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The week in review: Giant grouper swallows shark whole, school bus misses kids, a deer with a giant tumor and more!

With August nearing its end and local schools heading back into session, there was plenty to talk about and share from mysuncoast.com

Longboat Key cracks the top 10 of safest places in Florida

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. -- Because of a recent report from Safe Choice Security, when you go to Longboat Key you can not only get a relaxing tan, but you can…

Cheerleader remembered at Riverview football game

SARASOTA, Fla. -- As the high school football preseason kicks off Friday night, one Suncoast team will be playing with some heavy hearts.

Civil Rights groups to hold local rally in support of Michael Brown

Organizers plan a peaceful gathering in protest of what they see as excessive use of force by police.

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Community

Suncoast Scene - August 21st

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The first week of school is almost over, and everybody's going to be looking forward to rewinding this weekend.

Event of the Week: Fabulous Independent Film Festival

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Our Event of the Week is the 4th annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival. It brings unique independent films to town that you defini…

Suncoast Scene - August 14th

SARASOTA, Fla. -- We are in the dog days of summer, but don't let the heat and humidity keep you from getting out and about this weekend.

Event of the Week: The Function

“The Function” is going to rock the Francis on Palm Avenue this Friday night.

7 Who Care honoree 2014: Naba Rahman

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Our final ABC 7 Who Care honoree is our youngest outstanding volunteer.

Business

Governors: Deal imminent in supermarket feud

BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire say they're optimistic a long-running dispute at a New England supermarket chain will be …

Stocks slide ...Oil prices drop... Homeland Security warns about malware and breach

NEW YORK (AP) — There is more tension in Ukraine and that's left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading. Investors also pored over a speech by…

Goldman paying $3.15B over US mortgage bond claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about r…

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Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in thei…

Sports News

NWSL playoffs open busy time for women's soccer

In the space of about a week, 10 players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women's Soccer League teams, got together …

Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose

CINCINNATI (AP) — As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Chevrolet wins IndyCar manufacturers championship

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Chevrolet has clinched its third straight IndyCar manufacturers championship with two races left in the series' season.

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers can finally complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade that…

Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.

Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday.

Stallone and stars promote 'Expendables' in Asia

MACAU, China (AP) — Sylvester Stallone says that he hopes to film the next "The Expendables" movie in Asia.

Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

NEW YORK (AP) — A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.

Artist Christo says river project at a standstill

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand…