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Ringling Museum Asian art donor sues to get millions back

Sounds of Japanese and Indian drumming filled the air. Hundreds of guests sampled tea and watched karate demonstrations and dancers swirling in colorful costumes. But one person did not att …

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Port Tampa Bay still struggling to find its place after widened Panama Canal opens

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Workers' comp rates could go up nearly 20 percent

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Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

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Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

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  1. U.S. reveals death toll from airstrikes outside war zones

    War

    WASHINGTON — Partially lifting the secrecy that has cloaked one of the United States' most contentious tactics for fighting terrorists, the Obama administration Friday said that it believed that airstrikes it has conducted outside conventional war zones like Afghanistan have killed 64 to 116 civilian bystanders …

    A pilot controls a drone from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in New York, July 19, 2012. American airstrikes - often conducted by drones - outside conventional war zones have killed 64 to 116 civilian bystanders and about 2,500 members of terrorist groups, the Obama administration estimated on Friday. [New York Times (2012)]
  2. Toxic algae bloom crisis hits Florida, drives away tourists (w/video)

    Water

    It's going to be a long, stinky Fourth of July weekend on Jensen Beach.

    Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart are surrounded by blue green algae on Wednesday. Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement released Wednesday. [Greg Lovett | Palm Beach Post via AP]
  3. Rubio: AG Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton 'raises all sorts of red flags'

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio said Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton "raises all sorts of red flags," joining criticism by Donald Trump and others

  4. Charlie Crist, noted fan of fans, shares thoughts on robot air conditioners

    Human Interest

    No figure in American politics is more associated with personal cooling devices than the former governor of the hottest state in the union.

    Charlie Crist examines a portable hand fan given to him before he voted early in St. Petersburg in 2014.  "It's nice to be cool." said Crist. SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES
  5. Lightning sign Andrei Vasilevskiy to three-year extension

    Blogs

    The Lightning will soon have to make a decision in net, with goalie Ben Bishop entering the final year of his deal and only one goalie allowed to be protected in next year's expansion draft.

    The Lightning signed Andrei Vasilevkiy, 21, to a three-year extension worth $3.5 million annually.
  6. Can kicker Roberto Aguayo make the Bucs a winner? The numbers are clear

    Bucs

    Missed field goals sting.

    The Bucs know this feeling well.

    There was the 19-9 loss to the Texans last season when Kyle Brindza missed three field goals and an extra point. There was the 34-23 loss to the Panthers the next week, when Brindza missed two more field goals and another extra point.

    [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  7. Relics from Tampa Tribune find home at Tampa Bay History Center

    Human Interest

    TAMPA

    The Tampa Tribune published its last daily edition May 3, and its longtime headquarters is soon to be demolished.

    Framed photographs of Tampa Tribune publishers through 2006 are one of the items the Tampa Bay Times donated to the Tampa Bay History Center. for their permanent collection.
  8. Jones: Media tidbits on Steve Spurrier, Jeff Gordon and more

    TV and Radio

    Don't be surprised if former Gators and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier ends up broadcasting on the SEC Network. No word on whether he will work the booth or the studio, but studio work seems his best fit.

    South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier speaks at a news conference to announce he is resigning on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at the University Of South Carolina, in Columbia, S.C.  Spurrier said he felt he needed to step down now because he doesn't believe there is accountability with players if they know the coach won't be back next year. He also said he was a recruiting liability. He had never had a losing season in 25 previous seasons coach at Duke (1987-89), Florida (1990-2001) or South Carolina, where he has been since 2005. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) SCRS102
  9. Henderson: Tampa's Olympics lesson — be careful what you wish for

    Opinion

    As a spectacle, the Olympiad is irresistible.

    Joe Henderson, writing Sundays for The Tampa Tribune section of the Tampa Bay Times. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  10. Lightning signs defenseman Victor Hedman to eight-year extension

    Lightning Strikes

    For the second time in three days, the Lightning locked up a franchise cornerstone for eight years.

    The Lightning has signed defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year deal worth $7.85 million annually. [DIRK SHADD | Times]

Rubio: AG Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton 'raises all sorts of red flags'

Sen. Marco Rubio said Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton "raises all sorts of red flags," joining criticism by Donald Trump and others...

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More gory details from the Rays' Thursday night meltdown

Some more details from Thursday's game, when the Rays went into the ninth inning with a 7-2 lead and came out with a 10-7 loss:...

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The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

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