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Hills­borough's trans­por­ta­tion plan goes down in defeat … so, what now?

TAMPA — The day after Wednesday's failed transportation vote, one question loomed over Hillsborough County: What now? Sitting in his downtown office overlooking Kennedy Boulevard …


Florida Supreme Court strikes down workers comp fee law


Former bag boy who found his 'family' at Publix five decades ago retiring as top executive


  1. Carlton: From Go Hillsborough to No Hillsborough, scoring your elected officials


    Three long years, endless meetings, some bare-knuckle politics and one debunked scandal later, Hillsborough County remains stalled on a road to nowhere.

  2. DreamWorks Animation to be bought by Comcast in $3.8 billion deal


    LOS ANGELES — Hollywood's smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast's sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

  3. Tampa City Council wants authority to order city audits


    TAMPA — The City Council moved Thursday to ask voters for a little more power — specifically, the ability to order internal audits of city operations.

  4. The recovery's two sides: weak growth even as hiring surges

    Economic Development

    The nation's gross domestic product advanced at a mere 0.5 percent annual growth rate during the first quarter after a mediocre increase for the final quarter of 2015, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, suggesting that the economy is stalled.

  5. 3 strikes on mass transit: Did Tampa Bay just whiff as site for business expansion?

    Economic Development

    That's three strikes on mass transit. Did Tampa Bay just whiff on a top goal sought by the business community?

    Hillsborough County commissioners listen to residents concerns during a public hearing before the commission's vote on the Go Hillsborough community transportation plan, on Wednesday evening, April 27, 2016 at the All People's Life Center in Tampa.Their 4-3 vote against putting the measure on the ballot is a third strike for local mass transit. 
[ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times]
  6. Islanders Game 1 victory gets Lightning's attention

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There was plenty that went wrong for the Lightning in Wednesday's 5-3 loss in Game 1 to the Islanders, from goalie Ben Bishop having a rare off-night to several defensive lapses.

    Then there was this.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) chases down the puck as New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) tries to block during the first game in round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times

  7. Health care technology company Ability Network adding 75 jobs in Tampa


    TAMPA — A health care information technology company has announced plans to add 75 positions to its Tampa office by 2017.

  8. Jeb Bush praises Fiorina, bashes Trump as two-faced


    Jeb Bush praised Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina and criticized Donald Trump in an interview Thursday with CNN.

  9. Obama nominates three for Florida District Court positions


    President Obama today nominated three people for District Court positions in Florida.

  10. Lightning's Steven Stamkos gets in more reps

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Watching C Steven Stamkos zip around the ice at Thursday's practice, it's hard to tell anything is wrong.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Erik Condra (22) is helped off the ice after by center Brian Boyle (11) and defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) after being driven hard into the boards during first period action of game one of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Wednesday evening (04/26/16).

Jeb Bush praises Fiorina, bashes Trump as two-faced

Jeb Bush praised Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina and criticized Donald Trump in an interview Thursday with CNN....


Erik Condra looked dazed, having to get helped off by a trainer and two teammates, and never returned in a 5-3 Game 1 loss to New York.

Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday

It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas....


Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. flips his helmet after grounding out to end the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.

Here's that amazing catch by Rays OF Steven Souza Jr.

Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. made a spectacular running/diving/flying through the air catch in Wednesday's game against the Orioles, earning high praises from his teammates. Manager Kevin Cash provided the ultimate compliment with a nod toward Gold- and Platinum Glove award-winning CF Kevin Kiermaier, saying it was "KK-esque.'' And Kiermaier told Souza Jr. it was "Platinum-ish.''...