged up 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted reading of 145.36 in... more »
Animal control officers hope to trap a pack of raccoons that mauled a 74-year-old woman who tried to chase them from her yard.
The sheriff in Polk County, east of Tampa, said Gretchen Whitted fell when five raccoons surrounded and attacked her Sunday. She was taken to a hospital... more »
Bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still can't keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition.
Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for months because gun enthusiasts are stocking... more »
A scheduling mixup at the airport left Martine Lifleur with a choice. Miss her flight. Or get on the plane and leave her 10-year-old alone with no money or cell phone at Tampa International Airport.
She got on the plane. She was arrested when she arrived at her destination.... more »
An airline spokesman says an indicator light that warned of possible smoke aboard a Denver-bound Southwest Airlines flight forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in Tampa, Fla. A Tampa International Airport spokeswoman says passengers were let out of the plane on emergency slides Monday afternoon. She says airport... more »