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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 …

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

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Jolly: VA mistakenly declared 4,201 dead in past 5 years

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  1. Tampa Bay bars have trouble holding their bourbon thanks to Mad Men, barrel shortage

    Business

    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
  2. Tampa to hear pitch for free sunscreen dispensers at city parks

    Health

    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.
  3. U.S. says strikes are hitting more significant ISIS targets

    Military

    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 …

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

    Politics

    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]
  5. Jimmy Carter's role with the Elders will be changing

    Nation

    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]
  6. Pinellas Park DL Jordon Scott orally commits to Gators

    College

    Pinellas Park defensive lineman Jordon Scott grew up a fan of the Florida Gators, especially quarterback Tim Tebow. Now he has a chance to play in the Swamp.

  7. Comey cites advances, challenges in terror fight during Tampa speech

    Military

    TAMPA — FBI director James Comey told a gathering of commandos and defense industry leaders on Wednesday that they must continually adapt to evolving threats from the Middle East.

     FBI director James Comey, keynote speaker at the annual gala dinner for the Special Operations Forces Industries Conference in Tampa, spoke of successes in stemming the reach of the Islamic State.
  8. Morrison's hot hitting wasted as Rays lose to Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — When last seen around Tropicana Field, Logan Morrison was still mired in his seasonlong slump. He was drawing walks, sure, but the hits — especially the big hits — had yet to surface.

    Red-hot Logan Morrison celebrates his two-run homer in the sixth inning that ties the score at 3. His second straight three-hit game lifts his season average to .225.
  9. Mitchell High's Garton reaches majors with hometown Rays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Ryan Garton was asked by Triple-A Durham pitching coach Kyle Snyder to stick around the ballpark Tuesday after the Bulls' loss at Toledo. Garton was more than willing because he had some pitching topics he wanted to discus with Snyder and manager Jared Sandberg.

    Ryan Garton, a Clearwater native, has pitched as many as four innings in relief at Triple-A Durham and is expected to help out an overworked pen.
  10. Fennelly: Barry Bonds at ease in job as Marlins hitting coach

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, the former Alonso High star, current major-league star and rambunctious as ever, was saying he'd like to pitch to his team's hitting coach just once. Fernandez, 23, jaws back and forth with the coach, 51.

    Barry Bonds says he’s enjoying himself in his first year as the Marlins’ hitting coach.

Trump fires an operative over apparent Florida squabble

Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday fired operative Rick Wiley amid interal turmoil that leads to Florida....

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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....

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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....

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