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Boy dies after jumping from bridge in Weeki Wachee

A 16-year-old boy died after jumping from a bridge near Rogers Park on Monday. Hernando County sheriff's deputies who were patrolling the Weeki Wachee River near the park at 7244 Shoa …


Passengers evacuated after tire blows on takeoff at Tampa International


Royals 6, Rays 2: Rays get sloppy, and pay the price


  1. Even in the pain at the beginning and the end, motherhood never wavers

    Human Interest

    I watched from the second-to-last basement stair, which was covered in the original short-pile marigold carpet from 1959.

    From left, Katherine Snow Smith; her mother, Nancy Snow; her father, A.C. Snow, and her sister, Melinda Snow, who was killed at 31 by a drunken driver 20 years ago this month.
  2. Police search for driver after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — A person was hit by a car and killed while crossing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street late Monday.

  3. The DayStarter: We've got storms on tap, a day to go before hurricane season, synthetic dogs and a 'Real Housewives' send-up


    We should see more scattered thunderstorms today, starting along the coast in the early afternoon before moving inland, according to 10Weather WTSP. Highs should top …

    It's the day before hurricane season. Are you ready? [National Oceanic and Atmosphic Administration]
  4. Rulings and remarks tell divided story of an 8-member Supreme Court


    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is trying hard to reach common ground in the wake of the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. But some justices are trying harder than others.

    "I try to achieve as much consensus as I can," Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says of the divided court. [New York Times]
  5. Stalking a newt to protect a species


    Warren Pond in southern Connecticut, bordered by shady oaks and maples, is a lovely place to fish for bass or sunfish. Or, if the mood strikes you, to hunt the Eastern red-spotted newt.

    Wildlife biologists Evan Grant and Adrianne Brand take samples from Paugussett State Forest  in Newtown, Conn., on May 17 to test for a dangerous fungus. Many species of salamander in the U.S. may be on the brink of a deadly fungal assault, much like one that has devastated some frog and toad populations worldwide. [New York Times]
  6. Effort to expose Russia's 'troll army' draws vicious retaliation


    HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland's national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia's "troll army," a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators.

    Jessikka Aro, an investigative reporter with the social media division of Finland's state broadcaster, Yle Kioski, was harassed after reporting on the rise of abusive pro-Russian posts on the Internet. [New York Times]
  7. Idaho town torn apart by sexual assault accusations against football players


    DIETRICH, Idaho — The first child they adopted was a 2-year-old from the Marshall Islands who had rotten teeth and a large abscess covering the side of his face.

    Shelly and Tim McDaniel, back row, right, are seen with some of their adopted children. The couple have 25 children total and the family contains almost the entire black population of Dietrich, Idaho. [Photo by Rob Kuznia for the Washington Post].
  8. Rays' mistakes costly in loss to Royals

    The Heater

    KANSAS CITY — The Rays appear to have their starting pitching back in order, as Matt Andriese on Monday gave them a fourth straight strong start, working seven innings against the Royals while allowing just a pair of runs.

    And …

    And …

    The Royals’ Jarrod Dyson pops up in front of Steve Pearce after hustling into second on a double in the fifth inning.
  9. Penguins strike late to beat Sharks in Game 1

    Lightning Strikes

    PITTSBURGH — Many wondered whether Nick Bonino would even be in the Penguins' lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Monday.

    Pittsburgh’s Nick Bonino, center, celebrates his winning goal against the Sharks during the third period.
  10. Rays to ease Brad Boxberger back into closer role

    The Heater

    KANSAS CITY — The Rays see RHP Brad Boxberger's return from the disabled list as the kind of move that will make their bullpen deeper and better.

    The Rays’ Brad Boxberger, fresh off the disabled list, is expected to be eased back into his closer’s role. He had an AL-high 41 saves last season.

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For starters: Rays at Royals, on a holiday night

UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said he would like to find a soft landing spot to get Boxberger involved but he will move back onto the closer's role, meaning Alex Colome, 12 for 12 in saves, will go back to 7th  or 8th inning work, and make the bullpen better overall. Colome said he has no issues with the decision, as he fully expected Boxberger to reclaim his job when healthy. Boxberger, for his part, said he is ready to go and willing to help in any role. ... Motter is at SS tonight to keep him involved, Cash said, though it's been obvious Miller's defense has been shaky recently. ... Cash said RHP Ryan Webb, put on the DL Sunday with a pec strain, is not expected to be out long. ... 2B Logan Forsythe hit off a tee for the first time today at the Trop as he eyes a mid-June return from his fractured left shoulder. ... LHP Jonny Venters continues to impress in instructional league play, hitting 93 mph today.  .. The Rays are wearing camo style caps and jerseys as part of MLB's Memorial Day tribute....