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The '2020' question will hang over Marco Rubio

On the day in June he reversed his vow not to run for re-election, Marco Rubio refused to say if he would serve out a full six-year term. In a fresh sign of how that refusal will play a prominent role in the general election, Patrick Murphy this morning seized on a CNN report in which Rubio …


Florida's top election official: No fear of hacked election systems


Man shot as Hillsborough deputies serve search warrant at Palm River home


  1. Intruder shot after homeowner spies him on home surveillance phone app

    TAMPA — A burglary suspect was shot Tuesday after the homeowner saw the intruder on a home surveillance mobile application and called a relative to investigate, police said.
  2. What to expect from the Miami Hurricanes in 2016

    Three games to watchvs. FSU, Oct. 8: Thanks to a benevolent September slate, the 'Canes should be 4-0 when their biggest rival hits town. With due respect to FAU and Appalachian State, this showdown will accurately gauge UM's progress — and deficiencies — at the dawn of the Mark Richt …
    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 17:  Brad Kaaya #15 of the Miami Hurricanes passes during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) 571443231
  3. St. Pete's big art is back with the 2016 SHINE Mural Festival

    Visual Arts
    John Collins will not have to scramble for a forklift this week and for that, he is thankful.
    Mural artist Todd Frain gets his base coat down with the help of Ali Vasqued on a large mural he's beginning on at 2914 1st. Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. For Weekend (9/1) story to preview SHINE mural festival. This wall at 2914 1st. Ave. N. in St. Petersburg is one of few now in progress. Creative client Ali Vasqued is working with her instructor and professional artist Todd Frain on the wall.
  4. Hip-hop group featuring 'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs playing St. Petersburg

    Hamilton may not be any closer to reaching Tampa Bay, but one of its Tony-winning performers is coming to play an intimate show here. 
    Daveed Diggs, who won a Tony for his role in Hamilton, will be performing with his group clipping. on Nov. 1 at the Local 662 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Ryan Callahan on schedule for mid-November return

    Twelve Lightning players - and head coach Jon Cooper - will be heading to their respective camps for the World Cup of Hockey next week.
  6. After Hurricane Katrina, he stayed as society collapsed

    Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight. This one provides an intimate glimpse into what wound up being one of Eddie Compass' last days as police chief of New Orleans. Two weeks …
    CAPTION: (New Orleans) 9/9/05 Friday- Eddie Compass, New Orleans Police Chief, reads the bible before going to bed at about 9:30 p.m. in his cot in front of the Police and Fire command center on the 9th Floor of City Hall. He's been sleeping here since Hurricane Katrina hit the city. 
(Times Photo by Cherie Diez)
  7. The Bucs dominated a preseason game. How much does it matter?

    The defensive line chased Robert Griffin III. Roberto Aguayo drilled every kick through the uprights. Jameis Winston dropped dimes to Mike Evans.
    In 2002, Washington, led by Steve Spurrier, defeated its first four preseason opponents, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jon Gruden's crew, however, went on to win the Super Bowl. [Associated Press]
  8. As Murphy campaigns, Grayson lays low on primary day

    U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy spent the morning of the primary election at polling places in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
  9. Leaving Congress, Gwen Graham hits road for other Democrats -- and for her likely '18 run for governor

    With no race of her own, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is traveling Florida this week on behalf of other candidates -- and for her likely 2018 gubernatorial run.
    Gwen Graham
  10. HomeTeam 25: Volleyball rankings, Week 2

    Volleyball Preps
    1. Berkeley Prep (1-0)This week: Tuesday vs. Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Thursday vs. Palm Harbor University.
    Berkeley Prep setter Grace Varsames sets a ball during a regional final volleyball match against Oxbridge Academy at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

Bracing for defeat, Alan Grayson blasts 'corrupt party bosses,' Patrick Murphy's father

Alan Grayson's last gasp.

The liberal Democrat issued a final fundraising appeal today that rails against "gross party bias" and the big money influence of Patrick Murphy's father....


Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto.

Cobb to make return to rotation on Friday

RHP Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto as the Rays switch to a 6-man rotation....


Once a walk-on, Bucs TE Cross enjoying familiar path as rookie

The Bucs still have seven tight ends on roster, likely battling for four spots on the final roster, but undrafted rookie Alan Cross knows this path well, having started his career at Memphis as a walk-on long-snapper....