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It turns out those Rolling Stones billboards wanted you to drive to Orlando


Florida Cabinet hires GOP's lawyer for Sunshine Law lawsuit


Coming soon: Meet the 2015 Rays

Check out the trailer for our exclusive 2015 Meet the Rays video series, coming later this week to Also included are photos of Rays players and coaches from the Times' Will Vragovic — and behind-the-scenes footage from the Meet the Rays video shoot at spring training camp in Port Charlotte.

  1. Charter Communications buying Bright House Networks in $10.4B deal


    STAMFORD, Conn. — Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion.

  2. Father grieves for sons killed last week in Hudson (w/video)

    Human Interest

    PORT RICHEY — Luis Pimentel commemorated what should have been his son's 13th birthday on Monday by grieving the boy's untimely and shocking death.

    Luis Pimentel holds his most recent photo with his boys, from left, Kevin, 12, Trevor, 16, Brady, 6, and Austin Robles, 18, from just weeks ago at a family wedding. [BRENDAN FITTERER  | Times]
  3. Jay Z reveals plans for Tidal, a streaming music service (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    As Jay Z sees it, there is a clear solution to the problems facing musicians in the streaming age. They should band together — behind him, of course.

    From left, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, JAY Z, and J. Cole onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. [Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation]
  4. Tell Me About It: Teens' romance may change with distance


    Q: My 17-year-old daughter has been with her boyfriend for a year and a half, and he's going to leave for college. She's going to be a senior in high school.

  5. Rowdies Den sports bar to debut in downtown St. Petersburg

    Food & Dining


    When Midtown Sundries closed abruptly in November, rumors began to swirl: It would become a steakhouse, a Tilted Kilt, Bill Edwards' next downtown project. This last rumor turned out to be true, and on Saturday the Rowdies Den debuts, just in time for his North American Soccer League team's first …

    The new Rowdies Den restaurant in St. Petersburg, formerly Midtown Sundries, is one block west of Al Lang Field, where the team plays. The entire space has been retooled and will feature craft brews and Rowdies-themed food.

    Jameis Winston watch: Greetings from FSU pro day

    Greetings from Tallahasssee and FSU's pro day, where all eyes are on quarterback Jameis Winston and several teammates who could join him in the first round of next month's NFL draft....


    Charlie Crist has a new business venture

    Former Republican governor and Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist is getting into the consulting business. He and Orlando investor Bob Poe, the Democratic fundraiser, former state party chairman and chairman of the Charlie Crist for Florida political committee, recently created a St. Petersburg-based company - C2&P LLC - that Poe said is for business consulting....


    For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox and at Orioles

    UPDATE, 9:33: Not too much news out of manager Kevin Cash's  morning media sesssion, but RHP Alex Colome (pneumonia), LHP Matt Moore (TJ surgery) and LHP Jake McGee (arthroscopic elbow surgery) are throwing bullpens today....