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Federal judge could block Florida's abortion law

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge this week could block parts of a new law that restricts abortion clinics in Florida. Lawyers for Planned Parenthood, which sued two state agencies over th …

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Here's the most painful campaign moment of the day in all of Florida

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After attack, Disney World removes alligators and crocodiles from shows and rides

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  1. Timeline: Highlights from Steven Stamkos' career with the Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    In his first eight seasons with the Lightning, Steven Stamkos scored more than 300 goals and exceeded 500 points.

    Steven Stamkos celebrates after scoring the winning shootout goal in a win over the Jets in February. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  2. Steven Stamkos staying with Lightning after agreeing to 8-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    Captain Steven Stamkos is staying with the Lightning, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed.

    Steven Stamkos, right, and Valtteri Filppula, left, celebrate a goal during a game against the Columbus Blue Jacketsin 2015. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
  3. After attack, Disney World removes alligators and crocodiles from shows and rides

    Tourism

    In the wake of a tragic alligator attack at a Disney World hotel that left a 2-year-old boy dead, Disney World has begun to make changes — even to decade-old attractions.

  4. Potential Florida CFO candidate Pat Neal takes name out of running

    Blogs

    After years of setting up to run for statewide office, Manatee County land developer and key Republican fundraiser Pat Neal said Wednesday that he has decided against running for chief financial officer of Florida, partly due to the “dispiriting” rise of Donald Trump.

  5. Bud Light's latest ad with Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen says it supports equal pay ... in theory

    Working Life

    In its newest national TV ad, the world's biggest brewer portrays itself as a staunch defender of paying women as much as men.

    Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer star in an ad for the "Bud Light Party," discussing equal pay. [Courtesy of Anheuser-Busch]
  6. Security firm that employed Orlando gunman goes to court in Hillsborough

    Civil

    TAMPA — G4S Youth Services, an arm of the private security company that employed the gunman who killed 49 people earlier this month in Orlando, is taking its former president to court in Hillsborough County.

  7. External attacks rise as Islamic State's fortunes fall

    World

    BEIRUT — International terror attacks seemingly inspired by the Islamic State group are increasing as its fortunes fall in Syria and Iraq.

    Family members and friends carry a coffin after attending Wednesday's funeral prayer for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a Turkish Airlines flight attendant killed Tuesday in the blasts at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 in the attack, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. [Associated Press]
  8. Strong Matt Moore performance gives Rays win over Boston

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Matt Moore wasn't perfect Wednesday, but he was pretty good in leading the Rays to a 4-0 win over the Red Sox.

    Rays starter Matt Moore throws in the first inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  9. EU to Britain: No access to single market without migration

    World

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders spelled out stark conditions for a new relationship with a departing Britain on Wednesday, warning that if British business wants to keep access to Europe's single market, the country must accept European workers, too.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday. European Union leaders are meeting without Britain for the first time since the British referendum to rethink their bloc and keep it from disintegrating after Britain's unprecedented vote to leave. [Associated Press]
  10. Here's the most painful campaign moment of the day in Florida

    Blogs

    The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club today hosted the candidates for one of Florida's most competitive state House seats - House District 68 in Pinellas County, currently represented by outgoing state Rep. Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg. One cringe-inducing moment should serve as a lesson to anyone thinking of running for …

Potential Florida CFO candidate Pat Neal takes name out of running

After years of setting up to run for statewide office, Manatee County land developer and key Republican fundraiser Pat Neal said Wednesday that he has decided against running for chief financial officer of Florida, partly due to the “dispiriting” rise of Donald Trump....

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Rays starter Matt Moore has been pitching better of late.

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, facing an old friend

UPDATE, 10:51: Cash said they plan to play Guyer a lot, as much as he can handle coming off the hamstring injury. Guyer said he was ready and eager to get back in there. ... Cash said if Decker gets claimed elsewhere that is good for him but if not the Rays would like to have him at Triple-A. ... Cash said it was somewhat shocking that the Rays pitching staff had allowed five-plus runs in 13 straight games. ... OF/DH Corey Dickerson said his sore left thumb is feeling better and he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday. ... Motter said playing 1B is not a big deal, that he had 5-10 games there in the Dominican Republic this winter and isn't too concerned.
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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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