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Homebuilder backs out of deal to buy Tampa's A La Carte Pavilion

TAMPA — A Texas-based homebuilder has backed out of its multi-million dollar deal to buy the A La Carte Pavilion, a popular event venue, and build an upscale waterfront community on the 15-a …

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Preliminary vote set on new tax rate for Pinellas schools

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A startling ending in mother's quest to find recipient of deceased son's heart

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  1. With St. Petersburg's C1 Bank sale to Bank of the Ozarks, C1 CEO Trevor Burgess unexpectedly resigns

    Banking

    Less than a week after completing the sale of St. Petersburg's C1 Bank to Bank of the Ozarks, C1 CEO Trevor Burgess said on Tuesday he was resigning at the close of business Tuesday to spend time with his husband and child "before thinking what's next for me." The unexpected news came in an email Burgess sent to C1 …

    Trevor Burgess. MELISSA LYTTLE   |   Times
  2. PolitiFact: Fact-checking the first night of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia

    National

    The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday in Philadelphia after a contentious weekend with speeches from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    Bernie Sanders speaks passionately on the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
  3. Jameis Winston's rookie QB rating was very close to Cam Newton's in 2011.
  4. Firefighters battle wildfire on Egmont Key

    Fire

    EGMONT KEY — Firefighters monitoring a prescribed fire in Egmont Key found themselves battling a second fire Tuesday started by lightning, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  5. Analysis: Why Bill Clinton's speech tonight will be unlike anything we've ever seen

    National

    There has never been a speech quite like the one Bill Clinton will deliver in Philadelphia, no matter what he says.

    Former President Bill Clinton attends the first day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. [Olivier Douliery | Abaca Press via TNS]
  6. Convergys Corp. to lay off 375 call center employees this fall

    Business

    TAMPA — Convergys Corporation intends to lay off up to 375 employees this fall, according to paperwork filed with the state.

  7. Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon on track to return to St. Petersburg next year

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — The St Pete Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon didn't do very well the last time it was in town.

  8. Some Middle East Christians would need church records to get in U.S. under Beruff plan

    Blogs

    Christians fleeing Middle East nations with a history of terrorism would need to produce verifiable church records to prove who they are in order to enter the United States, under a new immigration plan U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff unveiled on Tuesday.

  9. Video captures lightning bolt striking Empire State Building

    Nation

    NEW YORK — A stunning video shows a lightning bolt striking the Empire State Building during a storm passing through New York City.

    A  frame from video provided by Henrik Moltke shows lightning striking the Empire State Building during a storm in New York. Moltke said he saw the storm approaching from his office window and captured the strike by balancing his phone against the glass. [Henrik Moltke via AP]
  10. App for buying popcorn, tickets before arriving at the movie theater expands into Tampa Bay

    Business

    A tech startup that's aiming to make going to the movies more social and more convenient expanded into Tampa Bay this week.

    The Atom Tickets app lets users order their movie theater snacks before they arrive. [Times files]

Liberal groups withdraw endorsement of Alan Grayson following domestic violence report

Two liberal backers of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's Senate campaign withdrew their endorsements Tuesday....

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For starters: Rays at A's, trying to get even

UPDATE, 3:19: RHP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will make at least two more rehab appearances on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Stone Crabs before rejoining the Rays. ... RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) wiill throw a bullpen on Tuesday and then the team will decide if he is ready to get back to minor-league games. ... 1B Logan Morrison (forearm tendinitis) is feeling better but Cash said they likely will wait until after Monday's off-day to get him back in the lineup....

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Jameis Winston's rookie QB rating was very close to Cam Newton's in 2011.

How much can Jameis Winston improve in 2nd NFL season?

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