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U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff says putting Cuba on voter form was 'screw up'

TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff says that a 2004 voter registration form wrongly saying he was born in Cuba was an unusual "screw up" and not a case of him trying to deceiv …


Eric Lynn drops congressional bid in Pinellas, will run for state House


Computer glitches mar Give Day Tampa Bay, but charities still raising money


  1. Severe thunderstorms roll into Tampa Bay early Wednesday


    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties until 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

  2. Parties, Star Wars Day deals because, 'May the Fourth be with you'


    What started as an inside joke among Star Wars fans, greeting each other with, "May the Fourth be with you," has turned into a full-fledged Star Wars Day holiday. It's an excuse to have parties and spend money on Star Wars collectibles (like we need a special day for that).


    Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith." (AP Photo/ Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox)
  3. Fashionistas, celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel fashion show


    HAVANA — Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Tuesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel.

    Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, left, poses with the models who participated in the presentation of his "cruise" line for fashion house Chanel, at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana on Tuesday. [Associated Press]
  4. Rubio as Trump's VP? Some can dream


    Donald Trump’s blockbuster night in Indiana got the political class buzzing about a running mate, and Marco Rubio was frequently named.

    Donald Trump and Marco Rubio at a Republican debate in November 2015
  5. Lightning rallies, beats Isles in OT to take series lead

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — The night began with Lightning forward Brian Boyle getting bumped at mid-ice — during warmups — by the Islanders' Travis Hamonic, the two staring each other down and jawing.

    Lightning defenseman Matt Taormina takes a hit from Islanders left wing Matt Martin during the first period.
  6. History notes the scrap, heart and camaraderie of the Tampa Tribune

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — The history of the Tampa Tribune is a book 479 pages long.

    The view north of the intersection at Franklin and Washington streets with an open-sided trolley, horse-drawn wagons and the Tampa Tribune office in 1893, the year the newspaper was launched as the Tampa Morning Tribune by Wallace F. Stovall.
  7. Ex-Ray Kazmir outpitches Moore in Tampa Bay loss to Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As former key Rays now working for the Dodgers, outfielder Carl Crawford, reliever J.P. Howell and top baseball executive Andrew Friedman made their rounds at the Trop on Tuesday, hugging, shaking hands with and chatting up their old mates.

    Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Howie Kendrick (47) scores on a two run single by Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Trayce Thompson (21) in the fifth inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
  8. Lightning takes Islanders' blows, then delivers Game 3 knockout

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — You can't kill 'em. You just can't kill 'em.

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders is checked by Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period  in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 03, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) 634358301
  9. Hillsborough, Pinellas leaders wonder if twin transportation tax hikes will work


    The Tampa Bay region has seen three separate transportation funding initiatives fail since 2010 — two in Hillsborough County and one in Pinellas County.

    Cars sit locked in evening rush hour traffic on Dale Mabry near Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. After the failure of a half-cent sales tax referendum to get past the Hillsborough County Commission, a new idea has been floated to fund transportation: Hold dual referendums in both Hillsborough and Pinellas at the same time. Those funds could be used to fund a transit system that will connect the two counties. [ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times] 
  10. Lightning's Cooper defends Boyle's crucial hit in Game 3 win

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — The hit by Islanders D Thomas Hickey on RW Jonathan Drouin was definitely the biggest of Tuesday's Game 1, temporarily knocking the 21-year-old wing out of the game.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) takes the puck off the boards and shoots to score a goal against the New York Islanders during the overtime period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. The Lightning won 5-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NYJJ132
Donald Trump and Marco Rubio at a Republican debate in November 2015

Rubio as Trump's VP? Some can dream

Donald Trump’s blockbuster night in Indiana got the political class buzzing about a running mate, and Marco Rubio was frequently named....


Until Anton Stralman practices with the full team and does contract drills, it's hard to envision him playing in his first game in more than a month.

Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25....


Matt Moore will start for the Rays tonight.

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, with Moore on the mound

UPDATE, 5:46: Lots of hugs from the contingent of former Rays who are in town with the Dodgers. ... RHP Brad Boxberger threw his third bullpen session and on Friday will advance to the next stage of his recovery from core muscle repair surgery when he throws live batting practice in Port Charlotte. If all goes well he will do so again Monday and then start a rehab assignment of about a half dozen appearances ... Cash said the Rays will keep their rotatioin in order through the weekend in Anaheim, and then add a fifth starter in Seattle. .......