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Why did cutting edge businesses like Shipt, Drizly and Carvana choose Tampa Bay?

Several things about Tampa Bay caught Bill Smith's eye last summer when he was looking to expand his cutting edge grocery delivery business Shipt. The area was growing. It was getting younge …


The merchants of war sell their wares at Tampa Convention Center


Pinellas School Board member Janet Clark will not run for a fourth term


  1. State Department audit faults Hillary Clinton in emails


    WASHINGTON — A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.

  2. 12 period shows you should be watching, especially if you miss 'Downton Abbey'


    Okay, this wasn't a TV show, but it was a TV movie, so close enough, amirite? But really, this adaptation of my favorite of Jane Austen's works gives me all the feels, marked by longing and angst and ultimately romantic triumph. Plus Rupert Penry-Jones as Capt. Wentworth is to die for. 

    The star- and class-crossed lovers Alicia and Julio of Gran Hotel.
  3. Now what? In jobs-crazed Florida, a county rejects a relocating corporate headquarters


    A funny thing just happened on the way to another Florida jobs deal — this one to recruit a national roofing company's headquarters to the state.

  4. R. Kelly talks about his legacy, his family, his penchant for mystery and more


    Legacy is a complicated word when it comes to R. Kelly.

    R. Kelly
  5. Mayor Buckhorn to be 'taken hostage' in staged assault in downtown Tampa today


    It's captive day for Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

    International Special Operations Forces from many countries around the world work together in a simulated hostage rescue and combating enemy forces in 2014 in Tampa. Later today, Buckhorn once again will be taken hostage. It's all part of SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) being held this week at the Tampa Convention Center. [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
  6. Gawker, Hulk Hogan back in court over sex tape lawsuit


    ST. PETERSBURG — The legal battle between professional wrestler Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea and Gawker Media resumes in court today.

    Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, enters the courtroom in St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning.
  7. Jolly: VA mistakenly declared 4,201 dead in past five years


    The Department of Veterans Affair has acknowledged that it has wrongly declared more than 4,200 people dead between 2011 and 2015, according to the office of U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores.

  8. Gov. Rick Scott responds to threat from Anonymous


    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been asked a great deal of questions, but perhaps none quite like the one he got from a Miami television reporter Tuesday: What were his thoughts on a video from the group Anonymous calling for the Republican governor to be impeached or else for him to resign?

  9. Rubio does the robot


    Marco Rubio poked fun at himself this morning in a tweet that linked to a story in which he expressed regret for trying to tangle with Chris Christie on the debate state in New Hampshire.

  10. PayPal founder Peter Thiel is said to bankroll Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker


    Hulk Hogan had a secret financial backer in his legal fight against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy.

    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is pictured in New York in October 2006.

Rick Scott silent on other surgeon general applicants

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott announced interim state surgeon general Dr. Celeste Philip would take on the job full-time, but he and his office won't say whether they sought other applications for the job....


Coach Mike Sullivan said going with Matt Murray gives the Penguins the best chance to win.

Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final....


Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, who have lost three straight.

For starters: Rays at Marlins, in a 12:10 matinee

UPDATE, 11:29: RHP Erasmo Ramirez said he felt the "normal soreness" this morning after throwing 54 pitches in 2-plus innings on Monday and expects to be available again on Thursday. But he also said he made a mistake when the Rays asked him about going back out to start a third inning after throwing 45 pitches and needs to "be smarter" to protect himself from injury. ... RHP Brad Boxberger will make at least a fifth rehab outing, on Wednesday for Double-A Montgomery. ...

Here is the Marlins lineup:
Ichiro LF
Prado 3b
Bour 1b
Stanton rf
Ozuna cf
Dietrich 2b
Realmuto c
Hechavarria ss
Koehler p