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Suspected Islamic State attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport

ISTANBUL — Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials sa …

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St. Petersburg committee will invite Uhuru leader's input to replace mural he tore down 50 years ago

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Sign and trade also makes sense for Lightning, Steven Stamkos

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  1. Rays closer Alex Colome hoping for brief DL stay

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Alex Colome is hoping a few more days' rest for a sore biceps gets him back in the Rays bullpen by early next week.

    Alex Colome, out with a sore biceps, says he expects to return from the DL when eligible on Monday, though his manager is more cautious.
  2. Pinellas says new plan offers stronger focus on minority student achievement

    K12

    Pinellas County school officials on Tuesday unveiled a plan that they say will focus the district more squarely on improving the performance of minority students.

    Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego addresses a community meeting in August 2015 concerning low-performing schools in St. Petersburg. On Tuesday, Grego and the School Board discussed a change in their "strategic plan" to better focus on those schools. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  3. Bomb squad determines suspicious suitcase left at Largo Mall just a suitcase

    Public Safety

    LARGO — A suspicious-looking suitcase was found in an empty part of a parking lot at the Largo Mall, according to police.

  4. Suspected Islamic State attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport

    World

    ISTANBUL — Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday.

    Turkish police officers and medics gather outside Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk,  after it was hit by a suicide bomb attack  on Tuesday. [Photo by Mehmet Ali Poyraz/Getty Images]
  5. Sign and trade also makes sense for Lightning, Steven Stamkos

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The Steven Stamkos Sweepstakes could be over before Friday's noon opening of unrestricted free agency, whether he re-signs with the Lightning or not.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) crosses the crease guarded by Montreal Canadiens goalie Mike Condon (39) as he surges for the puck during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (03/31/16).
  6. Talking at the table? Teen inmates in Florida don't get to eat because of it

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — It was lunchtime and the newly arrived teenage inmates had just filed into the mess hall at Sumter Correctional Institution, sat down with their lunch trays and begun eating. Some of them started talking — just like the inmates who'd been there longer were doing at nearby tables.

    Rep. David Richardson, D- Miami Beach, reads information from his computer on the floor of the House during the 2013 legislative session in Tallahassee. (SCOTT KEELER    |    Times)
  7. Jones: Count Pat Summitt among all-time greats

    College

    She was a trailblazer. A pioneer. A teacher. A leader.

    A legend.

    Pat Summitt.

    FILE - In this March 18, 2006, file photo, Tennessee basketball head coach Pat Summitt watches her team as she runs them through their paces during practice at the Ted Constant Convention Center in Norfolk, Va. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016. She was 64. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) NY202
  8. White House gives rare shoutout to Gov. Rick Scott on Zika

    Blogs

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made no bones about criticizing the federal government over its plans to prevent the Zika virus.

  9. Pickup driver dead after crash on Lithia Pinecrest Road

    Accidents

    A Lithia man is dead after a collision between a pickup and a semitrailer truck on Lithia Pinecrest Road about noon Tuesday.

    A man died Tuesday after a colliding with a trailer in a midday crash on Lithia Pinecrest Road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [Courtesy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Clint Reed will serve as Marco Rubio's campaign manager

Clint Reed will manage Sen. Marco Rubio's re-election campaign, one of several veterans of Rubio's presidential team making the transition....

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Alex Colome was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to right medial biceps tendinitis.

Rays place reliever Alex Colome on disabled list

UPDATE, 6:03: With Colome out, the Rays re-added LHP Dana Eveland to the 40-man roster and called up him up to provide some length to the bullpen. .. Cash said they will mix and match in the late innings based on matchups, and mentioned LHP Xavier Cedeno and RHPs Matt Andriese and Erasmo Ramirez as the most likely candidates.

Colome said he was confident the issues, technically medial (nearer the body) biceps tendinitis, was relatively minor and he is targeting a Monday return. Cash seemed a bit more cautious in setting a return date....

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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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