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Pinellas commissioner visits site of crash where three teens died in a submerged car

The deaths of three teen girls killed inside a stolen car as it sank into the depths of a muddy pond March 31 hit close to home for Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch. Last August, three …

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Potential security breach at Tampa International Airport spurs review

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John McCain's son to the 'ignorant racists' criticizing an Old Navy ad with an interracial couple: 'Eat it'

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  1. Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

    National

    OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald …

    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, right, exchanges words with Donald Trump supporters in Marion, Ind., on Monday. Cruz could lose his seventh consecutive state in today’s Indiana primary.
  2. Dodgers' Carl Crawford still among best players in Rays history

    The Heater

    When Carl Crawford left as a free agent after the 2010 season, he was arguably the greatest player in Rays franchise history.

    Evan Longoria, left, and Carl Crawford have an argument for being the two best players in Rays franchise history.
  3. Lawsuit centers on 18-minute talk between Rose Radiology owner and lawyer Barry Cohen

    Civil

    TAMPA — Rose Radiology Centers alleges in a civil suit that lawyer Barry Cohen breached attorney-client privilege and helped hatch a new whistle-blower case against the health care company three years ago when it was already facing an existing one.

    Cohen disputes all of it.

  4. Catching a flight? Budget hours, not minutes, for security

    Airlines

    If you sense that airport security lines are getting longer — much longer — you're definitely not alone.

    Tavelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Fliers will likely face massive security lines at airports across the country this summer, with airlines already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early or risk missing their flight. [Ted S. Warren | Associated Press]
  5. Two men arrested in connection with baby formula heist at East Lake Walmart

    Crime

    EAST LAKE

    Two men arrested in connection to baby formula heist at East Lake Walmart

  6. Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

    Nation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture.

    U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima, Japan, on Feb. 23, 1945. The Marine Corps said Monday that it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the flag after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture. [Associated Press]
  7. Pinellas commissioner visits site of crash where three teens died in a submerged car

    Public Safety

    The deaths of three teen girls killed inside a stolen car as it sank into the depths of a muddy pond March 31 hit close to home for Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch.

    Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch recorded a video of his visit to the crash site.
  8. Pinellas Sheriff: Employee of Children's Place arrested for having child porn

    Crime

    PINELLAS PARK — A 24-year-old employee of a children's clothing store was arrested Friday and faces charges of possessing child pornography, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

    Reneir Atillo. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
  9. Jones: With Lightning, Victor Hedman's stature only grows

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — Monday afternoon at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman zooms behind his own net, scoops up the puck and makes a mad dash up the ice.

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) smiles while on the ice at Lightning practice at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon on Friday morning (04/29/16). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  10. Publix sales increase 4.5 percent to $8.7 billion in the first quarter

    Retail

    Publix Super Markets' sales for the first quarter of 2016 hit $8.7 billion, a 4.5 percent boost from last year's $8.3 billion.

    Publix Super Markets’ sales for the first quarter of 2016 hit $8.7 billion, a 4.5 percent boost from last year’s $8.3 billion. The Lakeland-based grocery chain chalks up the boost to the Easter holiday falling in the first quarter this year. Last year, Easter was in the second quarter. Sales increased 1.2 percent for this reason.

Corrections agency blames Broward sheriff for dust-up over re-entry program

In the continuing saga over the Florida Department of Corrections' decision to close down a Pompano Beach inmate transition center in Broward County on May 15, the agency is directing blame at the Broward County Sheriff for contributing to the crisis. ...

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Erik Condra said he was in a "fog" briefly but 10 minutes after getting into the locker room he was better and "passing tests."

Erik Condra back on ice after 'scary' hit into boards

Lightning wing Erik Condra was back at practice Monday - and in line rushes - with the possibility he could play in Tuesday's Game 3. ...

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Chris Archer, coming off his first win of the season on Monday, will be on the mound for the Rays against a Jays lineup that beat him on opening day.

For starters: Rays vs. Jays, on Archer day

UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will throw another early next week and then advance to two live batting practice sessions. ... Cobb and Whitley also threw bullpen sessions.

Blue Jays lineup:
Saunders lf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Tulowitzki ss
Smoak 1b
Pillar cf
Goins 2b
Thole c
Happ p
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