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Wrongful death suit filed in deadly airplane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport

TAMPA — The widow of a man who died in a March plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week against several parties, including her husband's best friend wh …


Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case


Judge denies Gawker a new trial, refuses to reduce $140M verdict


  1. Alan Grayson delays financial disclosure filing


    The world will have to wait a little longer to find out how much money Congressman Alan Grayson made in 2015.

    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando
  2. Florida lab tests mosquitoes for Zika virus


    KISSIMMEE — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is giving a tour of the state lab that is testing mosquitoes in Florida for the Zika virus.

  3. North Carolina man killed in Spring Hill motorcycle crash

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL — A North Carolina man was killed Wednesday night when he crashed a motorcycle on Shoal Line Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  4. NASA inflating new experimental room at space station


    CAPE CANAVERAL — It's pump-it-up day at the International Space Station.

    An artist's illustration depicts the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the International Space Station's Tranquility module. NASA is releasing air into the inflatable room delivered last month by SpaceX. If all goes well, the pod will swell four times in volume and demonstrate a new way of living for astronauts. The hour-long process began Thursday morning 250 miles above Earth. [Bigelow Aerospace]
  5. Southbound traffic backed up after crash on Howard Frankland Bridge

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A four-vehicle crash snarled traffic Thursday morning on the Howard Frankland Bridge southbound out of Tampa.

    A four-vehicle crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Thursday morning tied up traffic out of Tampa. [Florida Highway Patrol, via Twitter]
  6. Tampa Bay bars have trouble holding their bourbon thanks to Mad Men, barrel shortage


    TAMPA — It was called the Mad Men effect.

    ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has most bourbons and whiskeys in stock despite a shortage of some brands due to high demand and a barrel shortage for aging. JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times
  7. Tampa to hear pitch for free sunscreen dispensers at city parks


    TAMPA — On the brink of another long, hot summer, the proposal caught City Council member Harry Cohen's attention: Why not put free sunscreen dispensers at some city parks?

    The executive director of Make Big Change, a nonprofit based in New Hampshire, is scheduled to talk to the Tampa City Council about the idea of placing automated sunscreen dispensers in local parks as part of an effort to prevent skin cancer.
  8. U.S. says strikes are hitting more significant ISIS targets


    WASHINGTON — Nearly two years into the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State, military officials say they have corrected the poor intelligence and disjointed process for identifying targets that initially plagued the campaign, and are now successfully hitting oil facilities and secret cash coffers that …

  9. At a rowdy rally in Anaheim, Trump plays to his base (w/video)


    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Donald Trump showed no sign of letting up on his harsh immigration rhetoric as he returned to California on Wednesday with a message decidedly out of step with a state that has roundly rejected a hard-line approach to the issue.

    Donald Trump holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the National Anthem during a campaign rally at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday. [Los Angeles Times]
  10. Jimmy Carter's role with the Elders will be changing


    ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of the Elders, the global human rights group announced Wednesday.

    Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping away from a "front-line" role with The Elders. [Associated Press, file]
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando

Alan Grayson delays financial disclosure filing

The world will have to wait a little longer to find out how much money Congressman Alan Grayson made in 2015....


Ben Bishop (lower left leg) has continued to progress from an injury suffered in Game 1, but told the Tampa Bay Times it's "still not there yet," and he didn't want to jump right back in.

Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it....


This will be the fourth start for Matt Andriese, who made his season debut on Mother’s Day. He leads the rotation in wins (3) and ERA (2.11).

For starters: Rays back home against Marlins

Needing help for an overworked bullpen, the Rays selected RHP Ryan Garton from Triple A Durham and added him to the roster this afternoon. To make room, they optioned INF Tim Beckham to Durham....