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TAMPA — A couple stints in prison for drug-related and other charges made for a "rough job hunt," as Joshua Keene put it. But he always loved to cook. That's where Metropolitan Ministr …

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Sixth-grader from Seffner takes home top prize at National Geographic Bee

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Mystery remains after arrest in killing of FSU law professor Daniel Markel

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  1. Superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. (w/video)

    Medicine

    For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics.

  2. What you need to know for Friday, May 27

    News

    • The chances of rain start to increase today, particularly in the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP. The National Weather Service is monitoring a system in the Atlantic that could turn into a tropical depression or storm, …

    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the September Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif. Rubio seeks to ease concerns from other politicians who aren't clear on the Florida Senator's stance on various issues. [Mark J. Terrill | Associated Press]
  3. NHL rule nixes Lightning Game 7 watch party

    Lightning Strikes

    NHL rule nixes Game 7 watch party

    The Lightning's fan party for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final was moved from Thunder Alley at Amalie Arena to the nearby Channelside restaurant and bar complex to accommodate more fans, the team said.

  4. Judge orders prison agency to hear whistleblower's complaints

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A Tallahassee judge has ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections violated the due process rights of an agency whistleblower and ordered it to conduct a special hearing to review claims of retaliation against him after he accused the chief inspector general of cover-ups.

  5. Bucs plan joint practices with Jaguars, Browns

    Bucs

    TAMPA — For the first time in three years, the Bucs will hold joint practices with another NFL team this summer, with plans to do so with the Jaguars and Browns before facing them in preseason games in August.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston participates in drills as head coach Dirk Koetter watches during a practice at the team's training facility, One Buc Place, in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
  6. All Eyes: The story behind the €'American Dream'€™ photo at West Point that went viral

    Blogs

    As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, he was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled down both cheeks, but his gloved left hand held firm on his white, gold and black "cover," the dress headgear that Army cadets wear.

    Tears tream down the face of West Point Cadet Alix Idrache during the 2016 commencement ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy.
  7. China accuses U.S. of hampering trade with steel duties

    Economic Development

    BEIJING — China accused the United States on Thursday of hampering trade after Washington imposed duties of up to 450 percent on Chinese steel in its latest response to a flood of low-priced imports.

  8. Steven Stamkos in Lightning lineup for Game 7

    Blogs

    Steven Stamkos is back.

    The Lightning captain made his much-anticipted return for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He hadn't played since Mar. 31, working his way back from April 4 surgery to repair a blood clot in his right collarbone area, a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

    Steven Stamkos hasn't played since Mar. 31, undergoing surgery April 4 to repair a blood clot in his collarbone area.
  9. St. Petersburg police, Walmart hope hourlong meeting improves working relationship

    Public Safety

    Times Staff Writers

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police officials said Thursday after a meeting with Walmart representatives that they were impressed with the retailer's commitment to reducing the high volume of law enforcement calls at its St. Petersburg stores.

    Shoppers walk into the entrance of a Walmart supercenter recently. [BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  10. Florida insurers seek rate increases for Obamacare plans

    Health

    Associated Press

    Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care law, but that won't necessarily mean big consumer price hikes.

    Nickolas St. Cyr, 26, of Tampa, applies for a health insurance plan on the Obamacare marketplace during this year's open enrollment period. Insurance companies are now requesting rate increases for the 2017 Florida plans. [Will Vragovic/Times]

Judge orders agency to give prison whistleblower a hearing

A Tallahassee judge has ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections violated the due process rights of an agency whistleblower and ordered it to conduct a special hearing to review claims of retaliation against him after he accused the chief inspector general of cover-ups....

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Steven Stamkos hasn't played since Mar. 31, undergoing surgery April 4 to repair a blood clot in his collarbone area.

Steven Stamkos in Lightning lineup for Game 7

Steven Stamkos is back.

The Lightning captain made his much-anticipted return for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He hadn't played since Mar. 31, working his way back from April 4 surgery to repair a blood clot in his right collarbone area, a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome....

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Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays vs. Marlins, in another matinee

UPDATE, 11:59: 2B Logan Forsythe said he is feeling better, and is targeting the next homestand, June 10-19, for his return. He took ground balls on Wednesday, his first baseball activity since having his left shoulder franctured by a Felix Hernandez pitch on May 9. … RHP Ryan Garton said he heard from close to 100 friends and relatives after his unexpected promotion to the majors on Wednesday. … With Tim Beckham sent down, the Rays have Pearce at 2B and Motter at 3b....

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