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Latino celebrities say Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush belong to the 'party of Trump'

Two dozen Latino celebrities came together Thursday to implore voters to reject Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and other top Republican presidential candidates who they say have turned their backs on the L …

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Ex-Largo cop fighting for job after being fired over sexual relationship

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Rays having advanced talks with free-agent pitcher

  1. A behind the scenes look at the estate sale business

    News

    For collectors, antique dealers and garden-variety bargain hunters, there are few happier ways to spend an hour or two than hitting an estate sale. On almost every weekend in the Tampa Bay area you can find a house somewhere with dozens of people impatiently waiting for the door to open and the thrill of the hunt to …

    Carol Cadden, Interbay Estate Sales, prices items prior to a recent estate sale on Snell Isle, St. Petersburg. (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  2. Capitol Buzz: Things to watch today in Tallahassee

    Blogs

    Nothing's scheduled for the House or Senate today as many lawmakers head home to spend Valentine's Day with their better halves. They'll be back Monday to prepare for a jam-packed schedule next week.

  3. Publix prepared to take on new states while defending its home turf

    Retail

    In September 2012, Publix Super Markets announced it would expand by opening stores in North Carolina. The first one opened near Charlotte in February 2014.

    Publix employee Anthony DeJesus stocks the yogurt shelves in the early morning before the store opens on Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, at the Britton Plaza Publix in Tampa. (ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times)
  4. Rep. Erik Fresen's close ties to charter schools continue to raise questions of conflict

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A familiar face is back at the center of a perennial tug-of-war in the Florida Legislature between privately-managed charter schools and district-run public schools over taxpayer money for construction projects:

    State Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, confers with colleagues on the floor during the debate on the House budget bill Thursday. [Associated Press]

  5. What you need to know for Friday, Feb. 12

    News

    • It'll be a warm and sunny weekend with temperatures finally reaching toward 70 degrees, according to 10Weather WTSP. Valentine's Day should be full of sunshine, too, with highs in the upper 60s.

    Donald Trump, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 13, 2016. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
  6. Review: So last season, 'Zoolander 2' gives us nothing to laugh about

    Movies

    How can anything come back in style if it was never fashionable? Fifteen years ago, director/co-writer Ben Stiller inflicted Zoolander on moviegoers, who understandably resisted. With the movie opening soon after the 9/11 attacks, few were in a mood for jokes, and Stiller's fashion industry spoof didn't offer …

    Owen Wilson, left, Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz are investigating celebrity murders in Zoolander 2, the unfashionable next chapter that has no chance of being a cult favorite.
  7. The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

    NEW YORK — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models stood high on a platform wearing his new shoe and clothing collection.

    Kanye West gestures to the audience at the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York. [Associated Press]
  8. Bucs leery of building through free agency

    Bucs

    TAMPA — It already has been a shock-to-the-system offseason for the Bucs, who have a new head coach in their old offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter; an entirely new defensive staff; and general manager Jason Licht controlling the draft, free agency and the final 53-man roster.

    GM Jason Licht says bringing in the wrong free agent at an inflated salary can be disruptive.
  9. Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at trade deadline

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — If he wanted to, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos could quash any potential drama leading up to the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

    Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, isn’t publicly ruling anything out.
Steven Stamkos is tied for the team-lead with 21 goals, but has one in his last 10 games heading into Friday's matchup with the Predators.

Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at the trade deadline

If he wanted to, captain Steven Stamkos could sqaush any potential drama leading up until the Feb. 29 trade deadline....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Meet Florida's Hillary Clinton-friendly Democratic superdelegates

Most of the attention on Florida's March 15 presidential primary has been lavished on the crowded Republican side (Even former candidates such as Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee will be on the ballot, by the way), in which whoever wins the most votes will receive all 99 GOP delegates at stake....

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