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School testing falters for a second day in Hillsborough, despite state fixes

TAMPA — "It's Groundhog Day." That was Hillsborough County school spokesman Stephen Hegarty's assessment of his district's Tuesday morning attempt to run computerized state testing. …


Hillary Clinton's private email account draws a contrast to Jeb Bush


After prison, $167M in restitution in fines, this 'piggy' CEO is free


  1. A guide to cooking with Asian noodles: what they are and how to use them


    About 10 years ago, American cooks started feeling pretty cocky. They could tell a fettuccine from a pappardelle, a mostaccioli from a penne (the mustaches have the pointy ends). We had this noodle thing dialed. But times change.

    Skinny rice noodles are nestled into an individual serving bowl with thinly sliced steak and a broth that includes ginger, star anise and other spices in Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pho.
  2. Tell Me About It: Mom should confess about her smoking


    Q: My wife smokes a few cigarettes per day, usually at work. Our daughter has smelled smoke on her and asked if she smokes, but my wife lies and says it came from other people.

  3. Review: Focus found at Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro

    Food & Dining


    Pisces opened toward the end of 2013 and I slipped in to check it out. Although chef James Keene and his wife, Elizabeth, were clearly ambitious and service-oriented, I felt that the menu had too much going on, was trying so hard to be all things to all people that the culinary message was muddled. …

    Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro’s Ragin Cajun roll is spicy crawfish, avocado, topped with poppy seared tuna, Asian tomato salsa, kabayaki, chipotle and masago.
  4. Congress, the sickest of our institutions


    Congress is sick. In fact it may be the most ailing of all American institutions. If it were a corporation, it would have gone out of business by now and its officers would all be in jail for a variety of infractions — hubris, lack of ethics, taking money under false pretenses, outright fraud, or even worse, utter …

    The Speaker and the Majority Leader: Statesmen, anyone?
  5. The need far outlasts five hours of energy


    Confession: I've got a stash of empty 5-Hour Energy bottles behind my desk and several two-packs tucked in my cupboard. I grabbed a bottle at the grocery store the other day, and when I reached for my wallet, I found three partially drained ones already in my purse. Someone saw an energy drink in my editor's office and …

    The market for energy drinks grew 60 percent between 2008 and 2012, and is expected to be a $21 billion industry by 2017.
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    Jameis Winston is in Tampa today for a one-day, face-to-face meeting with team officials, the Bucs confirmed this morning.

    Jameis Winston in Tampa today, meeting with Bucs

    Former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, potentially the Bucs' choice as the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, is in Tampa today for a one-day, face-to-face meeting with team officials, the Bucs confirmed Tuesday morning....


    Florida reaction to Netanyahu speech

    Here's a running list of Florida reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress....


    Drew Smyly's windshield was on the receiving end of Tim Beckham's hit.

    Live from Port Charlotte: Day 3 of live BP

    UPDATE, 1:25: The "highlight" of today's workout appeared to be the ball INF Tim Beckham hit during batting pratiice that smashed the windshield of LHP Drew Smyly's car....