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One dead in St. Petersburg shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police were investigating a fatal shooting early Wednesday in the area of Central Avenue and 42nd Street. The victim was alive when officers arrived but has since died. …

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Star Wars Day deals, parties because, 'May the Fourth be with you'

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Rubio as Trump's VP? Some can dream

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  1. As sales shrink, HSN hunts for marketing mojo to regain growth

    Retail

    HSN, St. Petersburg's TV and digital shopping giant, reported both shrinking sales and declining profits in its latest quarterly earnings report this morning, red flags that one of Tampa Bay's top public companies is fighting – like many retailers -- a rapidly changing world in how consumers choose to buy …

  2. Moms get in free to these Tampa Bay attractions for Mother's Day

    Events

    The best gift for moms is your time and attention. Several attractions in the area are offering freebies and free admission for moms with any paid admission from their admiring family.

    Moms can relax in a Mother’s Day Lounge or play with the kids at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa on Sunday. The museum has more than 27,000 square feet of play space.
  3. All Eyes: Caption this! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

    Games

    Caption contest #30: Send us a memeworthy caption for this image.

    Caption Contest #30 photo: Can you come up with a clever caption for this image? [1955 photo from Times files]
  4. One dead in St. Petersburg shooting

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police were investigating a fatal shooting early Wednesday in the area of Central Avenue and 42nd Street. The victim was alive when officers arrived but has since died.

  5. Man killed in Interstate 75 hit-and-run identified

    Public Safety

    SUN CITY CENTER — Authorities have released the name of a man killed this week in a suspected hit-and-run crash on Interstate 75.

  6. Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

    Elections

    INDIANAPOLIS — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was …

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference Tuesday in New York. [Associated Press]
  7. Severe thunderstorms roll into Tampa Bay early Wednesday, bringing power outages

    Weather

    Strong storms greeted morning commuters across the Tampa Bay region on Wednesday, and the National Weather Service warned of severe weather around the area.

    Many were without power too.

    Storms roll in from the Gulf over Boca Ceiga Bay near St. Pete Beach Wednesday morning. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  8. Star Wars Day deals, parties because, 'May the Fourth be with you'

    Events

    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).

    Parties

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

    World

    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]
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....

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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....

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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. .......

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