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  1. SoundCheck: Tyler, the Creator, Paramore, Sammy Hagar among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    98 Rockfest

    With Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin, the Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, Sleepwave, Beartooth, Young Guns, DJ Skratch n Sniff

    Rapper Tyler, the Creator performs at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival earlier this month in Indio, Calif.
  2. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 April 23-29


    1 Pets in the Park: See Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel at this free day out for pets, formerly called Pet-a-Palooza, in Raymond James Stadium's Lot 6. The Ultimate Air Dogs dock jumping competition will also be there and there's a pet costume contest and lots of vendors. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 …
  3. Tell Me About It: Sibling can't fathom sister's grieving process


    grieving process

    Q: My only sibling and I lost our mom earlier this year to a surprise infection that set in following routine surgery.

  4. Editorial: Stop racial profiling of Tampa bicyclists


    The Tampa Police Department has no excuse for its deplorable practice of harassing low-income black residents under the self-serving guise of bicycle safety. This is obvious racial profiling, the equivalent of the discriminatory stop-and-frisk policies that have been criticized and abandoned in other cities. It serves …

    The Tampa Police Department has no excuse for its deplorable practice of harassing low-income black residents under the self-serving guise of bicycle safety.
  5. Editorial: Priorities for the new Hillsborough superintendent


    The Hillsborough County School Board is poised to hire acting superintendent Jeff Eakins today, and he should look beyond the controversy that brought him to this point and focus on improving schools. Long-standing issues such as transportation and special needs education deserve his immediate attention, as do new …

    Bruce Carter, 27, led all NFL linebackers with five interceptions last season, and he started 32 games in his four seasons with the Cowboys.

    Bruce Carter eager for new role as Bucs' middle linebacker

    TAMPA -- Middle linebacker is a crucial position in Lovie Smith's defense, calling defensive signals, covering plenty of ground in pass coverage and having a natural leadership role in the middle of the field....


    Obama's big carbon footprint celebrating Earth Day in Fla

    President Obama will visit the Everglades Wednesday, Earth Day, to call attention to global warming and the administration's efforts to cut carbon pollution across the globe. CBS News reporter Mark Knoller raised an intervesting question with honorary Floridian and former Jim Davis adviser Josh Earnest at the press secretary's daily briefing today. Here's a transcript of the exchange:...


    Kevin Cash on Grant Balfour DFA

    Manager Kevin Cash said veteran reliever Grant Balfour took Saturday night’s news that he was being designated for assignment well, but the move was necessary because the Rays needed more success in the bullpen....